December 4, You Can't Catch Me!, Christmas Traditions from My Family to Yours in Jefferson County WI!

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December 4

You Can't Catch Me!

Christmas Traditions from Our Family to Yours

In Jefferson County WI!

 

The Only words needed in today's Advent Countdown envelope were; "Run, Run, Run, You Can't Catch Me! and an ear to ear grin could be seen around the world!  My children know that means it is Gingerbread day!  Children learn best by experimentation and getting all their senses involved; touch taste, smell, sound and sight. 

And Gingerbread Day is filled with exactly that!

And the day begins with the story of the Gingerbread Man.  I don't read it, I just tell the story and let the childrens imagination take over.  Act it out and be silly!  Let the children take turns being the different animals or the gingerbread man.  It's a great story to create a tag game outside from!

 

Then on to stimulate the senses! 

 

Activities:

Gingerbread Play Dough ~ Your children will love this recipe!  It is cooked so they get to measure, stir and kneed the warm wonderfully scented gingerbread dough.  Make cookies, decorate them with tiny pon poms, googly eyes and rick rack then let them dry.  Or, place it in a Ziploc and it will last for the entire month.  As always, just lay out the supplies then back off and let the childrens imagination take over.

Building a Gingerbread House ~ Of course the day would not be complete without building a gingerbread house!  Don't get all caught up in making it perfect.  Use a kit or graham crackers and icing!  Just have fun. 

Ginger, Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove grating ~ How many children know what a nutmeg looks like, or a ginger root for that matter (Many adults don't!)?  Since graters are too dangerous for most children, I create a large sanding block by stapeling a large sheet of very course sand paper to a piece of plywood about 9 x 11.  Then set out some real ginger root, nutmeg nuts, whole cloves and cinnamon sticks.  Let the children sand away!  It's an amazing sensory experience for them that helps them learn about the world around them.

 

 

 Stories:  My favorite author for this day is Jan Brett.  Her stories are beautifully illustrated and fun to read.  Check out her website!

 

 

Gingerbread Play Dough Recipe:

2 Cups Flour

1 Cup Salt

1 tbls Cinnamon

1 tbls Nutmeg

1 tbls Ginger

1 tsp Ground Clove

3 tbls Cream of Tarter

1 1/2 Cups Water

2 tbls Oil

Directions;  In large pan, mix all dry ingredients.  Add oil to water, pour over dry ingredients.  Cook over medium heat until consistency changes from sticky to a clump of dough.  Allow to cool slightly.  Place 1/4 cup flour in front of each member of the family.  Divide dough evenly among all members (yep, you too!).  Kneed and have fun!

December 4

You Can't Catch Me!

Christmas Traditions from Our Family to Yours

In Jefferson County WI!

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Laura S. Baker
(920) 728-4118

 

 

              
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 Good morning Sunshine. There are so many Christmas traditions that we all have that help us make the holidays just a little brighter.

Dec 04, 2014 05:31 PM #1
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Laura.  You are so multi talented.  Thanks for sharing.

Dec 04, 2014 07:29 PM #2
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Laura S. Baker
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And that's all it's really about Michael Thornton, making each day a little brighter!

Conrad Allen , Jack of all trades, master of.... well, you know how that goes!  ;-)

Dec 04, 2014 08:58 PM #3
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You are a busy bee aren't you!   Dont you just love this time of year?  Take care!

Dec 04, 2014 11:22 PM #4
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Laura S. Baker
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Lol!  I do love this time of year Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647!  I feel a little like the Gingergbread boy man myself today!  Off to show some homes!  ;-),

Dec 05, 2014 12:44 AM #5
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Sharon Lee
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Laura-You are having lots of holiday fun I can tell. Can you believe I never made gingerbread cookies or a house, I need to come to your house and join in on the fun

Dec 05, 2014 01:22 AM #6
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Conrad Allen
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I do

Dec 05, 2014 03:53 AM #7
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Laura S. Baker
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Well, that's got to change Sharon Lee!

 

Dec 05, 2014 06:41 AM #8
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Sharon Lee
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I agree.

Dec 05, 2014 06:47 AM #9
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Laura S. Baker

The ginger bread brings back lots of memories of when I was a kidand my grandmother and I would make things. That actually sounds good right about now

Dec 26, 2014 10:43 PM #10
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So Sharon Lee you make a gingerbread house? 

It was delicious Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459!  Here's a photo of the one the children made this year:

Dec 27, 2014 09:54 AM #11
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Very pretty. I would want to make my gingerbread house outr of chocolate instead of gingerbread though. LOL

Dec 27, 2014 11:41 AM #12
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