The Gingerbread Man

The traditional story of The Gingerbread Man is presented as a beautifully illustrated animation, narrated by lively native English speakers.

A range of linked resources, including printable books, puppet and mask templates, image galleries and Smart Notebook files provide plenty of support for school and home use.

Also available in French and Spanish

Click image for video preview. Log in for the full story!


Character masks to print out and wear!

Click  the Old Woman to preview
- opens full size in a new window.

Puppet Templates

Templates are A4 size pdfs and include simple instructions for assembly.

Click Gingerbread Man to preview.


Make your own stick puppets using our set of printable templates and act out the story! Browse the Puppet Gallery below.

The Gingerbread man Puppet Gallery

Printable A4 book - English

Full colour 26 page book with images and text as shown in the animated version. Click to preview or download.

Pupil Book - English

6 page book with full text but simpler graphics for classroom printing.

Click image to preview or download.

Smart Notebook Gallery Collection

Smart Notebook GalleryThe collection consists of over 100 images from the story - backgrounds, characters, places and objects to help you create your own resources and activities. If you have Smart Notebook installed on your computer, when you click on the collection file below and choose 'Open', Smart Notebook will open and a Gingerbread folder will be created in the 'My Content' folder in your Gallery.

Smart collection icon

It will appear each time you open Smart Notebook unless you choose to delete it.

If you have problems downloading the Smart Notebook collection file on your computer, try the zipped version instead.  

If you don't have a Smartboard, or want to use the images in other programs such as Word or PowerPoint, you can also download a preview of the collection as a single zipped file.