I love making gingerbread houses. But then I realized that I MAY tend to micro-manage the project. I prevent young creative juices to flow. So this year, I decided to come up with a simpler holiday project for Ciel to participate in, and better yet brought it to her classroom. Decorating “Christmas Trees” and holiday wreath.
It was a hit. The three and four year old students beautifully decorated their own and had such a ball doing it. Even hearing the three years old kid exclaim, “I did it myself!” made me happy that I let them organically fulfill their inner-artist talents. The most entertaining aspect was watching how different each student goes about it. One kid was rushing to get the frosting to apply the candy while another meticulously applied the frosting covering every centimeter. Yes, not inch, centimeter! This is such a super simple project for children.
What they did not know was that I was auditioning for future ginger bread house engineers. 😉