Write a Gingerbread Story with Cookie Cutters

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Write a gingerbread story using your gingerbread men cookie cutters.

(Today’s writing prompt idea for kids is brought to you by gingerbread people who don’t want to be eaten!)

Write a Gingerbread Story

Gingerbread Stories

After you make gingerbread cookies for the holidays, I have two more gingerbread ideas for you.

First, read gingerbread stories.

Second, write your own gingerbread stories.

Read Best Gingerbread Man Stories

We love Jan Brett’s Gingerbread Baby the best but highly recommend several other gingerbread story books. Check out these family favorites:

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
In typical Jan Brett style, the borders are a big part of this fun story with a surprising ending — the boy captures builds the Gingerbread Baby a Gingerbread House! Perfect.

The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristen Kladstrup
I love that the Gingerbread Captain calls Santa a cannibal!

The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Will this Gingerbread Girl be smarter than her brother?

Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett
A gingerbread man shows off for the sugar cookie girl in the bakery window.

Gingerbread Cookies

Write a Gingerbread Story

Now, take your gingerbread boy and girl cookie cutters — and use them to inspire your own gingerbread person story and as stencils.

Go here to get directions for making your own book.

Before you write, ask your kids to think of a gingerbread person of their own– ninja, princess, turkey?

Then, have them write their own gingerbread person escape story.

Use the cookie cutters to help with illustrations.

Gingerbread Cookie Cutter as Stencil

Don’t worry about spelling. Let your kids use invented spelling and just get the story down on paper.

Even very beginning writers can do this activity! 

preschool gingerbread girl story

Now I’m getting hungry . . . maybe I should make a tasty gingerbread family. . .

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