It’s All in the Details

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…

Halloween Party tags- Price jpeg

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”.

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3 thoughts on “It’s All in the Details

  1. Lauren Markman October 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm Reply

    You are either a very brave lady…or very insane. Let us know how it turns out…

    • adicamillo November 7, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

      Just wanted to share that the cookie decorating was a semi-success. I forgot that the kids only had 15 minutes to not only decorate their snack, but then also eat it and conversate with their fellow Kindergartners. That was quite challenging. Also, do NOT let the bowls of cookie toppings out of your site. I found two boys devouring the last of the marshmallows and stuffing m&m’s in their pockets at one point. Lesson learned, I suppose! It was a lot of fun for sure. =) Thanks for following!

      • Lauren Markman November 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

        I am almost positive that my son would have gone straight for the cookie toppings, too! Glad everything was good messy fun!

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