Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate your students ‘ birthdays? I have 20 Birthday Celebration Ideas For The Classroom to make this year a breeze! Students LOVE celebrating their birthdays at school. I’ve gathered a bunch of fun ways to help celebrate their special day at school with their classmates.
A lot of these ideas can be done ahead of time so they are ready to go for the whole school year. I’ve separated them out so you can get prepared for the upcoming school year.
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Prep Ahead Of Time
- Put together a Birthday Basket, a special caddy of supplies that the birthday student can use throughout the day. Smelly markers, fancy pens, retractable multi-color pens, whatever you think would be fun!
- Give them a birthday crown to wear for the day.
- Grab a big pack of birthday cards and fill one out for each student. Add a sticker and set them aside to mail home to the students for their birthday, or you could just give it to them on their birthday in class.
- Make little birthday goodie bags or birthday cups for each student, hide them away for the year, and just grab them as you need them. Some fun items to include a full-size candy bar, a fidget toy, a fun pencil, a bracelet, and stickers.
- Play birthday bingo! This could be done on the student’s birthday, play a few games at the end of the day, or on Fun Friday afternoon. This is a fun one to play to celebrate your own birthday too! Print the game out and have it ready to play any time of the year.
- Make a birthday chair for your students to sit in on their birthday. Grab a folding chair that has a cushion seat. Remove the seat and cover the padding with birthday fabric to make a special birthday chair! A great investment for many years.
- Choose a birthday bookmark, and let them choose a book as a birthday gift. Ask for gently used books as donations, or use your Scholastic points to help with the cost.
- Grab a birthday seat back cover for the student to use for the day. It will last you for years.
- Get a pack of birthday certificates for each student ahead of time. On the student’s birthday, give them the certificate along with a movie-style box of candy.
During The School Year
- A visit to the treasure chest.
- Happy Birthday bookmark and a Blow Pop sucker.
- Add a mylar balloon from Dollar Tree to the student’s chair for the day. They can take it home with them.
- Have your class make the birthday student a Birthday Book! Print off the covers and writing pages ahead of time for the year so it makes it even quicker and easier for you. Simply have the students write something nice about the birthday student and either color or draw a picture. Put all the pages together, add a cover and you have a fantastic birthday keepsake gift for the birthday student.
- Choose a GoNoodle or short read-aloud for the class.
- The birthday student gets to be in charge of classroom jobs and is the line leader for the day.
- Let the birthday student wear a birthday cape and crown for the day!
- Wrap the top of their desk with birthday wrapping paper for the day to celebrate.
- Print this free birthday hat for the birthday student to wear. They can color it and everyone in the class can sign the back headband strap like signing a birthday card.
- Sing Happy Birthday! Of course, this can be done on its own or along with any of these ideas.
- The birthday student gets to take a few spins in the teacher’s chair!
- Make a birthday positive affirmations/ compliments poster. Add the student’s name to the middle of the poster. Blindfold the birthday student. Have each student come up and whisper something nice about the birthday student in your ear and you can add it to the poster. Such a fun birthday keepsake to take home.
Monthly Birthday Celebrations
- Celebrate all birthdays once a month. Have everyone bring in their special treats on the designated day. Sing Happy Birthday to everyone and then all learn a new game to play outside.
End Of The Year Celebrations
- Wait until the last week of school and have a huge party for everyone! Play birthday bingo, have cupcakes and snacks, and play a few games. Everyone gets to celebrate their birthdays at the same time! This is a great option to include those with summer birthdays too!
Hopefully, you have maybe got a new idea or two to use in your classroom to help celebrate student birthdays! Do you have any other special ways that you celebrate in your classroom? Share with us in the comments below!
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