Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Student Birthdays!!

Happy Tuesday Friends!,

Today I am linking up with Stephanie from Falling Into First for her Team Teaching Tuesday (*a day late*) on student birthdays.

I loooovvee celebrating student birthdays. To see my little ones light up with joy on their birthdays just warms my heart. Here are some of the things I do when it is a student's birthday in my classroom.

First of all, you MUST check out the Dollar Tree every year before school starts for awesome birthday supplies. On my students' birthdays, they get to wear the birthday boy/girl ribbon for the day. I found this at none other than the Dollar Tree!!

I also hang this birthday sign up with a birthday sign that I make especially for them. This is also courtesy of the Dollar Tree! My teaching neighbor came up with this idea & I told her that I must borrow it from her! :)

My students also get to pick a birthday balloon of their choice. I made these birthday balloons with straws over the summer so they are all ready to go! These balloons are courtesy of Melissa Freshwater from Mrs. Freshwater's class. They go perfectly with my classroom theme! Last year I did the balloons with the pixi sticks attached, but this year I opted to go a little healthier by using the straws instead! :)

I also created these birthday shirts via Vistaprint. It says "Today is my birthday" and students get to wear them if they wish. The best part is I got it for free & just had to pay for the shipping. I *heart* Vistaprint! These shirts are a hit with the kiddos!

Last, I always give my students the traditional certificate, crown, sticker, and shiny birthday pencil. I got the stickers at Michael's in the dollar bin (I didn't really know much about their dollar bin until I went exploring around there one day- LOVE it!!) I usually get the pencils at the school supply store for 25 cents each. My students always seem to go crazy over shiny pencils!

And that is a typical birthday in my classroom. I'd love to hear about birthdays in your classroom. What do you do to celebrate birthdays? 


  1. I love that t-shirt idea - I'm always using those Groupon offers for Vistaprint. I'll have to get one of those t-shirts in my next order.

    Thanks for the idea!
    Learning in the Little Apple

  2. What fun ideas! Any student would love these! I love the silly straw idea.
    The Hive

  3. You do so many wonderful things to make your birthday kiddo feel special! LOVE the t-shirt idea. :)

    Granny Goes to School

  4. The Dollar Store is seriously a gold mine!! I would feel like the most special kiddo in the planet if I was a kiddo in your class on my birthday with all these fun ideas! Thanks so much for linking them up!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  5. Love the t-shirt idea. We had a pillowcase that we used to put on the back of their chair. Your littles are quite lucky!
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  6. Just curious, do you celebrate 1/2 birthday's for those that have birthdays during the summer? I am a summer birthday and was always so sad that I never got to celebrate my b-day at school. I love the t-shirt idea!!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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