Christmas is just around the corner and kids all over are starting to get excited.
There’s nothing like the anticipation of waiting for Santa to come, especially when you’re a kid with no idea what he might bring.
You can help kids stay busy and creative this holiday season by printing out these free gingerbread man coloring pages.
They’re great fine motor skills practice and there won’t be any worry about the mess because kids can color on their dining room table or kitchen countertop without a bunch of supplies.
When kids feel like they’ve need something special to do, it helps them stay calm while they wait for Santa!
Print these out and save them for when things get a little too crazy at home.
Also, be sure to check out all of our gingerbread man activities for kids for more holiday ideas.
Gingerbread Coloring Sheets
Inside this mini coloring page set, we’ve included the following images:
- Gingerbread boy
- Gingerbread girl
- Gingerbread Santa
Coloring is a productive activity for young children. It can help them relax and express themselves in a manner that is calming.
Additionally, coloring exercises their minds and improves their focus. Coloring is a fun way to learn new words by associating the colors with the word itself.
Finally, coloring helps young children improve their motor skills by practicing holding the crayon or colored pencil properly and guiding it on the page!
See? It’s fun and educational too! Print out the pages and get started this winter.
Christmas Unit For Kids
Continue on with the holiday festivities by creating a Christmas unit study for kids. Read on below for our favorite ideas to get your planning started!
Reading books is always our first recommendation. Whether your child can read to you, or you read to your child, it has a multitude of benefits!
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!
Crafting is another activity that is fun and helps kids practice things like cutting with scissors, following directions, exercising creativity, and more!
Try out some of our cute Christmas crafts:
Printable Santa Craft For Kids – This is a simple, printable craft that helps kids practice using scissors. You can color or paint the Santa before cutting it out to make your own unique design! It makes a great Christmas decoration too – hang on the fridge or in your kids’ room.
Grinch Craftivity – This Grinch craftivity is a fun way to get kids into the holiday spirit. The activity includes a writing prompt which will keep them engaged and practicing their handwriting skills while crafting at the same time!
Christmas Tree Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This Christmas tree paper bag puppet is an easy and fun craft that kids can make. It’s a great activity to do with the family over the holidays or in the classroom.
Photo Gingerbread Man Paper Craft – Christmas is a time to have fun with your kids. Have them turn themselves into a gingerbread boy or girl and then bake some real gingerbread cookies in the oven, for a delicious and fun activity.
These Christmas color by number printables are perfect for your kids. They’re fun, educational and great to do with at home or in the classroom this holiday season!
Kids love to learn, especially during the holidays. And what better way than with these free printable reindeer worksheets? These are perfect for developing handwriting skills and letter recognition, as well as scissor skills!
Santa needs your help! The elves have been very busy and he has a lot of work to do. He’s counting on you to dot the circles and work on counting, letter S recognition, and more. Download these free Santa do a dot printables to get to work.