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SIMPLE GINGERBREAD ACTIVITIES

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The holiday season is here and one of my favorite December themes is GINGERBREAD! Gingerbread activities are a sure way to add some fun to your themed lesson plans.

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In this FREE simple download I’ve shared 6 hands-on activity ideas that work on various preschool skills. Simply print this one page print out, take a peek at the photos below, and sit back knowing you’ve got a few planned gingerbread activities done for you!

Grab your free gingerbread themed activity plan and hang it on your fridge for easy reference.

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Download your free GINGERBREAD activity plan HERE!

MATH: GINGERBREAD ROLL & FILL

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Ready to work on subitizing skills? Draw a gingerbread outline on a sheet of paper. Give your child a die (or two for adding) and have them roll and fill. For example if they roll a three they add three pom poms to their gingerbread. They keep rolling and adding until their outline is full of pom poms.

Check out our favorite foam dice here!

LITERACY: GINGERBREAD WRITE-THE-ROOM

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Cut gingerbread people out of brown paper. Label each with a number and a letter (or sight word, CVC word, name letters, rhyming pairs, etc.). Tape the gingerbread cut outs up around your home. Give your child a sheet of paper labeled with numbers and have them hunt for each gingerbread then write the letter they find on next to each number.

CRAFT: GINGERBREAD PUPPETS

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Set out a tray of craft supplies and some foam or paper cut out gingerbread people. Invite your child to create and decorate their own gingerbread person. When finished, give your child a craft stick and have them glue their gingerbread to it to create a puppet.

Have you ever made paper puppets like this? Which gingerbread activity is your favorite so far?

SCIENCE: DISSOLVING COOKIES

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Buy your favorite small gingerbread cookies and get ready for some fun! Place one gingerbread cookie in a cup and pour water over it. Have your child make a prediction about what they think will happen to the cookie then have them watch and make observations of what really happens. When done, give your child another cookie and have them share how it looks, feels, smells, and tastes.

GROSS MOTOR: GINGERBREAD STORY FUN

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Write the gingerbread repeated refrain on a dry erase board:

“____, ____, as fast as you can,

you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!”

Together brainstorm different verbs like (run, walk, skip, twirl, crawl, etc.) and write them in the blanks. Each time you add a new verb act it out!

FINE MOTOR: GINGERBREAD PLAY DOUGH TRAY

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Add brown play dough to a tray along with various supplies for creating. Some ideas include buttons, pom poms, googly eyes, cookie cutters, pipe cleaners, etc. Invite your child to create play dough gingerbread men!

Related: GINGERBREAD PLAY DOUGH RECIPE

MOVE YOUR BODY!

Do you listen to Jack Hartmann’s songs on YouTube? He has so many great children’s songs and this Gingerbread Themed Book one is perfect for December. Super catchy and always gets kids moving!

Related: WINTER MOVEMENT SONGS FOR KIDS

Grab your GINGERBREAD ACTIVITY PLAN HERE!

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If you love these simple gingerbread activity ideas and are looking for even more hands-on fun with printable style activities you have to check out my Pre-K Gingerbread Centers Pack!

CHECK OUT MY PRE-K GINGERBREAD THEMED CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES PACK! This resource is packed full of math and literacy centers, just print printables, and hands-on weather themed ideas for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten!

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