How to Make Milk Carton Gingerbread Houses

How to make milk carton gingerbread houses in the classroom. Perfect for a gingerbread theme in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.

One of my favorite weeks during the school year is Gingerbread Week!  Each year I do it the week before Christmas and the kids LOVE it!  It is filled with TONS of fun gingerbread activities and my favorite activity...making gingerbread milk carton houses!  What preschooler doesn't LOVE using icing, licking their fingers, and building with candy?  
I'm here to share with you how I do it in my classroom and some tips and ticks I have learned to make it go smoothly!

The first thing I do about three weeks before is put up a sign up sheet so parents can sign up to bring in materials we need to make our gingerbread houses.  I brought in Peep marshmallow trees I found at Target.  I hope they have them again next year!  They were a fun addition to our gingerbread houses this year! You can grab editable sign in sheets and parent reminder notes in my Gingerbread Centers Math, Literacy, and More Pack.

How to make milk carton gingerbread houses in the classroom. Perfect for a gingerbread theme in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.

The morning we are going to make the milk carton gingerbread houses, I set up everything we will need.  If you prep everything BEFORE the activity, it will go smoothly.  That is my biggest classroom management technique, always having things prepared and ready to go.
How to make milk carton gingerbread houses in the classroom. Perfect for a gingerbread theme in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.
How to make milk carton gingerbread houses in the classroom. Perfect for a gingerbread theme in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.
How to make milk carton gingerbread houses in the classroom. Perfect for a gingerbread theme in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.
How to make milk carton gingerbread houses in the classroom. Perfect for a gingerbread theme in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.
How to make milk carton gingerbread houses in the classroom. Perfect for a gingerbread theme in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.
Do you see why the kids and I LOVE making milk carton gingerbread houses?  It is a blast and it AMAZING fine motor work too!  

I have a ton of gingerbread themed goodies in my store. All the work is done for you so you have time to actually enjoy the holidays with your family.
Gingerbread Centers Math, Literacy, and More (included the editable sign up sheets and parent notes)

Gingerbread Book Comparison which includes retelling cards for four different gingerbread books, writing paper, comparison anchor chart pieces, favorite gingerbread book class graph, and more.

FREEBIE alert....Gingerbread Path Games!

or you can grab the Gingerbread Bundle and get all of my gingerbread goodies!

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How to make milk carton gingerbread houses in the classroom. Perfect for a gingerbread theme in a preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom.










2 comments

  1. How many house will you be able to make with the above supply list?

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    1. I had 20 students and more than enough decorating supplies. I also had an extra box of crackers (in case some broke).

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