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Are you looking to help your students read a recipe, design and build a gingerbread house? This is a seasonal celebration activity of the winter and Christmas holidays. It showcases cultural food traditions surrounding the winter season. This is often a great activity for students to express their creativity and create a 'story' using food.a product description. I'm a great place to add more details about your product such as sizing, material, care instructions and cleaning instructions.


Lab Unit

Are you looking for a Christmas season gingerbread baking activity to teach planning, organization, design, math and language arts (reading multi step instructions)? Get ready for the holidays with this gingerbread house lab.


This hands on activity is great for group work and helping to grow team work skills.


  • gingerbread dough recipe - checklist
  • royal icing recipe - checklist
  • design worksheets
  • assembly instructions
  • templates
  • lab rubric


FREE gingerbread house teaching slides are available on my tpt store. 



National Standards for Family Consumer Science

Food Production

  • 8.1.2 Analyze opportunities for employment and entrepreneurial endeavours.
  • 8.4.3 Analyze food, equipment, and supplies needed for menu production.
  • 8.5.12 Demonstrate professional plating, garnishing, and food presentation techniques.

Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

  • 10.4.4 Apply basic food preparation and service skills in catering operations

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