Whether it’s the last day of school or a summer party, a classroom party is necessary. Because come on, kids love parties. Kids probably need any excuse to have fun instead of brooding over textbooks. We get it. Hence, we have detailed a list of ideas that parents and teachers can devise and turn any classroom into an ice cream-themed party.
First, it’s important to know what grade is hosting a party. Then, mold your party around it. Tasty Ice Cream has selected classroom ice cream party ideas to cater to classrooms of all ages. Let’s check them out:
A classroom ice cream party needs suitable decorations. Blend classroom elements with ice cream, and you will find yourself with a hybrid—ice cream-shaped classroom decor. If you are a teacher, assign various decorative pieces to your students. Tell them to bring in wall hangings such as ice cream bowls, cones, scoops, and even cartoons. Next, before the party, let the students decorate their classroom according to their liking. They can even pick a theme. Say, if it is summer, they can blend summery elements like the sun by wearing sunglasses with bowls of ice cream. If there is an upcoming seasonal holiday, then decorate your classroom accordingly.
You can even divide students into groups, assign a classroom corner to them and turn this step into a game. It will spring in competition, and the winning team will be the first one to choose their ice creams. Students can even use speakers, play ice cream-themed music, and turn a classroom party into a real one! Make sure that everyone is included, and even if the decor isn’t up to mark, it’s okay. The bottom line is to make this event delightful for your students.
A classroom party needs ice cream. Just bring in more and more ice cream, and nobody will care whether the sun is falling or their balloon is too high. As for ice cream, make sure there are tons of flavors but not too whacky, ‘adult’ ones. It’s always safe to include classic flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or coffee. You can include fruity options like mango, strawberry, peach, etc., or nutty ones like almond, pistachio, and hazelnut.
If you want to make things easier for everyone, you can assign different flavors to students as a teacher. Assign them alphabetically or according to their initials. Say, if there’s Sara, then strawberry. Ben then Banana. Chloe then chocolate etc. This will make their day and encourage good virtues in the students like sharing, offering, and humbleness.
If you don’t want to stick to tubs, you can include ice cream cookies, sandwiches, ice cream cake, and even popsicles! The students will love to munch on these frozen delights. Moreover, suppose your students are interested in a bit of classroom adventure. In that case, you can introduce weird or exotic flavors, like strawberry buttercream, blueberry rolled ice cream, New York cheesecake ice cream, and even lime. Sorbet! All this will make for an interesting game and a good time.
Ice cream-themed games.
The classroom ice cream party needs games. Students thrive on games and entertainment. So to keep your students invested in their ice cream-themed party, introduce games. Make sure to add games that reflect the theme of the party. You can arrange students into pairs or groups of four to five students. Host ice cream eating challenge; the winner who finishes their ice cream on time gets to win goody bags! That will keep these little ones in action!
You can even hoist an ice cream-shaped pinata and unleash students on it. Additionally, play guess the flavor by bringing two secret flavored ice creams and letting the students guess which one is which. It will make for an interesting game. Other games include race cones where kids get to fill their artificial cone with the most balloon-like scopes or build a coning tower. You can even ask for suggestions from students.
Movie and ice cream!
Or forget everything, forget the decor, forget excessive bowls of ice cream—just bring two-three containers of ice cream, some toppings, and sauces and let students customize their bowls. Once they are done. Bring in the television set and watch a movie. Give out movie options beforehand so that the students can pick their favorite and everyone has a good time.
If you want to make this step a little competitive, you can host a game or two, and the student who wins gets to pick the movie. It’s all up to you and your little gang of students.
Call their parents!
Wait, it isn’t a punishment or anything major. Trust us on this. Invite your student’s families if you want to upgrade a classroom ice cream party. In this way, parents can meet each other, their kids’ friends and you! Before the party, your students and you can even create DIY invitations. Let the students go crazy with markers and watercolors. Doodle cones, waffles, whipped cream, and send the card home to mommies. It will be fun!
With the invitation, turn the party into one dish. This way, the burden won’t fall onto your shoulders, and the parents will provide reinforcements and conquer the students along with you. Play games, talk over bowls of ice cream, take pictures, then end the day with party favors. Party favors do not need to be extravagant; a simple cup of ice cream with a handwritten note will make a kids’ day. It will be a perfect ending to an amazing, frozen dessert-filled day!
If it’s the last day of school and the summers are looming over, ice cream parties are a great way to bid adios to the students. It’s a great way to relive the old days when you were a kid and super excited for the summer. As a teacher or a parent, you can make your kid’s day better by following these classroom ice cream party ideas. If you want more, Tasty Ice Cream will cater to your interests!