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Have a Gingerbread Party: Bake, Create, and Read!

Setting aside time for baking and memory-making can be made much sweeter when followed by some relevant, related reading.
on November 24, 2014

Wintertime is the perfect time for baking and creating, and a family favorite of ours has always been baking gingerbread houses!

Take some time this busy holiday season to tie on the aprons and spread some flour on the counter while you and the kids try your hand at baking some gingerbread people.

Use this Classic Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies printable from the Scholastic Teachers site for the recipe.

And then grab some of these favorite books about gingerbread cookies, gingerbread people, and more:


The Gingerbread Boy by Richard Egielski


The Gingerbread Bear by Robert Dennis, illustrated by Tammie Lyon


The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst


The Gingerbread Doll by Susan Tews, illustrated by Megan Lloyd


The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristen Kladstrup, illustrated by Matt Tavares


Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett


Ten Gingerbread Men by Ruth Galloway


Snipp, Snapp, Snurr, and the Gingerbread by Maj Lindman


The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Does your family make gingerbread boys or girls during the winter? Have you tried to make a gingerbread house?  We'd love to know!

Please share your thoughts on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on Twitter, @teachmama, and let's continue the conversation!

Read all posts by Amy Mascott.

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