Brrr...I hope you are all finding a way to keep warm in the midst of this winter chill! What's that, you say? You are warm? It's 115 degrees where you live? Oh, yeah, me too. It was nice to pretend for a bit though, right? Well, even though we're downing gallons of Slurpees instead of sipping hot cocoa, just thinking about the holidays makes me feel as warm and fuzzy inside as I'm feeling outside. So in grand Christmas in July style I have a cute activity for you today. It's a gingerbread glyph. I mean seriously, is this guy cute or what?
I don't have any pictures of real samples to share, this being July and all, but I'll re-post this with some kid made cuteness in six months or so *adding to calendar...now*
Here's the glyph direction sheet. I usually try to make my printables easy on the ol' colored ink cartridge I mean seriously, I think ounce for ounce that ink costs more than gold! So for things like this I'll just print two or three and laminate or stick in a page protector and have the kids work together in small groups.
I do a whole big gingerbread unit which includes lots of yumminess like gumdrops and marshmallows, which of course I sample for freshness and safety. I'll post more on that as the holidays draw closer, but this is one of the centerpiece activities. Each child traces & cuts out a gingerkid and then uses scraps to decorate theirs according to the glyph directions. The file I'm sharing with you includes the directions, a sample to show the kids what a finished product might look like and one gingerbread shape that you can use as a guide to make patterns for the kids. Click here to get your copy and click on the Sweet Glyphs pic below to get a bulletin board title :)
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