Literacy, Numeracy, Science

Subjects covered





  • Read a birthday-themed story aloud
  • Discuss the characters, setting, and plot
  • Ask questions to encourage comprehension
  • Encourage students to retell the story in their own words
  • Provide birthday-themed writing prompts for students to create their own story
  • Birthday-themed storybooks
  • Paper and pencils for writing
  • Provide additional support for struggling readers
  • Offer challenge activities for advanced readers
  • Use visual aids for comprehension questions


  • Count and sort birthday-themed objects
  • Create patterns using party hats, balloons, and other party supplies
  • Practice simple addition and subtraction with party-themed word problems
  • Use a calendar to identify and mark students' birthdays
  • Measure and compare the heights of different party decorations
  • Counting objects
  • Party supplies for sorting and patterns
  • Word problem worksheets
  • Calendar
  • Measuring tape
  • Provide manipulatives for counting and sorting activities
  • Offer different levels of difficulty for word problems
  • Use visuals and concrete examples for measurement activities


  • Explore the concept of sound by creating musical instruments using recyclable materials
  • Investigate the properties of water through water play activities
  • Observe and discuss the changes in materials when making party decorations
  • Plant seeds and discuss the growth process as a metaphor for a birthday
  • Discuss the importance of hygiene and handwashing during parties
  • Recyclable materials for making musical instruments
  • Water and containers for water play
  • Art supplies for making decorations
  • Seeds and pots for planting
  • Visual aids on hygiene and handwashing
  • Provide additional support for scientific concepts through hands-on experiments
  • Encourage observation skills through discussions and questioning
  • Use visuals and real-life examples to enhance understanding

Arts Subjects

Subjects Covered




Visual Arts

  • Create birthday cards using various art materials
  • Design and decorate party hats
  • Make paper plate masks of different party characters
  • Colored paper
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Party hat templates
  • Plain paper plates
  • Elastic string
  • Various art materials for decoration
  • Provide different materials and encourage children to use their imagination
  • Offer support to those who need assistance with cutting or drawing


  • Sing and dance to birthday songs
  • Create a musical parade with homemade instruments
  • Play musical chairs
  • Birthday song lyrics
  • Rhythm sticks (homemade or store-bought)
  • Shakers (homemade or store-bought)
  • Chairs for musical chairs game
  • Music player
  • Provide a variety of instruments for children to choose from
  • Adapt the pace of the activities to suit the abilities of all the children


  • Role-play different characters at a birthday party
  • Act out a pretend birthday party using props and costumes
  • Improvise a short skit based on a birthday party theme
  • Dress-up clothes
  • Props (e.g., presents, cake, balloons)
  • Encourage shy children to participate and provide support if needed
  • Allow children to choose their roles and characters


  • Create a dance routine to a birthday party-themed song
  • Teach and perform dance moves related to celebrating
  • Play freeze dance to different party songs
  • Music player
  • Party-themed songs
  • Provide visual cues or simple instructions for dance moves
  • Allow children to express themselves through movement

Station Ideas

Birthday Party Stations:

  • Decorate a Party Hat
  • Make Birthday Cards
  • Play Pin the Tail on the Donkey
  • Guess the Number of Sweets in a Jar
  • Face Painting
  • Play Musical Chairs
  • Design and Decorate Cupcakes
  • Birthday Party Bingo
  • Create Party Invitations

Story Time

Once Upon a Time

It was a sunny day in the magical land of Storyville. The birds were singing, the flowers were blooming, and everyone was excited because it was Princess Emily's birthday!

Princess Emily lived in a big castle with her parents, King Arthur and Queen Isabella. They wanted to throw the best birthday party ever for their little princess.

The king and queen sent out colorful invitations to all the children in the kingdom. The invitations had a picture of Princess Emily wearing a beautiful pink dress and a golden crown.

On the day of the party, the castle was decorated with balloons, streamers, and a big banner that said, "Happy Birthday, Princess Emily!" The castle courtyard was filled with games, a bouncy castle, and even a magician.

As the children arrived, they were greeted by the king and queen. They all wore party hats and carried presents for Princess Emily. The princess was so excited to see her friends!

The first game was a treasure hunt. The king hid shiny coins all around the castle, and the children had to find as many as they could. They searched everywhere, behind trees, under benches, and even in the castle's secret passages.

Next, it was time for cake! The queen brought out a huge birthday cake with pink frosting and sprinkles. Princess Emily blew out the candles, and everyone sang, "Happy Birthday!" They all enjoyed a delicious slice of cake and some yummy ice cream.

After eating, the magician performed amazing tricks. He pulled rabbits out of hats, made things disappear, and even turned a piece of rope into a snake. The children clapped and cheered with excitement.

But the most exciting part of the party was yet to come - presents! Princess Emily sat on a big, golden throne while each friend handed her a beautifully wrapped gift. She unwrapped each present with a big smile and thanked her friends for their thoughtful gifts.

As the sun started to set, it was time to say goodbye. The children hugged Princess Emily and thanked the king and queen for the wonderful party. They all agreed it was the best birthday party ever!

The princess was tired but so happy. She hugged her parents and said, "Thank you for the amazing birthday party. I feel so loved!"

And so, Princess Emily's birthday came to an end, but the memories of the fun-filled day would last forever in the hearts of everyone in the kingdom.