Friday, March 11, 2011

BOOK OF THE DAY: A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake

"We're riding the Earth in a great spinning circle around the Sun, from your birthday to your next birthday.... You will need exactly 364 more sunrises, all clouds included."

 "In Debra Frasier's A Birthday Cake Is No Ordinary Cake we circle the Sun collecting the ingredients for our cake: summer shade, red leaves, snowy shivers, and robin's song."

Related Activities:
  • Visit the author's webpage for related classroom activities such as a paper plate cake clock and birthday booklets. 
  • Make a birthday graph and count how many birthdays are in each month of the year. You might want to include other classes, staff members, or classroom visitors in the graph!
  • Learn to say Happy Birthday in other languages.

Other Birthday Books:
Birthday Customs Around the World (Pebble Plus: Happy Birthday!)Birthdays!: Celebrating Life Around the WorldBirthdays in Many Cultures (Life Around the World)
Moira's Birthday (Classic Munsch)Happy Birthday, Maisy: A Maisy Lift-the-Flap ClassicHappy Birthday, Moon (Moonbear)


  1. Thanks for these titles. I'm only familiar with one so I'm looking forward to checking out the rest.

  2. A birthday unit is so fun. You could count candles, make birthday cakes with play-doh, paint balloon templates and add string for a display! Oh the possibilities! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Hi Marcia and Centers and Circle Time,
    Sorry for the delayed reply (read my Back on the Wagon post) but thanks for your responses. I'm glad both of you found something useful from the post. The ideas are endless!



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