Here is a super cute Christmas Craft for Kids based on one of our favorite Christmas books – The Gingerbread Pirates.
Believe it or not my kids were begging to do ‘preschool’ the week before Christmas. So even though I hadn’t planned anything I whipped something up. . . .
My kids are VERY into Gingerbread! They love our Gingerbread cookies (our recipe comes out super soft if you need one), gingerbread houses, and now their new favorite book: The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup. So we whipped up some Cinnamon Dough that will keep & smells amazing:
We made Gingerbread pirates using our gingerbread cookie cutter. Some had missing legs, just like in the book.
When they were cooked and cooled the kids painted their Gingerbread pirates with regular paint.
These were a HUGE hit in our house!
Gingerbread Man Wreath
We also made a gingerbread men wreath with our leftover dough. We pinched the gingerbread men together with a little water, pressed in a raisin buttons and baked. Then we painted the gingerbread men. It was super easy & turned out so cute!
We finished out our learning this week using the Free printable Gingerbread Pirate Worksheets for Kids (Preschool-3rd grade).
This zany Grow a Candy Cane Activity is another must try Christmas activity on its own, using an Elf on the Shelf, or to give out to classmates.
Finally, don’t miss our EPIC Christmas Around the World unit! This includes free printables, and detailed posts on over 40 countries Christmas traditions along with clever activities and yummy recipes to try!
Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
- 4 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 3/4 cup salt
- 1 large jar ground cinnamon about 3 oz
- Mix all ingredients in a mixer. No need to add flour on the counter to roll out! Roll & make gingerbread men. Cook on parchment paper lined baking sheet at 300 F for 1 hour. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool thoroughly before painting or covering in lacquer.