November 21, 2012

Gingerbread Cookies and Reindeer Games

I know I'm not the only one excited that December is right around the corner. Yes, Thanksgiving is tomorrow and Christmas will be in full swing Friday!! I've been working my tail off on 2 new holiday themed packets. I absolutely LOVE spending a whole week before Christmas break teaching about gingerbread. They are just so cute (and tasty)! could you not mention Santa's famous reindeer?? If you teach anything about reindeer or gingerbread, these 2 units are for you!
First up is the 'Literacy Fun With Gingerbread' packet". With so many different versions of The Gingerbread Man out there, why not take a week to explore the books in depth with these literacy activities that take reading and grammar to a fun, new place! It includes 7 printables that will go along with any gingerbread themed book!

Here's a preview:
It includes the following:
*Sweet Punctuation
*Gingerbread Word Families
*Gum Drop Noun an Verb Sort
*What Will Happen to the Gingerbread Man? (prediction)
*Cookie Contractions
*Gingerbread story comparison
*Story Elements map for any gingerbread story
Next up is my 'Reindeer Roundup Literacy Activities' packet. Who doesn't love those furry guys that pull Santa's sleigh? This engaging packet is full of all things reindeer. Each page is a separate printable activity.  It includes 9 reindeer activity printables that go along with any fiction or non-fiction book about reindeer.  There are also a few grammar practice printables as well.
Here's a preview:
It includes the following:
*Reindeer can/have/are organizer
*Describe that Reindeer organizer
*Santa's Reindeer ABC Order
*What Can Rudolph Do? (verb practice)
*Writing prompt: If I were a reindeer...
*Writing prompt: My favorite reindeer to pull Santa's sleigh...
*Reindeer Pokey (song and dance)
*Magic Reindeer Food recipe card
Both unit packets are available in my TPT store.
Here are 3 things I want to leave you with:
1) TPT is having a Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale.  All my products will be 20% off and TPT has a coupon code for an extra 10% off, making everything 28% off! Use this code below for the extra 10% off!
Visit my TPT store {here}.
2) Share my units on your blog and I will give you your choice of either unit for FREE!

3) I am thankful for each and every one of you and I wish you and your family a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. Both of your literacy units looks adorable! I blogged about them here:

  2. I just found your blog. I am new to blogging, so I did every thing correctly. This is the link where I blogged about your units.

  3. oopsie! I meant to say I hope I did everything correctly!

  4. Hi I found your blog through my friend Delighted! I am now a new follower. I blogged about your units as well.
    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe

  5. Your blog is great... I've nominated you for the Liebster Award! Check out my blog post to see what to do next.
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First