[Surfnetkids: 04 Dec 2013] Gingerbread Houses

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#1. December 4, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman

Dear Reader,

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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Gingerbread Houses

by Barbara J. Feldman

Gingerbread Houses Printable (** for premium members only)

Gingerbread is a baked treat that dates back to the Middle Ages. It is thought to have first appeared in the U.S. in the nineteenth century, when the Swiss monks of St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana baked gingerbread on holidays and gave it to the sick. Over the years, baking gingerbread cookies and building gingerbread houses developed into a popular American Christmas tradition.

Celebrating Christmas: Gingerbread House 101
“From very simple designs for busy moms and dads to challenging art projects for those artists among us, we’ve got it all. Let the decorating begin!!!” Celebrating Christmas offers a potpourri of gingerbread house advice, from how to plan a gingerbread party to recipes for gingerbread tree ornaments. Highlights are six gingerbread house blueprints (including a log cabin, chapel, country store and Victorian) although you will need to enlarge the patterns before using them.

Highlights Kids: Design Your Own Gingerbread House
To add a little computer fun to today’s topic, this pick is an online game. Decorate your virtual gingerbread house with the usual Candy and Icing, or go crazy with silly Food and Stuff such as a whole fish, a tennis ball, or alphabet blocks to spell out your name. Move items onto the house by clicking once to pick up, then again to release onto your house. Controls include Rotate, Resize, Flip, Start Over, and Print (so you can hang your finished creation on the refrigerator door.)

King Arthur Flour: Building a Gingerbread House
This fourteen-page PDF from King Arthur Flour offers the most detailed gingerbread house building instructions I found online. It includes a printable pattern, oodles of photos, and tips you won’t find anywhere else. For example, to create multi-colored stained glass panels, try melting hard candies in the oven. Or to create the look of window panes, paint diagonal muntins on gelatin sheets. And to help your gingerbread people keep their balance, attach mini-marshmallow kick-stands to their backs.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Gingerbread Houses Printable
Gingerbread Houses Wikipedia Printable
Christmas Crafts Printable
Christmas Songs Printable

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#4. Related Games

Gingerbread House Deco

Gingerbread Man Dress Up

Pony Gingerbread Decoration

Super Gingerbread Man

#5. Surfing the Calendar

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Parthenon Day
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Dec 6, 1865

Ira Gershwin’s Birthday
Dec 6, 1896

Pearl Harbor Attacked by Japan
Dec 7, 1941

John Lennon Murdered
Dec 8, 1980

Computer Mouse Developed
Dec 9, 1968

Emily Dickinson’s Birthday
Dec 10, 1830

Human Rights Day
Dec 10, 2013

Nobel Prize Award Ceremony
Dec 10, 2013

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