Wednesday, May 28, 2014

End of the Year Celebration Alphabet-Style!

At my old school I never needed to have a big end of the year celebration with the families because after a music show we did around mid-May, all the families came back to the classroom for a little gathering. So this year, I started panicking because I needed to think of something to do with my kiddos and their families to culminate this wonderful year in Kindergarten!

Enter my blog and Facebook stalking and my Pinterest addiction and I found the perfect idea - an alphabet party! I first saw this idea over at Kinder Alphabet and I fell in love! 
And so, the planning began!

I could picture everything I wanted to do in my head but I really needed to slow down and figure it all out. First things first, I just had to create these super cute glittery alphabet labels that I could use for the party and then also use again for a word wall, literacy station games, and more! When these letters popped out of my printer I couldn't believe how awesome they looked!

{Click on the image to see these in my store and keep reading for a chance to win a set of your own!!}

Here are the labels printed and cut out on the day of the party!
Then all I did was tape the letters and what item they were for onto jumbo popsicle sticks. Easy peasy prep!

So what did we have at this alphabet celebration you ask? Well, not every letter of the alphabet was present...that was just too much for my brain to handle!
We had apples for A, of course ... A is for Apples!
You can see my list of items and download it here!

I also created a freebie for you if you'd like use these labels for a party of your own! Just download and print a few pages of the blank labels and then write in what they're for!

Click on the image to get your freebie or click {here}!

Here's my set up! (minus the apples for A which were still in the fridge!) 
All of the buckets, bowls, and plates are from The Dollar Tree (except the striped plates). Since it's almost summer they had all their fun summer items out and I had to make some tough decisions on what I needed and what I just wanted!


****CLOSED**** Want to win a copy of my Glittery Alphabet Labels? Just leave a comment below about what you do for your class and/or families for the end of the year! Don't forget to put your email address! I'll pick a winner Friday afternoon! (6 1/2 days left for me!!)

1 comment :

  1. At the end of the year, my school holds a "Volunteer Tea" for all of our volunteers!!! For my students, I have a pizza party and a movie on the last day...I often throw jumbo freezies in there, too!! I am planning to do a new gift this year, but I have decided on what yet. Thank you for considering always, Elyse <3.