This is a glyph that can be used anytime during the school year. The students color in the picture of the birthday cake according to how they answer the questions on the glyph key. Then they fill in a paper explaining what their glyph says about them. Finally, the kids hunt for glyphs that have certain characteristics. My glyph activities take the students beyond just making a glyph using a key. They also need to read other glyphs, describe what they say about their classmates and find similarities and differences between student made glyphs. The glyphs also make a wonderful bulletin board or door decoration and the students can continue reading the glyphs while they are up using questions asked by the teacher.