Thursday, January 26, 2012

Once Upon a Book ~ The Gingerbread Man ~ Color Matching Activity


Each Thursday this month, we’ll be focusing on one area of activities to go along with the book The Gingerbread Man. The ideas are short and simple, but FUN to start the learning with your tot! Be sure to check back each week in January for more fun gingerbread ideas!

This week we’ll be focusing on a color matching activity for little ones.

Book Summary: An old lady makes a gingerbread for her husband’s lunch. When she opens the oven, he comes to life and runs out the door! Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man! He shouts as he runs from the old lady and her husband, a pig and a horse. Finally at the end of his journey he meets a fox that offers to help him across the river.

Color Matching

For this activity, you’ll need to gather a few items:

  • Colored construction paper {we used nine different colors}
  • Copies of the Gingerbread Man Sorting Game from Making Learning Fun ~ print off more copies depending on the abilities of your tot

Once the pieces were cut out, Chubba had to match the gingerbread men with the ‘plate’ that was the same color and the icing.  

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Don’t miss the other gingerbread theme ideas to go along with The Gingerbread Man!


1 comment:

JoyfulAngell said...

My almost 3-yr-old adored these. They're super cute!