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Each year, we make a gingerbread village in some way or form. This year, we were blessed by a sweet lady at church who gave us a kit for a gingerbread village. We had so much fun putting it together. There were five little houses so each of us made one. Here is our finished village.
We have been using some links and activities from SchoolhouseTeachers.com. This site is one we have been using for several year and have found a whole lot of wonderful resources on. The Christmas Corner on SchoolhouseTeachers is a great page where all the resources on the site that relate to Christmas are all listed together with a link to the class page. This makes access really easy. When I look on The Christmas Corner for gingerbread, here is what I found:
- Christmas And Gingerbread from Adventures with Books: This resource lists a number of books related to gingerbread and gives activities with links for them.
- Christmas Architecture from Introduction to Architecture: This resource is a lesson from the Architecture class. There is information about the architecture of building a gingerbread house, links to videos and competitions with gingerbread, and the challenge of baking and building your own gingerbread house.
- There are a couple of resource pages found in the daily writing and the spelling courses.
When I did a search on SchoolhouseTeachers for gingerbread, I came up with even more!
- Additional Holidays has an activity for December with a gingerbread house. It includes a printable with some facts, hints, and a gingerbread house picture.
- In Hands-On Design Fun, there is a lesson on moving pictures in books that uses The Gingerbread Man story. It looks like a fun lesson that I am going to have Miss J try out.
- Preschool In A Box has a gingerbread theme in lesson 12. There are several gingerbread related activities that week.
We will make gingerbread cookies after we go to the store this week. We don’t have any molasses at the moment. And we are going to go through several of these activities. They will be lots of fun and make our gingerbread village building into a fun unit.
Experiential learning is lots of fun! Enjoy it!
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