It’s GLOW time! Want to make your end-of-the-year party the most exciting day for your students? YES! We have all the tips and ideas for you on how to have a glow party in kindergarten. Keep reading for simple materials, quick setup and clean up, and activities to have the MOST EPIC DAY EVER!
Check out these other related articles for further ideas:
- Fun End-of-the-Year Kindergarten Ideas
- Summer Bucket Lis
- End-of-Year Kindergarten Awards
- Student Drawn Dress
This activity goes well with these Simply Kinder resources:
Glow Day Materials
You’d be surprised how easy it is to have a glow party in kindergarten! You might already have things in your classroom, and other stuff you can have donated or get at dollar tree.
Most classrooms already have LED flashlights that you use for reading activities, and if they are turned blue, they make things glow! You can also add a few black light bulbs or black light lamps! There are fun projector lights with stars or fun colors that would look beautiful. Send an email out to families or your fellow teachers. You’d be surprised who might already have one that you can borrow! If you’re looking for places to buy them at the best price, check out the comments from this post on our Simply Kinder Teacher Group Facebook Page!
Other items you can gather from the dollar store are glow sticks, glow bracelets and necklaces, glow in the dark stars, and glow in the dark stickers!
Have your students wear white (or very light colors) on your glow party day! These shirts will have the best glowing effect under black lights and look awesome! They can also wear neon vests or hats to really up the glow factor.
Glow Party Activities
Fun fact: Highlighters make GREAT accessories for a glow day party! Have students write with them all day for any activity you do! All of your daily centers are perfect activities for the day. Just grad a recording sheet, then trade out the pencil for a highlighter. These Summer Review Literacy & Math Worksheets would be PERFECT for the end of the year! You are still completing academic activities, but it’s made more fun with a highlighter and black lights!
Wondering how else to have the BEST glow party in kindergarten? Two words: Dance Party! Students LOVE dancing in class, and it’s only going to be more fun by adding black lights, glow in the dark accessories, and projector lights! Use your favorite class brain break songs, then play some Kidz Bop versions of the most popular dance songs! They’re going to think you’re the coolest teacher ever!
How to Have the BEST Glow Party EVER in Kindergarten
Need any more ideas? Check out these suggestions in our Teacher Group on Facebook:
- Neon Duct Tape on the ends of Jenga blocks
- Tic Tac Toe game with glow sticks
- Black table cloths to block out the light from windows
- Hang things from the ceiling like neon Slinkies, mini disco balls, etc
- Bowling with the bright white pins and ball that look neon in black lights
- And SO MUCH MORE! Read the whole list of activities in the comments here!
Now it’s your turn! We can’t wait to hear what you come up with. Tag #simplykinder on Instagram if you post any pictures, and be sure to add to the comment section on our Simply Kinder Teacher Group Facebook Page. Happy GLOWING!
This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!