Kids of all ages get excited about the upcoming holiday this time of year! They may be eagerly waiting to open gifts, decorate the tree with the family, or spend time with loved ones.
This is a great time to make memories by decorating Christmas cookies or crafting together. How about both? Bake a batch of cookies, and have a snack while the kids make this gingerbread man card craft!
This cute gingerbread man will be the perfect way to spread some Christmas cheer. Once the kids are done creating their cards, they can send someone a holiday greeting or use it as a gift tag.
Download the template and have the kids make one or many little gingerbread men this Christmas season. Not only will the kids have fun making the card, but they’ll also work on important skills while creating it.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite gingerbread man activities that your kids will love to make. Be sure to look through them and save the ones to create with your kids over the holiday season.
Easy Gingerbread Man Card Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread man card template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the gingerbread man template, print it, and cut it out.
Begin by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.
Create the hat by gluing the hat fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the top of the hat.
Place the completed hat on the top of the gingerbread man’s head and glue it in place.
Glue the icing decorations near the ends of the arms and the legs. Trim off the excess paper.
Finish up by gluing the icing buttons to the middle of the gingerbread man’s body.
Open it up and write a special message inside!
Isn’t that the funnest gingerbread man?! Check out our other Christmas card crafts that we’re sure your kids will love to make more of!
Christmas Ideas For Kids
This is a magical time of year for kids, and we have lots of ideas to make it fun while they’re also learning! Keep reading below to see some of our favorite Christmas crafts and activities your kids will love this holiday season.
Christmas Books For Kids
This year, instead of just watching Christmas movies with your kids, why not take some time to read them some festive stories as well? Not only is reading a great way to bond with your children, but it can also help them develop their imaginations and improve their language skills.
And what could be more Christmassy than snuggling up with your little ones to listen to a heartwarming tale? There are so many wonderful Christmas stories out there to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that your whole family will enjoy!
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Christmas Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great activity for kids! Not only is it a fun activity, it gives them a chance to refine their fine motor skills, problem solving skills and learn to follow directions. It’s a creative outlet that will improve children’s self confidence and even reduce stress. Encourage your kids to craft today with some of our favorites below.
Paper Plate Grinch – Take an everyday paper plate and have the kids turn it into a fun and festive craft featuring one of our favorite Christmas characters! If your kids love the book or movies of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, then you’ll definitely want to gather the supplies for this craft!
Elf on the Shelf Paper Plate Craft – Is your kid’s elf getting into mischief this year? The elf can gather your kids the supplies so they can create a craft that looks like him! The kids will love to show off their artistic skills on a basic household item like the paper plate.
Reindeer Paper Bag Craft – Rudolph and Comet are both willing to be models for this fun reindeer puppet craft! Have the kids create any of Santa’s reindeer with this fun craft that turns a plain ole paper bag into a fun and exciting puppet the kids can play with.
Moving Santa Craft – You won’t be the only one rocking around the Christmas tree when your kids make this really fun rocking Santa craft! They’ll have a blast creating the craft and then making it rock back and forth. It’ll be a festive decoration on your mantle or table!
Christmas Activities For Kids
Need a fun and festive activity in no time? We’ve got you covered with these Christmas coloring pages. The kids will have fun coloring in all the holiday pictures, plus be able to practice their handwriting on the lines below each character. Turn on the Christmas music, grab the crayons, and get to coloring!
Everyone is welcome to join in on this roll a reindeer game. It’s a fun game to keep kids busy and engaged in learning. All while they’re having fun, they’re also working on counting, colors, taking turns, and fine motor skills. Download the free printable to get the fun going!
Turn learning into something sweet with these gingerbread man worksheets! This easy, no-prep activity is perfect for kids to do at home or in the classroom to work on letter recognition, handwriting, and scissor skills. Your smart little cookies will enjoy completing these pages with one of our favorite Christmas treats!
Gather everyone for a fun and exciting game of Bingo with these Christmas Bingo printables! It’s a great way to entertain the kids this Christmas season. Playing Bingo can help kids work on listening, hand-eye coordination, matching skills, and more! This set features 30 unique sheets, so a whole class or family can play together.
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread man card template
- Download the gingerbread man template, print it, and cut it out.
- Begin by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.
- Create the hat by gluing the hat fluff to the bottom of the hat and the pom to the top of the hat.
- Place the completed hat on the top of the gingerbread man's head and glue it in place.
- Glue the icing decorations near the ends of the arms and the legs. Trim off the excess paper.
- Finish up by gluing the icing buttons to the middle of the gingerbread man's body.
- Open it up and write a special message inside!