Gingerbread Theme and Activities

Lots of fun crafts and recipes for gingerbread: a food associated with the holiday season.

Gingerbread Crafts

Gingerbread Cinnamon Dough

  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ginger
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup white school glue (optional)

Add the cinnamon and ginger to the applesauce. You may add glue for added thickness.
Store unused dough in a bowl with plastic wrap as a cover

Gingerbread Houses
Cover a small milk carton with brown construction paper. Offer a variety of items for decoration.

Gingerbread Recipes

Gingerbread Recipes

Gingerbread Songs and Rhymes

Stir a bowl of gingerbread,
Smooth and spicy brown.
Roll it with a rolling pin,
Up and up and down.
With a cookie cutter,
Make some little men.
Put them in the oven
Till half past ten!

Eat, Eat, Your Gingerbread Boy Tune: Row, Row, Row, Your Boat
Eat, eat, your Gingerbread Boy,
Before he runs away.
Faster, faster, faster please,
Don’t let him get away!

Catch, catch the Gingerbread Boy,
Catch him, yes, today.
Faster, faster, faster still,
For he has run away.

Say bye-bye to the
Gingerbread Boy.
Say good-bye today.
Say so long for he is gone.
The fox ate him today.

Gingerbread Stories

More Gingerbread Fun and Activities

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