Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected

Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected
Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected
Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected
Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected
Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected
Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected
Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected
Christmas Art Gingerbread Boy Ornament Literature Connected
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Integrate literature and art with this Gingerbread Boy keepsake ornaments activity embedded with fine motor skills! Students practice tracing, cutting, gluing, and counting while creating the ornament. They also draw, create a pattern, and use a paintbrush.

The skills-embedded art activity will supplement a read-aloud of your favorite gingerbread man, gingerbread boy, or gingerbread baby story.

This activity can be completed in centers over a period of three days, or with individual students with an adult helper. Students will need some supervision for the art activity.

This lesson includes the following:
- national visual arts standards information
- a list of art concepts and skills addressed
- a list of materials needed
- detailed steps for introducing the lesson
- suggestions for responding to literature
- step-by-step directions for the art activity
- ideas for extending the lesson with writing
- a gingerbread boy shape template
- a gingerbread boy cookie recipe

Also included: ‘Draw and Write’ literature response template offered in three versions for responding to gingerbread man, gingerbread boy, or gingerbred baby stories. Each is offered in two versions, with blank writing space and with writing lines.

And... my personal favorite gingerbread boy cookie recipe, just because!


This art lesson is designed to teach art appreciation and artist behavior, and to foster authentic art-making and art education.

National Core Visual Arts Standards are listed at the beginning of the lesson.

Because I teach in California, this lesson also includes a list of the California Visual Arts Standards addressed for Kindergarten.

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More literature-based art lessons:
Art with Snowmen - Two Literature-Based Torn Paper Collage Lessons
Elmer and Friends - An Art Lesson Connecting Art, Literature, and Math
Three Literature-Based Art Lessons for Kindergarten

For more fine motor skills development:
Motor Skills Activity Task Cards

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I am a retired elementary classroom teacher, a former art teacher, an artist and a writer. I have a Multiple Subjects credential, a Single Subject credential for Art and English, LDS/ESL certification, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Mathematics focus, and Montessori certification. I have worked with all elementary grades, and with special groups including ELL, GATE, and At-Risk students. Creating Art With Kids and Share2Learn lessons and resources are designed to foster student creativity, choice, and independence, and to encourage authentic art-making. Consideration is given to developmental appropriateness, differentiation possibilities, and teacher individuality. For this reason, directions are general, expectations are open-ended, and clip art on student pages is kept to a minimum.

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