Run a Gingerbread Bakery PBL Task


Digital & Printable PBL Math Activities

Looking for an engaging, differentiated, and challenging project based learning task to enrich your students? This is a perfect math challenge for students who need a challenge or enrichment, and they'll love getting to run their own Gingerbread Bakery!

Students will love getting to work within a budget to run their own Gingerbread Bakery. You'll love the enriched math practice they get along the way! Send home with your students to complete during winter break or complete together in class! Students will practice addition and subtraction while learning to work within a budget. They'll finish the project by creating their own gingerbread person and gingerbread house, creating their own advertisement, and taking student orders.

This includes both Printable & Digital versions for Google Slides.



Teacher Tips and Instructions

Engaging Letter: Get students excited about this project by putting the letter in an envelope and ripping it open along with students!

Brainstorming Page: Brainstorming sheet for students to think about gingerbread treats they have had in the past.

•Planning Menus: These menus displays the prices for equipment, ingredients, and bakery storefronts - there are differentiated options included, and an editable version as well.

Planning Sheets: Differentiated planning sheets are included. Students will calculate the total they've spent and adjust their purchases to fit within a budget. They need to follow certain guidelines.

Reflection Questions: Reflection pages are included. Students will answer questions about what it was like working with a budget and what they might do differently next time.

Create Your Own: Students will create their own gingerbread house and gingerbread person. They will designate a price and will write to persuade customers to purchase •Customer Orders: Students will complete addition word problems while taking orders from classmates.

Create an Advertisement: Students will persuade customers to purchase treats from their bakery by creating an advertisement highlighting menu items.


*You can differentiate this even further by setting different budgets for your students to work with.