Friday, December 18, 2015

MISC. LESSON: "Classroom Holiday Event Ideas"

Are you planning a holiday event for your classroom before the winter break?  If so, this might interest you!

I've seen teachers collaborate with each other when organizing their special holiday events.  Here's how it works: 

Within a grade level, each teacher plans one activity.  This can be a snack, craft, game or other holiday activity.  The children rotate from one classroom to another during their party.  Each teacher is responsible for one activity and he/she repeats the activity for each group of children within the grade level.

Keep it simple!  The children do not need to make a snack themselves.  They can simply come to the classroom that is providing the snack to eat and drink juice.  If your students are familiar with well-known holiday songs, one of the activities can be, "Name That Song!".  The teacher would need a CD with the instrumental version of the song.  She'd play a song and have a student or team name it.  This game can be transformed into "Musical Chairs" with holiday music played.  "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" is another game that can be easily modified into a holiday theme.  The game could be changed to "Pin the Nose on the Reindeer" or "Pin the Tail on the Reindeer".  Red and green balloons can be used for a movement activity.  Blow them up and let the children play "Keep it Up!"

Teacher collaboration is a great way to make less work for everyone during this busy time of the year.  It also gives the children a chance to visit other classrooms and it's fun for kids.

I've created some bingo games that could be used during a classroom holiday event.  If you don't have bingo chips or paint daubers there are many items that could be used for markers in place of bingo chips.  Math cubes, buttons, and mini erasers make great substitutions.
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Enjoy the holiday break!

Molly McMahon, Zoom Zoom Classroom

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