Preschool Christmas Party

Are you wondering what to do with the kids now that school is out for the holiday vacation?

I threw a little preschool Christmas party this week, filled to the brim with crafty projects you might want to try with the kiddos.

After starting class in the usual way, we jumped into Christmas-y things. I ready a story book about Santa and we talked about Rudolph. Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. This seemed like a good opportunity to review the letter R. I used this site to create the letter R worksheet and then added the red nose, eyes, and antlers to each letter after the children had traced it. The legs of the R kind of look like a running reindeer to me.

This project served as both a math activity and a craft project. I gave them strips of different lengths of green paper and once they had put the strips in order from widest to smallest, we were able to glue them down to build a Christmas tree. They decorated their trees with old-school foil stars {inspiration}.

We talked a lot about shapes, and here they had a chance to color and cut out the shapes of their Christmas tree. {worksheet source} We also colored these really cute worksheets.

And since we are talking Christmas trees and shapes, this is the ornament we made. I prepped the trees before they came–hot glueing the popsicle sticks together and adding the pipe cleaner loop on top. then the kids got to add whatever puff ball or jewels (from Target Dollar Spot) they wanted. We talked about how it is a triangle shape with three sides. {inspiration}

And I love how our little Rudolph foot print project turned out {inspiration}. I painted their feet with brown paint and helped create the footprint. Then they got to decide which googlie eyes to add and glued on the pretzel antlers and puff ball red nose.

Our other big activity was a book exchange. These guys were a little confused about how it worked, but it was a fun way to get some new books to read.

Of course, we can’t forget the party portion of the party. I am so lucky that the other moms in the group were willing to go along with all of the fun (and crazy) food ideas I had pinned, and helped prepare all of these cute elements to our meal.

Reindeer Sandwiches {inspiration post}. Ours were ham and cheese and had raisins for the eyes and nose.

Christmas Tree veggie tray {inspiration post}. It’s always a good thing when you can make veggies fun! And this is so cute, right?

I wish I had been able to get a better picture of these adorable Strawberry Santa Hats {inspiration}! They were a huge hit and are as tasty as they are cute!

I busted out the stripey straws, candy canes and sprinkles for the hot cocoa we served. TIP: dress up those boring foam cocoa cups with a strip of festive washi tape!

And one more project/dessert, before they left. We frosted these sugar cones with green icing and stuck on sixlets and star candies that I found at Target. Alright, so I did this tree as a demo, but the kids trees were cute, too! This took so much less prep than making sugar cookies for them to decorate. And they loved it! {Inspiration}

See! Look at these happy faces!

For more ideas about holiday activities and fun that are geared toward the little ones, check out my Christmas Preschool Party Pinterest board! So many fun things to do! What do you do with the kids to keep them busy when school is out and the holidays are approaching?

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