Birthday Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


You have come to the right place if you are looking for fun, engaging and exciting Birthday themed activities to do with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Our activities are widely used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers and more!

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Birthday Arts and Crafts

Birthday Vest
Decorate a vest with paint and glitter. When it is a child’s birthday they can wear the vest.

Play Dough Fun
In play dough area add cookie cutters, birthday candles, rick rack, spatulas cookie sheets and cupcake papers.

Birthday Sculpture
Let the birthday child create a birthday sculpture using clay and give him/her the appropriate number of candles to stick in. It will make a nice keepsake for the birthday child to bring home. They can paint it and decorate it with glitter too.


Birthday Games and Activities

UnBirthday Party
Have an “UnBirthday Party” at the end of the year (if you don’t have year-round programs) Everyone that has not had a birthday during the school year (Sept – June) gets to celebrate together.

Birthday Queen/King
Make the birthday girl or boy “Queen/King” for a day (class time, hour) Make them a crown and let them decorate. Have the other kids make them a card or make a class card and have everyone put a hand print or hand outline instead of a signature.

Birthday Surprise
When it’s a child’s birthday, give them a special birthday placemat and/or birthday napkin at snack time.

Oh Have I Grown
Have each child bring in a baby picture, a toddler picture & a picture of each of them now. Explain how everyone grows; a puppy turns into a dog, a kitten into a cat. Etc. Then each child shows their pictures, and you celebrate that they are still growing. Have a cake, and measure each one’s height to take home on a piece of paper. Or, you can make life size drawings of each child. Have them lie on a piece of brown or white wrapping paper & trace them. Have each child color in their own drawing, by adding hair, clothes, Etc.

Fairy-tale Birthday Party
Have each child dress up from one of their favorite fairy tales. You can have a cake with your child’s favorite fairy-tale character on it. You can play games like “Simple Simon says”, or follow the leader(who has a pretend flute and acts like a pied piper.


Birthday Recipes and Snacks

Birthday Cake of course!!

Firefighter Food (For Firefighter-themed party)
Serve Fire & Foam w/ fire engine and hat shaped sugar cookies. Fire & foam is red, orange and yellow jello cut into small squares (fire). Serve in clear plastic cocktail cup and top with whipped cream (foam) and red, orange or yellow sprinkles.

You can also serve Flaming Fruit Punch. It’s simple, your favorite punch recipe in a punch bowl w/ dry ice. The effect is incredible for little firefighters.




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