I found this free printable here and knew it was something that the kids would enjoy. I loved that it was a great review for some geometry concepts we haven't touched on for awhile.
What you need to do this activity stressed free is the printable, creativity, some ingredients to make a Gingerbread house, and....
Of course they enjoyed every bit of the process of making their houses. It was extra special because they had no idea that they were going to do this during school time.
This was a perfect activity to involve all the children while doing a Christmas learning activity.