Gingerbread Man Theme Day

I have been missing Mommy School.  A lot.  But let's be honest--Christmastime is a crazy time!  I haven't found a second to spare.  But I have wanted to enjoy some fun Christmas activities with Little Man.  So I compromised.  Instead of attempting daily activities, I decided to do weekly theme days.  It's basically an all-day party!


Last week, we had an entire "Gingerbread Man" day.

You might remember that we had a similar gingerbread party last year.  It's so fun to see how much more I can do with Little Man in just 1 year!  We had so much fun with last year's party that we decided to make this a tradition!

Little Man loves our Christmas book advent SO much!  Every morning he wakes up and runs downstairs to discover the latest Christmas book wrapped up under the tree. On this day, he woke up and found "The Gingerbread Man" story book.  He wanted to read this over and over again all day long.

We ate gingerbread pancakes for breakfast.  YUM!

We have a lovely felt advent calendar with a new felt ornament to hang on the tree every day.  Today, Little Man found a little gingerbread man hiding in the pocket and we added him to the tree!

We also made gingerbread play dough.  I used the recipe found here at Mrs. Fischer's Kinder~Themes.  It smelled great!


Little Man cut out a bunch of gingerbread men, and then made lots more gingerbread "cookies"!

He is so proud that he can cut out his own "cookies' now!  (Now I can't wait to make and decorate some real sugar cookies with him!)


I used a cookie cutter to create our own gingerbread man sandwiches.

But you know what's funny?  Little Man refused to eat his sandwich in this shape.  I made him a plain old PB&J and he gobbled it right up.  Gotta love toddlers.


After watching to be sure that the gingerbread man didn't jump out the window after being baked, he and Daddy decorated their very own gingerbread man cookie!  Little Man requested red frosting, M&M's, and chocolate chips.


He's cute... and tasty too!


Our gingerbread man was quickly beheaded.  Little Man requested to eat the head first!

He didn't last long at our house!

How are you enjoying Christmas with your kids?


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  1. How fun! You are such a creative and fun mommy. We haven’t done ANYTHING fun for Christmas. Our days are spent packing and cleaning. Our tree isn’t even decorated yet! So sad. We move on Saturday, so I am hoping that we can pack some fun into next week.

  2. Too fun! You are such a fun mom, Alison. ♥ This looks like a super way to spend a day leading up to Christmas. 🙂

  3. Do you have a link for the gingerbread pancakes? What a fun filled theme day!

  4. What a great day! We are doing the book advent this year and my boys could care less – isn’t that crazy? We read tons of books throughout the day (they are always asking to “reeeed mama reeeeed” but they Christmas books are not gaining their interest at all – they look at the book and then lay it down and walk away HA! Oh well 🙂 So, where did you find the most adorable felt advent tree I’ve ever seen???

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