This week the girls and I have been reading The Gingerbread Man, The Gingerbread Baby and other versions of the story.
I decided to let the girls practice decorating on paper before we got to the actual cookies to decorate. Add glitter and glue to anything and my girls are happy. :) It's a super easy activity, a chance for them to show lots of creativity, and just plain fun! Using glue provided lots of practice with fine motor skills, too. I simply cut out a bunch of gingerbread shapes, and then provided decorating supplies for them to go crazy with. For the glue, I put some Elmer's in a small container and gave them cotton swabs to use. Much easier than handling a glue bottle, especially for my 1 year old.
They turned out adorable, and they spent (willingly) at least an hour working on them.