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Winter party ideas

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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 So I am in charge of setting up my son's 1st grade Winter Party. I need some craft and game ideas. Help! :)

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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SwtSnowflake2
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:26 PM
Reindeer ears. Trace hands on brown paper. Cut out and glue to side of diff colored paper that you measure around head and staple. You can do reindeer food. Oatmeal and glitter. Attach note on bag after kids mix together that they put it on the ground outside in Christmas Eve. Gingerbread house. Use graham crackers and hot glue pre made houses around empty milk cartons. Then let kids use frosting to glue candy on. Tell them it's not to eat just for decoration.
SwtSnowflake2
by Bronze Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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Have them make paper snowflakes. Have them make paper chains to decorate the room. There is so much you can do.
JulesFairy
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 3:39 PM
Snowman in a jar. Take empty clean clear jars and fill with polyfill. Use colored circles or google eyes to put down the front of the jar to make a snowman in the jar.
Apple cinnamon ornaments or snowmen. Take applesauce let it drain overnight and then mix with cinnamon until it forms a dough. Roll out and make your item of choice then let air dry. It smells great. And non toxic.
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maxswolfsuit
by Max on Nov. 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

You have a station where they decorate their own gingerbread men. 

janitablue
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Winter Pictionary

 

Supplies: Black board and chalk or Dry Erase board and markers Slips of paper with a different winter items/objects on each one [example: mittens, coat, candy cane, snowflake, etc... Christmas themed bowl to draw from or stocking Timer

How To Play: Divide the class into teams. The player up draws a slip of paper from the stocking, reads it silently and hands to teacher. The player must then draw clues as to what was on their paper and by so doing get their team to say what it is. If the playing team guesses correctly, before the timer runs out, they get two points.

If the playing team cannot guess correctly, before the timer runs out, the opposing team may take one guess. If the opposing team guesses correctly they get a point and the playing team loses a point. Most points wins.

For small children don't divide into teams, use a timer or keep track of points. Just play until someone in the class yells out the right answer.

janitablue
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM

snowmen are easy to make. get a couple bags of cotton balls, some glue and some felt to cut out hat and eyes. little sticks are great for the arms. also snowflakes are fun.

you can make bird feeders

you need pine cones and peanut butter and birdseed. (that won't work if you have peanut allergies in the classroom or peanut restrictions in your school.

janitablue
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:50 PM

For an easy game kids LOVE - go for Bingo. You can go onliine and find free themed bingo cards to print out. I've seen them with winter theme stuff in each block; instead of the letters BINGO, the blocks have snowmen, skiiers, snowflakes, mittens, etc. Be sure to have small prizes and lots of them for each round; good ones are fun, shaped erasers you can pick up at dollar stores. We almost always had bingo at first, second and third grade parties and the kids universally loved it whether the whole class played together or they played in smaller groups as they "rotated" through different craft and game stations. Check online!

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