Monday, November 16, 2015

Doozers Giant Gingerbread House

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My son and I never missed watching an episode of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy watching every show together marveling at all the feats of its contestants. We are such big fans of that company's wizardry when it comes to animation, puppetry and special effects that we were really thrilled when The Jim Henson Company reached out to A Geek Daddy about joining in on promoting the release of a new DVD featuring the Doozers.  You know the Doozers, they're those miniature construction workers from those classic Fraggle Rock shows that now have their own animated series on Hulu.  Just in time for the holiday season, The Jim Henson Company has released some of these episodes on DVD that feature stories on building a giant gingerbread house and learning how to ice skate.

Our family participated in a viewing party of Doozers: Giant Gingerbread House over the weekend where we made our own gingerbread house, read the children's book Doozers: Stick With It, and viewed the Doozers: Giant Gingerbread House DVD while sharing images from our experience on Twitter.  It really was a Doozer of a party!

I've always associated gingerbread houses with the holidays because my grandfather always made these incredible ones every year when we were growing up.  They were awe inspiring to look at and oh so good to eat when he finally let us grandchildren dig into them.  I've never been able to match his impressiveness but my family still builds gingerbread houses to keep the tradition alive.  So what is your favorite candy to add to a gingerbread house?  Sugar-coated gum drops have my vote!

Not to leave our readers out of the fun, A Geek Daddy also has a Doozers: Giant Gingerbread House DVD to giveaway.  Must be a US resident over 18 years old to participate.  Just complete the instructions below before 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 22, 2015 to earn up to 3 entries for a chance to win.

Welcome to Doozer Creek where the Doozers live! They're green. They're cute. They're three inches tall and they're full of energy, ideas, and enthusiasm! It's family time at Doozer Creek! The Pod Squad want to build a Doozer-sized Gingerbread House! However, in order to achieve such a large size Gingerbread House it's going to take some clever construction to create. Can the Pod Squad do it? Then, Daisy Wheel wants to ice skate with the others, but she doesn't know how. Together, the Pod Squad build her a custom Doo-Step Skating Dress that lets her glide across the ice in no time. Weee! Enjoy these adventures and six more focusing on science, technology, engineering and math!

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UPDATE: Congrats to Joel from Berkley, Michigan on winning the Doozer DVD

Speaking of gingerbread do you think ours turned out?  My kids really worked like Doozers to get it put together and decorated.

While I thought the Doozers may be too preschoolish for my first grade twins they both really enjoyed the show and have watched the DVD now several times really cementing that they like it.  If you have children in the preschool to second grade age range they'll probably really enjoy these Doozer stories on the DVD.  Plus if you have beginning readers like we do in our home, the Doozers:Stick With It is a nice book that is entertaining while yet being easy enough for them to read on their own.

Because the Doozers are fun wholesome entertainment for family's with young children at home, the Giant Gingerbread House DVD and Stick With It book get A Geek Daddy nod of approval.  For more information, visit

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  1. Anything involving candy or gingerbread and I'm in :) sounds like a fun time.

  2. Awesome job on the gingerbread house. We love making these in our home, and usually at least once per year we try and do this!

  3. I always look forward to making gingerbread houses. It's a family tradition of ours that I can't wait to share with my daughter for the first time this year.

  4. I've honestly only made one gingerbread house in my life and it was a mess! Your kids did an awesome job on theirs! I love the peppermints! You cant have a holiday without them!