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:
The bag includes:
1. "It's my birthday!" sticker to wear for the day
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?