Gingerbread man season is upon us. This holiday season, I’ve been looking at numerous ways to encourage name writing, crafting for fine motor AND inspiring children to read. These Gingerbread bulletin board ideas will be a hit! Looking for some super cute winter bulletin boards? These make the perfect addition to your preschool or kindergarten classroom.
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Easy bulletin boards gingerbread men
With preschool kids, we want to make sure they can actually make the craft. So the simpler the shapes, the better.
I love when they also make their own gingerbread house pictures each year. That is definitely one of our favorite crafts.
Themed bulletin boards are always a great idea to inspire creativity in your students.
There are different ways in doing this, but it’s pretty simple get the kids to create the craft using simple shapes and crafting materials like construction paper, then hang the crafts on the bulletin board.
Free Christmas printable binder. See more examples and ideas here.
Gingerbread bulletin boards
The best bulletin boards often come from showcasing student work.
They will love these hung on the classroom door during the winter season, and what’s more, encourage them to read more by adding more book titles to the template throughout the month! This is a favorite December bulletin board idea in our classroom.
I usually start it early however, towards the end of November so that we could get the most out of our Gingerbread unit.
It’s a fun way to get them excited about the season and a great way to kick off the holiday spirit!
Gingerbread color match printable activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
Gingerbread Name Craft
Children’s names are a common theme in pre-k and kindergarten for me. We can’t get enough name writing activities and printables for this time of year.
And adding name printables to the Gingerbread theme activities is a no brainer.
This printable is a great addition to your small group name literacy crafts and centers.
If you don’t want to use it as a Bulletin board, you could also use it just as a craft (it’s optional to add the template of the book), but I think it’s so much fun seeing the kids faces light up when they add a book title to their ‘read books’.
This super cute Gingerbread name craft is in my TPT store, see the link here or below.
Good books for Gingerbread theme
Below I have found some of the best titles for a gingerbread classroom theme, these are below.
How to set up the bulletin board
This board is easy to set up, just print out the letters to the sentence “Read, read as much as you can!” and hang it on the board along with the kids finished gingerbreadman craft.
They can come back to the craft and add more book titles as they go
. I love doing crafts and I also love incorporating a learning aspect to these crafts like fine motor skills, literacy, counting and more.
Fun Name Arts and Crafts printable activities
What’s included in the gingerbread craft
This craft can’t be simpler to make, just print the templates shown, have the kids color the template, then add the eyes, the mouth etc.
There are options for these in the file. So choose whichever templates work best for you.
I’ve added options with color and blacklines.
Older students can also enjoy this winter wonderland craft by adding the books they have read onto it throughout the month of November and December.
It will make a cut display and it can easily be differentiated.
More Christmas printables you might like
- Ugly Christmas Sweater Craft Name Printable for Kids
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- Printable Name Tracing Reindeer Christmas Craft
- Christmas Nativity Scene Printable Busy Book Binder Pages
If you’re doing a gingerbread theme, these activities below are fantastic.
Gingerbread Escape Room Riddles
Step into a world of sweet intrigue and ginger-spiced mystery with the Gingerbread Escape Room Riddles Mystery Codes activity! This immersive and engaging experience is designed to captivate young minds while igniting their problem-solving skills in a fun, holiday-themed setting.
Imagine entering a gingerbread wonderland, adorned with delightful aromas and charming decorations. The challenge begins as participants encounter a series of riddles and clues strategically placed throughout the room. Each riddle, intricately woven into the theme, prompts critical thinking and creative problem-solving, making the entire experience both thrilling and educational.
Participants dive headfirst into the gingerbread-themed puzzles, deciphering codes, and unlocking hidden clues that guide them toward the ultimate goal – cracking the mystery codes to escape the gingerbread room. The riddles vary in complexity, catering to different skill levels and ensuring an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all participants.
The thrill of uncovering each clue and the satisfaction of piecing together the mystery create a memorable experience that blends entertainment with learning seamlessly.
This Gingerbread Escape Room Riddles Mystery Codes activity isn’t just about solving puzzles; it’s about fostering teamwork, encouraging creative thinking, and celebrating the joy of the holiday season in a uniquely engaging way. It’s an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in a world of conundrums and challenges while savoring the magic of gingerbread delightfully intertwined with learning and fun.
Gingerbread Jokes Handwriting Worksheets
Get ready to infuse some giggles and handwriting practice into the holiday season with the Gingerbread Jokes Handwriting Worksheets! This delightful activity merges the charm of gingerbread with the joy of laughter while sharpening kids’ handwriting skills in a fun-filled setting.
These worksheets are a perfect blend of whimsical humor and handwriting exercises, featuring a collection of gingerbread-themed jokes that’ll tickle funny bones and inspire festive creativity. Each page showcases a unique joke accompanied by traceable handwriting lines, inviting kids to practice their penmanship while enjoying some hearty chuckles.
The activity begins with kids encountering amusing jokes that revolve around gingerbread—ranging from playful puns to sweet, witty humor. As they read and giggle over each joke, they’re prompted to trace the joke itself, enhancing their fine motor skills and handwriting precision.
This engaging blend of humor and handwriting practice not only keeps children entertained but also encourages them to refine their writing skills in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. As they trace the jokes, children reinforce letter formation, spacing, and overall handwriting legibility, all while reveling in the holiday-themed amusement.
The whimsy of gingerbread houses, sassy gingerbread characters, and holiday cheer sprinkled across each worksheet adds a dash of festive magic to the learning process. The joyous ambiance fosters a positive attitude towards writing and instills a sense of accomplishment as kids complete each page.
Gingerbread Name Craft Access
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