Advent Shadowbox: Day 8, Gingerbread House

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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

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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…

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