Cookies make everything better, so be sure to grab this Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie Playdough Activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten. Prompt students to choose a learning center task card and create a gingerbread cookie by following the “recipe”.
Children will have a sweet time while strengthening the following skills:
– One-to-one correspondence
– Number recognition
– Number quantity
– Set recognition
– Spatial relations
– More/less/same concept
– Social emotional
– Fine motor
– Following directions
Print these 10 activity cards out on cardstock. For heavy use, lamination is recommended. Supply students with playdough, gingerbread man cookie cutters, googly eyes, acrylic jewels and/or sequins, small pieces of rickrack, mini bows, buttons, and beads.
Be sure to facilitate conversation during this activity. Ask your students to describe their creations, and ask them which items they used more/less/same of.
Let the imaginations soar and the creating begin!