Monday, November 14, 2011

Birthday Idea

So I was thinking the other day about how birthdays are celebrated in primary.  And what would be something fun that might be different?  And what would be the easiest possible way to do this clever thing?  Well, here's the late-night brain child that I had the other night.  Now, keep in mind that this is just the idea, I have yet to make this item.  I wish I had a picture of it for you, but knowing how I am, it would be the night before the first birthday of the year before I actually got around to making it.  So here is the idea.

2012 Birthday Growth Chart

The idea:
Each child gets to come up on their birthday Sunday and be measured.  Put their name and their birthday or that day's date.  Then in 2013, have each child come up again and see how much they've grown (by choosing the right!)  It's not a birthday gift, that is probably up to your presidency.  But it could be something fun that the kids look forward to.  After they've been measured, sing a happy song to them!

1 large board (I'm thinking 1x5?  Something sorta wider than a 2x4)
marker (to draw the tick marks)
tape measure
PDF to the topper (you'll see what I mean...just click on the link!)

Directions (theoretically, of course)
Paint your board so it looks nice.  I'm thinking white, it's easier to see when you write on it.
Using the tape measure and marker, make tick marks for every inch up to probably 5 or 6 feet, with the foot-marker-numbers larger than the lines for inches.
Print and attach the topper-sign to the top.
That about does it.

Here is my drawing...I know, I know.  I'm a sketching prodigy.  And clearly a great photographer, too!  Haha.

And here is another awesome photo for you (of my computer screen.  Haven't even printed this one, yet.)  This is the topper that I was talking about.  It prints on an 8-1/2x11 page.

So there you have it!  A birthday idea!  If I come up with anything else, I'll let you know.  What do you do for birthdays?  Any fun plans to incorporate the theme next year?  Let us's time to start getting ready!

Have a great week!
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  1. so cute! I'd love it if our primary didn't have 120 kids...even if I did one for Junior and one for Senior it would be way too crowded! I am definitely keeping it in mind, though, in case I'm ever in a primary that's smaller!

  2. Just what I was looking for!!! Thanks so much!!!

  3. Thank you so much for the great idea!! We'll be using it in our Primary!!!

  4. What a great idea! Thx for sharing!

  5. Very cute, any ideas for 2013?


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