Gingerbread ABC Match Up

Activity for ages 3 to 6.

I always think the pumpkin season is our favorite classroom theme… until it is time for gingerbread! This Gingerbread ABC Game is a simple way to incorporate some seasonal fun into mastering letters and sounds, ABC order and even CVC words!

gingerbread alphabet match pin

Getting Ready

This game is incredibly simple to prepare. I simply printed out the gingerbread and gumdrops (below), laminated them for sturdiness, and then cut them out.

gingerbread alphabet match 1

We were ready to jump in and start matching upper and lowercase letters!

Playing the Game

To play the game, I spread out our gingerbread and gumdrops. I like to start with a few and then increase the number of letters for an extra challenge when kids show they are ready! It also makes the game exciting to play multiple times when they are wondering which letters I am adding in next!

I grabbed my first upper and lowercase pair: A and a. I placed the gumdrop on the uppercase gingerbread man to show a match.After all, that’s where they belong, right?!

Then I invited a couple of my students to pair the other combinations in our stack.

gingerbread alphabet match 2

After all of the gingerbread were paired up, We mixed up the cards and spread them out face down on the table. Kids took turns turning over one rectangular gingerbread man card and one rounded gumdrop card. They read each letter and, if they were a match, placed the duo in front of them.

If they weren’t a match, the player simply turned both cards over again in the same spot and let the next player try her luck.

Extend the Game

To provide a fun extra challenge, I used the gumdrops or gingerbread to make CVC words (cat, bed, hop)! I found this especially fun for my students who mastered their letters and sounds and were ready to tackle spelling.

The class also loved using them as flashcards to practice letter sounds and laying them down in ABC order to work on sequencing.

There are so many ways to use these cute gingerbread and gumdrops!

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5 Comments

  1. Paula

    These are adorable! I’m sure my Gr-daughter would love them!
    Just one thing – could you offer them (and future pages) in an un-colored version? I only have access to a laser printer, so, B/W only. If I print them as is, of course, they would come out in shades of grey… 🙂

    Reply
    • Malia Hollowell

      Hooray Paula! I’m excited that you’re a fan of the Gingerbread ABC Game. We include a black and white version of activities in our paid products but, because of the time and clipart costs involved with putting them together, most of our freebies come “as is”. Some readers send the files to Staples, Office Depot, etc. to have them printed in color; others use the greyscale printing option; and still others color over them by hand. Whatever option you choose, I hope your granddaughter has fun! Appreciatively, Malia

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  2. Elena

    Thank you for the GGB activity! My preschoolers will love matching them.

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  3. Susan

    Excited to use this hands on learning activity with my 4″s after the Thanksgiving break!

    Reply
  4. Jen

    I can’t wait to use these in my new pocket center!

    Reply

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