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Old 01-29-2010, 07:29 AM
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For Valentine's party you can play musical chairs/hearts. Instead of chairs; Cut out large hearts from construction paper and tape onto the floor. You will need to have 1 less heart than kids playing. And with each round you pick up one heart to always have one less. To make the game goquicker if you have a very large group of kids you could take off more hearts each time. This worked out really great when my son was in fifth grade.

Depending on the age group you could do a treasure hunt. I did that with an elementary class one time. We put the clues on the outside of each classroom door. This way they wouldn't disturb the other classes while they were in session. And it also taught the kids which room was where.
Clues were such as; Where would you find a book in the Library and they would go to the library and find the next clue on the outside of the door. They went in groups of 5-6 kids with a parent or volunteer. The last clue sent them back to their own classroom where all the party food was setup for they to enjoy.

Another Halloween party I made a Jack-o-latern panata and had parents donate candy for it.

You can also make Confetti Popcorn and bag it up to stuff inside the Pinata. That way everybody gets a bag and nobody is crying.

Recipe for Confetti Popcorn:

Pop popcorn as normal about 4 Quarts popped. Set aside in large pan.

Mix the following in a 2 quart saucepan to cook.
2 Cups of white granulated sugar
1/2 Cup of water
Food coloring/dye

2 Tablespoons of Butter not margarine.
Cook/boil and stir with a wooden spoon, until softball stage or about 4 minutes.
Remove from heat add food coloring. Stir really well and then pour over the popped popcorn and stir with wooden spoon until all of popcorn is well coated. Then pour onto a waxpapered tray to cool and dry. You cand make as many batches you want. to mix and make a variety of colors in your bags.
Such as red to make pink for Valentines day. Heartshaped pinata
Red, blue, yellow, and green for Cinco De Mayo. Somebero Or Donkey shaped pinata.

Or just do the confetti corn with green food coloring for St. Patrick's day.

But, always use a wooden spoon to mix with as the sppon will get hot to the touch and wood doesn't get that hot.

Will have to post more later.

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