I created stations that the parents move through, end up in the church for a brief talk, and then move to the fellowship hall for a project and ice cream sundaes.
The stations were moving quickly at first, but then all the parents came at once and got hung up at my station. I needed them to review their emergency contact info and then sign. It was hard to keep the pace when parents wanted to talk to me! Next year, I will put those papers in their folder and then they can turn them in.
For our project, we took Pizza Hut boxes, turned them inside out and wrote Preschool Memories. Students got to decorate them and take them home so they could store their favorite projects throughout the year.
Station 1: Pick up folder and Meet and Greet Poem
Station 2: Take a picture
Station 3: Sign up for Playdough Club and Room Parents
Station 4: Apples for Donations
(Sorry these are crooked! My computer would not let me rotate when I uploaded)
Pizza Box Project
Present for the Parents
Present for the students
I had some positive reviews from the parents. They seemed to enjoy the night! With a few tweaks, it will be even better next year.