VALENTINE PARTY 2012


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I have decided to continue using this page to help with the organization the Valentine party. With the Winter party theme "Minute to Win it" exceeding my expectations, I have decided to continue with the theme during the upcoming party. If you would like to see the many games available, check out this link Many of the ideas originated from a blog I ran across entitled http://stacyjulian.com/blog/?p=6710
We will be completing two activities that will test our abilities. We also have a "pencil topper" craft station and the fan favorite "Goodie Table" with all sorts of tasty treats. Given the fact that I had been out with strep throat, the students and I planned the Goodies together and they all wanted to pitch in and help. I love how they are a take charge kind of group. They are GREAT!
To edit the page, simply click the edit tab in the right hand corner. Type as needed in the document and click save on the tool bar. Just like that you have created part of history. At least part of our classroom history.

The Pencil Topper Craft

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Just like their edible cousins, these foam conversation hearts will let your child get right to the point of her Valentine's messages.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Craft foam
  • Permanent markers
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Pencil
Instructions
  1. Cut a 1- to 2-inch heart from craft foam. With a permanent marker, print a short message on the front and the name of the giver on back.
  2. Now poke an inch of the pipe cleaner through the bottom of the heart, bend it down, and twist it back around the remaining length of pipe cleaner.
  3. Coil the pipe cleaner tightly around the pencil. Then gently pull up on the heart so that part of the coil bobs freely above the pencil, with several loops anchored around the eraser end.


The Candy Obstable Course

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Each child will get a bag of candy and the obstacle course (pictured above.)

Here’s what they have to do, in 60 seconds or less:
1. Bite the ends off the Red Vine

2. Open the Pixy Stix and dump the powder into the circle

3. Use their Red Vine straw to blow the powder out of the circle

4. Open the Hershey’s Kiss with one hand and eat it

5. Arrange their M&Ms in the circles
AND …
6. Complete the “M&Ms Math” problem!

Here’s the PDF of the Candy Obstacle Course just in case you want to test your skills!

Cupid's Arrow
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This is a game I came up with to play during our Valentines party this year. It was found on http://darcidowdle.typepad.com/my-blog/2011/02/its-all-about-love-day-five.html
I hope they will absolutely loved it! If you are in charge of the game, this is what you'll need.
1 box of wide straws. (the basic grocery store straw with stripes.)
I box of Q-tips
2 large bowls (heart shaped are cute, any dollar store has plastic heart shaped bowls right now)
Masking tape
Divide the group into teams. Place a heart shaped bowl in front of each team and place some tape about 2 feet back from each teams bowl. Each team member needs a straw and the team needs a large pile of arrows (Q-tips). Tell the "Cupids" they have one minute to get as many "arrows" into their heart as possible. To do this you must place the straw in your mouth, load it with an "arrow," and then blow the "arrow" out the end of the straw towards the heart bowl. The team with the most arrows through the heart wins.
I promise you will LOVE this game, but Good Luck you might not LOVE the headache from all the blowing:)

Cotton Ball Fun

Ready, Set, Scoop!

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To play you'll need two blindfolds, two large bowls filled with cotton balls, two medium bowls, and two large spoons!

To start, two players are blindfolded and sit on the floor with bowls filled with cotton balls on their laps, empty bowls on their heads, and spoons in their hands.

One player is the referee and says, "Go!"

Players then have 60 seconds to spoon the cotton balls from the large bowls in their laps to the medium bowls on their heads.

The player who scoops the most cotton balls wins!

On your mark, get set, SCOOP!



















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WELCOME to the WINTER PARTY 2011

I have decided to continue using this page to help with the organization the winter party. As mentioned in the past... Sometimes it is hard to get in contact with many of us in the evenings. We are eating dinner, doing homework, giving a bath, etc. It's nice to know we can still be part of the planning during our individual down time. For me, that's about 10 or 11 at night. :) Not a good time for phone calls right? So.... this page will allow anyone to contribute whatever they would like, whenever they like. To edit the page, simply click the edit tab in the right hand corner. Type as needed in the document and click save on the tool bar. Just like that you have created part of history. At least part of our classroom history. I have gotten most of what we need all planned but if you would like to contribute to the party by sending in the items below, please feel free to do so.

The party this year has been inspired by the following website: http://room-mom101.blogspot.com (you have to click here and take a look!)


Who is Bringing What?

36 Large Red Stacking Cups-
Napkins- Mrs. Broshear
pretzels- Mrs. Broshear
chips-
grapes-Mrs.Bentley
cheese cubes- Mrs. Broshear
Treat bags- Mrs. Cryder
Teddy Graham Cookies-
Cotton Balls- Mrs. Henderson
12 round ornaments- Mrs. Henderson
36 small size Candy Canes- Mrs. Schneider
Punch Bowl-
(4) 2 liters of sprite-
tub of rainbow sherbert ice cream-

Things I have gotten together so far...
Paper plates- Mr.Thompson
Empty Paper Towel Roll- Mr. Thompson
Yardstick- Mr. Thompson
Bucket- Mr. Thompson
Marshmallows- Mr. Thompson
Wreath- Mr. Thompson
Hula Hoops- Mr. Thompson
7 large nuts- Mr. Thompson
Bowl- Mr. Thompson

Craft- TBA later (Matt will be planning this project)


PARTY GAMES/ ACTIVITIES
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This year I found this hilarious game… All you need are sturdy paper plates and pens for each player.
The host tells the players to put their paper plate on their head.
Then the host will give a series of instructions for the players to draw on their paper plates (that are on their heads) without looking.
Here are the instructions:
1. Draw a line for a floor.

2. Draw a Christmas Tree. Add decorations if you feel so inclined.

3. Draw a star on top of your tree.

4. Draw a fireplace with a mantel next to the tree.

5. Draw a stocking hanging from the mantel of your fireplace.

6. Draw a present below the tree.
After the six steps have been given, let everyone look at their masterpieces.
Get ready for a serious giggle fest.
Then have players count up how many points they received by following this rubric:
1. 2 points if the tree touches the floor.

2. 2 points if your stocking is touching your mantel.

3. 1 point if your star touches your tree.

4. 1 point if your star is above your tree.

5. 1 point for every Christmas ornament ball that is ON tree, etc.

6. 1 point if your fireplace doesn’t touch the tree (it’s a fire hazard!). xmas1b.gif

7. 1 point if you actually drew something decorative on your stocking (or something cute, like a tiny kitten peeking out).

8. 2 points if your present is under your tree.
The player with the most points should receive a really awesome prize (such as Christmas Window Clings).

Pass the Wreath
Divide students into two groups.
Use a green or red hula hoop or huge wreath. Students
make a circle and hold hands with the hula hoop held between
two students. The groups race to see which group
can pass the hula hoop/wreath all the way around their
circle while holding hands the entire time.
THE NUT STACKER-
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Items Needed:

Candy cane

7 larger sized nuts...as in nuts and bolts (Check the size to make sure a candy cane could fit through the hole)

Directions:

Hold the candy cane in one hand by the hook. Using the straight end of the candy cane (ONLY), pick up the nuts and place them one on top of another as high as you can. The goal is to reach 7 nuts high, although our family record was 5 before the tower of nuts fell over.

FACE THE GINGERBREAD MAN -
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Items Needed:

cookies (in this case, gingerbread)

Directions:

Using only the face, players must move the cookie from their forehead to the mouth. The team who can move the most cookies in 1 minute will receive a point.

Balancing Act

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The How-many-ornaments-can-you-balance-on-a-yardstick-and-papertowel tube-without-it-falling-over-in-a-minute game.

NOSE DIVE -

Items Needed:

Vaseline (Petroleum jelly)

Cotton Balls

Bowl

Directions:
Choose one player from each team to take a turn. Have the player put a dab of Vaseline on the tip of their nose. Without using any other body part (other than the nose), have the player move the cotton balls one at a time from one end of the table to a bowl at the other end of the table. The player who can move the most cotton balls into the bowl within the minute will be awarded the point.

STACK’em Up!

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The Can-you-stack-the-cups-with-one-hand-in-a-minute game.
So intense.

Radical Rudolph

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The Can-you-get-the-red-pompom-on-a-string-up-on-your-vaseline-covered-nose-in-a-minute game. So much harder than you would think, by the way.

MARSHMALLOW TOSS –
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Items Needed:

One wreath,

Large Bag of marshmallows

One bucket for each player.

Directions
Have one person hold the wreath to their side and place the bucket behind the wreath. Players will have one minute to throw marshmallows through the wreath into the bucket. The player with the most marshmallows in the bucket after one minute is the winner!

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Cute Treat Bag Idea





























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I have created this page to help with the organization the party. Sometimes it is hard to get in contact with many of us in the evenings. We are eating dinner, doing homework, giving a bath, etc. It's nice to know we can still be part of the planning during our individual down time. For me, that's about 10 or 11 at night. :) Not a good time for phone calls right? So.... this page will allow anyone to contribute whatever they would like, whenever they like. To edit the page, simply click the edit tab in the right hand corner. Type as needed in the document and click save on the tool bar. Just like that you have created part of history. At least part of our classroom history.

The party this year has been inspired by the following website: http://onecharmingparty.com/category/halloween/ (you have to click here and take a look!)

I haven't received any responses from anyone on assisting with the party, so I have made some executive decisions to be sure that we have the party planned for now.
I have decided to try the Juice Mummies, Owl , Chips, Pretzels, Tissue Paper Pumpkin craft,
There are a total of 27 children in the class.

Who is Bringing What?
Cups-
Napkins- Mrs. Schneider
Minute Maid Apple juice Bottles- Mr. Thompson
Cupcakes- Mrs. Schneider
Paper plates- Mrs. Cryder
4 packs of Oreo Cookies- Mrs. Kellum
pretzels- Mrs. Broshear
chips- Mrs. Broshear
grapes- Mr. Branson
cheese cubes-Mrs. Bentley
crackers- Mrs. Taylor
Treat bags- Mrs. Cryder
candy corn bags (4)-
Skeleton Cupcakes- Mrs. Bentley
Toilet Paper Rolls (36)- Mrs. Smith
Crepe paper roll- Mr.Thompson
Packages of Orange and Green Tissue Paper- Mr.Thompson
Raffia- Mr.Thompson

The Game Plan

WHOLE GROUP
A good way to start a party off with dancing...
I think we should start the party with the (Monster Mash) 4 corners game or freeze dancing game... then we can split the children into 4 groups for stations.
Halloween Freeze Dance - Play Halloween party music or creepy sound effects and tell the children to dance. When you turn off the music, they all need to freeze. Whoever is caught moving during the freeze is out of the game. The last person dancing, wins. For a fun variation on this game, tell the children they will need to pose in the Halloween shape you will have called out during the previous freeze. Some fun shapes could be: black cat; pumpkin; broomstick; mummy; bat; etc.

STATION ACTIVITIES
Wrap the Mummy - I've often seen this game in classroom parties, and it's always a hit. Divide the children into groups of three to five kids. Select one child in each group to be a mummy. Then give the other children a roll of toilet paper or crepe paper. Instruct them to wrap the mummy with the paper, leaving the eyes, nose and mouth uncovered. The first group to be done with their roll of paper, wins.
Pumpkin Penny Toss and Candy Corn Toss- Carve out a large pumpkin, making a wide opening at the top. Give each child a handful of pennies. Have them stand an appropriate distance from the pumpkin and try to toss the pennies in, one at a time. For each successful toss, give the child a small piece of candy corn Halloween candy. Also students will be tossing baggies of candy corn onto boards for points.
Craft-Make a tissue paper pumpkin craft
Eating Station- Owl cupcakes, chips, pretzels, cheese cubes, crackers, mummy apple juice, grapes, etc

What is my station? Volunteers Welcome!
Food-
Game/activity#1 (Wrap the Mummy)-
Game/activity #2 (Pumpkin Penny Toss)-
Craft (Making pumpkins)-