All class theme day around a book where we are in character? Sure!
Set up lemonade stands around the school to practice entrepreneurship? No problem!
Create a neighbourhood-wide scavenger hunt themed around things we have studied during the year? Yes, yes!
In Health and Careers we have been studying healthy eating and food groups. As we wrapped this unit, it was time to celebrate in a fun way. My kids have been begging for a "Mrs. P style Party", and I was happy to do it! Together, we planned Smoothie Day, an in-class afternoon to make delicious smoothies, and celebrate healthy eating choices.
I sent home flyers for each parent a few days in advance. I'm pretty fortunate that most parents in my class are able to bring something small in if we do a class event. (Although I don't usually ask for too much throughout the year). I'm pretty specific to ask for fruit/veggies that are cut up already, because it makes the process go quicker, and I don't have a ton of space to do a lot of chopping/peeling at the back of the room.
We started the activity by brainstorming all of the food groups, and reminding ourselves why it was important to eat many different kinds of food groups. i.e. Why shouldn't we just have a smoothie of just strawberries and bananas? Why is it important to also eat dairy and vegetables as well? (Note: this is where I really sell them on how GREAT smoothies are for eating sneaky vegetables! So many of my kiddos are amazed about how they can't even taste the spinach/carrots/cucumber that is in their smoothie, and go right home and ask for it!)
While sipping their finished creations, I sent them back to their desks to write out everything that went into their smoothies. This way, they had something to take home to their families to show how to recreate the smoothie they enjoyed in class. (24/25 loved it, vegetables an all!)
I've gathered all of my resources Smoothie Day together, and you can grab them HERE. The best part, it's totally free! I hope you and your class love celebrating healthy eating as much as we did.