So Much Fun Happening in MLST’s Media Center!


Students working on project

Kaitlin Deese

CD4 Teacher, MLST

   Though the holiday season has come and gone, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year to experience and reflect on for a four year old. While it may look like Ms. Fennell and her students were busy baking gingerbread cookies, those aren’t cookies. They’re ornaments! 

   Students in Child Development through 6th grade participated in a Gingerbread Unit. They read many versions of the classic fairytale, discussed each book, identified similarities and differences, and ended by making gingerbread ornaments. The library was filled with the smell of gingerbread for several weeks. 

  This fun, no-bake dough has only four ingredients. Students stirred, rolled, and cut out their very own gingerbread man. After the ornaments dried, students enjoyed decorating and couldn't wait to take them home. 

   The flavors and aromas of the winter season are still here, so if you are looking for a fun, family activity, Ms. Fennel shared her recipe below. The ornaments can be used for future Christmas trees or other decorative projects! Enjoy! 

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments Recipe

Prep time: 1 hour; total time: 2 days; servings: 12 ornaments

Ingredients:

Instructions

Students working on project