Travel to the North Pole
Come join us As we journey to the pole
Never mind the frosty Weather
Come and have some fun together
White batting for snow, white balloons and white crepe paper. 'Danger Ice' signs.
Cover a large pole with white and red crepe paper and add a sparkly ball on top for
the North Pole or draw a picture of one to hang on the wall.
White balloons & more
Cake: Snowball cupcakes with our without
coconut. Serve with mud and snow (hot cocoa and whipped cream)
Goodie Bags: Blue bags with snowflakes
glued to them fill with cocoa, mini marshmallows or give them each a mug with cocoa and
marshmallows wrapped in plastic and tied with a ribbon.
Games and Activities:
Race to the Pole: Have different
activities at stations- This can be a timed event per child or you will need enough of
each item for all the kids.
1. Klondike: Unravel a mess of yarn and wrap up in a coil, take with you to-
2. Labrador: Fish out a plastic boat from a tub of water using a small pole, line
and hook. Carry your boat and go to-
3. Greenland: Dress in boots/ or lg shoes and heavy jacket and continue to-
4. Artic Circle: Draw a circle with a compass
5. Reach the Pole: Each winner receives a stick candy
Snowball Pass: Wrap a small gift within
a piece of batting, cover with sparkling flat batting and sew shut. Play a hot
potato game...last one left, gets the prize. OR make one for each and play
"pass the Parcel" have a different item in each.
Artic Snow figures: Have a pan of snow
for each kid or team of two. Furnish bits of cloth, paper, beads, pipe cleaners,
felt, etc. Have them make a snow figure then make clothing for it. Give prizes
to each or let the kids vote. note: can use playdoh in non-snowy weather.
Snowball Relay: Divide the kids into two teams. Give each
a plastic straw and their own small box for their snowballs (cotton balls). Place a
large box about 8 to 10 feet in front of the kids that is full of cotton balls. On
the signal "Go", have the first two players go to the box of cotton balls. Using
the straw to draw air through, pick up a cotton ball and take it back to his team box.
When he drops his cotton ball into the box the next players goes. If a player drops his
cotton ball on returning to his team box, he must pick it up with his straw and no hands,
then continue on to his team box.
Blizzard: Need a long area to play, with no furniture in
the way. The two ends of this area will be the goals, so mark off this area.
To play, the players are divided into sides. A light-weight ball or balloon
in placed in the middle and each player is given something that can be used as a fan.
The object is to blow the ball to the opposite goal to score a point. Decide
how many goals or time to end.
Peep Box: Need one shoebox per child. Misc
supplies: batting, glitter, small toys and figures, tiny branches, pictures saved
from old cards, tissue paper. Take the box and punch in a peep hole in one
end. Let the kids design a scene on the inside using the materials provided.
When finished, cover the top of the shoe box with tissue paper, glued around the
Icicle Hunt: Hide pieces of white yarn of various
lengths. Let the kids find them. One with the longest icicle, all put end to
end, is the winner!
Ice Fishing: A large
basin covered in white cardboard, with a hole cut in the center. Cut
fish from cardboard and put a paper clip on its nose, make fishing rods from
sticks, with a magnet on the end of the line. Have prizes written on
the fish for whoever catches it.