-Day 1: Turtledove Treat (Turtle and Dove Candy w/ a little note)
-Day 2: Guess the number of (holiday) M&M's in a jar (the PTA) counted and put the jar in the staff mail room and the winner got the candy.
-Day 3: Carols in the Cafe, a Holiday playlist on the iPod that was played using an iPod speaker during lunch.
-Day 4: Holiday Photo Booth, we used a corner wall on the main hallway and decorated with props (staff brought in the props). There's a staff member who does photography as a hobby and volunteered to take the pictures (we also used our phones).
-Day 5: Staff lunch and coverage for lunch duty (sponsored by PTA)
-Day 6: Cookie Exchange (staff brought in cookies/sweets to share)
-Day 7: Flannel Friday, wear your flannel/holiday PJ's and enjoy some hot chocolate (sponsored by our PTA).
-Day 8: Find the hidden holiday ornaments, PTA put 5 ornaments throughout the school and if you found one you won a prize.
-Day 9: Give and receive a snowman of appreciation (we assigned everyone a person to write a nice note to and each person also received a Hershey's Hug and Kiss candy). The snowmen were cut using a dye-cutter and some people got creative and added more to their snowman (see mine below). For the person that I wrote a snowman to, I knew that they liked diet soda so I put a dollar with the snowman to buy a drink from the drink machine.
-Day 10: Holiday headgear day
-Day 11: Pin the nose on Rudolph (like pin the tail on the donkey, blindfold and all), the top 3 people closest to his nose win a prize.
-Day 12: Tacky Holiday Sweater Day
The "countdown" to holiday break was even more interesting by adding fun events for staff. This year we're doing it again and adding a few different things. What things does your school do to celebrate staff for the holiday/winter break? Please share.