I have several ideas for ornaments to make to go with this book. Of course making a gingerbread man is an obvious option. You can find great directions here for making a cute gingerbread man out of felt. And this is a cute idea for making a gingerbread man out of sandpaper and using cinnamon to make him smell good. Another great option is making the cinnamon/applesauce baked gingerbread ornaments. My friend, Beth, made some of these for me over 10 years ago and I still hang them on my tree every Christmas and think of her. I also found a very cute gumdrop ornament that I would love to make. I'm not sure if it would be a stretch to make thse for the Gingerbread Baby book. I tried to find another Christmas picture book that featured candy or gumdrops but didn't come up with much. If you have an idea for a title, let me know!!
And now for the giveaway.............I found an extra hardcover copy of Gingerbread Baby when I was going through my Christmas book tub. I think I had bought myself a copy and then my mom bought one for us. So............I thought I'd do a giveaway for my extra copy to kick off my Christmas Book activity project. If you are interested in winning the extra copy, leave me a comment and tell the title of your favorite children's Christmas book. You have until Sunday night (July 19th) at 9:00 p.m. (CST) to leave your comment. I'll randomly choose a winner later on Sunday night.