Game Play: Help the gingerbread man find his buttons! Draw a card and read the number. Place the correct amount on buttons on the gingerbread man.
Game Assembly: Print the gingerbread man on cardstock and mount to the inside of your file folder. Cut out game cards and buttons for playing pieces. You can provide children with real buttons or even those little cinnamon candies (if you watch them closely!) for more small motor control.
Expansion Ideas: This game includes a set of expansion cards for children ready to begin early addition skills. Slowly show children how to add the first number of buttons onto the gingerbread man, then to add the second number. Then counting up the total for the answer.