Can you see the birthday cupcakes next to the calendar? It’s an old picture, so it’s not the best quality. Each student’s name and birthday are written on the candle for the appropriate month. Those cupcakes came from a set like this one:
I’ve been fortunate and only had two students who have required an alternative treat due to allergies or medical reasons. In these two cases, I talked to the families ahead of time to determine an alternative birthday treat.
Here are some other birthday displays that I love:
When I student taught in first grade, my mentor teacher always had the students make birthday books for the class where each student decorated a page for the birthday boy or girl. I still remember how proud those kiddos were when they got to take them home! There are a lot of options on TpT for birthday books.
I’ve also seen many teachers use their Scholastic book order points and buy each student a book (if I have enough points I use them to buy books for Christmas gifts). Still looking for some new ideas? Here’s a page where teachers have submitted ideas for celebrating birthdays in the classroom.
How do you celebrate birthdays in your classroom?