Do you have a little one who is learning their letters? If so, we have the perfect solution for you! Our gingerbread letter clip cards are a fun and festive way to help practice letter recognition.
The free printable clip cards are designed with adorable gingerbread houses, and students will identify the letter on the gingerbread house and use a clothespin to mark the matching letter.
Use them as an independent activity or add them to your literacy centers this holiday season. This alphabet activity is perfect for use at home and in your early childhood classroom.
You can download this set of gingerbread letter clip cards at the bottom of this post.
The goal of this gingerbread themed letter clip card lesson is for preschoolers and kindergartners to learn their letters and strengthen fine motor skills.
Gingerbread Letter Clip Cards
With simple alphabet activities like this one, your little ones can practice matching lowercase letters.
Christmas is a fun time of year for little ones. They anticipate a visit from Santa, build gingerbread houses, and visit family and friends.
Capitalize on this excitement with these Christmas literacy cards that will keep little ones learning all season long.
This set of alphabet clip cards includes 26 gingerbread letter cards. Each card features a lowercase letter of the alphabet on a gingerbread house.
The gingerbread houses are decorated with candy canes, gumdrops, frosting, and small holiday decorations that bring the festive spirit to learning!
To use the cards, students will place a clothespin on the letter that matches the one on the gingerbread house. The cards can be used as an independent activity or part of your literacy centers.
Use these clip cards to help young children learn their letters, build fine motor skills and practice letter identification this holiday season!
What You’ll Need
– 26 gingerbread letter clip cards
– clothes pins
Preparing the Activity
To prepare these alphabet printables, print the pages on cardstock and laminate for durability. Cut apart the cards so you have twenty-six individual cards.
Provide your students with the cards and a bucket of plain clothespins or holiday mini erasers.
Completing the Activity
Explain to the students that they will be matching each letter on the gingerbread house with the corresponding letter of the alphabet. Hand out the cards and clothespins, and have them start matching.
Once they are done, you can use the cards as a fun game by seeing how many they can match correctly in a certain amount of time.
You can also mix up the cards and play memory or go fish with them! These gingerbread letter clip cards are a great way to make learning fun this holiday season.
By placing a small dot or small sticker on the back of the card behind the correct answer, you can make this a self-correcting activity.
After your child has clipped the card, they can turn it over to see if they chose the matching letter.
Benefits of using alphabet clip cards
There are many benefits to using gingerbread letter clip cards with preschoolers! First, the cards are a fun and festive way to help them learn their letters.
Second, the cards can be used as an independent activity or part of your literacy centers. This alphabet activity is perfect for use at home and in your early childhood classroom.
Third, differentiated instruction is a key element of any successful learning activity. With these gingerbread letter clip cards, teachers can provide differentiated instruction to meet each student’s individual needs.
Finally, the cards can be used to help students build fine motor skills and practice letter identification this holiday season!
Gingerbread Themed Picture Books to Read This Year
To complete this festive activity, you can add some gingerbread themed picture books to your literacy centers. Here are some great titles to consider:
– The Gingerbread Man by Nancy Nolte
– The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
– The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup
– The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
These books will add an extra layer of fun and excitement to your gingerbread letter clip card activity!
More Gingerbread Activities for Kids
- Gingerbread Man Count and Graph Worksheets from Homeschool Preschool
- Gingerbread Sequencing Mat from Homeschool Preschool
- Grinch Gingerbread Man Craft for Kids from Simple Everyday Mom
- Gingerbread Ten Frames Printable from Fun-A-Day
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