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CANDY CANES AND COOKIES: HOLIDAY TREATS IN THE CLASSROOM

Today I'm linking up with Focused in Fifth, to share with you My Holiday Treat Ideas!






Each year we count down to our Holiday party by doing fun Gingerbread Activities and Learning Fun! We Read all the great Gingerbread Books and students each sign up to bring different items for our Gingerbread Store! 

Students would have to plan their Gingerbread Houses and buy materials to create them. 


Parent volunteers are key to the success of a great Gingerbread House Making Project! 

Teachers and students have been making them for years 
but if you would like a step by set here you go!

I make mine with Milk cartons. So earlier in the week I ask the students to bring back their milk cartons from the cafeteria. I rinse them out and dry them for a couple of days. 
Next, I hot glue the cartons onto a sturdy heavy duty paper plate in preparation for the day of Gingerbread Making. 

Here is a list of items you may need: 

  • Graham Crackers
  • Cans of frosting
  • Lots of Candy

Steps to making your Gingerbread Houses: 

  1. Place the graham crackers around the milk carton.
  2. Create a roof anyway you like. 
  3. Use lots of frosting as glue to hold your crackers to the carton. 
  4. Cover any cracks where graham crackers meet with more frosting
  5. Add colorful candies to make it your own special house!
I prefer they take them home to enjoy! One year I found these perfect gift boxes but if you are on a budget like most of us then large plastic bags also can work to cover them as they travel home. 

Check out these other great Gingerbread Treats to add to the fun! 


What math products are getting you through this month? You can link up and share your ideas, or check out other great holiday treats @Focused in Fifth





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