Kindergartners love word family sliders! It is such fun! This one is very easy to make.
What you need:
- Print out the gingerbread man below. I print it on brown construction paper. I cut the construction paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and feed it into the copier through the side feeder. You will have to check to see if your copier does this.
- Print copies of the letters below on basic white copy paper. Cut into strips. I cut mine just a tad wider than the letters.
(See example in photo above.)
- Have the children decorate the gingerbread man with crayons and markers.
- Cut out the gingerbread man.
- TEACHERS – cut slits for sliders. You can pre-cut the sliders or let the children cut them. I prefer to cut them for them. Cut the lines so that the strip will display the letters next to “an.” (Tip – I use an x-acto knife to quickly cut the slits.)
Feeding the slider into the paper. You can see the slits were pre-cut for this kindergartner and he could not wait to see the slider in action!!
This child cut the slits with scissors. Older students can manage this just fine. I prefer to do this for the kindergartners for proper place of the slider.
I LOVE it. Thank you.
Did this today with my class and they loved it! Thanks.
Hi! Thank you so much for this great activity! Would it be okay for me to include this in a round-up blog post I am working on that is specifically about learning phonics with gingerbread activities? (Permission to link to your site and possibly use one of the images to show your activity?) I would be so honored, and of course I would leave a link to this page to tell people where it came from! 🙂 Thank you! My blog is https://www.mythreereaders.com
Hi Amy! Thank you and yes, we would love if you did that! Please write back here once it’s live because we’d love to check it out. 🙂
Thank you so much! I just realized today that I never sent the final post to you. It’s at https://mythreereaders.com/15-gingerbread-coloring-page-activities-sight-word-learning/
Thank you again for the fun activity! 🙂