Gingerbread House for Sale Writing Activity for Elementary Students – 2024

Once the month of December begins, both you and your students will start to feel the anticipation of winter break and the holiday season approaching. Both students’ attention spans and the outside temperatures are rapidly decreasing! It’s important to incorporate high-interest learning experiences into your school day now more than ever to keep students engaged and learning. The Gingerbread House for Sale Writing Activity we share about in this post is a great example of this. Not only does it keep students focused and enthusiastic about learning, but it also reinforces key writing concepts and skills. By utilizing this teaching resource, teachers ensure that valuable learning continues right up until dismissal on the last day of school before the holiday break, which will help set students up for success when they return. Learn more about this fun and engaging December writing activity below!

Gingerbread House for Sale project

December Writing Activity

One of our favorite December activities we offer is our Gingerbread House for Sale Writing Activity. Learn more about what it is, what it includes, why teachers love it, and how you can use it in your classroom.

What is the Gingerbread House for Sale Writing Activity?

The Gingerbread House for Sale Writing Activity is a fun and engaging writing activity that provides students with an opportunity to practice descriptive writing skills. The packet includes differentiated materials to accommodate multiple grade levels and academic abilities.

This resource includes:

  • teacher guide that explains how to use all of the included printables
  • writing prompts and story starters that offer you options you can choose from or have your students choose from, which increases student engagement
  • brainstorm activities to help your students generate strong word choice (nouns and verbs) for their writing
  • sensory details planner that guides students through using their senses to describe the house
  • graphic organizers to help students plan out their writing in a strategic way
  • drafting pages that come in three different templates so you can choose which ones work best for your students
  • publishing pages that come in two different template papers so you can differentiate based on your students’ needs
  • class book covers so you can create a keepsake that students can refer back to throughout the year and remember the fun activity they did as a class
  • bulletin board resources that will help you create a beautiful classroom display showcasing your students’ work
  • art project directions and examples that walk you step-by-step through how to create different art craft projects that can go with your students’ writing activities
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Why Teachers Love This December Writing Activity

Elementary teachers love this December writing activity because it…

  • The printable resources are quick and easy to prep – just copy and go!
  • The brainstorming and planning pages help reluctant writers generate ideas and get started.
  • They help disorganized writers plan their writing, which leads to their future success with writing.
  • The resources make it easy to differentiate so you can meet the needs of all your students.
  • This resource is a great way to keep students engaged and learning during a time when that can be difficult.

7 Ways Teachers Use this Writing Activity

Below are the different ways elementary teachers use this writing activity in their classroom:

  • winter activity
  • December writing project
  • resource for Writer’s Workshop
  • sub plans
  • homework
  • independent work
  • writing centers

Related Gingerbread Activities

Below are some other popular gingerbread activities you might be interested in.

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Gingerbread Read Alouds

Below are some popular gingerbread read alouds that you might find pair well.

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