Simplicity is the best policy. That’s my motto anyway.
When you put a group of 15 Kindergartners into a small room with sugar-laden everything, allow them to use real live pumpkins as bowling balls, and supply them with enough glue to seal their mouths shut (don’t I wish!) – the idea of simplicity sorta gets thrown out the window.
You gotta keep those kids BUSY.
So I’m giving in. I’m doing it. I’m going with detail-detail-detail for my daughter’s Kindergarten Halloween party. And in case you didn’t know, details. are. exhausting. Especially 5 year old crazy child details.
Since I’m the Room Parent for our class, I’ve been picking apart every activity, snack and craft we have planned to ensure that the kids don’t get bored and do what 5 year olds do best, run wild.
You know, like this…
I think the Pumpkin Bowling and other crafts will take care of themselves, but I was clueless about snack. All I can envision are these 5 year olds sitting around eating chocolate chip cookies, pretzels and clementine pumpkins, practically falling out of their seats with ants in their pants because they just want to get to the fun stuff!
So I had an idea.
Why not make the snack interactive? Why not let them decorate the cookies themselves? And it couldn’t just be your everyday run-of-the-mill sprinkles. No siree bob. They needed to be spooky and gross and make the kids giggle. Most importantly? They needed to be the perfect distraction from the bowling bombs, ahem…balls.
And so I came up with this…
These are my labels for the cookie “toppings”. I think they turned out rather cute!
Witch’s Warts = chocolate chips
Ghost Poop = mini marshmallows
Jack o’ Lantern teeth = candy corn
Frankenstein’s blisters = M&M’s
Dead Man’s Worms = gummy worms
Monster Slime = green icing to make the toppings stick
Not exactly genius, but at least it might buy us another 3 or 4 minutes of distraction from the kiddos. And no one can deny that when it comes to Kindergartners, you really can’t go wrong with “poop”.