Thursday, December 23, 2010

Preschool Party!

Last night we had a preschool party!  We had a blast with a 5 year old, 2 boys that are 3, my 2.5 year old, an 11 month old and a 6 month old.  What a bunch of energy!

So what do you do at a preschool party?  Well, we started out by pulling out the car mat and the matchbox cars, the play airport, and the Little People.  We cranked up some Christmas music.

When the kids started to get a little antsy, we switched to decorating cookies!  I wish my camera had been at home for this part of the party because a couple of the kids did a fantastic job decorating.  Amazingly only 1 of the big kids ate most of their cookie, the others were ready to move on to the next activity before they could get a few bites in!

Next came the obstacle course.  I felt like I was watching an episode of Dora the Explorer as I told them again and again, "through the tunnel, over the chair, around the table, in the house, throw the beanbag".  That game lasted longer than I expected.  One of the lads tired of it after his first jaunt through the course, so he sat at the end and went fishing for bean bags while the other kids went over and over and over...  Then it was time for a book about Jesus' birth, and another about Ayana the Giraffe.

What next? Oh, cars and Little People again for a minute, then TWISTER!  Okay, so preschool twister is not quite the same as big people Twister.  I pulled out a Twister mat and had them dance, jump, touch, bounce, sing, etc, then finally sit on various colors.  Once they were all sitting it was time to rest for a few minutes.

While we rested we pulled out the band instruments.  It was time to crank the music back up and play.  They did not care about the radio though, so it got turned off so that we could sing Christmas songs.. like Hey Diddle Diddle, and Itsy Bitsy Spider.  I bet you did not even know they were Christmas songs.

Next was a short Christmas film, brought to us by Alvin and the Chipmunks (that lasted about 5 minutes).  The kids went back to, what else?  Cars and Little People!  Oh, and a long strand of ribbon that was too much fun to leave sit when they could twist in it and turn and pull each other down!

Fun, fun night!  I look forward to the next preschool party!
only 3 of our big kids wanted to make faces at the camera.. and they were hard to catch!

twisted in ribbon!

oh, and we built a tall block tower

the littlest man watched from the sidelines - it was safer there

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