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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 December 08, 2017

Editor's note: This post was originally published 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.

After you find a recipe you like, 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 people 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!

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