Party Like Penguins
I have four boys, and my youngest will rarely let me plan a celebration in his classroom, so when he said we could Party Like Penguins, I jumped at the chance! My friend Brittany from Edible Details graciously sent me a dozen beautiful pink and blue snowflake cupcake toppers, and I went to work making printables for the party (look for the link for the WHOLE set below)
My son is only in first grade, but since we were taking lesson time away to play, I wanted to have them learn while they played. Our party activities included playing in ice, picking up tiny (cotton)snowballs, coloring and cutting out penguin paper bag puppets, and building igloos with sugar cubes. The kids had such a great time playing with fine motor manipulatives and learning about penguins, ice, and igloos!
Since this was a small class celebration, I wanted to be able to carry most of the supplies in a large IKEA bag for easy transporting! I strung Dollar Tree snowflakes to fishing line and added a paper clip to hang them from the drop ceiling. I made another presentation board backdrop and attached some blue paper and plastic snowflakes (we’ve had them for years, I can’t remember where we got them, but they glow in the dark!) I brought several white table covers, a blanket, a fake snow blanket, a cake plate, a few silver buckets, two glass blocks, and a serving tray. I have a small height adjustable banquet style table, I set it at its lowest height and placed cupcakes, igloo water, and penguin crackers on the table. Next to the table, I set up our IKEA igloo pop up tent next to the table. I laid the fake snow on the floor in front of the table for the kids to eat on. I placed a bucket of (cotton)snow balls outside of the igloo, and a blanket inside it. I used a bus tray/large bucket for a bag of ice for the kids to play in, and they built sugar cube igloos on their desks. The kids had such a great time playing and learning at their party!
Special thanks to Edible Details for the party inspiration!
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