Sanity Savers: Cookie Craft

Written by Jacalyn Slingerland
Lead Play to Learn Facilitator

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MATERIALS

  • Brown construction paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Pom poms
  • Holiday ribbon (Save at least 2 and 1⁄2 feet of ribbon for later!)
  • Glue stick (*this will be used again later)
  • Scissors

HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE TO DO?

15 minutes

ACADEMIC SUBJECT(S):

Art
VA: CR 1.3.PK-4

DEVELOPMENT SUBJECT AREAS: Fine Motor Skills

• 2 Googly eyes • Plastic gems
• Stickers

Baking cookies together is an amazing family tradition anyone can do! Do you have a favorite cookie to eat or bake? This cookie isn’t something you bake, but it will still be a lot of fun to decorate. Holiday cookies were eaten beginning in the Middle Ages, that’s over 500 years ago! Gingerbread cookies became associated with the holidays because Queen Elizabeth I, had these cookies made for herself and guests.

DIRECTIONS

STEP1 Draw an outline for your gingerbread person.
STEP 2 Cut out your gingerbread person.
STEP 3 Take your cotton balls and begin pulling them apart gently.
STEP 4 You can use the pulled cotton balls as icing on your gingerbread person.
STEP 5 Glue on your googly eyes.
STEP 6 Add a bow, bowtie, and/or a belt to your gingerbread person using the ribbon!
STEP 7 Decorate your cookie however you want!

VOCABULARY

COOKIE CUTTER: A tool used to cut cookie dough into specific shapes and designs.

MOLASSES: A thick dark brown syrup that is made from sugar and is very important in baking gingerbread men cookies.

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