I am the room mother for my son’s class this year so I was in charge of the Christmas class party. I had about an hour and a half to fill.
First we made snowflake ornaments out of cardboard tubes and pipe cleaners.
The kids could pick how many edges/petals their snowflake had, what color pipe cleaners and what color glitter.
This project worked out really well. I let the kids punch their own holes in the cardboard if they were able, otherwise, the teacher and I went around and helped. I got the idea from here. We didn’t have time to paint the cardboard so we used stick glue and dipped the edges in colored glitter. If they missed spots, they just applied more glue and redipped. If you have lots of time, the kids could paint the inside and outside of each tube to dress it up a little.
We played a few games including an unscrambling game and a see-how-many-words-you-can-make from the unscrambled word’s letters. The kids also did a snowball drop race that included putting on large gloves and carrying a styrofoam snowball on a plastic spoon across the room and dropping it in the bucket and returning the gloves for the next player to use.
Then, with the remaining time, the kids made Christmas trees out of waffle cones, frosting and candy.
They had a lot of fun making – and eating candy! while making the trees. We used rope licorice, mini M&Ms, Skittles and the colored mint chips with the white sprinkles on. Of course, I took extra so everyone could munch at the same time!
They also had cupcakes and puppy chow for their snack so they could take their trees home to show their parents. The cones fit perfect in the bottom of a large plastic solo cup. So they took off the marshmallow and grabbed the tip of the cone to put it in the cup, put the marshmallow back on and then put plastic wrap held with a rubber on the top. Hopefully everyone’s make it home safely!
It turned out to be pretty successful for my first (but certainly not last!) venture for a Christmas party as a room mom. Next party is for the teacher’s birthday in February!