BIRTHDAY ideas… send your child a PAPER PARTY!


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Your sponsored child’s birthday is coming up. Well, it is sometime in the next 12 months, anyway! Here are some free printable birthday colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, creative ideas and paper gifts so you can say ‘Happy Birthday to yo-ou’ with style.

Have you ever thought of having a birthday party in honour of your Compassion child? I haven’t done it yet, but it sounds like fun. Children and grandchildren would get right into it too! Any excuse for a bonus birthday party! Maybe we should all get together and make it one giant birthday party for everyone’s Compassion kids. Wouldn’t that be fun?! :) You know, send out the invites; decorate (outdoors is best); play the games; blow up the balloons (don’t forget the water fights!); blow out the candles on the cake; then send your child the pics so they can enjoy the party too!  



FREE Bible Posters  |  FREE Bible Verse Cards  |  FREE Bible Bookmarks  |  FREE Bible Wallet Cards

Happy Sail Boats FREE printable Bible Poster for kids A4  FREE Bookmark with Bible verse Proverbs 3:5-6  FREE Bible wallet cards with Bible verse Proverbs 4.23

‘Before you were born, God knew you’… a beautiful series of free printable gifts to let your child know how much their Creator adores them; add your child’s photo!

Baby in Womb ~ Article for Kids ~ Add your child's photo  Baby in Womb Bookmark Thins 4x6  Long ago, even before He made the world, God chose YOU to be His very own   Baby in Womb postcard 4x6

Scripture Doodles:  Psalms – Old Testament – Gospels – New Testament – Other Languages

doodle_deut31     doodle_Matt22   doodle_ex3  Scripture doodle 1 Thessalonians 5:10

Jesus loves me thaumatrope (optical illusion spinning toy); free printable

Thaumatrope with words, Jesus loves me; free printable optical illusion toy for kids



Birthday colouring pages for girls (Dover sample)  beautiful cakes, chocolates and gifts

Orange blossom cupcake to colour

Birthday Doodles to colour  words, stars, candles, birthday banners and cupcakes in a trendy doodle style suitable for all ages; more birthday doodles here; free printable

Birthday party tea tray to colourBirthday party cake stands to colour; cupcakes to colour

Balloons ~ Personalised Coloring page with a border of stars and circles, happy birthday banner ~ add your child’s name (and yours too!)

activityvillage has lots of free printable birthday ideas; colouring pages; puzzles; crafts; maths puzzles; cards and party hats to colour; games; crafts; handwriting practice; cut out the candles and put them on the cake; even a teddy bears picnic colouring page – love the teddies with sunnies!  :)

Happy Birthday Flower Bouquet to colour; and birthday colouring pages for younger children; free printable

Puppy – Birthday Origami to cut out and colour which says happy birthday

Birthday cake – trace and colour

Remember to jazz up your birthday colouring pages – send your child a party! (I often put a selection of colouring and puzzles on the one page and shrink them down to give more interest visually; and then add a border, my child’s name and a Bible verse)



Our girls will enjoy this pretty printable word search birthday treat ( which has been designed by a Compassion sponsor to tell them how special they are (available in English and Spanish).

Birthday – gift shaped maze (scroll down past the apples) decorated with clipart; free printable

Birthday – cake shaped maze   help the cat get to the party

Birthday – balloon shaped maze   help the teddy find his balloon

Birthday – word search   Find the months of the year and match them to their birth stones and birth flowers

Mazes in the shapes of numbers – 1 to 13

Word mazes spelling out fun birthday words – wowsmilehugfuncool – and how about… groovy  :)

Birthday cake colouring / puzzles / learn to draw  fun; great lapbook items; make sure you check out the placemat.

Birthday cake – learn to draw

Birthday – activity pack for toddlers and younger children  learn concepts about age, numbers and candles on the cake, puzzles, visual discrimination, coloring, do-a-dot, letter sounds, sight words, and tracing practice; free printable

Design your own special birthday puzzle for your child  include unique information about your child, their family, friends, country or Compassion Centre.

*Birthday cake

DID YOU KNOW:  If you wish, you can also arrange to send your Compassion child a monetary birthday gift. The funds are used to buy something for your child locally. They get exactly what they need (rather than what we might want – I never did get to buy Estefany those pink and sparkly butterfly wings :)  but by doing this, it benefits your sponsored child’s whole community

*pixabay birthday cake


Paper Birthday Cake to make  Send paper items and instructions for your child to make their own gorgeous colorful birthday cake. What a great idea! Looks good enough to eat.

Triple scoop paper icecream and how about one of these very cute paper toy delivery trucks – bear and honey bee truck; monkey and panda ice pop truck; lion and berry sandwich truck; lots of party fun; free printable

Free printable paper cake slice; and paper cupcake by Printable Treats

Cupcake finger puppets free printable

Icecream cone finger puppets (or napkin rings) free printable



Birthday Gift Box beautiful free printable for a special occasion; pink polka dots and decorated with delicious party food; I have printed this for all my older girls on photo craft paper and it looks STUNNING.

Free printable gift boxes   our girls will enjoy these sweet pink and yellow printable gift boxes (they almost look like cakes)

Birthday – free printable gift wrap / craft paper (pdf) cute and colourful background with cake, party hats and balloons; great for crafts or if you want to make your own gifts bag or card; print on paper, craft card or craft photo paper; free printable

Free printable gift bags   bright and colourful – using balloons, stars and circles. The cupcake toppers also look really cute, but remember to post flat to your sponsored child. If you are having a party for your own child, you may like to check out their other party ideas too.

Birthday gift boxes – free printables: fun and colourful pinwheel; red and white polka dot cherriesvintage cupcakes and polka dotscolourful safari animalsbirthday owls;

DIY Gift bags and heart gift box free printable; and they also have some lovely gift bags/boxes for purchase

Birthday gift boxes; gift tags and colourful gift wrap / craft paper featuring gifts, cakes, cupcakes; free printable

Origami gift packet (Activity Village) very easy

Balloons in the sky – free printable gift wrap / craft paper

*pixabay birthday-party-hat


Birthday – ladybug party hat free printable; this one prints really cute. I’ve sent it to all my girls with a tiny touch of glitter on those flowers. It could also be laminated if you wish

Mr Printables party hats: red and white hearts, colourful stripes; blue and white stars, red and white stripes (4th July theme, so you will need to omit or adapt the top); remember to post flat to your sponsored child; free printable

Jungle safari animals party hat; also a cute strawberries and ladybugs party hat on gingham and polka dot background; free printable

Birthday Top Hat to make adapt for paper and post flat for your sponsored child

DIY party hats adapt for paper and post flat for your sponsored child

Birthday photo props; colourful balloons party hatsoccer party hat for the boys; yellow crown with jewelspale blue tiara with large pink hearts (Canon) free printables

DIY Party noisemakers to make (for your own family) using tissue paper and gold foil; these look so classy, easy to make and heaps of fun I had to include them :)

Fun party props   Imagine the fun your child (and their friends) could have with these free printable party props: moustaches and smoochy lips; fun word art (words like Bam; Boom; Fun; Help; Surprise), funny hats, scarves, bow ties, fun party glasses; funny hats (including police and fire brigade); zany glasses; masks, bow ties; a printable bow and arrow; printable handbags; and birthday crowns for your little prince or princess.

Make some cute Bunny Glasses  template and instructions included; this template has used bunnies, but you could use any theme and also adapt it for boys. Maybe they might like some dinosaurs or their favorite animal.

Heart shaped glasses black frames; free printable

Handbags ~ free printable   adorable

Free printable – birthday wristband or use the idea to make your own. Ideas: Make with fun and colourful paper (here is some colourful pink and green polka dot free printable paper). Add your child’s name. Make extra for their friends, so everyone can share the party. Get your children / grandchildren / students involved and ask them to design or colour in a birthday wristband for your sponsored child. If you have a party for your Compassion child, why not make it a party game!

Butler (Business) Card Holder your child will enjoy making their own fun free printable birthday butler, complete with black tie, to store their Bible verse wallet cards. Perfect for any party. He will solemnly hold up and display a new Bible verse for them every day. Or perhaps you may prefer the mad scientist business card holder; free printable

DIY Birthday Candle Garland to make a cute idea – remember to adapt for paper only and post flat for your sponsored child

Sweet pink and blue hello kitty birthday party banner and printables by Printable Treats

Party – free printables   something for everyone here – Birthday Banners, Gift Tags, Wrappers, Invitations, Cupcake Toppers – Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Rainbow, Little Man Moustache, Bumble Bee, Circus, Ladybug, Ballet, Pirate, Football, Citrus, Candy, Alice in Wonderland

Happy birthday banner rainbow letters on bright pink background; and birthday candy holder decoration; free printable


birthday gift box*


Make a Accordion Photo Frame Card template and instructions included; very cute; adapt this idea for boys or girls, younger or older

Colourful Smarties – free printable photo frame for your child’s photo or your family photo; mmmm… chocolate… almost good enough to eat!

Neon – free printable photo frame a perfect fun party frame against a black background for boys or girls of any age.

Add your child’s photo to this heart, dots and bows frameapricot party time frame; sweet flower photo card for the girls in pink, blue, yellow and green; or this pink lace scalloped photo card by Canon; free printable

Turn your child’s photo into a birthday card, birthday envelope and matching party printables  this is a fun idea – just add a party hat!

Or put your child’s photo (or your family photo) into one of these free printable photo frames (scroll down).


birthday pinwheel



frog notepaper, frog note cards, frog bookmark corners, frog Bible verse cards free printable paper gifts for kids by Paper Gifts for Estefany and just perfect for a zany birthday party!

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Birthday Coupons (Blue Mountain) to personalise and print for whatever you wish (these look like fun); free printable

Birthday cupcake ribbons free printable; bright and colourful; and would make great bookmarks – add your child’s name and a bible verse

100 ways to praise a child free printable poster that any child would be delighted to receive – this will make their birthday last all year

Birthday – free printable certificates and cards

Sparklebox birthday printables  display banner; classroom printables; certificates

Free Bible Poster – James 1:17-19 featuring a gold gift box, bow, gold bokeh background and Bible verse: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of His creatures; this Scripture Picture is provided courtesy of Amazing Facts; free printable

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Birthday Reminder Chart   free printable; colourful organisation chart so you don’t miss another birthday (your sponsored child may like a copy for their own friends and family too)



frog stationery, frog notepaper, frog note cards free printables for kids by Paper Gifts for Estefany and just perfect for a zany birthday party!


Father’s Love Letter – free birthday greeting cards  Share the Father’s Love Letter with those you love; a beautiful selection of Bible verses put in letter format as an intimate message from God to you; 3 designs to suit any age; free printable has lots of cute and elegant printables perfect for a birthday – stationery, envelope liners, petal shaped cards, note cards, gift wrapping, gift boxes, hearts, cupcake flags, banners, paper bows, paper flowers.

Make a Accordion Card template and instructions included; very cute; adapt this idea for boys or girls, younger or older ~ include favourite Bible verses and a special message on love on each page

Free printable birthday cards and matching birthday gift tags fun and colourful polka dots

Printable Birthday Cards (Blue Mountain) personalize and print – add your child’s name or photo if you wish; 300+ designs to choose from; free printable

Printable Birthday Cards (American Greetings) personalize and print – add your child’s name or photo if you wish; lots of designs to choose from; free printable

Birthday Animals with gifts – lined stationery (no words); Birthday Animals holding balloons – lined letter paper (saying ‘Happy Birthday’ in French) cute and colorful animals in party hats that our younger children will enjoy; sweet birthday postcards or images (French) for younger children – print as a birthday card or use as clipart in your letter; free printable

Free printable birthday cards and envelopes  (scroll down to ‘step 2’) some sweet designs here – birthday cake polka dots; pink yellow and blue butterflies and curling trendy white flowers on pretty lime background; colourful birds;

Over 200 free printable birthday cards for kids – click on each image to reveal more – something for everyone here – boys, girls, younger or older kids

Birthday stationery for kids  free printable colorful borders – birthday, balloons, candles, party; fun and colorful fireworks stationery;  border of colourful starsBirthday party food stationery free printable colorful borders for kids – candy, cupcakes, chocolates, ice cream, jelly beans; (free printable version is fine)

Canon free printable birthday cards and stationery – cards, pop-up cards, mini cards and envelopesgift-box shaped card and envelope; cake-shaped cards; dolphin at the porthole card; flower bouquet card, pop-up heart card and envelopecolourful hearts card and pink envelope, flamingo pop up card; heart-shaped card and envelopecandy envelope and matching candy stationerypop up puppies birthday card

Birthday – rainbow surprise  easy rainbow folds down and then pops out of the envelope; it’s actually an invitation, but you could easily adapt it and add the birthday details for your child – their birthday date, where they live, from – add your name, rsvp – (be creative! I’m sure you’ll think of something; or just leave it blank); sealed with a large blue water drop; cute free printable

Birthday – cute stationery idea ”Some bunny is: having a party / turning 1/2/3” – very cute pink and white stationery with white ears that stand up – don’t forget to turn that cute cotton wool tail into a (flat) paper one.

Make your own Birthday card  some cute ideas here that could be tailor made for your child – remember to adapt for paper only

Secret Code Birthday Card to make so easy and fun; our boys will love this.

Mad Scientist – kids birthday ideas I like the test-tube card sealed with ‘open with caution’ hazard stickers; free printable; boys will love this one too.

Birthday free printable stationery  10 designs has several birthday borders – birthday border with cake, candles, balloons, confetti, party hats and crown; colorful cupcakes border; small stacked cupcakes border; cupcakes and hearts border; balloons and confetti border; happy birthday border with cake, candles, party hats, gifts, balloons, confetti; and  balloons and fireworks border.

Birthday letter writing paper (Printable Treats) 3 designs – balloons, stars, cupcakes; free printable

Brightly coloured balloon border stationery; cupcake border strips down the sides; coloured stars around border; rainbow polka dots around border with white background; rainbow striped hearts around border; blank, lined or handwriting paper from stationerytree; free printable versions are fine

Birthday – free printable stationery colourful balloon header with the words ‘Happy Birthday’ around the borders

Lined birthday notepaper – blue and aqua border of stars and gift boxes; Lined birthday stationery – pink border with neat beige stars, beige background, small teddy, gift boxes, party hat; free printable

10 birthday stationery borders for kids  for your letter or note; free printable

Birthday – free printable pink cupcake – lined stationery Scalloped pink header and footer with small cupcakes against a mauve background; featuring one large smiley face cupcake with sprinkles and a cherry on top in bottom corner; sweet

Animal birthday cards (Activity Village) and matching gift envelopes; free printable

Lollipop border stationery; (Sparklebox) and very bright party balloons; and very bright birthday border stationery with balloons, hats, cake and gifts; portrait or landscape; free printable

Cupcake lined notepaper on pale pink background free printable

Birthday cake with candles ~ pop up card to make (Dover sample)

Free Printable Birthday Invitations for your own family – here are some samples: birdhouses; princess with carriage and castle; princess crown; pink ballerina



Found a birthday image that you just know that your sponsored child will love? Make it a special birthday gift your child will treasure. Add a favourite Bible verse, write Happy Birthday and your child’s name and make your own:

Bible Poster or Verse Card
Bible Bookmark
Bible Note Cards / Bible Notepaper ~ use the same tutorial, but just space out your initial four rectangles.
Bible Wallet Cards
Bible Stickers
Bible Board Game

Birthday card boys or girls would love this fun and bright colourful cake with stars background and if you would like to have a go at making your own, you may like to have a look at this idea.

I know something good about you – there are heroes all around us; encourage your child and make them feel really special on their birthday with this great bookmark idea from an innovative classroom.

Don’t forget to jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special birthday treats like stickers, e.g. birthday, stars, hearts. scrapbooking tags, cliparts (to make your own birthday Bible verse cards, stickers, etc) – click on ‘free cliparts’ – our younger children will love these adorable graphics, like this little ice skater.

ccanibear9 text generator with fancy fonts for a special birthday greeting

12 Cool Word Cloud Generators  NOT feeling creative? But want to do something special for your child’s birthday? Type in any Bible verse – in any language – into one of these cool word cloud generators; click a button and it will do creativity for you! Or type in your child’s name and some words about them. Put your word cloud into a birthday shaped template. You can find some birthday shaped templates here – cakes, cupcake, gifts and balloon. Send it as a poster or postcard. Laminate if you wish to make it a birthday gift your child will treasure.

birthday smarties

Mmmm, munching on party food. Anyone want some of these yummy chocolate smarties? Remember to allow roughly two months (sometimes more, sometimes less, depending on where your sponsored child lives) for your party package, monetary gift or letter to get to your Compassion child. Please note that it doesn’t have to be a package – just shower them with your love – that’s the most important thing. You can also send birthday greetings to your Compassion child onlineBut don’t forget…



What would you do if you could give your Compassion child a real birthday party (which they could actually attend) and money was not a consideration?

What was the best birthday party that you have ever had?

birthday balloons




Scripture Doodles:  Psalms – Old Testament – Gospels – New Testament – Other Languages

doodle_deut31     doodle_Matt22   doodle_ex3  Scripture doodle 1 Thessalonians 5:10

A ton of Bible verses for our kids  | Heaven (and how to get there) – don’t leave earth without it!  | Noah  | Genesis ~ Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph)  | Tower of Babel  | Moses + God’s Top 10  | Ruth  | Warrior or Wimp (King David / King Saul)  | Esther  | Daniel  | Jonah  | Beatitudes  | Fruit of the Spirit  | Armour of God  | Bible Treasure theme | The Secret of the Missing Scrolls | Bible Posters  | Bible Verse Cards  | Bible Bookmarks  | Bible Wallet Cards  | Bible Puzzles (max7)  | Bible Puzzles (Calvary)  | Books of the Bible  | Prayer / Worship  | Bible Timeline of History  | Free Bible tracts for kids  | Manga Comic Bible  | Jungle Doctor comics  | Castle Glorious cartoon  | Joyful Toons (Bible cartoons)  | Superbook (Bible cartoons)  | Devotionals  | Apologetics  | Bible Study  | Wild and Wacky YouthBytes – 50+ letter writing ideas  | Names of Jesus / Mystery of the Trinity | Complete site index is a great resource of free printable Bible coloring pages (and puzzles) for kids. Many are also available in different languages – I found some in French, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog and Hindi for my kids and there are other languages available too. The easiest way to find items in other languages is to click the down arrow next to ‘View Resources that are in… (English)’ and change the language.

Fabulous Christian fiction by Jack Dey that I love and recommend to all my readers  :)

fabulous Christian fiction by Jack Dey that I love and recommend to my readers :)



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