HAPPY NEW YEAR! We had the best Pajama Day New Year’s Party! We listened to Auld Lang Syne, talked about the countdown celebrations around the world on New Year’s Eve, and played a riveting game of Winter Go-Fish, earning a treat cup of surprises! Then we heard the story The Night Before New Year’s Eve, and enjoyed feasting on pancakes with syrup, strawberries, and whipped cream! Then we sipped cocoa with marshmallows and munched on popcorn while watching The Polar Express. We then got a little silly and had an indoor snowball throw competition. And then to settle down we heard the winter story, “Sadie and the Snowman” to get us excited about our new season and new year.
Merry Christmas!🎄🎅🎁🍕Feliz Navidad! We had a magical celebration. First, we put on our Christmas necklaces and created a Holiday CRAFT BAG, and then we heard the LITTLE CHRISTMAS ELF story and sang the Winnie the Pooh version of The Twelve Days of Christmas. We added our Santa hats to sing Raffi’s It Must Be Santa, which then motivated us to put on our bell adorned reindeer antlers and perform Jim Reeves Jingle Bells. Then we danced around the tables to Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. And then we played games! We played THE PIZZA WALK (earning a Present & Chocolate Santa), and then THE HOLIDAY MEMORY GAME (earning a Prize—a soft Santa Bear) and then THE BEAN BAG TOSS HOPSCOTCH (earning a treat bag). Then we had fun getting involved in a CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING contest (winning Stickers). Then it was time for our HI PIZZA MAN story to prepare us for our surprise delivery person! This year it was SANTA! And then on to our huge feast of pizza, mini apples, raisins, fruit roll-ups, chips, s’mores pudding, Christmas tree cookies that we made, and chocolate milk. Our bellies were more than satisfied. To wind down the day’s festivities we watched “Olive the Other Reindeer” opened our stockings that Santa filled last night and then heard the adorable story SIX SNOWY SHEEP, and then finally took a long hard winters nap. As the big man in the red suit always says, “Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night.” P.S. A special thank you to a few parents who made this the BEST CHRISTMAS PARTY EVER! Thank you to Ann Frisius & Ben Frisius who helped make this year extra special by having Santa delivery our pizza, and to Amy and Bob for the cool Pez dispensers (and Amazon gift card for me), and to Heather Waddle and Jimmy for the yummy chocolate treats (and mug, caramels and Amazon gift card for me)! I really feel like I am blessed with the best job, and surrounded by so much love. Merry Christmas everyone! #KidsFirstXmas2021