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The Gingerbread Man Story Video

Teach Starter Publishing
4 mins | Grades: 1 - 2

Introduce the story of The Gingerbread Man to your students with this animated fairy tale video perfect for younger students.

Explore the Story About The Gingerbread Man

Fairy tales serve as an ideal vehicle for introducing narrative plot structure and features to younger students. The enduring charm of these tales lies in their distinctive characters, simple life lessons and comforting sense of familiarity. This is why they are used so frequently in early years classrooms!

This video of The Gingerbread Man story has been created by our talented team of teachers and animators to help you explore narrative structure and features with your early years learners. The video depicts the story of The Gingerbread Man through animation accompanied by a modern-day, age-appropriate narration. There is a small twist to be aware of, though… the video does not contain the ending to the story! This has been done purposefully to allow your students to further develop their reading comprehension skills by making predictions about how the story might end, based on what has happened in the story so far.

(Spoiler: The video stops just as The Gingerbread Man reaches the stream with the wolf hot on his trail!)

Activity Ideas for This Gingerbread Man Video

This video of The Gingerbread Man story makes a great alternative to more traditional versions of the tale. It lends itself particularly well to comprehension skills such as making predictions, inferences and connections. Here are some activities you might like to complete in conjunction with this video:

  1. Connecting – The little girl in the video is baking gingerbread men with her father. Ask the students to think about a time when they did a special activity with a family member and share this experience with the class.
  2. Inferring – The gingerbread man bravely escapes the house when the little girl isn’t looking. Have the students use clues from the story to make inferences about The Gingerbread Man’s character traits. 
  3. Predicting – Have the students predict what might happen to The Gingerbread Man next. Will the wolf eat him? Will he try to cross the stream? Will someone come and help him?

More Gingerbread Man Resources from Teach Starter

Teach Starter has even more resources to support your teaching of The Gingerbread Man fairy tale in your early years classroom! Click below to explore some suggestions from our teacher team:

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