December 3, 2011
8th Day of Advent
21 Days ’til Christmas
“She Fed Them Treacle Tarts
And Jam, And Sugar-buns, and Gorgeous Ham.
The Children Cried,
“Oh Thank You, Ma’am!”
…Roald Dahl “Hansel and Gretel”
Read Hansel and Gretel & Build a Gingerbread House
Today’s Advent Calendar Features a picture of a German Stamp I found online and a quote from Roald Dahl’s version of “Hansel & Gretel,” from Rhyme Stew.
Here’s the printable I made up:
And here’s the printable suspended atop a pile of yummy, fragrant Holiday Mix Mint M&Ms:
We’ve got a basic gingerbread house making kit on hand which I will supplement with additional candy supplies. And I’ve found a copy of Dahl’s poem to read to the kids as they build and decorate their stately mansion. I was hoping to use those Holiday Mix M&M’s in the kids’ weekly lunchbox treat, substituting them for the stirred-in chocolate chips in my famous Cookie Meteors. I have a sneaking suspicion we won’t hold on to them for that long…