3 different version of the inside of a birthday card for the kiddos (one that can be used for a boy, a girl, and a blank one where the students can write their own birthday message).
6 different writing pages that include ‘birthday wishes’ for the birthday kiddo. I let each student pick which one they want to use and then help generate sentences with them before they write it down.
6 different card covers that the kiddos can decorate for the birthday student. When I use these for my ½ page individual cards, I shrink the size down to 75% on the copier and it fits perfectly on the front side of the card.
I included two different types of birthday celebration ideas because each year my kiddos help determine who we are going to be able to celebrate….when I have a higher class, we always do a birthday book for the student that includes the birthday wish page with a full page that the students can decorate (or I get to decorate for the front of the folder that I use to put all the wishes together. ***sometimes I use sheet protectors for each wish and coloring page if we have the extra time. You can also combine all wishes and bind them with construction paper and pick 2 “all-star” pictures to use as the front and back covers.
If I have a lower class (remember, I teach SDC K-2), I make it easy on ourselves and do the ½ page birthday cards for each student. I let the students pick their favorite color for the construction paper and cut it down (ends up being 9 inches) and then fold it in ½. Kiddos get to pick which picture they want to decorate for the front (remember to shrink it down to 70% or so on the copier) and then they finish the writing section to be glued on the inside of the card.
The kiddos love celebrating everybody’s birthday (we have crowns, capri-suns, chants, and cheers ) and the kids are all smiiles.
Pleae let me know if you see any errors or typos on my part and I will definitely try to fix it.
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I proved a link to the shops and amazing minds that came up with the fonts, graphics, and borders that I was able to put into motion.