But I digress, this year I decided to get all my crowns and birthday goodie bags done in advance. I fell in love with the birthday crowns that Kathryn at Kindergarten...Kindergarten... made. She has a very detailed tutorial here. This is what my crowns turned out like. I think they are really cute. I will simply attach the cake to a sentence strip when it is time to celebrate that child's birthday.
I also decided to make a little birthday bag for each birthday child. Mine are much simpler than the adorable ones that Cara at The First Grade Parade made. I took colored bags that I had and glued on a birthday cake shape that I found at Target's Dollar Spot (24 for $1). Inside the bag I put a rubber ball, a notepad (88 cents for 4 at Walmart - I have these little pads at the writing center and they love using them), a pencil (that I broke in half and sharpened because we use little pencils in my class) and a small airhead. It cost me less than 50 cents to make each bag. I also put in the little birthday card that Cara shared here. I know my little ones will love this special treat.
Check out the amazing things other teachers are making at Tara's Make it Monday.