Some communities host Gingerbread House Contests every December and showcase the most amazing gingerbread house.  If you are lucky enough to live near such an event attend it with your family as part of this Theme Day!

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Try searching online for more Gingerbread

 colouring pages.




Search through your child’s DVD/ video collection (or visit your local library beforehand or the Video Store) to find your child’s favourite shows about the gingerbread man or a gingerbread house.

Try to find this non-fiction title at your local library:

This is Daniel Cook, Making Gingerbread, marble Media, 2005 



Print out my DecoratedGingerbread House Colouring Pageor the Undecorated Gingerbread House.
Print out my
Gingerbread Man Templateand have your child design his/her own Gingerbreadman using crayon or markers.
Print out this
Varied Gingerbread People Template and have your child design more figures.


Make some Gingerbread play dough:


 1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

2 tsp cream of tarter

1 tsp vegetable oil

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp allspice, ginger and nutmeg

1 cup of water

1 tsp vegetable oil

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a medium sized saucepan. Mix the water and vegetable oil in a separate bowl and then pour into the dry ingredients.  Stir to mix together well.

Put the pot on low heat and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, or until dough-like. Roll into a ball and let it it until cool.  Then it is ready for play!

Keep it in a container so it won't dry out!



Q: What did the gingerbread man put on his bed?

A: A cookie sheet!