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If your family has never played the Roll a Gingerbread Man dice game, it’s time to remedy that!
This is a fun way to keep kids engaged while they have to wait for dinner to be ready, for those cookies to bake,
or just need a time filler Christmas vacation game!
I love that this is simple enough for your preschooler to jump in on the fun and enjoy it as much as your high schooler.
You will notice, though, that things will start to get festively competitive with older kids playing this!
This is an easy game for all ages to play.
Each player starts with a plain gingerbread man and everybody takes turns in rolling a die.
The first person to finish decorating their gingerbread man wins.
When is one’s Gingerbread Man finished?
A Gingerbread Man is deemed complete when he has
- A face
- A hat
- A scarf or bowtie
Best way to print the game sheets?
For durability, I would recommend printing the sheets out on white cardstock.
Once the sheets have been printed, the first thing you will need to do is cut around the die and assemble it.
(If your kids are like my Ana, who can use a whole glue stick on a single craft project, you really should cash in on the savings a box of 30 glue sticks gets you, on Amazon.)
Still unsure how to play? Here’s a detailed play-by-play of how this game rolls out.
- Pass out a gingerbread man, to each person playing this game.
- Starting with the youngest first, take turns in throwing the die.
Thus begins the decorating of the gingerbread man.
For example, if Ana gets a 5 when she rolls the die, she gets to pick an accessory/essential of choice, corresponding to the number 5.
Which in this case would be either a smiley face, a green elf’s hat, losing a turn (if picking a bow), or a pair of blue buttons.
- Continue taking turns till the first person completes making his gingerbread man.
This is easy enough for younger kids to play and yes, there are no limits on the number of people who can play.
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