These adorable Free Gingerbread House Coloring Pages are suitable for both kids and adults. It is a great way to occupy kids of all ages during winter break or as an easy classroom activity. Your kids can color them in at a build-a-gingerbread party, Christmas party, family dinner, or at your other holiday parties!
The winter holidays are a time for fun and family traditions. Themed activities such as decorating cookies or building a gingerbread house, dinners, arts and crafts are tons of fun. However, there are moments when all you want is an easy winter break activity that doesn’t need any prep. That’s where these adorable Gingerbread House Coloring Pages come in!
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A delightful aspect of the holiday season is gingerbread houses—which child doesn’t enjoy lavishly decorating a cookie house with frosting and candies? However, these coloring pages require less preparation, are less messy, and have no sugar, so they’re a great option!
A way to extend this activity is by reading a lovely book called Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. The story follows a young boy and his mother who bake a gingerbread baby that escapes from their oven and leads the crowd on a wild chase.
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Free Gingerbread House Coloring Pages
There are 10 cute gingerbread house templates to choose from in your printable PDF. All of them are free to get and print as many times as you like. Print one for everyone and make it a family activity! They’re also an ideal addition to your winter-themed lessons or as a winding-down activity.
The gingerbread houses are covered in various candies, peppermints, candy canes, gumdrops, and snowy rooftops. Let the kids pick any of these delightful winter scenes.
Printing tip: You might need to adjust the print size when printing out these coloring pages. Make sure to fit to printable area so that none of these high resolution pages get cut off.
We are heading into Winter, and I always love teaching the kids more about the season. Our Paper Doll Dress-up Printable is so popular and ideal for the changing season. Another great activity pack is the Penguin Life Cycle Pack, which is a favorite in my classroom! Penguins are rather fascinating. Did you know that there are 17 different species? I certainly did not until we engaged with this pack.
Simple Designs for Younger Kids
We can’t forget about your littlest ones. These coloring pages are simplified so that toddlers and younger kids can have free reign! You can also use it to teach them about two-step directives. For example, ask them to color in the page first and then tape it to the wall. I give my little one a piece of tape, and she tapes it up on a wall where she can reach it.
The open spaces in the house leave a lot of room for creativity. My little one used this as a birthday gift card for her grandparents. They simply adored the gesture!
If your older ones choose these designs, you’re sure to have some early finishers. Give out a prize based on a different skill each time, i.e., creativity or speed to teach them that everyone has different strengths.
You will have many options in your pdf get. This one is quite special to me. It is a picturesque countryside-themed Gingerbread House that gives all the feels of The Notebook! Try letting the kids decorate it in the colors of their own homes!
A little weirdness makes everything more enjoyable! This unique drawing is a reminder that differences make us more special.
This may not be Barbie’s Dream House or Ken’s Mojo Dojo Casa house, but it is a fun drawing for your little one. The little extensions to the house are so cute. I love it because we can always extend our lives and ourselves to make room for more wonderful things.
Detailed Designs for Teens and Adults
Winter is such a cozy season and the perfect time to let this creative activity take center stage in your home or classroom. These pages are suitable for older kids and adults. Pull some coloring supplies out during a festive holiday party, or let it be the highlight of your impressive bulletin board.
This sweet image has tiny flowers and hearts. The falling snow adds to the sweetness and magic!
This winter wonderland features melted snow. Extend the activity by discussing the different states of matter, i.e., solid, liquid, and gas. You can also ask the kids why snow melts.
The best part of a gingerbread house is getting to eat it! If you want, you can let the kids stick hard candies onto their coloring pages. It adds wonderful texture.
Does this image give you the chills? I like letting the kids place glue on the snowflakes. We then love to add some extra sparkle with glitter, which makes the coloring page a poster for our classroom.
This design can turn into a full-fledged family project. I added it to our November activities and let the kids team up to decorate it. The kids pasted it into their notebooks. You can also use these delightful images as workbook covers!
Different Ways to Use the Gingerbread House Coloring Pages
There are many ways to use these coloring pages. Here are some of our best ideas:
- Use the pages if you’re traveling during the holidays – they’re great during long flights or car rides.
- Use it as a calming activity – the holidays get super busy, so it’s important to wind down and recharge.
- Favors for a holiday party – print and bind these pages to add a personalized touch.
- Decorations – display your kids’ coloring pages which will make them feel so special.
- Indoor activity – with the cooler weather, these pages will occupy the kids when stuck indoors.
- As gift cards – it is a perfect gift topper! Use it to teach kids about the importance of small, thoughtful gestures.
- Cutting practice – Let the kids cut out the houses or decorations as cutting practice. Thereafter, paste the pieces on a piece of cardstock. These early skills are so important.
What Skills Do Coloring Pages Target
Coloring is not just a way to keep the kids busy. It’s also a simple way to target important developmental skills like:
- Improves Handwriting – Activities such as coloring will help teach them to hold writing tools correctly.
- Relaxation and Patience – Through coloring, children can benefit from processing their feelings, frustrations, and emotions. My kids and I love using these pages to de-stress.
- Improves Motor Skills – Fine motor skills help children to write and manipulate small objects. The actions, motions, and precise grip involved in coloring can aid in developing the muscles of the fingers, hands, and wrist.
- Improve Focus and Hand-Eye Coordination – The act of holding crayons, choosing colors, coloring different characters, and even sharpening crayons can all help with cultivating strong hand-eye coordination and spatial understanding in preschoolers.
- Stimulates Creativity – Children may express their creative side through coloring. It enables students to consider various color combinations and add a dash of creativity. If kids are coloring outside the lines or are not coloring ‘perfectly,’ don’t become frustrated with them. Their overall presentation is meant to be a reflection of themselves. Let your little artist take the reigns. To learn more about The RIGHT Way To Do Crafts With Kids, check this out!
Where to get the free printable
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