Visits to the classroom...
Bringing birthday snacks to anxious and hungry lil tummies in their school classrooms: that's my JOB! I'm a Mama.
Last month we had a loud but quiet birthday celebration for Titus' 9th birthday! You can see the details of his kick back turtle party here.
His birthday was on a school day. Who loves a chance to celebrate loved ones? This girl. ;) I knew I wanted to make him feel EXTRA-ordinary even though he had a typical ordinary school day planned.
Bringing surprise snacks to the classroom seems to be a *tried and true* way to make our littles feel loved.
I wanted to keep is CLASSIC, so I bottled up some fresh, cold milk accompanied with M&M cookies.
Putting supplies together in a cute basket only takes 2 extra minutes but really amps up the festive and fun atmosphere. I cuddled some bold blue napkins in the corner, dropped in a stack of mini milk cups, and filled the rest of the basket with bagged cookies. Instead of towing in a gallon of milk, I used a glass bottle to create an extra-ordinary day.
I had these adorable cookie bags leftover from when I used them on Dakotah's Olympic Training Birthday party. I knew right away, as I was cleaning up from Dakotah's party last year, that I wanted to save the remaining bags for classroom treats because COOKIE spelled out in primary colors just FIT a school atmosphere.
The colors of M&Ms perfectly match the the colors of the font, so that was the obvious cookie choice. Pick your favorite mellow sugar cookie recipe, and mix in M&Ms. Be sure to reserve some candy to stick on cookie balls right before baking so they turn out pretty.
I also brought in a huge bag of birthday balls. This is an excellent alternative to balloons! You can find them in those giant tall cages at Wal Mart or Target. Those cages of colorful, big, light balls were always so enticing to me growing up. These balls are a multitude of colors, just like balloons, and you can buy them in the smaller sizes, just like balloons. Helium is expensive lately, so buying the balls are only a tiny bit more than balloons PLUS they last a lot longer!
I was excited to bring them in for the students! I felt like Santa Claus. ;)
Somebody was happily surprised
on his special day.
Milk and cookie classic yummy-ness.
I played a character-building games with the balls, instead of just passing them out. We reviewed different character qualities like patience, self control, kindness, diligence, and faithfulness, and more! Then, I called a student to the front, and we worked together as a class to find a character trait that the student possessed. They got a brand new bright ball afterwards and we continued on until all the birthday balls were gifted!
It was a blessed way to spend
the remainder of the school day
for Titus' birthday.
Moore Birthday DAY ideas:
To see how I hi-jacked Cameron's math class on his birthday with blueberry muffin cupcakes and a surprise visit from a science tutor, click here!
To see easy 5 minute birthday traditions that take little time but leave a big memory, click here!
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