Get your students excited about engineering and scaled modeling by building scale model of real-world buildings out of icing and gingerbread!

Who: Created with upper elementary, middle and high school students in mind. Consider splitting competition into age categories if a wide range of ages are present.

Anticipated Supply Cost: It is FREE to use these online curriculum. Materials to implement the curriculum are the responsibility of the user. You can expect to spend approximately $25 - $40 per student group in materials. The cost will vary based on materials used, vendor, etc.

Facilitator Materials:

Scale Gingerbread Contest Handouts.pdf

Competition Handout

Students plan, build and improve upon the design of their scale-model gingerbread houses.

Gingerbread Family Night Activity Handouts.pdf

Family Night Version of Event

Families work together through the engineering design process to build a simple gingerbread house.

Gingerbread Judges Score Sheet

Judges Scoring Sheet

Recruit volunteers to judge your students gingerbread houses based on the following criteria.

Gingerbread Name Plate.pdf

Gingerbread Name Plate

Print this name plate to display in front of each gingerbread house during the judging.

Educator Resources

Educator Resources

Links to activities to enhance your Gingerbread building and Scale Model lessons before or after the competition.

Need help making your STEM Experience a reality? Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance is here to help with:

  • The STEM Shoppe, which offers FREE resources for educators to borrow, keep or repurpose (as supplies allow)

  • Educator Grants to purchase the supplies you need

  • Free consolation sessions to get your STEM Experience off the ground