How do you celebrate birthdays in the classroom? I like to incorporate birthday “celebrations” with lessons so it isn’t as disruptive to our schedule. Less interruptions means less behavior problems, which is a win-win.
You can incorporate birthdays with your journal writing time. Anytime it is a special day, pull out this handy-dandy FREE “Birthday Star Class Book” lesson. The Birthday Star will decorate the cover while each student in the class will write a page to add to the book. This is a wonderful gift that the Birthday Star will treasure!
Another way to make the day special for the birthday boy or girl is to slip a birthday chair cover on his or her chair before he or she arrives in the morning. You can get a set of these chair covers here.
Do you have a collection of birthday, cake, or gift themed books? Gather them in a bag or tub. Let your birthday star read them if he or she finishes the book cover early.
I am going to send one of my FB followers some birthday books (pictured above) that have been taped and leveled. Make sure you follow my FB page so you won’t miss out on my book giveaways!
Do you have any favorite birthday, cake, or gift themed books? Here are a few you should check out: (click)