Gingerbread Finger Puppet

Today I am very excited to be participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids!

I learned about it through Mama Smiles, my favorite parenting blog.  Each month a different author is featured and you can participate by sharing one of you favorite books by that author and an activity to go with it.  You can learn more about it on their Facebook page.  December’s author was Jan Brett.  Jan Brett interprets many classics with her distinctive and rich illustrations.

We have been very into gingerbread folk lately here and Gingerbread Baby is a fantastic updated version of Gingerbread Man particularly for its happy ending!  I won’t give it away except to say it ends with a happy gingerbread baby instead of a happy fox!

Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

Just like the Gingerbread Man, the Gingerbread baby is a runner who by the end of the story is being chased by many!  To celebrate this accomplished, frosted athlete how about a finger puppet craft to go with it!  Simply print out the following template gingerbread finger puppet and trace onto craft foam and cut.  Then decorate however you like.  We used Tulip fabric paint which has some dimension and looks a little like frosting.

Then slip your fingers into the 2 holes and watch your little guy take off!

Ann

I'm a practical mom inspired by nature & I enjoy sharing ideas that encourage kids' innate curiosity & creativity. Interested in subscribing? Check out the blue box at the top of my sidebar. I'm also a wannabe author/illustrator & product designer by day. Let's connect! doodlesandjots@hotmail.com. If you purchase through my Amazon links I get a small commission at no additional cost to you (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots)! And remember to always credit your source here & elsewhere on the internet.

12 comments

  1. I’M IMAGINING FINGERS (PUPPETS LEGS) DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE SYRUP LEAVING FINGER-FOOT PRINTS ACROSS PAPER PLATES AND HAVING MESSY DELICIOUS FUN.

  2. question — do you have any tips or suggestions for how to cut out the finger holes neatly? I’d like to use this activity at a Family Night, where parents would cut out the gingerbread person.

    • The method I used was to poke a hole in the foam then use a small pointy scissors but I wonder if you could find a hole punch at a craft store.

      Good luck and thanks!

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