Our Dream Gingerbread Candy Houses

Second graders at Peralta Trail Elementary School closed the Fall Semester with a fun project to let their imagination and creativity flow. Students wrote about what their dream gingerbread candy house would look like. Some preferred their candy house to be two-feet long – even measuring out how long that would be. Others described the different kinds of candy they would use as building materials – and how they would have to try hard not to eat it all. Following the writing project, parents were invited to the classroom and help their child create the dream candy house with graham crackers, lots of frosting, and candy. Most of the materials made it on to the houses, though some students did have evidence of frosting on their faces. A great time was had by all!

What would your dream candy house be made of?


3 Responses to “Our Dream Gingerbread Candy Houses”

  1. January 9th, 2014 | 9:43 am       Reply

    Dear Mrs. Tucker and class,

    What a fun activity! I really enjoyed looking at the photos too.

    My dream candy house would include black licorice, perhaps as the gate; and colored marzipan to outline some details on the house. I’d pick those two because they are my favorites.

    Kind regards,
    Mrs. Watanabe

    •   ctucker
      January 9th, 2014 | 1:18 pm       Reply

      Dear Mrs. Watanabe,

      Thank you for your reply. We did have a fun time. We like your idea for using black licorice as a gate. Thank you for giving us new ideas for a gingerbread house.

      What type of candy is marzipan?

      Mrs. Tucker’s 2nd Grade Class

      • January 9th, 2014 | 1:24 pm       Reply

        Hi Mrs. Tucker’s Class,

        Marzipan is almond paste. It’s the paste in bear claw doughnuts that I think are so yummy. They are often made into little candies that are in the form of a strawberry, orange, etc. but they don’t taste like those fruits. They just look pretty. Here’s a link to look at what I mean.

        Have any of you ever had marzipan? If so, did you like it?

        Kind regards,
        Mrs. Watanabe

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