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This Christmas, preschoolers can practice sequencing with this 3-step gingerbread sequencing mat. Available in both color and line art.
Add this sequencing activity to your upcoming Christmas activities for preschoolers. This activity is perfect for sequencing, ordering, and storytelling.
This no-prep gingerbread activity is perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers. It works great in both home and classroom settings.
Don’t miss these free preschool printables. You can add them to your Christmas, cookie, and gingerbread themed lessons.
Gingerbread Sequencing Mat
This holiday season is a perfect time to work on sequencing with your preschoolers. Sequencing helps preschoolers make sense of the world around them. When they can begin to realize that there is an order in which things happen, they can begin to predict what will happen next in their daily activities.
Sequencing is an important skill for preschoolers and young readers to practice. When they can retell a sequence of events in order, they can begin to develop the skills necessary for reading comprehension and logical reasoning.
You can use this activity alongside your favorite version of the Gingerbread Man story. Or, you can use it as you whip up a batch of gingerbread cookies with your preschooler.
Either way, your kids will love sequencing the steps of making gingerbread cookies. Print out the sequencing mat in either color or black and white. Choose the one that best suits your needs and your budget.
Then, print out the corresponding sequencing cards. Note that there is a set of girl cards and boy cards for your kids to use.
Help them think back to a time they’ve helped you make cookies or watched you do so. Can they remember what you did first? What you did last?
Have them lay the sequencing cards in the correct order. Let them tell you the story of how to make gingerbread cookies before gluing the cards onto the sequencing mat.
You can make this activity reusable by laminating both pages before cutting apart the sequencing cards. Put a velcro dot on each numbered space on the mat. Then, put the other velcro dot on the backside of each sequencing card.
Store the sequencing cards in a zipper pouch or ziploc bag.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT GINGERBREAD
Fill your book basket with a great collection of gingerbread man stories. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas – Everyone in class is busy practicing songs and making goodies for their trip to town to thank community helpers, and the Gingerbread Man has made a gift for someone extra sweet. But before he can deliver his gift, whipping wind and swirling snow come to town, too. Slushy sidewalks are no place for a cookie, but this Gingerbread Man won’t let a little bad weather stop him!
The Gingerbread Cowboy – The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher, he can dash past the javelinas, and he can giddyup right by the cattle grazing on the mesa. But what happens when he meets a coyote sleeping in the sun?
The Library Gingerbread Man – The Gingerbread Man, who lives at 398.2 on the library shelves, decides to escape and leads the librarian on a chase throughout the library.
Oh my goodness! This gingerbread house pop-up tent is so cute! It’s perfect for imaginative play throughout the holiday season.
You won’t believe how easy it is to transform mini terra cotta pots into an absolutely adorable gingerbread house ornament!
Whip up a batch of gingerbread scented slime to keep your kids entertained for hours at a time.
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