UPDATED NOV 2016
Winter holiday parties at school often involve tons of treats but with the rise of food allergies many classrooms are opting for food free celebrations. Food sneaks into parties not only as snacks but often many crafts make use of food items. Old jars of peanut butter, re-purposed baby food jars, egg cartons, dried noodles and other food items are often used in crafts. Games such as bobbing for apples and bingo using food as markers can make children with restricted diets feel excluded. For a truly food allergy friendly inclusive event no food products should be used.
Food Free Christmas Party Ideas
Below is a list of some fun ideas for inclusive food free Christmas party ideas for crafts and games. Follow the links for some more step by step instructions and check out our Pinterest Christmas board for more food allergy friendly holiday ideas we have found! *Post contains some affilate links
Tip: Avoid all food residue from recycled, old popsicle sticks, bottle caps, or baby food jars by checking out craft stores for new supplies.
Food Free Crafts Ideas
Mini Felt Wreath by Better Homes and Garden
Grinch Toilet Paper Roll by Crafty Morning
Penguin Bottle Cap Ornament by Crafty Morning
Straw Tree Ornaments by Home DZine
Felt Owl Ornament Kit from Demension Crafts
Snowman Bottle Cap Ornament by Kidsomania
Paint Brush Ornaments by Mud Pie Studio
Christmas Tree Needlework from Demension Crafts
Construction Paper Wreath by Our Small-Town Idaho Life
Craft Stick Snowman by The Simple Parent
Craft Stick Christmas Tree by Scholastic
Button Wreath Kit from Oriental Trading Co.
Beaded Candy Cane Kit from The Beadery
Food Free Activities
Snowball Bowling by Growing Jeweled Rose
Inflatable Reindeer Antler Ringtoss Game from Fun Express
Candy Can Ring Toss Game from Fun Express
Pin the Nose on the Snowman From Oriental Trading Co.
Snowman Tissue Box Bowling by Craftaholics Anonymous
Pin the Hat on the Polar Bear from Oriental Trading Co.
Indoor Snowball Fight by Room Moms Rock
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