Springfield Museums Gingerbread Fairy Tales Exhibition & Competition Inspires Creative-Free Play in the Kitchen
What does your fantasy fairy tale castle look like? Are there turrets? A moat? Maybe a drawbridge? Now, what if it was made not out of stone, but of gingerbread, icing & candy? – Gingerbread houses are a great way to engage in creative-free play with your family, and the Springfield Museums is inviting community members of all ages to be a part of their holiday exhibit, “Gingerbread Fairy Tales.” All entries will be displayed in the museum alongside fairy tale backdrops and holiday trees beginning in mid-November.
Entries (due by November 9th) can be created by school classes, businesses, youth groups, etc. – or your family can create one of their own! Participation in the gingerbread contest offers youth a fun and creative way to experiment with architecture and design, as well as kitchen skills & creative-free play! Families with kids of all ages can design an entry together – using careful planning to perfect designs for each wall, window, and courtyard – and can easily incorporate math, problem solving, food science, etc.
While the contest is exciting on its own, there’s even an extra incentive – prizes are available for certain entries! For more information on the contest, including official guidelines and registration dates, visit the museum’s website at www.springfieldmuseums.org.
The Springfield Museums are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in downtown Springfield. For additional information about the gingerbread competition, please call Laura Scott at 413-263-6800 x387.