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Gingerbread Man Craftivity [Free Template]

Christmas is a time for kids to get creative with crafts!

You don’t need to buy expensive kits or supplies, just grab some paper and let kids try some easy papercrafts.

Whether you’re making Christmas cards, decorations, or gifts this holiday season, this gingerbread man craftivity is perfect for early elementary children.

The writing prompt can help kids practice handwriting skills while they learn about the importance of imagination at Christmastime!

Download the free printable template and make this cute gingerbread boy or girl at home or at school.

Also, look through all of our gingerbread man activities for kids for even more ideas!

Cute Gingerbread Man Activity

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • White cardstock or paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Gingerbread template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the gingerbread template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding gingerbread man craft template

Create the gingerbread face by gluing the eyes in the middle of the face, just above the mouth.

hand gluing eye to gingerbread man craftivity

Next, take the cheeks and glue them on either side of the mouth.

hand gluing cheek to gingerbread man craftivity

Take the icing hair and glue it to the top of the head, just above the eyes. Trim off any excess paper from the top.

hand gluing icing hair to gingerbread man craftivity

Glue the bow to the top of the head for a girl or below the smile for a boy.

hand gluing bowtie to gingerbread man craftivity

Place the completed gingerbread boy or girl on a colored piece of paper and glue it down. Cut out, leaving a border around the gingerbread head.

hands gluing gingerbread man head to red paper
hand cutting out gingerbread head

Position the writing prompt in the middle of a blank colored paper (the same as the background of the head) and leave a larger gap at the top of the paper to have room to glue the head in place. Glue it down.

hand gluing writing prompt to gingerbread man craftivity

Place the gingerbread head at the top of the writing prompt paper and glue it down.

hand gluing head to gingerbread man craftivity

Create the gingerbread arms by gluing the icing decorations near the end of the hand.

hand gluing icing decoration to gingerbread man arm

Take the hands and glue them to each of the top corners of the writing prompt paper.

hand gluing arm to gingerbread man craftivity

Finish off by completing the writing prompt.

Isn’t this an easy craft and learning activity? We think it’s super cute too!

hand holding gingerbread man craftivity

Christmas Unit For Kids

Let the festivities continue by creating an entire Christmas-themed unit for kids! Read on below for our top ideas.

First, start with children’s books. Reading aloud to your child can help them in so many different ways – from learning to focus, to improve their vocabulary, and more!

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!

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Of course, you know if you’ve been on our site before, we love crafts! Not only are they fun, but they can also help them with fine motor skills, creativity, and patience. Here are some of our most popular ideas:

Christmas is coming and we have the perfect activity to keep your little ones busy this holiday season. These gingerbread man worksheets are great for preschoolers or kindergarteners who want to work on handwriting practice, scissor skills, and letter recognition.

These Christmas pattern block mats are a great STEM activity that’s also fun. They can help to improve children’s fine motor skills and their knowledge of shapes as they build the different patterns with blocks.

girl gingerbread man craftivity

This free printable roll a reindeer game is the perfect idea to keep your kids occupied and happy during these cold winter months. It’s also a fun way to get them counting while they’re at it! Download this printable, grab some dice, and create some holiday cheer!

Want a fun way to spend a winter day? Kids will enjoy these Christmas color by numbers printables. They’re a fun and festive activity that is also educational, as they learn to identify colors, count, and color within the lines.

The countdown to the holidays is on, and if you’re like us, you can’t wait! To help keep kids entertained during this busy time (and improve some skills at the same time), we’ve put together these Santa do a dot printables. They’re great for helping kids with fine motor skills, counting, and letter recognition.

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Gingerbread Man Craftivity

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This gingerbread man craftivity is an easy and fun way to get your kids excited about writing.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • White cardstock or paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Gingerbread template

Instructions

  1. Download the gingerbread template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Create the gingerbread face by gluing the eyes in the middle of the face, just above the mouth.
  3. Next, take the cheeks and glue them on either side of the mouth.
  4. Take the icing hair and glue it to the top of the head, just above the eyes. Trim off any excess paper from the top.
  5. Glue the bow to the top of the head for a girl or below the smile for a boy.
  6. Place the completed gingerbread boy or girl on a colored piece of paper and glue it down. Cut out, leaving a border around the gingerbread head.
  7. Position the writing prompt in the middle of a blank colored paper (the same as the background of the head) and leave a larger gap at the top of the paper to have room to glue the head in place. Glue it down.
  8. Place the gingerbread head at the top of the writing prompt paper and glue it down.
  9. Create the gingerbread arms by gluing the icing decorations near the end of the hand.
  10. Take the hands and glue them to each of the top corners of the writing prompt paper.
  11. Finish off by completing the writing prompt.

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