Making a gingerbread house together is one of the simple traditions that will build wonderful Christmas memories for you and your child. Whether you make it from scratch or from a kit, your little one will be delighted with the results, even if it is a bit lop-sided!
(actions beneath the words)
The Gingerbread House
Oh I really, really want to build a gingerbread house!
(make a pointed roof with both hands)
It could be a lovely home for a little mouse!
(make curly whiskers with fingers at cheeks)
We must make it stick together with some sugar glue,
(mime sticking action with clenched fists on top of one another)
And decorate with jelly beans that we can eat too!
(pretend to eat the jelly beans and rub tummy)
(sing to the tune of Miss Polly Had A Dolly)
Gingerbread House from our Kids’ Songs for Christmas series . It’s very easy to pick up as it borrows it’s tune from the well known song Miss Polly Had A Dolly, and if you’re not sure how it goes, have a listen to the chime bar clip above.
It’s a fun song to sing with the actions for toddlers as it’s so easy, and it’s the perfect song to sing while you’re making your gingerbread house together.
But if there isn’t time for baking, you could still make a lovely gingerbread collage together. Check out this one below made from fabric scraps and buttons. You could have loads of fun getting creative with the decorations!