Run, run, fast as you can! See the best from Pinterest below, if you're a gingerbread fan.
I'd ask my daughter, "Again? Are you sure?" When she was a preschooler, she was obsessed with The Gingerbread Man after doing a project at Montessori. I loved when she'd sing "Run, run, fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!"
We had a version of the classic tale that was written by Jim Aylesworth and was illustrated by Barbara McClintock. I am a bit picky about books and I adore the illustrations.
Over time, my girls slowly outgrew this beautiful picture book. I recently donated it to a family friend. Their four-year-old daughter sat on my lap as I read the story. By the time we got to the fox, she was "reading" along with me, too. It made my heart melt. This post is dedicated to her.
Below are a few of my favorite gingerbread finds from the Growing Creative Kids collaborative Pinterest board.
Playful Gingerbread Activities for Kids:
Kitchen Gingerbread Activities for Kids:
Grab your aprons and head into the kitchen. Below you'll find recipes along with tips and tricks for creating gingerbread houses with your family.
Creative Decorating Ideas
Love the idea of using upside down ice-cream cones and trees...
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Cool Gingerbread Finds
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things....
Wilton's Gingerbread Boy Cookie Cutter with Plastic Grip
We have this and I love how easy it is for our girls to use.
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Giant Non-Stick Gingerbread Boy Pan With Decorating Kit
An awesome alternative and it would be perfect with chocolate cake, too!
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Educational Gingerbread Activities for Kids + Book Recommendations
Couple any of the gingerbread activities for kids listed above with a book and instantly make it into an educational experience. This is the version of the book we read 101 times. Find additional creative gingerbread math and writing ideas below!
A little inspiration for teachers...
Didn't find what you were looking for? Or are you searching for an ongoing creative resource?
Be sure to follow Growing Creative Kids, which is a collaborative board on Pinterest where parents, teachers, and bloggers come together to share unique kids projects.
Happy holidays friends,
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