Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Harvest Party Ideas????

Hunter's teacher asked me today if I would be willing to plan the "Harvest Party" this year. It's going to be in 2 weeks. The kids DO NOT dress up and I need to stay away from Halloween themed stuff. I need to plan games and an activity. Here are some of my ideas:

Games: Harvest Theme Picture Bingo (pictures of pumpkins, leaves, scarecrows, corn, apples, etc.) I thought I could print them out and cut them into squares. Have the kids color them and glue them onto their bingo card. This way each card should be different.

Pin The Leaf On The Tree- again I could give them a traced outline of a leaf that they could color. This way identifying whose leaf belongs to who might be a little easier.

With the kids coloring it would take a little bit longer to play.

Activitys: There is a poem about 5 little pumpkins sitting on a fence. The poem also mentions a flying witch so I'm not sure this paticular poem will work. If not I hope to make up my own. The kids can glue a fence together using craft sticks and then color, cut and glue 5 pumpkins on top of there fence.

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater
Had a wife and couldn't keep her
Put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well.
Hunter has to memorize a poem each week. The past few weeks have been nursery rhymes similar to this. I thought using this poem the kids could cut out a pumpkin and glue it to a bigger piece of paper. Before gluing making a window that opens and shuts in the center of the pumpkin. Maybe gluing a picture of a woman behind the window. Just to go along with the poem.

Using a paper plate the kids could glue torn up pieces of orange construction paper and glue it all over, add a brown stem to make a pumpkin.

Using a paper plate, cut the center out and glue construction leaves all around making a wreath.

So far Hunter hasn't painted at school but if they had a couple of leaves that they fold in half. Open it up paint one side, shut the leave and rub so it has that distressed paint look when opened. Then they could glue that as part of there wreath. Might be kinda messy though.

I'm sure lots of you out there have ideas. I'd love to hear from you. I'm meeting with Hunter's teacher thurs. afternoon to go over some ideas. So leave me your ideas please. Anything you've done or heard about that was a hit. Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou.


Camille said...

I can't believe they are banning "halloween" in schools already. Carlaya's preschool does Harvest time celebrations (although they do dress up and it is basically halloween party, just called otherwise), but it is a city community center. I thought that was just their rules, not for public schools. That is one of my biggest things for wanting my kids to go to school- all the holidays and parties as a class! That is just beyond annoying to me! I hate athiests and I hate the ACLU! Ridiculous!

Anyway, I'm done having a fit. LOL
I think your ideas are cute. you are far more creative than me. That's odd she just straight up asked you to do the whole deal though.... Whatever you do will be super cute. I can't say that I've got anything for you though....