After finishing up schoolwork for the day we pulled out Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby and made some spicy smelling play-dough. The kids got right to work creating a little army. ;o) I LOVE Jan Brett's books--especially the ones that have a more wintry theme and Scandinavian inspired drawings. (The Mitten is another favorite around here). Her website also has wonderful pictures to color in (I even found a make-your-own-gingerbread house with all the cut-outs of candy--if a sugar-laden one was not up you alley. Scroll down the page if you're interested in that). ;o)
We're finishing off our afternoon with gingerbread muffins slathered in lemon curd and a spiced tea--my kind of snack. Mmmmmmm!