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How do you celebrate your birthday? Take a second to talk about how each person celebrates their birthday differently. Do you have any family traditions? Is there a birthday party theme that was your favorite? What kinds of foods do you eat? Do you play any special games? How about decorating a special birthday crown to wear for your celebration!

Materials needed:

  • Brown paper bag
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Pom poms
  • Gems
  • Tapes


  1. Take a brown paper bag and cut down the side and cut off the bottom
  2. Lay it flat and use scissors to zig zag off the top
  3. Place the paper around the child’s head and add a few inches to complete the crown Decorate with glitter, glue, gems, pom poms and paint
  4. Once the crown is dry, shake off the glitter and place it around a child’s head Use a piece of tape to help secure the ends in place
A Pair O Barracuda

As you work on this craft, listen to A Pair o’ Barracuda

Conversation starters

  • How do you celebrate your birthday?
  • What’s the one thing you look forward to at a party?
  • What do you hope to be doing one year from now?
  • What’s the best thing about being a year older?

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