Monday, July 29, 2013

Fun Friday Ideas

At our school, it is up to the teacher regarding how to handle Fun Fridays, but generally they are 1-2 times per month, lasting about 30 minutes.  We can do games, crafts, books, and/or a healthy snack.  We are allowed 3 official parties per year at Christmas, Valentine's, and the end of the year, so it's fun to plan Fun Fridays around other holidays that don't have a party if possible.  Here are some ideas I've rounded up.  Sometimes I think the healthy snack is the hardest part, so I've tried to give lots of snack ideas too. You can find more details and ideas by searching online (especially Pinterest!), but this should get you started!
  • Apples - apples with caramel dip snack, apple craft HERE
  • Camping - trail mix snack, owl craft
  • Halloween - ghost bananas & pumpkin oranges snack HERE
  • Thanksgiving/Fall - details HERE by Room Mom Extraordinaire (popcorn snack)
  • Winter - 100% fruit popsicles snack, snowman or snowflake craft
  • Chinese New Year - lantern craft HERE or dragon craft HERE, "sushi" snack HERE
  • Presidents/America - strawberries/marshmallows/blueberries snack, windsock craft HERE
  • Dr Seuss - sugar free snack HERE
  • St Patrick's Day - lucky charms cereal in a cupcake liner HERE or sour patch grapes HERE
  • Easter/Spring - cereal in bags with butterfly clothespin HERE
  • Earth Day/Gardening - details HERE by KC Edventures with sugar free chocolate pudding sprinkled with crushed oreos and gummy worms for Dirt Cups as snack or carrot patches HERE
  • Cinco de Mayo - baked tortilla chips snack, maracas craft HERE
  • Mother's Day - mother's day card craft, apple heart sandwiches snack HERE
  • Islands - details HERE by KC Edventures
  • Ocean - goldfish snack, jellyfish craft HERE, sink or float game
  • Zoo/Animals/Jungle - animal crackers or chocolate bananas snack
  • Bugs - details HERE by Room Mom Extraordinaire
  • Space - frozen blueberry "planets" HERE
  • Puzzles - details HERE by Celebrate Everyday with Me, puzzle craft (can do any design) HERE
  • Pirates - details HERE by KC Edventures
  • Castles/Knights/Princesses - make your own shields & swords HERE & carrot "swords" with ranch snack
  • Transportation - traffic light snack HERE
  • Reading - details HERE by Room Mom Extraordinaire
  • Weather - rainbow fruit kabobs snack HERE
  • Olympics - details HERE by A Small Snippet
  • Wild Things/Monsters - low fat pudding cups with monster faces HERE or monster munch HERE
  • Pick an author and search for crafts, books, & activities!

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