Classroom Christmas parties can be tough! We want to have some holiday fun with our students, but we are exhausted! We are desperately trying to finish report cards, make parent holiday gifts, bake, shop, etc, etc. I actually love party planning and if this teaching thing doesn't end up working out- I may become a party planner! So I thought I would take away some of your stress by helping you to plan a fun and simple celebration for your students.
I love a party that has a theme! I am going to be giving you lots of different party theme ideas over the next several days. Today we are going to plan a snowman themed holiday party! I love throwing a snow themed party because I live in Arizona and my kids rarely see snow!
I like to start by talking about the party food, because I think that is my favorite part of any party!
If you make these snowman Oreo balls from The Girl Who Ate Everything, please invite me to your party! They look AMAZING!
I just know that my students would love making these powdered snowman donuts from Paige's Party Ideas. I love when the food can double as a party activity!
This snowman snack mix from We Heart Parties is cute and would be super easy to throw together.
These string cheese snowmen from No Biggie would be an adorable and healthy treat for your classroom party! When I made them, I didn't even bother cutting out the hat. I drew that with the marker as well!
Don't forget the drink station. I love this melted snowman water from Kari's Party Ideas. So cute and no sugar! That is a big bonus at a classroom party!
I love to do crafts during my classroom parties because kids have a party favor to take home!
I am in love with this adorable snowman ornament from Simple Simon and Company. It's so simple too! Make sure students write their name and the year on the back for a fun moments on the family tree.
These snowman clothespins from Easy Peasy and Fun are super cute and very unique. I would add a magnet to the back. Parents can use it to display a photo or great work on the refrigerator!
I think the kids would have a blast painting this snowman pot from Card-Marking Connections! I think I would have them plant a few seeds in the pot.
It is important to get the kids up and moving. It makes every party more fun and memorable. These games look fun and simple!
This snowman bowling game from Craftaholics Anonymous looks like a ton of fun. And it's cute too! It doubles as decor before the game starts!
This snowman relay race from Your Teacher's Aide would be a blast. Teams race to see who can build the snowman the fastest. All you need is toilet paper, scarves and hats!
If you still need some more simple snow game ideas, check out these 7 snowball activities from A Mom With a Lesson Plan. My favorite is the snowball fight. I pretend like we are taking a quiz. I pass it out. They moan and groan. And just when they start, I tell them to crumple it up. And I call out, "Snowball Fight!" They think I have gone mad, but they couldn't be happier.
Snowmen at Night is actually one of my favorite winter/holiday books! It's a sweet story about what snowmen do at night when we are not watching. Snowmen at Christmas is written by the same author and it also a VERY good book!
The Biggest Snowman Ever is a fun book about a town snowman building contest.
Snow is a wonderful book about how a girl and her friend enjoy a snowy day. My students especially enjoy the snowy descriptions in this book since some of them have never seen snow!
I hope that these ideas will help you to throw together a simple, but fun celebration for your students! If the snowman theme is not a good fit, check out my other party theme blog posts.
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