Posted by: ad65shorty | December 10, 2009

Gingerbread Man Counting

Another simple but fun idea that is educational!

Preparations:

1. Cut out some big gingerbread men. I did 10. I like to do mine on colored paper and laminate them for durability.

2. Put the numbers 1-10 (or whatever you’re working on) on each one. It’s late. Does this make sense? Write #1 on one tummy. Write #2 on another tummy. Continue all the way to #10.

3. Cut out some smaller gingerbread. You’ll need a lot! If you’re practicing the numbers 1-10, you will need 55 smaller ones.

Game:

Have the children match the numbers by counting out small gingerbread men to match with the number on the big gingerbread man’s tummy. It’s also good to have them place the gingerbread men in numerical order.

Variations:

1. You can do this with letters by putting the uppercase letter on the big ones, and writing the lowercase letters on the smaller ones. The children would then match the letters.

2. You could do this with colors by cutting the gingerbread men out of different colored paper.

3. You could do this with sight words or rhyming words.

4. You could do this with math facts by putting a math fact on the big ones and the answers on the smaller ones. The children would then solve the math fact and find the corresponding answer.

5. The possibilities are endless…

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