Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gingerbread Nativity

Making this gingerbread (graham crackers in our case) nativity has been on my to-do list for several weeks, but I waited until J was home to do it with us.

The people are made with gumdrops and fruit roll-ups, the donkey is a candy bar and tootsie rolls, and the sheep are marshmallows and black licorice.  Full directions can be found at AOKCorral.

 The directions didn't include an angel, but Miss M insisted on making one. 

J did the bulk of the work on this, but everyone got in on the fun, even Baby B who mixed the coconut and food coloring for us.

For go-along books we read St. Francis and the Christmas Donkey by Robert Byrd (this book is out of print so I can't link it); Mortimer's Christmas Manger by Karma Wilson; and Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale by Martin Waddell.  All three tell the Christmas story through the eyes of animals.

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