It’s that time again to start thinking about Fall class parties. This time I’m sharing some ideas that I used last year for the little bit older kids. We usually only have an hour and a half at the most for our parties so I’ve kept my ideas on the simple side. Since the kids are a little bit more responsible, it is easier now to divide them up into 4 groups and have them rotate to 4 different stations. I’ve rounded up a list of fun ideas that I’ve done over the years that would be great for a fall class party.
I’ve created 4 station signs that include the instructions on the back of each card for parent volunteers. You can find the free signs at the bottom of the post.
Food & Activity
The kids get to make their own harvest hash. They had so much fun filling their bags with all of the mix-ins they liked. We used this recipe for the harvest hash, but instead of the Chex muddy buddy, we used popcorn.
While the kids were enjoying their snacks, I had a fun candy corn create a story for them to work on.
Game 1 – Candy Corn Sticks
- Empty a bag of candy corn into bowl. You will need one additional bowl.
- Using a pair of chop sticks, see how many candy corn pieces you can move from one bowl to another in one minute.
Game 2 – Marshmallow Stack
- Empty a bag of large marshmallows onto the table.
- 2 people at a time will see how high they can stack the marshmallows in one minute.
- The person with the tallest standing stack after one minute is the winner.
Game 3 – Flying Spiders
- String spider web across a doorway. I actually used a presentation board from the dollar store so I could have it set up wherever I needed it and to have a backdrop to keep the spiders corralled.
- Using a plastic spoon, see how many spiders you can fling and have stick into the spider web in one minute.
The rotations usually take us from 45 minutes to an hour to complete depending on how quickly they can rotate stations. With our remaining half hour, we always play fall bingo as a group. It’s an all time favorite and no matter the age of the kids, they still all love it.
For the prizes I like to just grab a few things from Target dollar spot, and put them in some small bags along with a few pieces of candy to give to the winners.
Don’t forget to send out your invite to the parents with the day and time the party will be. You’ll also want to ask for supply and or money donations at this time to help with the party. Don’t forget to ask for parent volunteers as well. If you need a quick form to send home, there is one in my Room Parent -Room Mom Binder.
Click the box to download the free station signs. Be sure to print them on yardstick so they stand up nicely.
Hope you enjoy your fall party!
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