Tuesday, December 4, 2012

All Gingerbread Houses Have Witches

We loved the mini Gingerbread theme so much that we continued it for another week. We made gingerbread character headbands and took turns chasing that gingerbread boy until he was finally eaten. We made a class story titled "Going on a Gingerbread Hunt", which included snow angels and a snowball fight as we made our way through the snowstorm. After making it to the gingerbread house and finding and eating the gingerbread man, piece by piece, we got chased home by a witch! After all, in the words of a very intelligent four-year-old "All gingerbread houses have witches." Good point.
We topped off our unit by making the coolest gingerbread houses out of milk cartons. We used graham crackers with marshmallow fluff adhesive. Add some vanilla frosting, gumdrops, Twizzlers, peppermints, M&M's, marshmallows, sprinkles and imagination and you have some really cool 'witch cribs.'

Alas, we never got a chance to make gingerbread men of our own. I have been searching endlessly for some ready-made gingerbread dough to no avail. Looks like I am going to have to roll up my sleeves and make some from scratch. Thankfully, I have another week to figure it out.