I’ve planned a lot of elementary school class parties, and my mantra is always: EASY EASY EASY. I don’t think kids need a lot of fanciness to have a good time. They’re just excited about having a PARTY in their CLASSROOM! Young kids are tickled pink with just about anything out of the ordinary at school, so why stay up all night creating elaborate food, craft projects, and decorations?
Last year I organized my son’s first grade Valentine’s Day party, and the teacher suggested the kids make Grape Sculptures out of toothpicks and red grapes (in keeping with the holiday’s colors).
To be honest, I wasn’t sure this activity would be much fun for the kids. But clearly I know nothing. Because the Grape Sculptures were the absolute hit of the party!
I love that this activity meets my EASY EASY EASY requirement for class parties. And I love that it’s also healthy: Kids can munch on the grapes while they’re building and eat the finished product.
- For more class party ideas including active games and healthy food, read 3 Healthy Moves For A Happy Valentine’s Day.
- Frosting heart-shaped cookies? Here’s a recipe for Naturally Colored Pink Frosting.
Do YOU have any Valentine’s Day class party ideas? I’d love to hear about them!