Many happy returns (part 2)

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By Judith Harries

Explore new ideas for celebrating birthdays in your setting, making it an extra special day for the birthday boy or girl, and an occasion that the other children can look forward to when it’s their turn.

Birthday boy

See Part 1 of this series for more fun celebration ideas.

Birthday walk

Involve families by asking parents to provide photos of previous birthdays, special mementos, or answers to questions about key moments. Here are a few to try:
  • the time of day the child was born
  • the day of the week
  • what was the weather like
  • the child’s favourite toy or book
  • first words/steps/tooth
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