Get ready for some easy holiday activities with kids using this list of 50+ ways to have gingerbread man fun.
Your kids will love these hands-on ideas, printables, games, and more for learning activities with gingerbread themes.
Wonderful Ways to Enjoy Activities with Gingerbread Friends
The gingerbread man story has been one of our family favorites for quite some time. There’s something magical about a baked figure springing to life and causing such mayhem.
Even more fun than the original gingerbread man storyline are all the variations! Gingerbread baby, girl, and other fun characters to keep the gingerbread theme running.
To make our holiday fun with kids even easier, I’m organizing a bunch of resources to have on hand when the time is ripe for special shared moments. And when mommy needs a breather from all the holiday excitement!
You’ll find a variety of ideas with gingerbread man themes for:
- Free Printables
- Hands-On Fun & Games
- Kits & Activities
Wishing you tons of holiday fun with your kids!
Free Printables to Enjoy Gingerbread Activities with Kids
Free Gingerbread Man Coloring Pages (Rock Your Homeschool): 5 different coloring pages with gingerbread man themes. Includes tracing and color-by-number activities.
Free Gingerbread Man Bookmarks (Rock Your Homeschool): Enjoy these bookmarks with gingerbread man themes to boost holiday reading time. Includes coloring and print-and-go!
Fun & Free Printable Gingerbread Man Activities (Rock Your Homeschool): Four free printable activities to color with gingerbread man and friends themes.
Free Gingerbread Man Activity Cube (Rock Your Homeschool): Need an easy way to get your kids to burn off some of that holiday energy & excitement? This free printable cube contains prompts to get your kids up and moving!
Gingerbread Man Color Printables (Mom Explores The Smokies): Practice coloring matching with these free gingerbread man printables for kids.
Gingerbread Symmetry Puzzles-Free Printable for Preschool (No Time for Flashcards): Hands-on symmetry practice with gingerbread man themes.
Hands-On Fun & Games with Gingerbread Men
Gingerbread Cloud Dough Recipe (Growing a Jeweled Rose): Give your kids some hands-on activities with gingerbread with this easy-to-make cloud dough recipe. A bit messy but worth the yummy smells!
Gingerbread Centers & Activities for Gingerbread Week (Freebies Too) (Pocket of Preschool): Awesome ideas for learning fun with gingerbread man. You’ll find creative ways to add gingerbread themes to your holiday fun plus great ideas of using a Gingerbread Man to visit instead of Elf on the Shelf (fabulous alternative!).
Gingerbread Playdough Recipe & Gingerbread Baby Activities for Kids (Amazing Mess with Stacie Nelson): More hands-on fun with gingerbread man themes! Combine cooking and playdough fun for creative learning with your kids.
The Gingerbread Man Retelling Props (Masks) (KindergartenWorks on Teachers Pay Teachers): These printable props are wonderful ways to boost reading and storytime fun with kids.
Free Printable Gingerbread Roll and Count Math Game (Life Over Cs): Fun math game featuring a cute gingerbread man that kids will love!
Dramatic Play Gingerbread Man Activity for Preschool (Fun-A-Day): Find ideas for materials and more for creative play featuring gingerbread man themes.
Gingerbread Man Gross Motor Activity (Pre-K Pages): Awesome activity that combines early reading fun with gingerbread man themes.
Gingerbread Unit Activities for First Grade (Babbling Abby): Ideas for making graphs, organizers, speech bubbles, and writing fun with gingerbread man.
A Peek Inside Our Gingerbread Land! (Around the Kampfire): Tons of great ways to have learning fun with gingerbread man, including DIY folders, Decorating for Data, and Sequencing Story Map.
Gingerbread Paint Recipe (Growing a Jeweled Rose): Super simple way to make yummy smelling puffy paint with your kids for fun with gingerbread.
Gingerbread Man Activities with Science/STEM Themes
The Gingerbread Man Science Activities (Science Sparks): Fantastic ideas for STEM activities with gingerbread man themes.
FREE Gingerbread Man Trap STEM Engineering Challenge (Growing a STEM Classroom): Free printable cards to guide your kids in STEM fun with gingerbread man themes.
Gingerbread Man Christmas Science Experiments (Little Bins for Little Hands): Find ideas for gingerbread man scented slime, Christmas chemistry, and more!
Gingerbread Genotypes and Punnett Square Practice: A Holiday Activity (UtahRoots at Teachers Pay Teachers): Gingerbread man science fun for older kids.
Christmas Crystal Gingerbread Man Science Activity (Little Bins for Little Hands): Another awesome activity for science fun with gingerbread man. Adult help and supervision is required.
A Christmas STEM Project~Healthy Gingerbread Houses (Digging Deep): Interesting approach to building gingerbread houses with your kids.
Gingerbread Friends Fun with Books
Go to your library (or just click on the images below) to find these books themes featuring gingerbread man and friends.
The Gingerbread Man Loose in the SchoolThe Gingerbread GirlThe Gingerbread Man Loose at ChristmasGingerbread BabyThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread CowboyThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread Man (Easy-To-Read Folktales)The Gingerbread Boy (Paul Galdone Classics)The Gingerbread BoyThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread ManCatch That Cookie!Ten Tiny Gingerbread MenThe Gingerbread Kid Goes to School (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)Gingerbread Friends
Fun Kits & Activities for Gingerbread Man Themes with Kids
Because sometimes you just need open-and-go, easy ways to have holiday fun with kids 🙂
In the Mix Gingerbread Cookie Kit, Ninja, 9.5 OunceWilton Build-it-Yourself Gingerbread Lighthouse Decorating KitWilton Build It Yourself Mini Village Gingerbread House Decorating KitStep2 My First Gingerbread HouseLEGO 40139 Gingerbread House (277 Pieces)LEGO 5005156 Gingerbread ManFun Express Gingerbread House Cardboard Christmas Treat Boxes – 12 Piece Pack
Videos Featuring Gingerbread Men and Friends
What are other ways to enjoy Gingerbread Man themes with your kids?
Share your ideas in the comments!