Saturday, December 14, 2013

"Polar Express Night" is really secret code for Snowman Soup, of course!

Our PTO put together a Polar Express night. The kids gathered in the foyer, then got on the 'train'.

The express took them to a gingerbread ornament decorating station:

 a snow globe making area:

 a cookie decorating area:

 and the last stop before the movie was the HOT CHOCOLATE station!
I was in charge of this station. I love hot chocolate! So instead of just plain Hot Chocolate, I decided to do Snowman Soup! I have used a recipe for this in the past, but I wanted the station to be another fun hands on station, so I found a great recipe over at Dixie Delights and my sweet teacher friends made the signs . The kids and grown ups alike got to assemble their soup! 
The first thing they had to do was grab their cup and Magic Soup Dust.
Here I gave them the "talk". They were in charge of making homemade Snowman Soup. They had to put in 10 snowballs. Do not call them marshmallows, I told them, snowballs are what make the best snowmen!
Then they had to add two eyes.
They were told to make sure they gave their Snowman a nose, I guaranteed it wouldn't taste like carrots, but it was optional!
The final step was to add the stick! It was suppose to be a large stick to stir, but I explained that we got small ones because we live in Florida and our snowmen melt fast, so a small stick would do!

This station was so much fun, I had help from the BEST ever Snowman Soup sous chefs ever!!! We had teachers helping count snowballs, help put in the eyes, peel a few noses and the Mom and Daughter team at the end helping with the HOT in hot chocolate really did a great job making sure the cups were full of deliciousness!
Getting ready to help the kids!
Nose makers and the end of the soup line!
My Sweet Teacher Friends in charge of the Snowballs!

Merry Christmas to all!


  1. What a sweet idea:) I am sure the kids had a ball!

    The Resourceful Apple

  2. Oh my goodness! That looks like so much fun! I love how the lights are dimmed too! What a night for memories!
    TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

  3. Natalie~ This looks like you had a great time! I love the snowman soup. We have a ton of real snow right now. I'm not so much a happy camper! Merry Christmas!

    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  4. I love this!! I was doing a random search and came across it. So happy you were able to use the printables :-) Merry Christmas!


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