Video:5 Classroom Party Activities to Celebrate Fallwith Krystyna Rittichier
Holding a fall-themed classroom party is a great way to celebrate the autumn season. This video from About.com will show you five great activities for a fall-themed classroom party.See Transcript
Transcript:5 Classroom Party Activities to Celebrate Fall
Hi, I'm Krystyna Rittichier with About.com, and today I'll show you 5 classroom party activities to celebrate fall.
Holding a fall themed classroom party is a great way to reinforce staples of the autumn season. These fall activities are adaptable, and are suited to any age group.
Fall Party Activity Materials
For these activities, you will need:
- Construction paper
- Acrylic paint
- Halloween bingo sheets
- Wrapped candies
- White paper
Fall Party Activities: Leaf Rubbings
One fun way to start the party is to make leaf rubbings. Take the class outside to gather leaves for this project. Allowing the children outside is great fun to them, and it is also a way to experience the fall season directly. As the children collect leaves, teach them the names of the trees that the leaves come from. Inside, make leaf rubbings by placing the leaves under a sheet of paper, and rubbing the paper with the side of a crayon.
Fall Party Activities: Dress Up Relay Race
Add physical fitness to the party with a dress up relay race. Pair the students up in teams and place adult clothes at the start line for each team. For the race, the children must dress up a teammate in the clothes and then run to the other end of the field. Then the students must take the clothes off the first teammate and put them on the second teammate. The team must then run back across the field to cross the start line of the race.
Fall Party Activities: Apple Prints
Apple prints are a great way to teach fall-themed art. To make apple prints, the teacher should slice apples in half, and peel a strip from each side of the apple skin so they are easier to grip. Place acrylic paint on a paper plate, and give each student a piece of construction paper. Dip the apple in the paint, then stamp it first on a clean paper plate to eliminate excess paint. Now the apple can be used to stamp the construction paper.
Fall Party Activities: Trick-or-Treat Musical Chairs
Play a trick-or-treat version of musical chairs for fun, or to teach younger students how to trick-or-treat. Set chairs up for each student in a large circle, with a chair width space between every chair. Have every other student stand in front of their seat, and give the seated students a small bag of wrapped candies. When the music starts, the standing children walk around the circle. When the music stops, all the children must freeze. If the child is in front of a seated student, they can trick-or-treat, but if they are in front of an empty chair, they must wait until next round. After several rounds, have the seated children be the trick-or-treaters.
Fall Party Activities: Halloween Bingo
Another fun class activity is Halloween bingo. Theme the bingo board with Halloween, Thanksgiving, or any autumn-themed subject that the class has been working on. Use small wrapped candies for bingo markers.
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