Skip to Content

Icebreaker Birthday Cards

Found In: back to school, birthdays, building trust & community, crafts & cooking, icebreakers

I have my students get to know each other by making birthday cards. They sit in groups and design a card for the person across from them. They have to find out what hobbies that person enjoys, books they like to read, places they have been and design a cover for a birthday card accordingly. The card must have the student’s name, a greeting and their date of birth.

I keep the stack by the classroom calendar and post the birthdates. When someone’s birthday comes up, the card gets passed around the room for everyone to sign. I give it to the birthday student on their special day along with a birthday pencil. We make up a half birthday for those who were born during the summer. The students who do not celebrate birthdays receive a greeting card during a month when there are no birthdays.

This makes handling birthdays much simpler. The kids love to read their cards and know that they are celebrated and appreciated.


Average User Rating (0 users)

3 stars
of 5.

Your Rating