Here are some of the pictures from our Gingerbread Party that we held before holiday break. We always start off by reading a couple of different versions of the story. Here are a couple that are in our school library:
Here are some pictures from our party:
We decorate paper gingerbread houses. I got these a long time ago from Jan Brett's website. I looked and I don't see them there anymore, but she has a lot of other awesome activities to go with her story. She is one of my favorite authors and she loves teachers and librarians.
Basically, there is a house and separate pieces. You can cut out the pieces you want and use it to decorate your gingerbread house.
We also played gingerbread bingo and roll a gingerbread man. I have had these activities for many years and I am not exactly sure where I got them :) There are a lot of them on the web though if you do a google search.