I "glued" the house together before the girls came for their Japanese lessons today.
Before decorating the gingerbread house, we did our Japanese lessons. We learned Japanese words for "house" "window" "door", etc. as the girls colored gingerbread houses.
We also listened to an old record of "Hansel and Gretel" and put together a puzzle that I have of that old Brothers Grimm fairy tale.
That reminds me. When my kids were little, we got a huge refrigerator box and made it into the gingerbread house that the witch lived in. Even put real cookies on the roof and we acted out the Hansel and Gretel story. The problem was, after we did that, the kids were too frightened to ever go to the basement to play in that cardboard house. So we threw it out.
I let Hannah and Sophia decorate the house all on their own with not much help from me at all.