Christmas party for 5th & 6th grade girls?

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Posted: 12/4/2011 7:36:54 PM
I am planning a Girl Scout Christmas party for our troop in a couple weeks. I already know I want to have a hot cocoa bar, but what else should we do? I'd like to play some games, but they can't be so cheesy that the girls are bored. They're at that age though where some like cheesy, and others are thinking they're too cool. They're in 5th & 6th grades. Any good quick craft ideas for this age too?

Thanks for any ideas!


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Posted: 12/4/2011 7:52:04 PM
My niece had a birthday party once and it was at a place that served "high tea". The owner had put a pretty bowl on each table. Inside each bowl were a bunch of open-ended sentences, discussion starters. You could have questions such as -what is your favorite time of year and why?, -what do you think Justin Bieber does on Christmas? Any fun questions to get conversations going with the girls. They love it at the party.


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Posted: 12/4/2011 8:53:52 PM
A fun game I played with my daughter's friends at that age was to put 20 little objects on a cookie sheet, let them look at them for a minute, then cover the sheet and see how many things they can write down in a minute.

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Posted: 12/4/2011 9:47:27 PM
yes!!! We're having a Christmas party for 3-6 graders.

This blog has some different Christmas party games. I like the various minute-to-win-it type activities. It should help keep things moving. from this site, we're doing

see-how-many-marshmallows-you-can-get-through-the-wreath-and-into-the-bucket-in-a-minute game.

Can-you-stack-the-cups-with-one-hand-in-a-minute game.

How-many-ornaments-can-you-balance-on-a-yardstick-and-papertowel tube-without-it-falling-over-in-a-minute game.

The Nut-stacker game

We are also doing

Christmas Mad Gab

and this craft:

Epsom salt candles

This is a cute food "craft" that is not gingerbread men or houses. It's Christmas trees made out of ice cream cones, green frosting and candies.

All of these were found on pinterest. With the minute games I plan to keep score. There will be a winner in each grade, each one receiving a $5 McDonald's GC. Oddly enough, last year we also included store GC's but everyone wanted the fast food instead!



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Posted: 12/4/2011 10:00:28 PM
let them make gingerbread houses

even kids at that age enjoy making gingerbread houses


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Posted: 12/4/2011 10:14:10 PM

let them make gingerbread houses

even kids at that age enjoy making gingerbread houses

I agree! And it can be a pricey activity, but you can make them on quart or half gallon (paper) milk cartons with graham crackers and it cuts down the cost considerably!

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