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Thursday, December 18, 2014

a preschool Christmas

This is Jake's first year in a two day a week preschool and I love all the fun activities they get to do. 
For Christmas, I got to take reign of the kids' Christmas party. Yay!

I planned a craft, a game, and some snacks. Want to see how it all panned out?

We started with a snowman ornament crafts. I grabbed some plain plastic empty ornaments at Michael's. I also decided to go ahead and paint the faces on myself to avoid a messy paint issue and having to wait for them to dry.

The kids got to stuff cotton balls into the snowman. Awesome dexterity craft for a two year old!

For some fun, I also decided that we should do something a bit out of the box. You don't get much crazier than an indoor snowball fight, right?

So I parked in front of a few episodes of Call the Midwife and drummed up a bag full of snowballs... aka yarn pom poms. You can do these completely by hand {my tutorial here} or you can grab a pom pom maker for around $8 in most craft stores.

It was a hit! The kids absolutely loved tossing these soft "snowballs" all over the place. And especially at their teacher, haha. 

After all our energy was spent, it was time to load up on sugar. The kids had already eaten lunch, so I brought some fun snacks. 

A preschool chex mix of cheerios, raisins, pretzels, marshmallows and M&M's...

And these sweet melted snowman cookies! They were super fun to make and went great with my accidental snow theme!
Just sugar cookies, frosting in the shape of a puddle, a marshmallow head, and some little drawn on add ins for the snowman accessories. 

The kids all got to go home with a snowman {Olaf} goodie bag. I tossed in some candy, a jingle bell necklace, and some Christmas temporary tattoos.

Of course they all recognized Olaf and had to put on their jingle bells asap.

Overall, I think the kiddos had a great time. 
And I had a fun time putting it together! School parties are a new gig for me, but I think I'm going to like it!

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