The big day arrived – Piano Man’s class Christmas party! The day was snowy as usual, but not even snow could keep parents and younger siblings from attending this festive party.
Class Christmas Party Decorations
I brought in class decorations the day before, and Piano Man’s teacher decorated her classroom like a true professional party planner. She made a multi-colored pendant out of the larger 3D snowflake pattern. Lovely!
The Class Christmas Party Banner spanned across from one end of the dry erase board to the other. It turned out to be much larger than I had anticipated.
But the best placed decoration was at the food table. I would have never thought to place a 3D mini paper garland there. It added a nice touch to the fantastic platters of food parents brought for the party.
Linus and I arrived a bit early, and boy, did our little boy look like he wanted to be in school with some of the older students. (Sometime very soon, little Linus. Sometime very soon.)
Once the kids came in from recess, I snuck in a photo of the kids hard at work. This is Piano Man’s signature smile. Gotta love his toothless smile.
Christmas Cracker Puzzle
Once Piano Man’s teacher explained her personal story of how she learned about Christmas crackers, the kids worked together to pull one another’s crackers. With excitement buzzing, they wore their crowns and began reading Christmas jokes to one another. Some were pretty silly, while other jokes may have been a bit more difficult to comprehend, such as:
Q: What do you call Santa’s little helpers?
A: Subordinate clauses!
Then with some adult supervision, they solved the puzzle.
Can you guess what the picture is in the puzzle?
(Photo Above: So the word “PUZZLE” was missing in the title, but the kids enjoyed the activity anyway.)
There were so many benefits to sharing Christmas crackers with the kids. They got a lesson in:
- geography (where England is located in the world).
- cultural traditions (what is a Christmas cracker).
- sharing (pulling cracker together and solving the puzzle).
After solving the puzzle and a game of Christmas/Holiday Bingo, it was time for lunch! Parents brought in so many yummy and delicious platters of food and treats.
Just when their bellies were full scrumptious food, the kids devoured sweetly decorated cookies.
It was a successful class party, and I am grateful that we were a part of the festivities. I also got to know a few parents and our dedicated substitute teacher who tirelessly worked to make this party very memorable. The teacher cared so much for the kiddos that she made a goody bag for them. We are grateful for all the work she does to care and teach these students everyday.
As the weekend is winding down, I hope your weekend is continually filled with lots of love, laughter, and cheer!
From my hometown to yours,