Are you a room mother in your child's classroom? Perhaps you are a volunteer grandparent, standing in at your grandchild's elementary school because his or her parents work full time. Whatever the scenario, if you are on a committee that is planning an end-of-the year school celebration, you're more than likely thinking of ways to make that celebration one that will be remembered for a long time. From setting up booths to buying wholesale candy for the event, here are some ideas that might help you.
Think Of Activities Kids Will Love - Think of the things you loved to do when you were in elementary school. For example, do you have fun memories of being in tug-of-war games, one-legged sack races and other competitive games? Maybe you liked carnival type games where you did things like try to knock down bowling pins or tried to catch pretend fishes with a magnetic fishing pole.
Take your ideas to the next planning meeting and brain storm with the other committee members so that you can provide a variety of fun activities. Find out how much is in the school budget for the end-of-the-year celebration. You might have to get donations from parents. For instance, if you have a cake walk, there might be a rule that all baked goods be commercially prepared. If so, consider having wrapped cupcakes instead of regular home baked goods.
Buy Bulk Wholesale Candy - One thing you can be sure of is that the kids will want to collect a lot of candy. For example, if you have a fishing booth, one fun thing to fish for will be wrapped bulk candy. If you break Mexican pinatas, you'll more than likely want to fill them with a great deal of wrapped candies. As you go to planning meetings, make the suggestion that one person be in charge of buying all the candy for your grade school celebration. By doing so, all the candy can be bought in one place.
Think of buying little treat bags so that the kids will have a place to put the bulk candy once they have earned it at different booths or when participating in activities. And, think of giving out candy as the kids leave the celebration. No matter that they've already collected a lot, of treats, part of the fun is in having enough bulk candy to take home to enjoy.