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Free GINGERBREAD HOUSES Coloring Pages & Book for Download (Printable PDF)

Coloring pages are an excellent way for kids to learn about colors, shapes, and patterns. Gingerbread Coloring pages are a great way to relax and take your mind off things. They can also be a great way to spend time with children, even if you’re not the one who’s coloring.

These coloring pages are ideal for kids who love to color and enjoy the holiday season. The best part is that all you need is crayons, markers, or colored pencils. And each gingerbread coloring sheet offers plenty of activities to encourage creativity and improve color recognition. 

Welcome to our collection of free GINGERBREAD HOUSES coloring pages. Click the Gingerbread houses pictures or illustrations you like and you’ll be taken to the PDF download and/or print page. Every coloring page is a printable PDF and/or can be downloaded.

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Fun Facts About Gingerbread Houses for Kids

What’s up, guys and gals? Have you ever made gingerbread houses?  Or do you know how they started? Today, I’ll tell you exciting and fun facts about these decorations. Read on!

  • When do people make gingerbread houses, and why?  Gingerbread houses are traditionally associated with the Christmas season. The tradition of constructing these houses may be traced to medieval Europe, when gingerbread was used to decorate Christmas celebrations.
  • Who do you think came up with the idea of a gingerbread house? The invention of the gingerbread house is attributed to a pastry chef at the court of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). He created an example of a model house made from biscuits and decorated with icing, which he then gave as a gift to the Queen.
  • In 1847, German bakers created an edible gingerbread house made from pre-cut pieces.
  • In 1869, American cook Eliza Leslie published her recipe for “Gingerbread Nuts,” which she called “the most delicious morsel that can be placed upon human lips.”
  • Gingerbread houses are a popular holiday tradition for many people.
  • Gingerbread houses are made from edible, spiced cookie dough, baked, and cut into shapes before being decorated with icing and candy.
  • Conrad of Pforzheim created the first gingerbread house in the 13th century.
  • The first gingerbread house kit was produced in 1890 by a British company called Huntley & Palmer.
  • A Roman scholar first mentioned gingerbread houses in 354 A.D.
  • The tradition of building gingerbread houses on Christmas Eve is said to have originated in Germany and Austria.
  • Gingerbread houses became popular in America during the 1920s and 1930s to promote home baking as an activity for children.
  • Gingerbread houses are a part of the popular holiday tradition.  These houses can be either three-dimensional or flat, but they always look delicious!
  • Today, gingerbread houses are made from many different types of dough, including chocolate, cookie, and cake batter.
  • People make gingerbread houses for a lot of reasons. The most popular reasons are seasonal decoration and holiday celebrations, but they can also be used as props for Christmas plays.
  • You can try to make your gingerbread house using these ingredients. Gingerbread houses can be made with edible substances such as frosting, icing, candy, gumdrops, and even licorice. I’m sure I’ve given you all the instructions to complete your beautiful gingerbread house.

Do you enjoy coloring? Check out the following gingerbread house colorings.