There are a lot of things to keep track of in a primary classroom and one of the most important to our students … is Birthdays! A birthday chart is an easy way to acknowledge and display student birthdays in the classroom. Birthdays are a big deal for our students but they don’t have to be a lot of work for teachers. Keep reading for easy birthday chart ideas that you can try out in your classroom.
Not only do your students love seeing their birthday displayed in the classroom, this can also be helpful for you, as the teacher. Since birthdays are so important to our students, we don’t want to accidentally miss one! Having them displayed in the classroom each month means you won’t let one slip through the cracks. Just make sure to add birthdays as new students join the class!
DYI BIRTHDAY CHART IDEAS
It’s easy to make your own Birthday Chart! Here are few ideas:
- Use a sticky note each month to write and display student Birthdays. They come in bright colors and fun shapes that would look great displayed.
- Take a photo of the students who have a birthday each month and create a picture chart!
- Decorate half a piece of bright paper with some stickers and laminate. Print student birthdays each month.
BULLETIN BOARD OR DISPLAY
If you have the wall space in your classroom you can create a Birthday Bulletin Board. It can be as fancy or simple as you want. Many pre-made sets can be purchased at a Teacher Supply Store or on Amazon.
These birthday charts, graph and pennant are part of my Birthdays Made Easy resource. Use them to create a birthday bulletin board or a whiteboard display (use magnetic tape for easy set up). This set also includes birthday charts with cupcakes too! You can mix them together or change things up year to year.
SHORT ON SPACE?
If you are short on wall space this is the tip for you! Only display one birthday chart at a time. Switch them out monthly. Your students will be excited to see who has a Birthday each new month.
This is how I displayed Birthdays in my classroom! Keeping track of birthdays was part of our classroom calendar routine. You can add birthdays to your calendar time too! The Pop of Color Calendar Set includes birthday charts, a birthday graph and calendar cards along with all the other important calendar stuff (monthly headers, weather chart, days of school ten frames, calendar numbers and more!).
Want More Student Birthday Ideas?
Check out this post: 8 Simple Ways to Celebrate Birthdays in the Classroom