Build birthday memories together (and creatively use up your cache of children’s drawings while you are at it!)
If your children like something, there’s a high chance that they’ll draw a lot of it. And, the way each one draws is also likely to change through the years. Track their progress and celebrate their art and growth (especially through the years 3 to 8) as follows:
Each year, together each child, decide on a birthday celebration theme based on some of his or her drawings. You don’t have to throw a big party for the event to be significant. Celebrate each one in your family’s own special way.
1. ART-ful Party Packs: Have stacks of drawing blocks with your child’s art? Make paper bags out of them. Fill them with a pencil and activity pages based on the theme. You can print activities pages from a myriad of websites for free. (see resources appended below)
Give the packs out at a party or to classmates. You might also want to consider starting a project with your child to pack good goodie packs for less privileged children in a home or centre, either in Singapore or overseas. Mail the packs over or deliver them personally.
Watch the video below. It’ll take you through the folds step-by-step. Alternatively, you can make smaller versions of the ART-ful Party Pack and pop the chocolates in there. Present your guest with a bag-in-a-bag.