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June 8, 2017

Classroom Birthdays for Busy Teachers

Having a birthday at school is always a special treat for students. Here are five ways you can help your students celebrate their special day without breaking the bank and without the extra sugar rush! Planning ahead and prepping a classroom set before the year begins will give you a head start to making your student’s classroom birthday extra special!

Celebrating classroom birthdays is a fun time for students, but can be just something else for the teacher to do.  These birthday celebration ideas for classroom birthday are PERFECT for the busy teacher!

The Birthday Bucket

Have a classroom set of fun, sparkly pencils set aside in a small bucket or pail. Print a special note on card stock, cut out your printable, and tie to the pencil with a fun ribbon! Kids love a special pencil that is just for them! “Today is your day to sparkle and shine! Happy Birthday!”

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Encouraging Words

Have the child sit in front of your whiteboard or smartboard on a stool or chair. Together, your class creates different words that describe the birthday student! Examples: friendly, giggles, big smile, etc. Take a photo of the finished product and send home with your student! What a memorable gift for the student and their family!

Birthday Chair

A DIY creative birthday chair or sitting in the teacher’s chair for the day can be a special way to celebrate your birthday student! You can read more about this HERE in this blog post.

If you are looking for a simple DIY project for classroom birthdays, this is it! Students love sitting in the birthday chair on their special day.

Birthday Bubbles

During the summer purchase a classroom set of any type of bubbles you prefer. The large handheld ones are perfect, and make a great ready-to-go birthday treat! A special note on them reads “I hope your birthday is bubbles of fun!” Have your bubbles prepped before the school year for a ready to go gift for your birthday student!

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Classroom Dance Party!

Have the special birthday child perform a superstar walk through the classroom and lead the classroom in follow-the-leader to some loud and upbeat music. If this type of attention would make your student feel uncomfortable, have the whole class participate in a Go Noodle dance party to celebrate all together!

How do you celebrate birthdays in the classroom? I’d love to hear how you make your students feel special!

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Happy Teaching,

Amanda

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One Response

  1. Good day

    I am planning to start my own pre school soon and would love some ideas on how to do it on a budget.

    Kind regards
    Tessa van Eeden
    Kempton park
    South. Africa

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