School Party Ideas

 
School Party Ideas

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School doesn't have to be all about paying attention and doing homework. Every now and then it's great to play a game with the class or organize a holiday party. If you're a teacher or parent looking for classroom party ideas, then you've come to the right place!

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School Party Decorations
School Party Food
School Party Games & Activities


Decorating & Food Ideas

School Party Decoration Ideas

There's no reason for you to do all the grunt work for your class! Several students will be more than happy to volunteer to decorate the classroom.
  • Supply the children streamers and see what they create!
  • If you are decorating for a holiday, you can make festive garlands with the children and then hang them around the classroom.
  • The decorations should be simple so that students aren't distracted during their normal lessons.

School Party Food Ideas

If you do decide to serve treats, try to pick something that can be served with minimal mess and fuss, such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes or individual ice cream cups.
  • Use icing or candy to form letters, numbers or even simple math equations on cupcakes or cookies. Or, turn it into an activity by letting the children do the decorating.
  • If you would prefer to avoid super-sugary foods, consider muffins, veggie sticks and dip, fruit juice popsicles, or fruit cups served along with juice boxes.
  • You can make fruit cups more interesting by layering in yogurt and topping them off with crunchy granola, if desired.


School Party Games & Activities

Turn your classroom into a game show, carnival or bingo hall with the help of our game and activities list below. Also listed are popular craft projects and traditional games you can play with your students.


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Games and Activities

Musical Chairs

Every child knows and loves the classic game of musical chairs.

Telephone

Everyone will get a good laugh during this goofy game of changing phrases.

Play Dough

Create your own play dough with this craft recipe.

Back-to-School Word Search

A great way to keep your guests busy as they wait for everyone to arrive.

Monkey See. Monkey Do.

Try to guess who the monkey is during this interactive circle game.

Candy Airplane Craft

With just three types of candy, your guests can build their own candy airplane!

Carnival Games

Set up five carnival games that will show your guests a true circus atmosphere.

Charades

Children can't speak while they imitate a character for the rest of the group.

Face Painting Designs

Download our face painting idea sheet and then paint your guest's faces!

LEGO Fun

Break out the building tools, and let your guests construct their own LEGO town.

Origami Butterflies

Your guests will love making butterflies with this fun origami activity.

Paper Airplane

First the children fold and decorate paper airplanes. Then watch them fly!

School Bingo

Match 5 in a row to win school bingo!

Classroom Scavenger Hunt

This scavenger hunt is a simple and fun way to entertain a large group of children during a school party.