Create a new manipulative activity by cutting out 3 or 4 large gingerbread boy shapes from brown felt. Using felt scraps, create pieces of clothing, facial features, hair, etc. so that the children can “decorate” the cookie. It can be decorated and redecorated as many times as they wish.
Cork Gingerbread People: I saw these at a craft store and decided to make them as parent gifts with my class. We used cork drink coasters; cut out a small gingerbread person. You can then dress them in fabric clothes, or do as we did: use fabric paint to add facial features and buttons. We then added a magnet to the back. Easy, but so cute!