Do you enjoy parties? How about class parties? Through the years, I have had great class parties and some that were a little on the crazy side. Here are a couple of ideas that we did at my parties that were fun and less hectic.
One year I discovered the book, The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey. This is such a great story! I thought it would be fun to serve hallo-wieners at our party. It ended up being a hit with my students and parents. Parents loved it because the kids didn't go home all hyped-up on sugar from the party.
We cooked the wieners in a crockpot. We put the wieners in the crockpot standing up which I think might have helped us fit more in it. I asked for condiments that were bottles to make it easy and less messy.
This is a inexpensive snack to serve. I have so many donations that I put extras in the teachers' lounge for the custodians.
-Condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish)
-Juice box or water bottles
-Power strip / extension cord
-Small cooler to put wieners in if you don't have a refrigerator nearby.
By the time of the party, kids are excited and the last thing they want to do is sit and be quiet. One of my go-to activities is to play hot potato. Only the potato is a seasonal object. Target Dollar Spot is a great place to find a small plastic seasonal object.
Right now there are some little plastic pumpkins and spiders that would be perfect for this. Have your students sit in a circle on the floor. Give one student the seasonal shape. Begin playing seasonal music. Students pass the pumpkin or spider or whatever shape you have to the person next to the them. When the music stops, the student that is holding the shape is "out". That student now moves out of the circle. This continues until there is only one person left who is the winner. This game gets your students moving and they have to be quiet so they can hear the music. It is a win-win!
Looking for some seasonal music? Here are a few choices:
-The Addams Family
-The Witch Doctor
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