Thursday, September 28, 2017

Birthdays Theme (Updated)



TALK: Talk about birthdays with your kids! Ask if they know what happens on a birthday? 
We are celebrating the day you were born! Sometimes with a special meal, cake, ice cream, presents too!

READ: Books

The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle
It’s My Birthday By Helen Oxenbury
Bunny Cakes By Rosemary Wells
Happy Birthday Hamster By Cynthia Lord
Don't Spill The Beans! By Ian Schoenherr
Birthday Zoo By Lynn Munsinger
Franklin's Birthday Party By Paulette Bourgeois
On The Night You Were Born By Nancy Tillman
Happy Birthday to you! You belong in a Zoo! By Diane Degroat
Happy Birthday to You! By Dr. Seuss
The Night Before My Birthday By Natasha Wing
Happy Birthday, Little Hoo! By Brenda Ponnay
The Birthday Box By Leslie Patricelli 
How do Dinosaurs say Happy Birthday By Jane Yolen 
The Best Present Ever By Ben Mantle  
Curious George and the Birthday Surprise By H.A Rey
Biscuit's Birthday By Alyssa Satin Capucilli 
If you give a pig a party By Laura Numeroff
Cliffords Birthday Party By Norman Bridwell
Arthur's Birthday By Marc Brown
Corduroy's Birthday By Lisa MCcue & Don Freeman
Happy Birthday Mouse By Laura Numeroff 

Shorty and Clem By Michael Slack 
 Baby Cakes By Theo Heras
Birthday Happy Contrary Mary By Anita
When's my Birthday? By Julie Fogliano


Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Dear (name)
Happy Birthday to You.

Alternative ending:
How old are you?
How old are you?
How old, How old
How old are you? 

Credit- childhood

Tune--"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle goes this song.
It's your birthday all day long.
Last year you were ____ years old.
This year you are ______ we're told.
Happy birthday, little star.
Now we know how old you are.

Ten Little Candles 
Use flannel pieces on a board OR place actual birthday candles in the middle of circle OR place candles in a cake you will have for snack!
Ten little candles. On a chocolate cake. 
Blow out two (make a blowing out the candles sound two times)
Now there are........ (take time to count them) eight. 
Eight little candles. On candlesticks.
Blow out two (make blowing out sound again--2 times)
Now there are six.
Six little candles. And not one more.
Blow out two....
Now there are four.

Four little candles. Red, white, and blue.
Blow out two
Now there are two.
Two littles candles. Standing in the sun.
Blow out two...
Now there are none.
Credit: Preschool Plan it

Make A Wish 
The children make a circle holding hands.  
One child is the birthday child in the middle.  The children making the circle are the candles.
Have them walk around in a circle as they sing the song below.
When they shout the last line, the birthday child makes his wish and pretends to blow out the candles as they all fall down.
(sung to the tune of “The Mulberry Bush”) 
Here we go round the birthday cake,
The birthday cake, the birthday cake.
Here we go round the birthday cake;
Today is [child’s name]’s birthday!
Shout: Make a wish!
Credit: Preschool Plan It

Zippity - sung to "Zippity Doo dah"
Zippity dooh dah, zippity ay,
my oh my what a wonderful day,
plenty of sunshine comin' your way
(you way!)
zippity dooh dah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

owl birthday coloring sheet 

Birthday cake with balloons and party hats coloring

Party Hat Template Printable 

collage party ballons craft 


  1. Such a friendly share about the birthday theme. I am really inspired with this post. I also would be hosting a grand party for my son’s birthday so theme selection is a big thing and you have helped me a lot with it. I would prefer hosting this party at the rental event venue Atlanta. Can you help by sharing some venue suggestions?