Birthday Misc. Ideas & Links
Sidewalk Chalk Birthday
Delight the birthday child with a colorful
birthday greeting before they even arrive in the classroom.
On a morning of a child's birthday, us colored chalk to write (and draw)
a special birthday message
on the sidewalk leading to your room or building. What a wonderful
way to start anyone's day.
A birthday bear makes youngsters' birthdays "bear-y" special. To make
a birthday bear, attach a felt birthday cake cutout to a teddy bear. Give
each youngster the birthday bear on his birthday to have as a special
the entire day.
Little Things Mean A Lot
In advance, purchase a supply of brightly
decorated birthday napkins.
At lunchtime, give one of these napkins to the birthday child.
You are sure to find that one little napkin can be a young child's
Motivate your children to recite their birthdays
by planning a class birthday party.
When a child has learned to recite his birthday, give him a teacher-made
a birthday candle taped to the inside of the card. Tell each child
to save his candle
for the birthday party. When every child has learned his birthday,
ask all of the
children to bring their candles back to school. (Be sure to keep a
few extra candles
on hand for those who forget or lose their own.) Provide a decorated
cake and have each
child place his candle in the cake. Then light the candles, sing
"Happy Birthday," and celebrate.
A Gift For Everyone
For each child in your class, purchase a pack of sugarless gum.
Individually wrap each pack
of gum; then label each of the wrapped packs with a different child's name
Each month, tape the appropriate packs to the corresponding dates
on your class calendar
or above the appropriate month of the year card. Then, when those
special days arrive,
you are prepared to give each child a personalized gift.
This year make birthday crowns from festive bulletin board
To make a crown, cut a length of border sized to fit around
a child's head; then staple the ends together.
A Place of Honor
Children will eagerly await their turn to site in this very
special birthday chair.
Find an old wooden chair at a garage sale. Sand off the old
paint the chair in several bright colors, using stencils for an
touch. When the paint is dry, brush the entire chair with a coat of
When the varnish is dry, you have a place of honor for the birthday person
of the day.
Have a Happy
Choose a day at the beginning of the year, before anyone has a
birthday and plan a party
for the afternoon. Buy a cake or cupcakes, play party games, and sing
to the whole class. Encourage parents not to bring treats through the rest
of the year for birthdays.
Just a simple "happy birthday" to each student will do for the rest of the
Fun Birthday Ideas
When the birthday child comes in the morning, he/she gets a
He/She gets to be the leader for the day.
Give him/her a BIRTHDAY CROWN.
These can be purchased or made from bulletin board borders.
Let ALL the teachers know it's HIS/HER SPECIAL day, as well!
Sing the birthday song to him/her.
Purchase the birthday child an inexpensive gift.
Be sure to take a picture of the birthday child to take home with
IF your school has an intercom system, mention the child's name
birthday over the intercom so the ENTIRE school knows by mid morning.
For a language experiences, the student DICTATES how he feels at
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I do not claim any of these as my own ideas.
They are shared from friends and fellow group
Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!