Here are two Gingerbread House themed “How To” writing activities to use during your Gingerbread Man studies. Great for a STEM activity – have them make a house with materials provided after they write about it.
“How to Build a Gingerbread House” is 3 pages long and walks your students through the process of procedural writing. Page 1 asks them to simply sketch their gingerbread house. Page 2 Asks them to write or draw the materials needed and explain how to build it with first, next, then and last prompts. Page 3 is optional if they need more space or you want to do a final draft. It is also a basic generic writing paper you can use in your literacy center.
“How to Decorate A Gingerbread House” is one page and encourages students to draw a plain gingerbread house and decorate it step-by-step. As they decorate each step, they write what they did in the paragraph below the illustration.