Ever wonder what to do during a class birthday celebration? Wonder no more! I was always at a loss as to what to do other than a birthday-themed read-aloud, snack, and singing the birthday song. Until now! This fun activity was created as a way to quiz my students on how well they know one another, but also put the birthday students in the spotlight so they feel special.
For this activity, each student fills in their answers for the birthday students (including the birthday students themselves = answer key). I usually fill one out too; the students get a kick out of how well I know them, or stumping me if I don't get the answers right. Then I pull sticks (with student names on them) for students to guess the answers. As simple as this activity is, somehow we always have a blast and end up laughing a lot! The students get SO excited and it really is fun! The answer sheets are also a fun take-home for the birthday students to share and keep as a memory. I had parents come in during our birthday celebrations and they all thought it was great, and they all wanted to participate! Smiles all around with this easy, fun birthday celebration activity!