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It’s that time of year again to start thinking about class holiday parties. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite Reindeer Theme Class Party Ideas. There’s something about those cute reindeer that I just can’t get enough of! I’m sharing some snack ideas, crafts, and a game so keep reading to find out more.
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For my class parties, I always like to have some fun activities but like to keep things simple. Usually, we only have about an hour and a half for the party and hopefully, a parent volunteer or two to help out. I get everything possible done before the day of the party so things run quickly and smoothly.
If you have volunteers, setting up stations for them to come to is extremely helpful and while they are waiting for their turn sitting at their desk, they can be making their reindeer hats and eating their snacks.
Reindeer Water Bottles
Water bottles are my go-to during class parties. So much easier to avoid any spills etc with juice and other drinks. But just because we’re having water doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
I dressed up the bottles to make them into reindeer by taking off the label and hot gluing googly eyes and red pom pom balls onto the water bottles. Then I wrapped a pipe cleaner around just below the lid and added two extra small pieces to each end to make antlers. You can actually grab a whole craft set from Amazon here that includes the pipe cleaners, eyes, and pom poms.
Reindeer Pudding Cup Snack
For our snack, I made reindeer pudding cups, and then the students got to add extra ingredients during the party. I added the same googly eyes and red pom poms to the chocolate pudding cups.
During the party, each student got 2 small candy canes to add as the antlers and 1 Christmas Oreo to crumble up on top. They were a huge hit with the kids!
So our first craft was the reindeer hats but now how about making something fun as a parent gift from the students since you probably have some extra volunteer hands.
Handprint Reindeer Ornament
We’ve made 2 different reindeer ornaments in the past. The first is an adorable handprint render ornament. You can never go wrong with a handprint ornament! For this one, you’ll need brown cardstock, brown paint, larger googly eye,s and a larger red pom pom for the nose.
To make the ornament, start by cutting each of the brown pieces of cardstock in half. Have each student make a brown handprint on the paper. While they are drying, on the leftover part of the brown cardstock, have them write their name and year and cut that part out.
After they dry, have your student cut out around the handprint too. Next, glue the brown paper that they wrote their name and year onto the back of the handprint. This is a great place to add a school photo of them as well on the back. Lasly, laminate the handprint. and then help them hot glue on the eyes and the nose. Use a small hole punch to add a hotel and tie a ribbon or string so it can hang.
The second option is also a reindeer ornament using a clear plastic ornament. For this one, you’ll need a clear plastic ornament for each student. I find mine at Michael’s and I use the type that can be filled from the top, not the shell ones that can be opened in half. You’ll also need brown crinkle cut paper filler, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a red pom pom.
Have the students stuff the brown crinkle paper into the plastic ornament and add the top back on. Then help them hot glue on the eyes and nose, Use a pipe cleaner to add the antlers at the end. You can use a Sharpie paint pen on the back of the ornament if you want to have them write their name and year.
Reindeer Gift Bag
And then once the reindeer ornaments are complete, you need a fun way to gift wrap them right? Check out these fun reindeer gift bags that are super easy for the kids to make too!
Games and Activities
Another one of our stations is making reindeer food. Such a quick and fun activity for the kids to be able to take home with them to share with their families. You can get the details of the supplies you’ll need for this activity and print out the FREE bag topper here.
And lastly, our game to play to finish out our holiday party, Reindeer Bingo! Always such a hit with the kids. Christmas M&M’s make a fun way to make their cards. Hand out candy canes to the winner of each game to keep it inexpensive and fun. You can grab the reindeer bingo here.
Whew and now it’s time to go home, but what a fantastic reindeer-filled time we had! Do you have any other fun reindeer ideas that you’ve done in the past? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!
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