I’m sure you’ve noticed my obsession with gingerbread house but it really comes to life at this time of year. In the last week we’ve made a gingerbread tree, gingerbread biscuits, the gingerbread man story stones and today I wanted to share our felt busy bag gingerbread house.
The gingerbread house appears in the well-known fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a witch living in the deep dark forest in a house constructed of gingerbread and sweets. The two children survive by outwitting her. Aspects of the story are a little dark but we are happy to take the fun aspects of the story and build lovely gingerbread houses.
Felt busy bag gingerbread house
I thought it would be fun to make a little busy bag activity for my 2 year old. Busy bags are self-contained educational toys and perfect for story telling at home or on the move. Our felt busy bag gingerbread house consists of a gingerbread house, doors and windows and felt sweets which can be placed on the gingerbread house. I added a handy felt pocket on the back on the house to store all the parts when it’s not being played with.
I adapted a felt Wild Olive pattern to make an adorable gingerbread house play scene. There’s a door, chimney, window, roof and tree to finish off the house, and a selection of candy canes, gum drops, peppermint, lolly pop and pink biscuits to decorate.
We love our felt gingerbread house although it was slightly hijacked by my 4 year old and his pesky Cars toys (as usual!).
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