Kids love to decorate gingerbread men, especially during the holidays. Sneak a little math in with the decorating and you'll find that the gingerbread man is an excellent teacher.
In this activity, your child will work on fine motor skills while she helps your roll out the dough and use the cookie cutters. She'll also practice logic and counting with gingerbread cookie shirts and pants. This hands-on activity brings the five senses into play!
What You Need:
- Gingerbread cookie recipe (click here for a recipe from allrecipes.com)
- Gingerbread man cookie cutter
- Can of white frosting
- Food coloring (3 colors)
- Cookie sheet
- Rolling pin
- 3 bowls
- Gingerbread man story