A few weeks ago, Ellie made some detailed plans for a First day of Fall party, and yesterday was the big day! I helped Ellie with inviting her friends ("just two people, and they have to be younger than me since I'm the one helping everyone do the games") and helped her keep track of when it was time to move on to the next activity, but Ellie really stayed in charge :)
They played Fall Bingo (with candy corn!)
Fishing for shapes behind the couch (with a bungee cord + clothespin fishing line)
Then the 'egg snack game' ("We set out the eggs that are full of little tiny snacks and then everyone gets three turns to throw a wipe at the eggs and whichever egg it lands on, they get to keep it and eat the snacks inside!")
And apple ring toss (to me as we were getting things ready, "I already picked the apples and I made some rings out of pipe cleaners and you know how to play ring toss!")
Then coloring ("everyone can just color whatever they want!") and a snack of crackers and cheese and apples. Then reading time with a Fall book, and we were done!
I sure love this sweet Ellie and her carefully made plans and preparations. I had a hard time giving the final 'okay' for her party, but it turned out to be a fun and happy little time.