Looking for something fun to do during the dreary days of winter? How about throwing a Christmas party? There are so many fun activities that go along with Christmas that planning a party is easy (and fun!). Here’s some pictures from a recent preschool (sort of) Christmas party we had at the house. The main activity was a craft from the Truth in Tinsel book and we added to the fun from there!
Everyone gathered around the table to create the crown from Day 2 in Truth in Tinsel. This was a perfect activity for a wide range of ages — easy for the little hands and room for embellishment for the older kids. Our oldest kid was in 2nd grade and our youngest was 18 months. It was a blast! If you don’t have the Truth in Tinsel book, you can find a ton of Christmas-inspired crafts on Pinterest or by doing a google search. Of course, I would recommend you buy the book — it’s not too late to join in the fun!
Working hard on her crown.
Sisters working together!
Colors, Colors, Everywhere!
After we were done with the Truth in Tinsel project, the crafty juices must have been flowing! Requests were made for markers, crayons, scissors, more paper, glue and all kinds of materials! The kids made masterpiece after masterpiece. Check them out!
We also played a game of PIN THE NOSE ON THE RUDOLPH. Kids loved this one. Even the tiny ones got in on the fun, sans blindfold of course!
Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer… had a bunch of shiny noses!
For this game, I printed off this coloring page for Rudolph, cut some noses out of red construction paper and used a scarf as a blindfold. We wrote the kids names on the noses after they were placed so we could determine a winner!
After games and crafts, the kids ran around like maniacs for 1/2 an hour. We ate some Christmas cookies of course. We were going to make these candy canes out of pipe cleaners, but we ended up playing dress up instead. Crazy kids!
What about you? What kind of fun preschool parties have you had this season?
Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!