9.26.2018

Classroom Halloween Party Ideas

Oh my goodness! Where is time going? I am still trying to get over the fact that summer is gone and over and it's almost October?

I wanted to share some pictures from a fun Halloween party I had in my classroom. I have always been blessed with *amazing* room parents and the parents that planned this party really went to town! The kids had a blast and it was quite an event! Most of the activities were done as a center and we rotated every 15-20(ish) minutes.


Have you every tried Monster Juice?? It's DELICIOUS!!! 


Materials Needed for Monster Juice: Halloween Straws, Party Cups, Sprite, Cotton Candy, Gummy Worms, Swedish Fish, and Popping Bobas. (BTW: Popping Bobas are amazing!! If you haven't tried them, you need to! They are yummy on cheesecake, ice cream, other desserts.)

Monster Juice Directions: Place a small spoonful of Popping Bobas, 3 Swedish Fish, and one gummy worm in the bottom of the party cup. Fill with Sprite, add straw, and one Swedish Fish to the top of the cup. Have students add a small amount of cotton candy and watch their Monster Drink fizz!

 This drink isn't just fun to make, it's delicious and your students will love it!


A caramel apple bar is always a crowd pleaser! You can use your imagination, but you basically need an array of apples, caramel, chocolate chips, candy corn, sprinkles, marshmallows, etc! My students had so much fun decorating their caramel apples, that they almost didn't have enough time to eat them!


Halloween is all about dressing up, right?!? One of my room moms set up this awesome "photo booth" and brought tons of costumes, hats, glasses, wigs, etc. We got some really hilarious pics of the kids and they giggled the whole time! So much fun!



Don't Eat Pete is another favorite and it's so easy to throw together. 
Click {here} to download it for free and to learn more about how to play. 


This next game, The Sounds of Halloween - Listening Lotto, is fun to play in a whole group setting. Instead of calling out the picture, your students have to listen to the "sounds of Halloween" in order to know which spot to mark. Last year, my students loved it and I'm definitely going to play it with my sweeties this year. Click {here} to check it out!


My students also loved making their Halloween Ghost Glyphs last year and they made for some pretty cute decorations during our Halloween party.



The ghost glyph can be found in my Oh, So Spooky Halloween unit on TpT. It includes lots of fun Halloween activities that you can do with your class all month long!

2.02.2017

Robot Valentine Sacks & The Perfect Valentine for BOYS!

Yay for February! It truly is the best month of the year. I really LOVE Valentines Day and it's even better in the classroom, because kids make it so much fun! One of the best parts about Valentine's Day is passing out valentines and it's super important to have a valentine box/holder for each of your students. So many of you have loved the Love Monster Valentine Sacks (click here to check them out), that I'm excited to share with you a new valentine sack craft.

Your students will adore these "Robot Valentine Sacks" and they are perfect for holding valentines on Valentine's Day for both boys and girls! I know your students will love making these because my little boy was over-the-moon excited to be making a Robot sack for his valentines-- and he sure loves his "robot guy!" 

Click (here) to check out these "Robot Valentine Sacks" in my TpT shop.


Your students will love creating their own robot and they will even get to write about them. On the back of the valentine sack, you can include an "All About My Robot" section. It's always fun to see what your students come up with and it also makes it more personal for them.  *Please Note: The download in my TpT shop only includes the patterns for the Robot Sack. The gift bag is not included in your purchase. 

Click (here) to check out these "Robot Valentine Sacks" in my TpT shop.



Okay and how fun are these Valentines for boys (or anyone, really)? I put them together for my little guy, but can I give them to my friends, please??? These whoopee cushion valentines are perfect for kids and adults, alike. I also love that these valentines are fun, but not a sugary sweet! I got these whoopee cushions from Oridental Trading (here) and if you hurry, I'm sure you can still get them before the big day.


Click (here) to download the "Love Stinks" tag. It includes one page with the poop emoji (you're welcome) and one page with just a heart (sorry I offended you with the poop...). 


Happy February!

3.22.2016

DIY Easter Bunny Banner

Last Spring I fell in love with an adorable Easter Bunny Banner from Pottery Barn. Instead of buying it though, I thought to myself, "I could make this!" And this weekend I did make it and it was SO easy!! I love it even more than the one at the store, because I got to choose my own floral/spring patterns.


Pictured below are the materials needed for this project. I bought the Floral Flair Stack (here) from the craft store and I love the variety of florals that it offers! You will also need a bunny pattern to trace onto your scrapbook paper. You can find different bunny patterns here, here, and here. I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut out my Easter bunnies, and I bought the patterned for less than $1.00 at the Silhouette Design Store. If you have your own Cameo, click (here) to get the bunny pattern!


After I cut all my bunnies out, I hot glued a white pom-pom onto each one. 


When the bunnies all had their little cotton tails, I arranged them to my liking and strung the bakers twine through the ears. And then, I was finished! I had a hard time deciding where to hang it, because it looked so cute everywhere. 


Happy Easter, Sweet Friends!
 
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