Gingerbread Man Crafts for Preschool and Kindergarten
Gingerbread Week always turns into Gingerbread Month for me. There are just so many ways to incorporate the gingerbread man into your learning. Here are some of my favorite gingerbread man crafts for preschool and kindergarten students.
Gingerbread Man Craft: Stained GlassThis gingerbread man craft is perfect for preschool and kindergarten students. I really love watching them work on creating their stained-glass gingerbread men, and the final product looks beautiful displayed on the windows. To make these follow the steps below.
- Cut out a gingerbread body on brown construction paper
- Fold the body in half and cut out the inside of the body
- Place the remaining body on clear contact paper and trim the edges. Leaving the middle of the body sticky
- Provide students with pieces of tissue paper in varying colors and sizes
- Instruct them to fill all of the space with tissue paper. It is okay if the pieces overlap
- Turn them around and enjoy!
Create Your Own Gingerbread Man ActivityAnother favorite gingerbread man craft is one that really highlights children’s creativity. This gingerbread activity makes an amazing bulletin board display when it’s done. Let me show you how to do it. I send this gingerbread craft home as a family project, however, this can easily be done as an in-class activity as well.
- Photocopy a gingerbread body onto brown construction paper
- Prepare directions for the families. I have pre-made family directions in my Gingerbread Man Cross-Curricular Unit. The directions should state that they are to create their own gingerbread boy or girl. They can use any materials/supplies they would like.
- Consider creating examples to show as a form of reference