Are you in charge of your child’s classroom holiday party at school? I’ve gotcha covered. I looked around and compiled a few fun and easy games, crafts, and activities to play for some winter party fun! These ideas are sure to be a hit with all of the students.
Classroom Holiday Party Ideas
Simple Jingle Bell Holders: Make these super simple jingle bell shakers! They would be fun to make and then play along with their favorite holiday song.
Smiling Snowman Envelopes: Use up your old envelops by turning them into a fun new craft. These smiling snowmen are sure to delight! Perfect for a classroom setting!
Coffee Filter Snowflakes: Coffee filters make the perfect sized snowflakes. Cut up a few of these and hang them up in the classroom for the kids to display.
Shredded Paper Winter Animals: Shred up some unwanted paper and use it as paper glitter for a fun winter animal art piece.
Winter Wonderland Magazine Collage: Get out the old magazines and create a wintry scene. The kids can get creative as they make a holiday art piece.
Games for a Holiday Classroom Party:
Snowflake Tic Tac Toe: Create different shapes and colors for these snowflakes to use as pieces in a tic-tac-toe board!
Snow Mitten Letter Scramble: Add letters to the shapes of snow mittens for kids to find words or letters, or match for a game.
Paper Tube Bobsled Race: Using a old wrapping paper tube, cut it in half to create a fun bobsled game for a holiday party.
Snowy Obstacle Course – the kids take a cup, spoon, or toothpick of snow (real snow or marshmallows or cotton balls) through an obstacle course around the room and not drop what they’re holding. They must make it to the other side and add their item into a bucket or Santa hat or miniature sleight or snow man boot. This game can have teams or just everyone takes a turn.
Treats for a Classroom Party:
Snowflake Tortilla Snack: Have the kids make snowflake shapes out of tortillas and toast them up for a yummy treat.
Treat Plate Craft: Punch holes in the sides of paper plates to create cute treat plates with ribbon! Thread these around the plates for a great small motor skill.
Dipping Desserts: Melt some chocolate and dip all kinds of desserts with the kids. They’ll love to choose their favorite item to dip.
M&M Taste Testing Graphs: Gather all the different flavors of M&M’s for a graphing game. And once they have their findings, these are a perfect little treat!
Decorate the teacher. I got this idea from a friend who is a first grade teacher. The class moms did this to her one year and it became a tradition. They didn’t ask her ahead of time, we want to do this to my son’s first grade teacher this year but we are going to ask her first.
Garland (the lightweight, cheap fluffy kind)
one lightweight ornament per child
Star on a head band
Select 1 student to put on the star, 2 students to put on the lights and 2 to put on the garland (draw names out of a hat). The teacher can sit in a chair or stand.
Place star headband on the teachers head. Wrap lights then garland around the teacher. Let each child hang an ornament off the garland.
Stand around the teacher and sing Christmas Carols.
Half way through the last song plug her in :) do not light sooner. My friend, the teacher this was done to, said it got too hot if they lit her up for more than one song.
The best part! kids have a blast and it is very memorable but you can probably do this with things you already have and it isn’t another project for mom and dad to have to figure out what to do with and if it is somehting they should save.
I’m asking my son’s teacher today if she is willing, if not the room mom’s have all agreed that one of us will (we are all willing).
I absolutely love the fruit loop garland. You once again inspired me.
We are attending a Christmas party for my mother’s group tomorrow and each parent has to take one craft activity along, so this is the one I chose. I made up kits for each child so that if they didn’t get the project done during the party they could take it home.
Hope you like what I did.
You are so wonderful and inspire me so often.
One fun idea I’ve done is to decorate a child as a Christmas Tree. Just bring in fake evergreen, garland, ornaments, tinsel, and a star for the top. This works best in a small group of around 4 students. We generally create stations during the parties and have the student groups rotate.
We had our party on Wednesday. We did freeze dance to upbeat Christmas songs and it was a hit. We also did pin the nose on Rudolph. I just painted him on a piece of poster board and cut out noses from red construction paper.
We did some cute salt dough ornaments today! I love the card idea…think I’ll include that with my preschoolers gift-?
Adorable. Now I’m off to subscribe.
Great idea for Pin the Nose on the Snowman! I don’t know why, but that game never gets old. Kids always love it no matter what you’re pinning!
I’ve played pin the nose on the snowman and holiday bingo (with M&Ms for markers) with first graders.
Mmm…that frootloop garland is making me hungry!
I’m co-room parent for my two kids. For my daughter’s kindergarten class we’re doing a milk carton gingerbread house for them to decorate. For my 2nd grader, we’re decorating sugar cookies and having a hot cocoa station. There are other activities going on but those are the main event. All in the name of winter fun! Love the fruit loop garland idea (will have to remember that for next time).