10 Easy Non-Food School Birthday Celebrations

Posted on by EC3 Staff

Henry’s 4th birthday is fast approaching. With his birthday right before Halloween, I wanted to come up with some ways he could celebrate his birthday at school and not be contriubting to the holiday season sugar overload. Some of these ideas require parent participation, and others do not.  And of course, check with your child’s teacher first.

  1. Pajama Day: All the kiddos can wear their pjs to school, and the birthday child can bring in a favorite movie for the class to watch.
  2. Treasure Hunt: This will require a little pre-planning with the teachers, and the assistance of a parent. At the end the kids could receive a special treat, like party favors or a new book for the classroom.
  3. Hit the dollar aisle at Target or other discount stores. Pick up a book for each classmate, or some other fun craft or creative toy.
  4. Game Party: Have the birthday child bring a few of their favorite games to play. This would be a great activity during small group times.
  5. Dance Party!!!! Bring in a favorite CD and the kids can have a dance party. Throw a game of musical chairs into the mix.
  6. Craft project: Decorate a balloon with stickers and glitter. Each child gets to take their creation home!
  7. Craft project: Bring in multiple size round gift boxes, stacked like a 3 tier cake. Let the kids decorate the cake.
  8. Stuffed Animal Party. Have each child bring in their favorite doll or stuff animal, and they can all set up a tea party for their fuzzy friends.
  9. Craft Project: Have the kids make and decorate party hats that they can take home.
  10. Bubble Party! Arrange to bring in bubbles and wands and have a bubble party.


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