Classic fairy tales are so important to read to young children, the language used helps to develop their storytelling ability and the folk tales and classics are entertaining and long lasting. The Gingerbread man is a classic tale that is perfect for this time of the year as we decorate our gingerbread men cookies and houses and fill our houses with the smell of them cooking. Today’s story book advent activity is brought to you by The Gingerbread House.

The Gingerbread Man - brought to you by The Gingerbread House making story stones

Creating ways for children to retell the story in their own words helps them to develop comprehension skills and this easy to make gingerbread man story stones using pictures from Twinkl one of my favourite resource for educational printables in the UK helps children to develop their own storytelling ability, either retelling a favourite story or making up extensions to the story in their own words. Head over to The Gingerbread House to find out how they went about creating The Gingerbread Man Story Stones.

Story Book Advent - 24 days of Christmas Book Based Activities for Kids

This is day 3 of the story book advent – check out our introduction to the books we are reading as well as the books features on day 1 and day 3 below.

Story Book Advent Series

Day 1 – The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Day 2 – The Nutcracker

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


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