Birthday ideas… send your child a PARTY!


birthday texture

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… and make it 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? Any excuse for a bonus birthday party, right? Children and grandchildren would get right into it. 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.





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 much 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

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

doodle_deut31     doodle_Matt22   doodle_ex3  Scripture doodle 1 Thessalonians 5:10

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) 5 pages of 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 cupcakes – colouring  (Dover sample)

Country Garden Party – colouring  (Dover sample)

Cupcake with cherry on top – colouring  (supercoloring); Cupcake – colouring; free printable

Cupcakes – colouring  (coloringcafe) free printable

Orange blossom cupcake to colour  (coloringpagesonly); Cherry cupcake – colouring; Sweet cupcakes – colouring; Birthday cake – colouring 3 tiers decorated with roses; Designer cupcakes – colouring; free printable

Cupcake with cherry on top – colouring  (coloringhome) and tied off with a bow; Cherry Berry Cupcake – colouring; Birthday cupcake – colouring with candle and a flower on top; Chocolate Rasperry Cupcake – colouring; free printable

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

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

Turn your child’s photo into a colouring page  a great birthday gift; 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; members only

Jazz up your birthday colouring pages  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… send your child a party!



Birthday cake





Birthday – find the 5 differences  (allkidsnetwork) in this coloured birthday party scene; 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  :)

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

Birthday cake – dot to dot  (colormountain) numbers 1 to 18; free printable

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

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; 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 – paper toys  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) optical illusion spinning toys for kids; 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


  • Party Hats

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; free printable

Party hat – to make  (art4craft); birthday visor hat; blank party hat template; all with your choice of graphics; 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

DIY Birthday party hats  (momtastic) that could easily be adapted for paper

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

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


  • Party Glasses

Bunny Glasses – to make and wear  (art4crafts) this super cute paper template has used bunnies, but you could adapt the idea for any theme; maybe the boys might like some dinosaurs or their favorite animal; free printable

Heart-shaped paper glasses – to make  (mrprintables) and wear with black or coloured frames; free printable

Paper glasses – to make and wear  (firstpalette) 6 different shapes – cat eye, round, flower, heart, oval, star; free printable


  • Party Noisemakers

DIY party noisemakers – to make  (minted) for your family, homeschool students or Sunday school students using tissue paper and gold foil; they look classy, easy to make and heaps of fun

DIY party noisemakers – to make  (art4crafts) with graphics of your choice


  • Party Decorations

Happy Birthday – banner  (canon) colourful purple and yellow and triangular shaped; Happy Birthday – banner colourful balloons; and Happy Birthday – banner  letters in blue, pink, orange, green, purple; Happy Birthday – flag banner in pastel colours; free printable

DIY Birthday Candle Paper Garland – to make  (minted) a cute idea

Paper Cupcake stand – to make  (art4crafts) with your choice of graphics; Party Lights – to make with your choice of graphics; free printable

Tiny Paper Kites – to make  (craftandcreativity) and Pinwheel straws – to make; 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 if you would prefer, there’s also a mad scientist business card holder; free printable


  • (Paper) Party Food

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

Paper Cake Slice – gift box craft  (arts4craft) gift box craft with your choice of graphics; free printable

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

Paper Cupcakes – finger puppets  (playdoughtoplato) one for each finger; free printable

Paper Icecream cone – finger puppets / napkin rings  (minted) free printable

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


  • Craft Paper / Gift Wrapping Paper

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

Birthday – gift wrap / craft paper  (printthistoday) colourful birthday paper featuring gifts, cakes, cupcakes; free printable

Party – craft paper  (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down to ‘crafts’) pink and green polka dots on lime background; free printable

Frog craft paper A4

Balloons in the sky – gift wrap / craft paper  (mrprintables; scroll down) on light or dark background; free printable


  • Photo Props

Photo Props  (ohhappyday) Imagine the fun and giggles your child and their friends could have with these zany glasses; bow ties; paper hats (including police and fire brigade); a printable bow and arrow; and crowns for your Prince of the King / Princess of the King theme; free printable

Moustaches and Smoochy Lips  (livinglocurto) of all shapes and sizes; free printable

Superhero mask and costume  (dabblesandbabbles) 3 designs; and make sure you tell your child about the ultimate superhero who came to save us – Jesus; free printable

Paper Handbags  adorable and lots of fun; free printable

Make a fun birthday jewellery wristband using strips of paper in your child’s favourite colours, like this colourful pink and green polka dot paper (scroll down). 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.

Moustaches, Smooch Lips and zany party glasses  (liagriffith) members only*



birthday gift box




Colourful smarties – photo frame  (pixabay) for your child’s birthday photo or your family photo (like this one I did for Rawulatu); free printable


Accordion Photo Frame – craft  (art4crafts) accordion template and instructions included; very cute; adapt this idea for boys or girls; free printable

Heart, dots and bows – scrapbooking kit  (canon) in red, white and purple; Birthday party – scrapbooking kit in apricot and white; Sweet flower photo frame for the girls in pink, blue, yellow and green; 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.

Neon – photo frame  (pixabay) a fun party frame against a black background; free printable

Or put your child’s photo or your family photo into one of these photo frames; free printable





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 Bible Bookmarks; free printable

‘Before you were born, God knew you’  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a beautiful series of paper gifts – Bible verse cards, Bible bookmarks, certificates of value – to let your child know how much their Creator adores them; a fantastic birthday gift; 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  (; 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) Bible verse cards, bookmark corners, and just perfect for a zany birthday party; free printable

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

Birthday – gift box  (cascadebonecaseloisa) 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 party cakes; free printable

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

DIY gift bags  (homemade-gifts-made-easy) templates using gift wrapping paper of your choice; and heart gift box; free printable

Birthday – gift boxes  (printthistoday); gift tags; featuring colourful gifts, cakes, cupcakes; free printable

Birthday – gift tags  (fun-squared) 18 designs with fun and colourful polka dots; free printable

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

Birthday Chart – Reminder  (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 Birthday Chart – month-by-month where you can write up to 7 names on colourful balloons; free printable

Birthday – award certificates  (123certificates) various templates; free printable





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

Frog Stationery for kids with Bible verse A4 MrMrstiny.jpg

Make an Accordion Card  (art4crafts) template and instructions included; very cute; adapt this idea for your child using their favourite colours ~ include favourite Bible verses and a special message on love on each page; free printable

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 – stationery for kids  (; scroll down each page for the free download) balloons, cake, and presents with a confetti border on white background; Fireworks – stationery fun and colourful footer; Birthday candles – stationery for kids  colourful candles along the footer; Confetti – stationery  colourful party border with confetti, stars, streamers; Stars – stationery for kids colourful, puffy-looking stars around the border of your page; Happy Birthday – stationery for kids tiny balloons, cakes, gifts on pink border; Colourful candy – stationery for kids; Cupcake – stationery for kids; Jelly bean – stationery for kids; free versions are fine

Birthday cards  (homemade-gifts-made-easy) some sweet designs here – birthday cake polka dots; pink, yellow and blue butterflies and curling trendy white flowers on pretty lime background; colourful birds; and more; in colour or to colour; free printable

Birthday Animals – lined stationery  (mondedestitounis) cute and colourful animals with gifts; Birthday Animals – lined stationery  (French) cute and colourful animals in party hats and holding balloons, saying ‘Happy Birthday’ that our younger children will enjoy; Birthday – postcards  (French) with sweet images for younger children – print as a birthday card or use these images as clipart in your letter; free printable

Birthday cards and stationery  (canon) – cards, pop-up cards, mini cards and envelopesgift-box card and envelope; cake-shaped cards; dolphin at the porthole – card; flower bouquet – card, heart – pop-up card and envelopecolourful hearts – card and pink envelope, flamingo – pop-up card; candy – envelope and matching candy – stationerypuppies – pop-up birthday card; heart-shaped card and envelope; free printable

Make your own Birthday card  (craftandcreativity) some cute ideas here that could be tailormade with paper for your child

Secret Code Birthday – card to make  (tipjunkie) so easy and fun; adapt this idea for your child

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

Birthday – stationery  (freeprintablestationery) several designs; free printable

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

Happy birthday – stationery  ( with cake, candles, party hats, gifts, balloons, confetti; colorful cupcakes – border – bright pink and purple; small cupcakes border; balloons and confetti border; free versions are fine

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

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

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

Birthday – postcards  (crosscards)

Birthday – rainbow surprise  (mrprintables) a 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; or just leave it blank); sealed with a large blue water drop; free printable

Birthday – invitations  (printablepartyinvitations) for your own family – here are some samples: gorgeous watercolour florals; birdhouses; princess with carriage and castle; princess crown; pink ballerina; free printable



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Found a cool birthday image 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 on it 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
Birthday board game

DIY Birthday card  boys or girls would love this fun and bright colourful cake and stars on white 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.

Jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special birthday treats like stickers for your homeschool or Sunday students, e.g. birthday, cakes, gifts, stars, hearts; stickers sheets are fine for your sponsored child  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 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

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 whatever you choose to do for them, 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 all those 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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