It’s practically here!
Remember how I was all confused and worried and stressed about having a FREE FOR ALL Winter Party? And by FREE FOR ALL, I mean that I did not charge my kids admission and I was concerned about letting my students run amuck from center to center all willy-nilly-like . . .
And then do you remember how I actually did not time my kids and rather than act all mucky and willy nilly, they were AMAZING?!
Well this feels crazy to say, but IT IS TIME TO HAVE ANOTHER PARTY.
WHAT IN THE WORLD?!
Seriously. What in the world?
Well, my amazing room parent and I kind of exchanged some fun ideas, meaning I sent her some fun stuff I found, and then she said she had already found the same stuff, but hey, I tried.
Party Person Extraordinaire, I am not, which was proven when I told you all that my previous parties were timed, and you all were AGHAST and FLABBERGASTED.
All of that is to say I am here AHEAD OF TIME, IN ADVANCE, to tell you what
we’ve my room parent has planned in case you need an idea or two.
Woohoo! It’s like the party has already started!
By the way, I’d like to also say that I hesitate to say the word party to my kids because I feel like the word party conjures up ideas of bounce houses, cotton candy machines, oodles of pizza, and cake and ice cream. Which is what I look forward to on New Year’s Eve and then I’m most often sadly disappointed.
We will have several centers out around the room (some with parent volunteers and others sort of “unmanned”) and the kids will be able to just meander and go where they want.
- Valentine Bingo
It’s a SUPER SIMPLE Bingo activity and we require a BLACK OUT to win! We don’t give out prizes. It is JUST FOR FUN! This was a freebie for my email buddies last week! If you want to receive exclusive freebies, SIGN UP HERE!
2. HEART THROWING
Hang two giant hearts made out of construction paper with the middles CUT OUT from your ceiling. Hang them with string. Kids can use either a pom pom or a rolled up piece of paper as a ball, and try to throw it through the middles of the hearts. One of my past room parents came up with this game (or found it somewhere) and I’ve been doing it ever since. It’s a hit!
3. HEART SKIING
Cut out four LARGE construction paper hearts. Two kids will race each other to get to a certain point in the classroom. Each student needs to take their shoes off, put their sock foot on a heart, and slide/scoot/cross country ski across the room as fast as they can. The same parent that came up with the Heart Throwing came up with this one, too. SO FUN!
4. Cupid Floats
My room parent made a Sign Up Genius for donations. All you need is a scoop of vanilla ice cream, strawberry 7 Up, whip cream, and a cherry. YUMMY. I might spend most of my time at that center.
5. Musical Chairs
Self explanatory!! AND FUN!!
We are using several of the Minute to Win It Games in THIS POST by Marsha from Differentiated Kindergarten. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS POST if you need some great ideas. I mean, she titled her post STRESS FREE VALENTINE’S DAY so there you go. GET TO READING. Marsha’s post is the one I sent to my room mom who wrote back saying YES, I ALREADY SAW THIS. I’m sure my room parent saw it back in September or October, and seeing as how I saw it just the other day, one of us is on the ball and the other of us IS NOT.
And there you have it.
TONS OF FUN on Valentine’s Day! YAY!
What are you doing for Valentine’s Day??