REED CITY — The holiday season is full of traditions for many families. A favorite for children is getting to build a gingerbread house.

This tradition continues every year for kindergarten students at G.T. Norman Elementary School. Little houses made from small milk cartons and graham crackers are the foundation, then imaginations went wild when turned over to the children to decorate. Bowls of mints, M&Ms, licorice, gumdrops, candy canes and pretzels were available for them to create their delicious masterpiece.

Well lucky for these kids, the world of technology has allowed for the making of gingerbread Peeps. Children made some of the treats hanging out around the house, some decided to place them on a tree and some decided to have a campfire. Smiles and laughter filed the room. Proud of their work, they all were quick to show off what they had made to their friends and the parents that were helping. They were all covered in frosting from head to toe.