- Gingerbread man tracing
- Gingerbread man poem (optional)
- Draw one gingerbread man onto each paper.
- Give paper to child and have them put glue on the gingerbread man.
- Have them sprinkle cinnamon over the gingerbread man (and onto the glue).
- Shake off the excess cinnamon.
- Glue buttons onto the gingerbread man to complete!
- Make this a complete project by reading the gingerbread man poem before completing the activity.
- Make a ‘life size’ gingerbread man by having children trace each other’s bodies and then sprinkling cinnamon on them! Great for low vision kids and those who need work on gross motor skills.
- Have one "life size" gingerbread man and have a 3-5 children work to complete it to make it a group project and to encourage working together.
- Use other scents or textures such as powdered sugar or cocoa to create a different sensory experience.
- Leave out the buttons on this project and just have child glue and sprinkle. This makes it a two-step project which may help children with multiple disabilities or motor planning difficulties complete it more independently.
- Add simple visual and written step-by-step directions next to the activity to help children to complete it independently. (See picture on right)