First off, we watched/listened to this version of the gingerbread man story. I liked it because it has the words on the bottom for the kids to read along, but has enough pictures/action that the kids stay engaged. The kids really seemed to like it. I created a short quiz here for FREE about the video.
Next, we made our own gingerbread men. WHoo-hoo, in time to hang them up in the hall before Christmas!
I used this mainly as a communication activity to work on Picture Exchange Communication System as well as increasing my students' length of sentences. I gave them the gingerbread man, but then they had to request for all the pieces to glue on. I cut the gingerbread men out using a die-cut, and then drew/cut out the accessories on my own.
Here, a student is requesting using a single picture for "gloves."
And here, a student is requesting using a full sentence "I want orange scarf." Other students (who can talk) were expected to use similar language, but spoken instead of using pictures.