Gingerbread village

For the last two weeks my dining room table and several kitchen counters have been covered with gingerbread shapes and structures.  They are the components of four different entries for a local gingerbread house competition.  Last year we teamed up with another family and entered a lighthouse and the little house on the prairie.  This year the Group of Four families are all involved and there are four different entries.

B8 teamed up with the two other 8 year olds in our homeschooling group to make “Gummyville” a gingerbread village inhabited by gummy bears.  This worked very well because each child made two houses and was able to decorate them as they wished.


There was some negotiating done about surrounding parkland, but they were all very accommodating of each others ideas.  It was their idea to have a little frozen pond with gummy bears skating as well as some parkbenches for those gummies who just wanted sit by the fire.


They also came up with the name “Gummyville”  but no matter how hard I campaigned I could not get them to agree to have “…where life is sweet” on their sign!

There were several tense moments during the assembly day, but you can always turn a broken wall into a little shop.


I will post photos of the other three entries soon, so check back later.

6 thoughts on “Gingerbread village

  1. Chris

    Last year we made our first ginger bread house. we are planning to do it again, but not too soon. the trouble is in the heat of Brisbane things melt. Last year we started with beautiful stained glass windows but by christmas day they were just streaks on the wall…Still tasted good though

  2. A (Big)

    How exciting! Your gingerbread constructions seem to get more and more elaborate every year. I love you’re creative problem solving with the broken wall. “…Where life is sweet” would have been good, or maybe “Gummyville….We stick together!”.

    Thinking of you all as Christmas approaches.

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