Celebrate your students and their special day by giving them a birthday they will not soon forget. For some of them, it may be the only celebration they get all day. Whether they will be celebrating at home or not, you have the opportunity to make their day special from the moment they enter your classroom. Let the 15 ways below help inspire you to birthday fun.
- Birthday Sign – Have a “Happy Birthday!” sign on the classroom door when the student enters.
- Tie a few helium balloons to the birthday child’s chair.
- Decorate the birthday child’s chair with a “Happy Birthday” chair pocket.
- Have a birthday card from you waiting on the child’s desk.
- Present the child with a small goody bag filled with Happy Birthday pencils and treats, as well as a birthday crown.
- Have the class sing Happy Birthday to the child.
- Invite the birthday child to tell something about himself during morning circle/meeting time.
- Ask the principal to announce the child’s birthday over the loud speaker.
- Have a special “birthday lunch with the teacher” where the birthday child can invite two friends and enjoy a special lunch in the classroom with you.
- Make a call home to the birthday child’s parents (with the child present) telling them how wonderful you think their son or daughter is.
- Have the class sign a birthday poster or card for the student with things that they like about him.
- Take the birthday child’s picture and post it to the class’ password protected website.
- Let the birthday child choose a treat from the Birthday Treasure Box.
- Give the birthday child the special job of line leader or something else that is held as a special responsibility in your class.
- Shower the birthday child with attention, praise, and let him know how very happy you are to have him in your class.
What are some of your favorite ways to celebrate your students’ birthdays? Share with us below!