This Gingerbread Numerals activity is WIDE open. I printed all of the color pages (there are 50+ color pages and another 50+ gray scale pages). I put all of the gingerbread houses with numerals on them in sleeve protectors and put them into a binder. Then I cut out a set of 20 gingerbread babies and 20 gumdrops. Then I cut out all of the trees (at the end of the resource) that have number words on them. I put those into CD sleeves that have holes punched in them. They are the little pockets that hold all of the manipulatives and little pieces that can easily become lost. I put them all into a binder for storage. The kids can place 15 gingerbread babies on the sheet that has the numeral 15 and place the tree that has the number word fifteen on it next to the gingerbread house. Another way to use this resource is to pass out all of the sheets. One child will be holding the house card with the numeral and another child will be holding the sheet that has the matching number of gingerbread babies/gumdrops/tree. The two children will find each other, match up and sit knee to knee and discuss their match. A third way to play is to cut the gingerbread double ten frames out, the gumdrop double frames, and the number word tree. Then they can play match up, matching the ten frames to the house with the numeral. This could be a small group activity, whole group game, and also an assessment piece when sitting one on one with the teacher. There are many options for use with this resource, which is what makes it so great. I'm sure that there are other uses, such as putting the trees in numeric order, which is also a standard in the common core. These numbers only to go 20, so perhaps I need to add trees up to 100! That would be a forest!
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