Gingerbread House Online Versions
The Annie’s Books Online version takes you step by step through building a gingerbread house and decorating it. The many decoration choices produce 27 different beautiful gingerbread house scenes. The final image shows off your house in the snow with a gingerbread family wishing you “Happy Holidays!”
Clicker 5 Gingerbread House
In Clicker 5 you can create all 27 gingerbread house scenes, just like in Annie’s Books Online. The final scene has the gingerbread family and falling snow. Special thanks to Janet Beyersdorfer for requesting a Clicker version of the Gingerbread House. She’s now tried it out in Clicker 6, and it works beautifully there!
The falling snow animation is a multi-image gif graphic, and it plays when a cell has Speak text in cell active. If you didn’t know you could run animations in Clicker 5, take a look at the settings.
Classroom Suite Gingerbread House
In the ICS version, the first part of the activity takes you through the steps to build a gingerbread house, frost the roof, and decorate the windows and door. At that point, it takes a different route from the Annie’s Books Online and Clicker 5 versions.
At that point, students can save or print the picture. But they also have the option to go one step further and turn their picture into a holiday card. They can personalize the card by filling in the To: and From: text boxes directly, with IntelliKeys®, or by using the onscreen keyboard.
In addition to the main activity, there is a simple six piece gingerbread house puzzle. There are original overlays attached for students using IntelliKeys®, and a Dynavox® package version of the overlays to run the activities from Dynavox AAC devices. See the Special Needs Access section on the System Reqs page for information on controlling the Classroom Suite version activities from PRC devices.
Bonus: Gingerbread House Clip Art
The clip art collection you can download from this page includes all the button art and all 27 fancy gingerbread houses. These can be used in many ways for off-computer games and for communication. And, if you attempt a real gingerbread house, there are great decorating ideas right there in the clip art collection!
Application needed: Browser, IntelliTools Classroom Suite, Clicker 5.
Subject area: Holiday, Reading, Life Skills.
Level: K-Grade 3.
Desktop version of Gingerbread House link: gingerbreadDesktop.zip (15.9 MB) Gingerbread House activity to read from the desktop using a web browser. For details on using Annie’s Books Online, click here.
Gingerbread House link: CLICK HERE. Gingerbread House online puzzle. Image is a scene from the Gingerbread House activity.
Note: Unfortunately, the online puzzles no longer work on Mac OSX 10.5 or earlier, as of May 2012, because of a security risk in the Java plug-in that is required to run them. There is a new Java plug-in for OSX10.6 and later, but you may need to turn it on manually. For details on using Annie’s Puzzles Online, click here.
GingerbreadSuite.zip (26.6 MB) Gingerbread House activities in Classroom Suite v.3 or later. Includes the main Gingerbread House activity and a simple puzzle. Custom IntelliKeys overlays attached.
GingerbreadDynavox.zip (458 KB) Gingerbread House activity overlays saved as Dynavox package files.
GingerbreadHouse.clkt.zip (14.2 MB) Gingerbread House for Clicker 5 or later.