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15 Fun Ideas for the Classroom Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again — winter break is just around the corner, and school children everywhere are getting excited about Christmas. And, the classroom parties that end their year with a bang!

I have been the room mom/class party planner for at least one of my girls for the last several years. We have games, crafts, festive snacks, and an absolute blast with the kids. I also always have printable games on hand, just in case I need to fill some time. Usually, though, we end up with way more fun than there is time.

Choose one craft, a couple games, and some fun snacks, then divide the kids up into groups. The kids can take turns rotating through the stations, for a manageable classroom party. Here are 15 ideas for this year’s class party. Most of these would be good winter break activities at home, too.

  • Book Activities 1 of 15
    Book Activities
    Connecting books with fun activities is perfect for a class room party. The Polar Express is one of my favorite holiday books — make a jingle bell ornament, enjoy hot cocoa or create a gingerbread train.
    See more book & activity ideas at The Crafty Crow.
  • Christmas Bingo 2 of 15
    Christmas Bingo
    Bingo has always been a hit at our holiday parties. I like to use M&Ms as markers — they get to enjoy a fun snack after the game.
    Learn how to create your own bingo cards at Do Stamping
  • Christmas Tree Ring Toss 3 of 15
    Christmas Tree Ring Toss
    Ring toss is a popular game with kids — any excuse to throw something. Use a miniature tree and a circle of garland to add a festive flair.
    Photo Credit: Flickr</a.
  • Pass the Parcel 4 of 15
    Pass the Parcel
  • Snowball Toss 5 of 15
    Snowball Toss
    Oh, yes — more throwing games! The kids toss white bean bags or Styrofoam balls through a holiday wreath for a fun, indoor snowball toss.
    Photo Credit: Flickr
  • Bird Feeder Wreath 6 of 15
    Bird Feeder Wreath
    Kids love the idea of feeding the birds through the winter. Add a Christmas twist by spreading peanut butter & birdseed over a bagel. Ask a local bakery if they have leftovers to donate for your class project.
    Bird Feeder tutorial at Mamas Like Me
  • Handprint Ornament 7 of 15
    Handprint Ornament
    Capturing children's fingerprints is such a fun memory to have on the Christmas tree. Plain ball ornaments are inexpensive and can be easily dressed up with these handprint snowmen.
    See the tutorial at Full of Great Ideas
  • Photo Ornament 8 of 15
    Photo Ornament
    I love having pictures of my girls on the tree year after year. Many school picture companies will provide teachers with small photos or stickers for classroom use. Glue one into a juice lid, add a ribbon, and allow the kids to decorate their ornament.
    Tutorial for juice lid ornaments at The Crafting Chicks
  • Reindeer Food 9 of 15
    Reindeer Food
    Don't forget to feed the reindeer! A little oatmeal and glitter will guide Santa's sleigh to the right home. I've used sugar sprinkles in the past, so that the reindeer food is completely edible.
    Recipe & printable tag at Listen In
  • Snowglobes 10 of 15
    Dollar tree miniatures and empty baby food jars are a frugal way to make homemade snowglobes. Kids will love creating their own scenes.
    Tutorial at Ucreate
  • Cheese Tray Tree 11 of 15
    Cheese Tray Tree
    Don't forget the snacks — it is possible to serve fun, festive healthy snacks.
    Get the recipe at Cabot Cheese
  • Fruit Tree 12 of 15
    Fruit Tree
    Every time I've ever offered fresh fruit at an event for kids, it's the first thing to disappear. Tuck fruit into a styrofoam cone for a festive tree.
    Instructions and other festive treats at Ginger & Garlic
  • Reindeer Cookies 13 of 15
    Reindeer Cookies
    Turn your gingerbread men upside down to create these reindeer cookies. How clever is that?
    via Cake Central
  • Rudolph Crackers 14 of 15
    Rudolph Crackers
    Ritz crackers, peanut butter, raisins, and pretzel twists make these adorable reindeer crackers. Use a Craisin for Rudolph's nose.
    via Inexpensively
  • Santa Strawberries 15 of 15
    Santa Strawberries
    Slice the bottom off a strawberry, add some whipped cream, and you've got Santa strawberries — a fun and festive treat.
    Recipe and more class party ideas at The Preschool Toolbox

Photo Credit: UCreate

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