Thursday, April 10, 2008

Birthday Unit Study

Language Arts:

  • Write and address Birthday invitations
  • Write Thank you notes for Birthday presents
  • Writing Prompts: Your favorite birthday, Your favorite birthday present, What did you do on your Birthday?
  • Write a Birthday Haiku or Acrostic Poem
  • Write a fictional story about a kid celebrating his/her Birthday.
  • Spelling worksheets at Enchanted Learning
  • Interview a relative about his/her memorable Birthday
  • Sing Happy Birthday in Spanish
  • Sing Happy Birthday in German
  • Sing Happy Birthday in French
  • Sing Happy Birthday in Italian
Library Read Alouds:
  • The Secret Birthday Message by Eric Carle
  • Happy Birthday Dear Duck by Eve Bunting
  • Angelina's Birthday Surprise by Katharine Holabird
  • Jenny's Birthday Book by Esther Averill
  • Happy Birthday, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by MacDonald, Canham, and Boiger
  • A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban and Lillian Hoban
  • Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by H.A. and Margret Rey and Martha Weston
  • A Little House Birthday by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Doris Ettlinger
  • Happy Birthday, Samantha (American Girls) by Tripp, Grace, Niles, and Andreasen
  • Cam Jansen and the Birthday Mystery by David A. Adler and Susanna Natti
  • Angelina Birthday by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig
  • More Birthday Related Books
  • Give your child a Math Board Game as an early Birthday present.
  • Find your age in days, hours, and minutes with the Birthday calculator.
  • Make a bar graph showing the Birthday months of your family and relatives.
  • Math worksheet - Guess my Birthday
  • Do sorting, adding, subtracting, or multiplying activities using Birthday candles.
  • Talk about fractions when baking the cake and angles when cutting the cake.
History and Geography: Science:
  • Take on a fun science related outing for his/her Birthday - children's science museum, the zoo, aquarium, tidal pools, nature preserve, or farm.
  • Have a Science Themed Birthday Party with experiments
  • Help your child bake his/her own Birthday cake or cook his/her own Birthday dinner.
  • Look up information on the Internet about your Birthday month Birthstone and Flower
  • Let your child decorate his/her own Birthday cake using Cake Decorating Ideas at Family Fun.
  • Take your child to a craft store and let him/her pick out a new art project like a - model car, latch hook rug, paint by number, or art kit.
  • Make a Birthday pinata.
  • Entertain party guests by making crafts.
  • Do a fun physical activity for his/her Birthday - bowling, ice skating. swimming, hiking, skiing
  • Play party games


Mom2fur said...

OMG, you almost make me wish I had a little kid to teach. This sounds like an awful lot of fun! And "Happy Birthday" in languages--wow! I learned it in French, but I doubt I remember it all.
"Bon Anniversaire a toi" I think...

kellyquinn7 said...

This is wonderful. We have twins having a birthday in June (7th) - right at the end of public school. This will be a great into into summer learning!!!