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The Gingerbread Man Home Learning

Home Learning Tasks

The Gingerbread Man

Read the story of The Gingerbread man here

Watch the story of The Gingerbread man here

After reading and watching the story, encourage your child to answer these questions:



What ingredients did the old lady use to make the gingerbread man?

What did the gingerbread man say when the old man and lady chased after


Who chased after the gingerbread man next?

What did they say?

Why did the gingerbread man stop at the river?

Who helped the gingerbread man to cross the river?

What did the fox say?

What happened to the gingerbread man at the end of the story?

Once your child has listened to, and watched the story many times help them to make a story map. A story map is simple pictures and words putting the story in order so that they can read and retell the story again and again.

Can your child draw a picture of their favourite character from the story?

They might like you to help them to write the names of the different characters from the story. Perhaps they could have a go at writing the words themselves. You could write for them or how about making a video of your child writing. Your child could draw a picture of the gingerbread man, the fox or one of the animals that tried to eat the gingerbread man. Send in your pictures and videos to [email protected] – we would love to see them and put some on the website for others to see.

How many gingerbread men are there?

How many cows can you count?

Can you count how many horses there are?

Can you count how many foxes there are?

How many boys can you count?

Can you write the number 6?


Matching Sounds

Can your child make the sounds each of these animals make?

Can your child select the correct picture for that animal noise you make?


Now try playing this sound matching game.

More fun and practical activities to enjoy:

  • Can you make some yummy gingerbread people?

Can you make your own gingerbread man puppet?

Can you paint a picture of the fox?

Can you make a fox mask?

Can you paint your favourite animals from the story?

Can you build a bridge for the gingerbread man to cross the river?