December is the perfect time for fun, crafts, activities, learning & GINGERBREAD, and this fun gingerbread house name free printable checks all the boxes.
Name play in preschool has so many cognitive benefits! Recognizing their own name helps a child feel important plus, name recognition builds concepts of print and begins the process of reading!
Knowing your own name is also important for supporting early math concepts.
Your child learning their name is. catapult for literacy learning. Your child’s name is the most important word to them, and learning to recognize, spell, and write their name leads to all other types of learning. Being able to connect to their name is so meaningful to them.
If you are ready to catapult your child into learning – you will love my free printables! Get yours below!
Using the Gingerbread House Name Free Printable
Your child will have so much fun coloring, cutting, gluing, and writing to place their name on the gingerbread house.
Here is how the gingerbread house name printable works:
Simply print out the gingerbread house name printable, you will notice that I provide two different versions. You can print in color, or black and white. You can also choose to print blank gumdrops (so your child can write the letters), or gumdrops that have the letters filled in.
As long as you also have scissors, glue, crayons, and writing utensils available – you should be good to go!
How to Set up the Free Gingerbread House Name Printable
Here is what you will need to have on hand:
- Gingerbread house name free printable
- Printer paper
Having everything printed out and the supplies readily available will make this fun gingerbread house name activity fun for everyone involved. You will need to decide beforehand if you will want your child to write the letters of their name, or if you would like to print out the gumdrops that are already filled in. Once you decide simply print the gingerbread house and gumdrops of your choosing and lay out the supplies.
If you have the littlest of learners- you may want to pre cut the gumdrops. However, cutting skills are very important to little ones – so if they are able consider giving them the chance to try!
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Other Ways to use the Gingerbread House Name Free Printable
If you are not interested in using the gingerbread house name printable in the way I describe above – don’t worry! I have a few other suggestions.
Here are a few ideas for alternative uses:
- Allow your child to spell other words with the gumdrops
- Simply glue ALL the letters on the gingerbread house for a ABC gingerbread house!
- Put numbers in the blank gumdrops and do a gingerbread number activity!
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Feel free to be as creative as you would like and let your little one have fun with this free gingerbread house name printable!
I hope your little one enjoys putting their name on this free gingerbread house name printable. When playing is learning, learning is fun!
How did you use the free gingerbread house name printable? Let me know below!