Classroom Christmas Party Games: Free Cakewalk Printable

There are a lot of teachers who have support from parents and volunteers to help with Christmas parties, and that is incredible! What an amazing resource to have in the classroom.

But for those teachers who are doing the majority of the party planning on their own, let me help you out with a FREE printable for an easy cakewalk game that you can host in your classroom for your Christmas party. Or, use it for the school’s Christmas party! Need it for a family Christmas party? It works for that, too!

A cakewalk is fairly simple to orchestrate, especially if you’re familiar with musical chairs. Tape down on the floor ~20 numbers. This amount can change based on what your needs are for the group you’re serving. Not every number needs to be filled, but each individual needs a number.

Start up some festive music and everyone starts walking in a circle. Decide beforehand if you’re starting clockwise or counter-clockwise. If the music suddenly switches, switch directions! Once the music has stopped, everyone stands on the number they landed on.

A number is drawn randomly and whoever is on this number receives the prize for the round. Traditionally the prize is a cake… hence the name a cakewalk. However, any prizes are acceptable! It’s also handy to have consolation prizes for those who participated but didn’t win, such as a sticker or a small piece of small candy.

Here is the download for the FREE cakewalk printable including numbers to tape to the ground and smaller numbers to cut out and draw for winners. Enjoy!

FREE Fall Reading Bingo Printable

This morning the temperature dipped into the low 60s during our walk to school. Of course, I threw on my best fall sweater and some boots! I am a lover of fall, through, and though. By the time I walked home after dropping my daughter off, I was sweating like crazy in my fall clothes. This cooler weather is nice, but it’s not quite the fall season yet. We’re counting down the days to Autumn Equinox though!

While we all wait for arguably the best season of the year, we can prep ourselves by printing a fall reading bingo chart to work on. I’ve attached below a FREE download for you to use in your classrooms, libraries, and homes.

Our Summer Reading Bingo ended up being so popular that I’ve worked a little harder on our fall bingo page to be more… ahem… aesthetically pleasing. The Summer Bingo was fine and worked well, but it was something I made quickly on a platform not necessarily made for complex work. I’ve also made our fall bingo both in color and black and white format for printing.

Enjoy this free printable and let us know how it goes for you!

Cover Photo by Oleksandr P: