I love the idea of plotting birthdays on a coordinate graph. I realize this isn’t appropriate for all grade levels, but trust me, kids grasp the concept very quickly when it relates to birthdays! A quick glance keeps you and your students in the know about upcoming birthdays. Also, summer birthdays are less likely to be overlooked. (For the younger crowd, I suggest beginning the graph with the first month of the school year.) CLICK HERE
And here’s a quick “birthday gift” idea. Cut apart a few copies of these gift cards, mix up the cutouts, and store them in a celebratory hat or gift bag. The birthday student draws a card as part of his or her birthday celebration!
I love birthdays. How about you?