I need to catch up on the month of parties starting with the first one on Oct 4th. As PTA's family night chair I planned a Kindergarten Dinner and Game night to get the new families together to have fun. We had a fantastic time and probably had around 120-150 people come.
First we split in to game rotations. The first one and my personal favorite was Sticker Tag. Everyone gets a page of stickers and the person in charge blows their Whistle and everyone runs around putting stickers on each other. Totally easy but there was something extraordinary where everyone automatically started laughing as soon as the whistle blows.
Another rotation was Shoe Pile Scramble. Working as families everyone takes their shoes of in one big pile, goes behind a starting line and when the whistle blow everyone scrambles to get their shoes on but only the family who crosses the starting line again together wins.
The last rotation was Mom and Dad Calling. Moms were blindfolded and kids had to move away from their mom but still in the designated area and attached to siblings. When the whistle blows the kids would start yelling MOM! at the same time and the mom would have to look for their kids blindfolded. Fun! Then it was the Dad's turn.
Next as a group was a few rounds of relays around cones. Heal toe, hopping, then pushing a lemon around a ruler.
Then we headed over to the tables for pizza, veggies, fruit, drinks, and cookies. I had tried to get a deal with local pizza parlors but in the end used Costco pizzas cut into 16 slices. Fantastically enough our PTA made the night free to the families.
Before we left the Kindergarten teachers pulled out two parachutes and led us in some parachute games which was fun and fantastic for teaching the kids some games the teachers were having a hard time teaching with out more help.
If anyone wants to do this type of thing, feel free to ask questions!