School Christmas Parties…

Each school year, the parents are asked to sign up to organize a holiday party. I signed up for the Christmas party in Crawford’s class and the St. Patricks Day party in Camp’s. It’s a little hard to plan a game for a bunch of 2-3 year olds, so the party mom’s and I planned a snack, craft and to read a few Christmas books.

I was in charge of the craft and reading 2 stories. There are so many crafty ideas to choose from with Pinterest around. I ended up using a photo for a wreath as my inspiration. I got 200+ clothes pins and covered the tops with festive coordinating paper. Next, I bent covered floral wire into circles with a hook on the top to hang. I bagged them up and the kids put all of the clothes pins on the circle. Pinching the clothes pins was a great manipulative for Crawford’s age. The end result didn’t really look like a wreath, but was a cute ornament anyway! The kids had fun, and that’s what mattered.

I think Crawford was excited to have me at school with him. He has such a fun time with his friends there and his teachers are great! πŸ™‚

Here’s a photo of most of their class. Trying to get that many 2-3 year olds ready for a photo was next to impossible!! πŸ™‚

Most of the class holding their ornament craft.
Most of the class holding their ornament craft.

Crawford eating his snack (He looks very underwhelmed!) haha.


The next week, on Sunday, one of the mamas in Camp’s class called me and asked if I could provide a sweet snack for their Christmas party. The parent who had snack had a stomach bug and was encouraged not to send anything. I was happy to help, but didn’t have time to bake that day. I am so glad I have Monday and Friday off so I am able to participate in activities and parties for the boys!

I ended up buying Rice-Krispy Treats, putting a long sucker stick into them, melting chocolate that I kept warm in a crock pot, and fun toppings. The kids dipped their Rice-Krispy Treats into the chocolate and then dipped into candy canes mashed up, chocolate chips, marshmallows and lots of sprinkles. It was a fun treat and because it was potentially messy to eat, they enjoyed them on the playground after they dried πŸ™‚


They played a few games and decorated a ginger bread Β man ornament during the party too! πŸ™‚


Camp was super excited I was at school with him. He wanted me to sit next to him and do everything right with him the entire party. I know one day he may ask me to drop him off so nobody sees me with him, so for now I am going to enjoy every moment! πŸ™‚


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