How to Plan a Fun Elementary School Counseling Christmas Party

Class parties are always a fun way to end the year and celebrate the holiday season. As a school counselor it can be a little difficult since we see several kids at different times throughout the week. I find my self having 2 day long parties in order to celebrate with all of my students or doing little things with kiddos individually or in small groups. These 5 Christmas/Holiday themed activities are a fun way to reinforce key counseling concepts with a seasonal twist! 

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1) Create Self-Esteem Ornaments- You can buy these clear plastic ornaments for super cheap at the dollar store or order them online here.

Have students write self-esteem statements and then put them inside the bulb. Students can take them home and remember how awesome they are every time they see it on their tree.

 

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2) Create Christmas Trail Mix - I like this recipe I found on Pinterest. If you omit the white candy coating it is super easy. Have students share as they assemble their bags. 

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  • Popcorn - Name something that you are good at.
  • Marshmallows - Name something that makes you smile.
  • Pretzels - Talk about a favorite holiday memory.
  • M&Ms - Talk about a good choice you made today.
  • Sprinkles - Name a goal that you want to achieve next year.


 

3) Self-Control Board Game - I created this game to discuss possible scenarios and self-control strategies with these fun elves!

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4) Dress an Elf with I-Statements - This activity is fun to do on the iPad or as a cut and paste project. I created it specifically with small groups in mind!

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5) Snowman Goals - Students can set friendship, academic, and behavior goals for the new year with this fun snowman foldable I created.

Happy Holidays, 

-Rachel 

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Rachel Davis