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.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR BUILD A GINGERBREAD BOY GAME:
- Build a Gingerbread Boy game board
- Gingerbread Boy template
- white cardstock
- googly eyes
- pom poms
- pipe cleaners
- red scrap pieces of foam/felt
HOW TO PLAY THE BUILD A GINGERBREAD BOY NUMBER GAME
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!
GINGERBREAD ACTIVITIES BY OUR CO-HOSTS
Creating a Gingerbread Alphabet Chain – Kori at Home
Gingerbread Letter Stamping
Gingerbread Spin a Letter and Build Doh Mats – Sea of Knowledge
Gingerbread salt name writing tray
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 Letter Cookies- Growing Book by Book
Build a Gingerbread House STEM-CraftCreateCalm
Scissor Skills Gingerbread house-Sugar Aunts