Monday, December 5, 2016

Build a Gingerbread Boy Number Game

When I think of Christmas, I think of Gingerbread. Gingerbread houses, gingerbread cookies, and gingerbread ornaments! This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.

For our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids we are reading The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth this week! We always have fun playing games, especially when they are number games! Our build a gingerbread boy game helps build some simple fine motor skills and reviews numbers 0-5.  



To get started you need to print out a game board and a gingerbread boy template for each player.

Next you need to gather your materials! I used muffin tin liners for each child to hold their materials. In each muffin tin liner I put two googly eyes, three buttons, one red piece of foam, one pom pom, and one pipe cleaner.

Then I grabbed the die and the players took turns rolling! On their turn they rolled the die and whatever number they rolled they added that item to the gingerbread man. If they rolled a six I let them pick what they wanted to add. The players took turns rolling and adding materials. 

The game is played until one person has added all of their items to their gingerbread boy. 

This is such an easy, but fun game! We created a similar build a snowman game a few years ago and the kids have had such a good time creating with it as well!

Do you have any other favorite gingerbread themed activities? We love our gingerbread men number hop and giant gingerbread people activities!

This week our Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts have also been creating gingerbread boy themed activities to share with you! Click on the links below to see what they shared!


Alphabet Activities

Creating a Gingerbread Alphabet Chain - Kori at Home
Gingerbread Letter Stamping
Gingerbread Spin a Letter and Build Doh Mats - Sea of Knowledge

Name Activities

Gingerbread Name Activity - Books and Giggles
Gingerbread salt name writing tray

Number Activities
Counting with Gingerbread Men - Powerful Mothering
Gingerbread Number Match
Gingerbread Spin a Letter & Trace / Build Doh Mats - Sea of Knowledge
Gingerbread Man DIY Maths Maniulpatives - Rainy Day Mum
Build a Gingerbread Boy Number Game- Toddler Approved
Gingerbread Man Story - Printable Finger Puppets
Gingerbread Man Letter Cookies- Growing Book by Book

Cooking Activities
Build a Gingerbread House STEM-CraftCreateCalm

Color Activities

Movement Activities
Scissor Skills Gingerbread house-Sugar Aunts
Roll a Gingerbread Man- Teach Beside Me
How to Sew a Gingerbread Ornament With Your Child - The Educators' Spin On It


1 comment:

  1. What a fun activity to practice counting. The Gingerbread Man is one of my kids favorite stories.


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