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W/C 11th May 2020

The Gingerbread Man

Our Traditional Tale for the next two weeks is The Gingerbread Man.

If you have the story book at home read that.

You can watch a simple version of the story here-

Below is a list of possible activities. You may have your own ideas and please don’t feel that you need to do it all. It may help if you are struggling for things to do.

Literacy Activities

Using an outline of the gingerbread man to colour in, or draw your own. Add a speech bubble to write the repeated refrain “Run! Run! As fast as you can, you can’t (cannot) catch me I’m (I am) the Gingerbread Man.” You will need to introduce your child to the tricky word ‘fast’ and ‘can’t’ and ‘I’m’ or use ‘cannot’ and ‘I am’ as these can be sounded out.

Draw a map detailing the route that the Gingerbread ran from the house to the river and the animals that he past. Write labels for the animals and any other details you have added to your map. This can then be used to help retell the story.


The maths focus for this week is all about doubling. Use counters or something similar to solve doubling amounts 1-6. You can then use the pairs of gingerbread men, giving them the same amount of buttons to solve doubling amounts. (An example is also attached).

Creative Activities

Bake your own gingerbread men and woman and decorate them.

Make your own gingerbread man out of different materials you can find.

Have running races with your family in your garden or if you can go out for walks to see who would be the fastest gingerbread man.

Can you make up a song using the repeated refrain?

Religious Education

Begin to understand the special gift of joy and peace that Jesus gave to the disciples and can give to us.

Read and share the story with the children.  Talk about how the disciples were feeling before Jesus came. (scared)  Explain Jesus brought a gift (peace be with you) after this the disciples felt full of joy!


Make a gift box with a message inside of Joy or Peace

Decorate the word JOY/PEACE

Decorate a peace Dove

Write speech bubble of what Jesus said to Thomas.


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