Does your little one have a birthday coming up? Do you want to do something different, unique, memorable for his or her special day? Here are some ideas….
Babies LOVE to look at pictures of other babies. Why not make a book, either by hand as a scrapbook or online on a photo storage website such as Snapfish or Shutterfly, of his or her pictures each month during the last year of his or her life? This will not only be a great keepsake for you and your child, but it can also serve as a book about him or her. Under each picture, you can put a short caption about what he or she is doing in the picture and use the number of the month as another learning tool!
Toddlers & young school age kids love the outdoors and everything that comes with them…. trees, flowers, dirt, bugs… Why not celebrate his or her birthday doing something outdoors AND helping the environment by planting a plant or tree in your yard. It can me something that your child can care for all year long and, each year after that, you can take a picture next to it and compare your child’s growth as well as his plant or tree’s growth.
Toddler, Tweens, Teens and Beyond
Kids change so much throughout the years and so does their personality. For their birthday, why not make a video diary asking him or her a set of questions (about 5) that you can repeat each year. It’ll be interesting to see how much the answers change from when your child is 5, 10 and 15 years
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