|Our beloved b-day cape . . . keep reading to find out more.|
First and foremost, the kiddos always walk into a decorated desk. I put out my cupcake chair cover (similar to the photo below), personalized b-day certificate, crown, and my little gift the night before so I don't forget. I always give out rainbow pop-a-point pencils as my present . . . what do you all give?
We save the BIG part of the celebration for the end of the day (I know better than to tap into this too early). We begin by breaking out the all-mighty birthday cape - the best photo of this is at the top of this post. This little birthday cake ditty is perfectly kid-sized and they cannot wait to wear it. Although you can find these on Etsy, I purchased my cape HERE.
Next, I put on the Birthday Boogie song by Intelli-Tunes. It is a classic and it get's everyone movin', shakin', and celebratin'! During the long intro I make a big deal about putting the cape on slowly and crowning them. When the beat picks up, the rest of the kids connect to the birthday boy or girl to create a conga line. It's a for sure giggle-getter!
Push play to start Birthday Boogie sample and pause to stop!
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If the birthday kiddo brings in cupcakes or other goodies, we take them outside to the playground (weather permitting) and sing the official b-day song out there. Once they finish their cupcakes, my students typically have about 10 minutes of extra recess time and then we go home.
That's my routine and I am stickin' to most of it. However, I would love to spice it up just a bit more. Would you care to share a gem of a birthday idea? I'd love to hear it!
On another note, I owe a HUGE thank you to Lindsey over at The Teacher Wife. I was shocked to learn that I was her big winner in the Shabby Apple Giveaway. This may go down as one of the best contests in the history of contests. Sure, I love winning school supplies as much as the next guy, but this time I won CLOTHING. **SWOON** This site is UH-MAY-ZING and I am still trying to narrow down my choices. Click on the screen shot to see what I mean...
Alright, so I am almost outta here, but I wanted to give one more shout out to my birthday bloggy buddy, Christina (it was a b-day theme around here after all). Be sure to check out Mrs. Bainbridge's Class for details on her heart-stoppin' giveaway . . . there's oodles of fantastic stuff up for grabs (even something from little old me). You don't want to miss out on this one. Merry Friday gang and thanks for visiting. I'll see you tomorrow.