Thursday, December 04, 2008

Christmas Post Day 8: A "Sweet" Activity At Christmas

For a fun activity this Christmas, check out some of these titles at the library, then read aloud to your kids while they nibble on gingerbread cookies and drink hot chocolate. If you are feeling energetic you can make gingerbread men together first. But if you don't have time, the Pepperidge Farm kind will work just fine!

“The Gingerbread Boy” by Paul Galdone (old classic)

“Gingerbread Baby” by Jan Brett

“The Gingerbread Cowboy” by Janet Squires

“The Gingerbread Man – An Old English Folktale” by John A. Rowe

“The Gingerbread Girl” by Lisa Campbell Ernst

“The Gingerbread Boy” by Richard Egielski

“The Runaway Tortilla” by Eric A. Kimmel

“The Gingerbread Man in Signed English” by Michelle A. Herx

“The Gingerbread Rabbit” by Randall Jarrell

(List from Julie Druck's email newsletter "A Heart For Home," December 08 edition. To subscribe, send an email to

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Theresa said...

I have never left comments on a blog before but I have really enjoyed your blog and visit it daily. I have never had the opportunity to read the "Gingerbread Baby" by Jan Brett but this year I discovered that there is a sequel to this book, "Gingerbread Friends" by Jan Brett. I just thought you and your readers might want this information as I have always loved Jan Bretts books.

Lori said...

We hosted a gingerbread house party just this week. Making houses is a tradition for our family and friends. It's a wild time with so many folks, but we have some of the greatest memories!

I am enjoying your Christmas posts each day.

Laurie Ann said...

This is going in my binder for activities to do with the grandchildren! Nolan is only 15 mos. but they're never too young! Thanks, Marybeth!

Victoria said...

Bless your heart, I work at a Pepperidge factory and we make Gingerman cookies here! I am alway so excited when people like our products. (But let me tell you, those little guys are not easy to put in the little paper cups so nice and neat.) God bless!

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