Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Celebrating Birthdays

We had an activity night where we learned about birthdays and how other countries and families celebrate them. We talked about other special birthdays, like Coming of Age birthdays for different cultures, Sweet 16 and Golden Birthdays. We also took that oportunity to celebrate everyone's birthday all at the same time. Then the girls had a chance to talk about what their families do for their birthdays. Everyone enjoyed hearing about all the different birthday traditions all over the world and in different families.
To make this activity fun, I put up pictures of different countries on the blackboard and let the girls pick a country that looked interesting to them. They then read on the back of the page what some of the birthday traditions are for that country.

We also had a list of all the birthstones and birth month flowers and helped the girls find out which one was theirs and what it meant.

For snack we had (of course) a birthday cake and we all sang Happy Birthday to eachother!

If you would like a copy of the word document that has all the countries and birthday traditions I used that night, please feel free to contact me and I will send. The word document does not include the pictures of the countries, only the traditions celebrated there.

10 comments:

Sibbett_Ohana said...

COULD I PLEASE GET THE DOCUMENT U USED FOR THE BIRTHDAY ACTIVITY??? THANKS A BUNCH..

falevai96@hotmail.com

We are 3. said...

I would love the document!

Thanks!
whitneyoneill@gmail.com

Kizzie said...

Can you please email me the list you have, thank you!

Kizziew@gmail.com

Ann said...

I would love to get the Birthday document as well as the national popcorn day info. Thanks

annie.cooper@gmail.com

Mills Family said...

Could I also please get the document you used for the birthday activity? We are wanting to do this activity very very soon! Thanks!!
ljmills@hotmail.com

Mills Family said...

I just left a comment but now am thinking of doing this for our activity days this coming week. Would that be too soon for you to send the document? Thanks again so very much! This will be such a fun activity!
ljmills@hotmail.com

Suman Family said...

would love to get your doc about birthdays...do you still have that available to email me?

laurasuman@gmail.com
thanks for your help!

The Jensen 6 said...

Still sending out the document? If so, I'll take one! Thanks!
candicejensen@yahoo.com

young.505 said...

I loved your idea! Could you send the file when you have a moment? I appreciate your help and ideas! young.505@hotmail.com

Allison J. said...

If you are still able to send out the birthday info document, I would love to have it. What a darling idea!
Thanks
ateajohnston@gmail.com