I actually found the flipeez hat at a local grocery store – when you squeeze it, the arms flap up and down! I may have been doing that all day randomly to get kindergarteners attention… (which lasted all of 3 seconds because it was party day and we were all hyper).
The shirt says “I like warm hugs” and I ordered it from Amazon.
Now for the festivities!!
I had them turn in their tickets to me before we started our day – as their “ticket” to the party. They loved that! I sent them home with them at the end of the day.
In the morning we did rotations of activities. I had my instructional assistant, a parent volunteer, and myself to help run things smoothly.
One station was to make Frozen snowflakes. I am sure you have seen these before in the teaching world – you use a white crayon to make a snowflake, and then watercolor over with blue and it “magically” appears! The kindergarteners were seriously amazed at this – there was even squealing and ooohing and ahhhing when I showed a sample. I cut paper into 6×6 squares so that they could each make 2 if they wanted, then we hung them around the room!
We also finished up our parent gifts! This idea is all over Pinterest and can be made into all sorts of fun crafts! I kept it pretty simple. I used sturdy white cardstock and glued blue construction paper on the left side. Then I handprinted each child and wrote “Love Never Melts” with a Sharpie. I love Sharpie Paint Pens – use those if you can! Then the kindergartener wrote their name below and I wrote the date (hidden in picture to keep student privacy). Once the hand is dry, they make little snowmen! I laminated these to give to parents, but you could also put them in frames, hang them with ribbon, etc!
(excuse the glare on this photo…. sigh. Apparently photography is not my strong point sometimes!)
Pin the nose on Olaf was a huge hit! Thank you to A Thrifty Mom for the free printable! It was also hilarious to watch – (kinders wandering, pinning the nose two miles to the left… it cracked me AND them up!)
Of course we had to have some fun snacks! I am sure you have heard of or seen the variations of snowman cheeses and popcorn cups – we decided to try them too! My assistant had the joy of creating 26 Olaf cheeses and cups. 🙂 Bless her. It was worth it to see the kids’ faces!
I had children asking to keep their cheese wrappers…. I said yes….sorry parents. 🙂
Finally, a photo prop station!! I found these little snowflake sunglasses and a headband in the Target dollar spot! They are perfect photo props – dress up those kinders and poof! A cute picture!
Of course, in the afternoon, we watched the movie Frozen and sung our hearts out! I also had the soundtrack and we sang “Let it Go” many times that day. It is still on repeat in my head. 🙂
There you have it! A fun, Frozen themed Kindergarten party! If your kiddos earn a party sometime in January, this could still work! Plus, I heard there will be a Frozen 2 (is this true??) in which case Frozen parties may continue into the next decade.
Happy Winter friends!!