There is something about gingerbread men that just makes my heart smile.
I absolutely love those cute little guys!
Any opportunity to use them in this month’s theme I am totally taking advantage of.
Today, we will be decorating them while working on our focus numbers of the month.
Lil’ Explorers are working on numbers 1-4.
Lil’ Creators are working on numbers 11-14.
However, there is only one template for this activity and it includes numbers 0-20 because your focus numbers for the month may be different than ours depending on when you started.
Grab a FREE copy of the Gingerbread Man Number Building Template HERE.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-10 (1-4)
  • Understand values of numbers 0-10  (1-4)

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Algebraic Thinking

  • Count from 0-20 (11-14)
  • Understand values of numbers 0-20  (11-14)

Required Materials

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Gingerbread Man Number Building Template



Step #1
Print out the Gingerbread Man Number Template.
Step #2
Identify the number on the gingerbread man’s hat.
Step #3
Glue the corresponding number of sequins on the gingerbread man.
For instance, on the gingerbread man with the number 11, glue 11 sequins on his body.

Teacher Tip

If you don’t have sequins, you could also decorate your gingerbread man with stickers.


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