What says December fun more than a gingerbread person? If you are looking for some fun ideas for learning activities in December – this fun decorate a gingerbread person craft is perfect!
Crafting with kids helps to develop fine motor skills. The act of grabbing a crayon, paintbrush, pom pom, ribbon, or glue develops the muscles that will later help your little one button their coat, tie their shoes, write their beautiful name, paint a masterpiece, and more!
Not to mention crafting can also help to develop skills such as boosting counting and pattern recognition, teaches shapes and colors, encourages critical thinking, builds resilience, and can even support learning to read!
Wow. All that from a craft? It’s time to get crafting!
If you are ready to get your little ones started on some fun crafts- you will love my free printables! Get yours below!
Using the Decorate a Gingerbread Person Free Printable
Here is how the free gingerbread person printable works:
Simply print out the free printable, you will notice that there are two versions of the gingerbread person. You can choose the boy or girl! You can feel free to print out one or both versions for your little one!
Supply plenty of decorating materials, and get to decorating!
How to Set up the Free Decorate a Gingerbread Person Printable
Here is what you will need to have on hand:
- Gingerbread person free printable
- Printer paper
- Decorating Material (Candy, buttons, beads, ribbon, glitter, glue…etc)
I suggest printing out more than one copy, your child will likely enjoy decorating so much that they will ask to do it again and again! Having the supplies all set out and ready, the glue and beads open, and everything easily accessible will make the process much smoother (and much more fun!)
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Other Ways to Use this Free Printable Gingerbread Person
Not interested in messy craft play? You don’t have to use this free printable as a decorating craft at all!
Here are a couple other ideas for other uses:
- Simply let your child color the gingerbread person
- Cutting practice! Let your little one color and cut out the gingerbread person
- Stick puppets – Color the gingerbread printables, print, and attach to a popsicle stick
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You can be as creative as you want and let your little ones have fun with this free printable gingerbread person!
I hope your little one enjoys decorating this free gingerbread person! When playing is learning, learning is fun!
How did you use the free gingerbread person printable? Let me know below!