Saturday, December 30, 2017

New Year's Eve Noon Party

  • Program Goals
    • We're almost never open the Saturday before New Year's. It just doesn't fall that way. I wanted to try a New Year's Eve Noon party as it looked fun. Of course, we had a dramatic drop in temperatures, numerous crises, and I was exhausted. But it was still fun!
Stations
  • Photo booth
    • Capes, dress-up clothes, paper and sticks to make fake mustaches etc.
    • Candyland and other photo op cardboard cut-outs
    • Digital cameras
  • Dance station
    • tv, chromecast, ipad
    • bubbles, ribbon wands, hula hoops
    • Noisemakers (bought in bulk)
  • Balloon drop
    • Parachute, chairs, tall staff
    • At noon we took the parachute, pre-filled with balloons, and "popped" it
Activities
  • Party hats
    • Markers, tape, staples
  • Star wands
    • Leftover vistafoil (like contact paper), popsicle sticks, confetti
  • Misc. crafts
    • pipe cleaners, pom poms
Resources

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Messy Art Club: Beading

  • Program Goals
    • Encourage creativity and problem-solving
    • Allow children to experience different art products and styles
    • Develop fine motor abilities
    • Attendance: 25
Project: Beading

How it works: Put out all the supplies. Younger kids are encouraged to thread beads on the pipe cleaners, older kids to use the more intricate beading supplies.

Supplies
  • Beads (pony beads, wooden beads, donated seed beads, etc.)
  • Buttons
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beading supplies
  • Dishes to put beads in
Evaluation