Gingerbread Hunt

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To wrap up my gingerbread week, I made my kids a cute gingerbread hunt!  I started doing this when I taught kindergarten in Portland.  The kids LOVE it!

Since my son and daughter have been sick and I had to be out last Friday, my class is doing our gingerbread hunt this week.  But I couldn't wait to show you!

I made some cute, rhyming cards to hide around the school as your class goes on a hunt to find the missing Gingerbread Man!  Before you go on the hunt, the students will make missing posters to put on display.  The lesson can be about descriptive writing.  I'm not sure about you, but my kids have SUCH a hard time writing descriptively.  We've been working on adjectives for weeks now (Thanks to Kelley Dolling's Gingerbread Adjectives pack! :)

Once you go on the hunt and get back to the classroom, the kids will find the gingerbread man and you can give them ginger snap cookies or actual gingerbread cookies as a treat!  You can also do this freebie writing that I whipped up!

There are 3 options for the writing prompt, so you can choose which one works the best for your class. 

I love that The Gingerbread Man is not Christmas specific, but is still fun and has a holiday feel.  Do you teach with the gingerbread man in December?  


  1. Love it and thanks! I gave you a shout out on your Gingerbread Hunt today. I wish I would've found this and included it in my post! :)

    Thanks again! :)
    First Grade and Fabulous

  2. Love the Missing posters-
    However, if there is any gingerbread in my room...they will need to call the Gingerbread CSI unit- cause it will GONE! (I love gingerbread) !!!!
    Miss Squirrels

    Going Nutty!

  3. I use the Gingerbread Man as kind of a Flat Stanley and have my kinders mail him/her to a family member that lives in another state. Then that family member sends us a postcard from their city/state and we use the postcard for our map unit. We use the compass to locate that state on the big map on the wall and then we read about the state. Super fun and the kiddos love getting mail!! Great ideas! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I really like the way the Gingerbread Hunt looks. What do you use to make your materials? Is it Photoshop or something else? Thanks!