Editable Gingerbread Spin and Build Word Work Mats Printable

Catch these free editable gingerbread spin and build mats before they run away! Students will practice reading, building, and writing the concept of your choice on these cute, gingerbread-themed mats!

Free printable and editable gingerbread spin and build mats for fun word work and more! Add words, letters, math facts and more to this fun holiday activity for kids.

Editable Gingerbread Spin and Build Mats

Your kindergarten and first-grade students will love practicing their sight words on these gingerbread man-themed game boards. The spin and build mats are customizable for all your learning needs. There are ten spaces for you to fill in on each board. Those ten words will then auto-populate into the spinner.

These Christmas-themed editable mats are great because you can put a wide range of topics into them. They could be used for letter and number identification, CVC words, rhyming words, sight words, spelling words, addition and subtraction sentences, and more!

The activity includes 2 sets of spin and build mats; a black and white version and a color version. There is also a boy gingerbread man and a girl gingerbread cookie, making the set include 4 mats total.

Free printable gingerbread word work activity mats that are editable and super easy to differentiate.

Makes Teaching Easier!

This Christmas activity pack includes a chart that you fill with whatever topic you want your students to practice. The chart has ten spots to complete, and then it will automatically put those words into a spinner. The students will spin the spinner, and then they will feed the gingerbread boy that item. There are also lines at the bottom for the student to write the word too.

All you need to do is fill in the ten spaces and print. You can slide them into wipe and write pockets or laminate for durability. This resource includes a black and white AND color option for more printing options.

Free printable gingerbread theme editable activity for Christmas literacy and math centers.

Setting Up the Gingerbread Spin Mats

Supplies Needed:

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  • Gingerbread Spin and Build Mats (button to access the resource at the bottom of this post)
  • Write and wipe pockets (optional)
  • paperclips (for the spinner)
  • pencils (for the spinner)
  • letter or number manipulatives
  • dry erase marker or writing utensil


  1. Print the mats.
  2. Slide the mats into write and wipe pockets OR laminate them.
  3. Gather other manipulatives.
  4. Store the entire activity in a large bag or storage container.
Editable gingerbread word work activity that you can easily differentiate by adding any words you want to the mat.

How to Use the Spin and Build Mats

To begin, each child gets a mat. They will then use a paperclip and pencil to make a spinner. Once they spin, they build the word inside the gingerbread persons’ mouth that the paperclip landed on. Then, they will write that word on the line.

For example, if the game board has sight words on it. The student will spin the spinner, and they land on the word “went.” They will then build the word in the mouth of the gingerbread person. Lastly, they will write the word went on the line. Then, erase and spin again.

Your students will be engaged and learning while using these gingerbread spin, build, and write mats! You can cover so many concepts since the boards are editable. They would work great for math activities like counting activities, addition cards, number recognition, ten frames, and more.

Don’t just stop with math! They could be used to practice word families, CVC words, sight words, or make spelling word cards. I just love all the possibilities!

Free printable gingerbread activity for kids to use to learn sight words, spelling words, CVC words, words with blends and digraphs and more!

So Versatile!

These mats are so versatile because they are editable to fit your classroom needs! Some students can work on letters, while others work on numbers, and higher students can work on sight words. These mats would make a great editable sight word game. You could add a recording sheet for higher students to write their answers on.

I love these mats for a fun way to practice spelling words! Each student can be working on the words they struggle with the most.

Instead of using letter or number manipulatives to build the word, students could use play dough to make the word. Adding in a sensory option for another learning experience is always a great idea!

These mats could even be filled with addition or subtraction sentences that the students must practice and then complete the answer! They could use math cubes to build a tower to match the number sentence or use candy cane or Christmas tree mini erasers to show the number sentence. They could even use magnet numbers to show the math sentence and answer.

Teachers could use these spin and build mats for literacy centers, math centers, word work stations, small group activities, sight word activities, morning tubs, early finishers, tutoring groups, a home learning task, and so much more!

Gingerbread man editable activity mats for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and first grade literacy and math centers.

Snag these free gingerbread spin and build mats and enjoy a little more of your prep time! They are easy to make and have so many significant advantages for your students! The cute gingerbread theme is so fun for the wintertime and will bring some holiday fun into your classroom!

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