Back to school party is like a New Year's Party. It defines the event of
going back to school and in some cases this time of the year calls for a
celebration of some sorts. In order to start the new school year in
style, the party could have a fun or educational theme. Some themes and
activities for such a party are presented below.
A Trivia Game Party. Divide the party into two
teams for a fun question-and-answer session for points. The team with the most
points wins. Questions could be taken from a standard trivia board game or they
could b derived from any period in history.
Jeopardy Party. For this game, contestants are also divided into two groups.
However instead of each player stating the answer to a question, they can be
given an answer and they have to state a question for that answer. It is like a
reverse question-and-answer game. If you have watched Jeopardy, you will know
how to play this game. If not, the rules are simple and can be easily obtained
Simon Says. This game involves children listening carefully and follows whatever
action the person in charge says. This person is 'Simon' and the rest must do
what 'Simon' says. The person who stays on the longest without making a mistake
or move that Simon did not order is the one who wins.
Duck-Duck-Goose. This is a game where all the participants sit in a circle. One
person who is the 'ducker' walks around and taps the other children's head while
saying "duck...duck...duck...duck...' and then suddenly the "ducker" will tap
one kid on the head and yell "goose!" "Goose" will have to run after the
"ducker" and tag him or her. If he is successful, then Goose becomes the
"ducker" and he sits in the middle. If "Goose" fails, then the "ducker" sits in
the middle. The last person who is not tagged wins.
There are countless other games that children can play at back-to-school
parties. For example, kids can play twister, relay games, dodge ball, kickball
or charades (acting out a part without talking).
Kids at back-to-school parties can draw, play with modeling clay and make noodle
necklaces or design paper airplanes. Activities such as crossword puzzles or
word searches are also encouraged.
Items that they can use in school, such as a notebook, eraser, folder, pen or
pencil are given as prizes at back-to-school parties. Sometimes novelty items
such as a character folder or pencil box are given as prizes.
Sometimes themed party, such as summer or fall, is held as a children's
back-to-school party. The party location would then be decorated to represent
that particular season and everyone coming to the party would dress accordingly.
Another appropriate themed back-to-school party would be a Labor Day themed
party. This usually involves plenty of red, white and blue and fits well for
this time of the year, since school is usually just before or after Labor Day.
Back-to-school parties can be just a party to get the kids to sing songs and
dance together, or they can be talent time competition or an art and craft
contest. After all the party is to help bring in the new school year and to
promote school and learning so kids have a better attitude about receiving an
by Kate Slinger
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