Saturday, July 14, 2012

Birthday Bags

So... I was going to post about this yesterday but then Mr. B decided to have a cool linky party that I just had to be a part of, so I'm posting about Birthdays today!

Since I have always taught first grade, I know it's important to make somewhat of a big deal about student birthdays.  But I also don't want it to become a huge ordeal and distraction!  I just know that when you're six and seven, birthdays are a pretty big deal!

I've always made birthday bags for student birthdays, but this year, I'm making them a little differently.  Here's what they look like so far:

items inside

The bag includes:

1. "It's my birthday!" sticker to wear for the day
2. Eraser
3. Bouncy ball
4. "Happy Birthday" pencil
5. Birthday stickers
6. Three small suckers
7. A spinning top

The white bags were donated by a parent last year and I purchased most of the goodies inside at the dollar store.  I got the green ribbon from Michaels.  My frugal self cut the ribbon down the middle to make it thinner and save on ribbon.

I will also be attaching the Happy Birthday label below, but I'm waiting to get my students' names in August so I can personalize them!

I have birthday crowns that I give to the birthday student.  They're from Carson-Dellosa and they look like this:

I eat lunch with each student and a friend of their choice on their birthday.

I also want to do something new this year and put something special on their seats the day of their birthday.  This is my inspiration from Mrs. Bond's Fantastic First Grade:


I'm still working on the chair cover, we'll see how it turns out!

Well, now that I wrote out everything I do for student birthdays, it does seem like a lot!  Oh well!  I know there are a lot of great student birthday ideas out there, I've seen a lot on Pinterest!

If you want the Happy Birthday labels I'll be attaching to the birthday bags, I can send them to you... BUT you have to do me a favor!  Follow my blog, then write a comment below and be sure to include your email address.  I'm email them right to you!  Simple enough, right?


  1. I love Mrs. Bond's site. It's fabulous!

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  2. Nice bag for the kids! I could do that for my son’s friends who all are coming for his 6th birthday party. We have shortlisted some of the Chicago venues for his birthday celebration. All of these venues are beautiful and have a lot of activity space for the kids.