Birthday ideas… send your child a PARTY!


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In this post you will find FREE birthday colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, paper gifts, and creative ideas for your child so you can say ‘Happy Birthday to yo-ou’ with style… send them a paper party!


pixabay birthday cake

THINK SPOT:  Have you ever thought of having a birthday party in honour of your sponsored child? Doesn’t that sound 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 sponsored kids. 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 with some special paper gifts from this post so they can party, too.





Scripture Doodles:  Psalms – Old Testament – Gospels – New Testament – Other LanguagesPart 6

doodle_deut31     doodle_Matt22   doodle_ex3  Scripture doodle 1 Thessalonians 5:10

Ephesians 1:4 – colouring  (max7) a beautiful colouring page to let your child know how much their Creator adores them – ‘Long ago, even before He made the world, God chose YOU to be His very own.’ Wow! One of my favourites. What a fabulous verse to let us all know – not just our kids – how special we are to God! Available in several languages – Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog and more – just click the download button; and if you check my ‘Before you were born, God knew you’ post, you will find a whole heap more to go with it; free printable

Long ago, even before He made the world, God chose YOU to be His very own

Ephesians 2:8 – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) a bundle of gift boxes with Bible verse – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; free printable

Birthday Balloons – colouring  (frecklebox) with a border of stars and circles, happy birthday banner where you can add your child’s name; free printable

Birthday – colouring  (Dover sample)  cakes, chocolates and gifts

Birthday – coloring pages  (coloringcastle) cakes, flowers; free printable

Birthday – colouring  (Dover sample) a quilt of tiny birthday images, cakes, cupcakes

Birthday – colouring  (Dover sample) cupcakes,

Country Garden Party – colouring  (Dover sample)

Birthday doodles to colour  (doodle-art-alley) words, stars, candles, birthday banners and cupcakes in a trendy doodle style suitable for all ages; free printable

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

Orange blossom cupcake to colour | Birthday party tray to colour | Birthday party cake stands to colour | Cupcakes to colour

Cupcakes – colouring  (coloringcafe) free printable

Birthday  (activityvillage) 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; free printable (members) only

Jazz up your birthday colouring pages  send your child a party; 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, your child’s name and a favourite Bible verse



Birthday cake





Our girls will enjoy this pretty word search (printabletreats) designed by a sponsor to tell them how special they are; in colour; available in English and Spanish

Birthday – find the 5 differences  (allkidsnetwork) in this birthday party scene; in colour; free printable

Birthday – cake shaped maze  (printactivities) help the cat get to the party;  Birthday – balloon shaped maze   help the teddy find his balloon; free printable

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

Mazes in the shapes of numbers – 1 to 13  (kidscanhavefun) match your child’s age; free printable

Birthday – gift shaped maze  (timvandevall) decorated with clipart; free printable

Birthday – word search  (squiglysplayhouse; press CTRL + P to print) Find the months of the year and match them to their birth stones and birth flowers; free printable

Birthday cake colouring / puzzles / learn to draw  (colormountain; scroll down) make sure you check out the placemat; free printable

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

Design your own special birthday puzzle for your child  include unique information about your child, their family, friends, school, church or country with this easy tutorial*



pixabay birthday-party-hat





Thaumatrope – fun paper toy  (optical illusion spinning toy); free printable

FREE Momma Duck and Cute Little Ducklings Mini Thaumatrope optical illusion spinning paper toy for kids; free printableFREE Universe Mini Thaumatrope optical illusion paper toy for kids; free printableFREE Dinosaur Mini Thaumatrope for kidsThaumatrope with words, Jesus loves me; free printable optical illusion toy for kids

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

Birthday party hats (mrprintables): red and white heartscolourful stripesred, blue and white  this one is a 4th July stars and stripes theme, but could also work for birthdays if you omit or adapt the top; plus check out these cool heart shaped glasses – to wear  with black or coloured frames; free printable

Birthday party hat  (Canon) colourful balloons on dark blue background with gold rim and the words, ‘Happy Birthday’; yellow crown with jewels; pale blue tiara with large pink hearts; soccer party hat; free printable

Birthday party hats  (hubpages; scroll down) jungle safari animals; strawberries and ladybugs on gingham and polka dot background; orange and pink; blue and purple; free printable

DIY Birthday party hats  (momtastic) using material scraps for your own family, but could easily be adapted for paper

Birthday – black top hat – to make  (artistshelpingchildren) another fun idea that could also be adapted for paper

DIY party noisemakers – to make  (minted) 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 :) plus check out this DIY Birthday Candle Garland – to make another cute idea

Bunny Glasses – to make and wear  (art4crafts) this super cute template has used bunnies, but you could adapt the idea for any theme; maybe the boys might like some dinosaurs or their favorite animal; cupcake stand; party hat; blank party hat template; visor hat all with your choice of graphics; more; free printable

Butler – business card holder  (digitprop) your child will enjoy making their own fun 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

Fun party props  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Imagine the fun your child and their friends could have with these 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; and birthday crowns for your little prince or princess; free printable

Paper Handbags  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) adorable; free printable

Make a fun birthday jewellery wristband using strips of paper in your child’s favourite colour, like this colourful pink and green polka dot paper. Add your child’s name. Make extra for their friends, so everyone can share the party. Or get your children / grandchildren / students involved and ask them to design a birthday wristband for your sponsored child. If you have a party for your sponsored child, make it a party game

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

Birthday party banner and printables  (printabletreats) hello kitty pink and blue; free printable





Birthday Cake – to make  (craftandcreativity) make a gorgeous colorful birthday cake that looks good enough to eat

Triple scoop paper icecream  (dewmuffins; scroll down to the very bottom of the page) 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; strawberries and cream; for lots of party fun; free printable

Cupcake – finger puppets  (playdoughtoplato) free printable

Icecream cone – finger puppets  (minted) or napkin rings; free printable

Birthday cake slice – gift box  (art4crafts) free printable

Paper cake slice  (printabletreats) and paper cupcake; free printable





Make a Photo Frame Card  (art4crafts) accordion template and instructions included; very cute; adapt this idea for boys or girls; More photo fun  free printable

Colourful smarties – photo frame  (pixabay) for your child’s photo or your family photo; mmmm… chocolate… almost good enough to eat; free printable


Add your child’s photo to this heart, dots and bows frameapricot party 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

Neon – photo frame  (pixabay) a fun party frame against a black background for boys or girls of any age; free printable

Turn your child’s photo into a birthday card  (karaspartyideas) 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 photo frames (scroll down); free printable



birthday gift box





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

God made me - FREE Bible poster, bookmark, wallet cards, note cards, stationery for kids; free printable  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’  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a free article and beautiful series of gifts to let your child know how much their Creator adores them; add your child’s photo; free printable

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

100 ways to encourage a child – poster  (fatherhood; click on ‘100 ways to praise a child’) a poster that any child would be delighted to receive – this will make their birthday last all year; free printable

Frog – paper gifts for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) frog notepaper, frog note cards, frog bookmark corners, frog Bible verse cards and just perfect for a zany birthday party; free printable

MrMrstiny.jpg  FrogBookmarkCorners2.jpg

Birthday – Bookmark  (thecottagemarket) with bright and colourful cupcakes and ribbons; add your child’s name, a bible verse and a special note of love; free printable

Birthday award – certificates  (123certificates) free printable

Birthday Gift Box  beautiful 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

DIY Handmade Favor Boxes  (makehappymemories) 60+ beautiful designs with instructions; free printable – thanks Joaz for bringing this link to my attention :)

Gift boxes  (stylemepretty) our girls will enjoy these sweet pink and yellow gift boxes that almost look like cakes; free printable

Birthday gift boxes and printables  (fazendoanossafesta):  fun and colourful pinwheel; red and white polka dot cherries;  colourful safari animalsbirthday owls; bumble bees; vintage cupcakes and polka dots; free printable

DIY gift bags  (homemade-gifts-made-easy; scroll down) and heart gift box free printable; and also some lovely gift bags/boxes for purchase

Birthday gift boxes  (printthistoday; scroll down); gift tags and colourful gift wrap / craft paper featuring gifts, cakes, cupcakes; free printable has lots of cute and elegant printables perfect for a birthday – gift wrapping, gift boxes, hearts, cupcake flags, banners, paper bows, paper flowers; free printable

Birthday gift tags  (crazylittleprojects) with fun and colourful polka dots; free printable

Party – printables  (printabelle) birthday banners, gift tags, wrappers, invitations, cupcake toppers – tropical flamingo, pink lemonade, pink star, art party, rainbows and fluffy cloudsladybug, princess, ice cream, pink and gold; free printable

Birthday printables  (sparklebox) display banner; classroom printables; certificates; free printable

Birthday – 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

Balloons in the sky – gift wrap / craft paper  (mrprintables; scroll down) free printable

Birthday Reminder Chart  (fellowes) colourful organisation chart so you don’t miss another birthday; your sponsored child may like a copy for their own friends and family too; here’s a month by month birthday chart where you can write up to 7 names on colourful balloons; free printable





Frog – stationery, notepaper and note cards  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) and just perfect for a zany birthday party; free printable

Fun freebies! A little zany too :)MrMrstiny.jpg has lots of cute and elegant printable stationery perfect for a birthday – stationery, envelope liners, petal shaped cards, note cards; free printable

Make a Accordion Card  (art4crafts) template and instructions included; very cute; adapt this idea for boys or girls ~ include favourite Bible verses and a special message on love on each page; free printable

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

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

Birthday Animals with gifts – blank lined stationery  (mondedestitounis); Birthday Animals holding balloons – lined letter paper  cute and colorful animals in party hats saying ‘Happy Birthday’ in French 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

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

Birthday cards and stationery  (Canon) – 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; free printable

Birthday – rainbow surprise  (mrprintables) easy rainbow folds down and then pops out of the envelope; it’s actually an invitation, but you could adapt it by adding 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

Make your own Birthday card  (craftandcreativity) some cute ideas here that could be tailor made for your child; adapt for paper only

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

Mad Scientist – kids birthday ideas  (livinglocurto) I adapted this birthday party invite idea for my boys and made my own test-tube card and matching stationery complete with ‘open with caution’ hazard stickers and it was a lot of fun; free printable

Birthday – stationery  (freeprintablestationery) several designs; free printable

Birthday borders  ( – birthday border with cake, candles, balloons, confetti, party hats and crown; happy birthday border with cake, candles, party hats, gifts, balloons, confetti; colorful cupcakes border; small cupcakes border; cupcakes and hearts border; balloons and confetti border; and balloons and fireworks border; free version is fine

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

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

Birthday – lined notepaper  (printstationery) blue and aqua border of stars and gift boxes; Birthday – lined stationery  pink border with neat beige stars, beige background, small teddy, gift boxes, party hat; free printable

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

Birthday – stationery  (shiningmom; scroll down) colourful balloon header with the words ‘Happy Birthday’ around the borders; free printable

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

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

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

Birthday – cards  (Blue Mountain) personalize and print – add your child’s name or photo if you wish; 300+ designs to choose from (members only)

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



birthday balloons


Found a cool birthday image that you just know that your 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  (coachingchronicles) 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, cakes, gifts, 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  a 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 time for your party package, monetary gift or birthday letter to get to your sponsored child. Please note that it doesn’t have to be a package – just shower your child with your love – that’s the most important thing. You can also send birthday greetings to your sponsored child online. But don’t forget…

Tell them about Jesus!





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

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A ton of Bible verses for our kids  | Heaven (and how to get there) – don’t leave earth without it!  | Noah | Tower of Babel (where did languages and races come from?) | 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 | FREE Bible Posters  | FREE Bible Verse Cards  | FREE Bible Bookmarks | FREE Bible Wallet Cards | Books of the Bible | Bible Timeline of History  | Devotionals | Apologetics  | Bible Study  | Names of Jesus / Mystery of the Trinity | SITE INDEX

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