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How to Make Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread themed learning activities for preschoolers, including how to make healthy gluten free gingerbread men.

A fun gingerbread man decorating activity for kids, plus more learning fun.

This week, we read The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. It is a nicely illustrated version of the classic tale, and we read it because it was this week’s Virtual Book Club pick. Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett and Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun are two fun alternatives for this theme.

We had to move our family to a gluten free diet about a year and a half ago, and the kids miss making gingerbread men and gingerbread houses. Eventually, I will find a decent gluten-free gingerbread recipe. Please let me know if you happen to have one? In the meantime, the kids enjoyed decorating and eating these very healthy gluten free gingerbread men!

DIY Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

Making healthy gluten free gingerbread men is easy!



Place your tortilla on a plate or cutting board. A cutting board works better, in our experience, even though the plate apparently made it into my photo. Press down until you have cut out your gingerbread man shape.

A fun and healthy alternative to decorating gingerbread men.

Take your gingerbread man and decorating supplies to the table.

My kids loved this easy gluten-free gingerbread man decorating activity.

Get to work decorating! We just placed the decorations on our men and then the kids picked them off to eat them. If you want the decorations to stick, cream cheese should work well.

How to Make Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Men, and other fun gingerbread themed learning activities for kids.

My kids used the scraps from their tortillas to add onto their gingerbread men. This is seven-year-old Lily’s creation – she added shoes, some ground, and a sandwich for her gingerbread man.

A fun, healthy, gluten free gingerbread man decorating alternative.

Enjoy eating your gluten free gingerbread man!

More Gingerbread Themed Learning Fun for Kids

As always, my co-hosts have some great educational activities to go along with this week’s book, The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth. These activities will also work with Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett and Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun.

Gingerbread THEMED Literacy ACTIVITIES



Movement Gingerbread ACTIVITIES

Learning Colors with Gingerbread



2016-17 season virtual book club for kids books and activities

Click on the image above to see all of the themes, books, and activities for this year’s 2016-17 Virtual Book Club for Kids! I am updating the page as new posts go live.

Do you have a fun gingerbread themed learning activity we should try? Let me know in the comments. You can also share photos on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram

MaryAnne at Mama Smiles
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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

9 thoughts on “How to Make Healthy Gluten Free Gingerbread Men”

  1. Oh, that’s clever! I have not attempted GF gingerbread men. I feel like, with all GF recipes, there’s a lot of trial and error until you find the one you like. Let me know if you find one!

  2. Natalie PlanetSmartyPants

    This is an easy way out for those of us who don’t want to bake. And healthy too!

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