Tap your children’s love of collecting and sorting to assemble a “birthday in a box” for a child in need. Fill a box or bag with fun items that will be used to create a birthday party, including cake fixings and small gifts. It’s also a nice project to do in tandem with your children’s own birthday. If they get overwhelmed with gifts on their special day, they can donate one to include in the box. Learn more on the Birthday Giving Project page of the Family-to-Family website.
Talk to your child:
•    What would it feel like to not have any gifts or a party on your birthday?
•    What other projects on the Family-to-Family website could we take part in?
Book to share: On the Night You were Born by Nancy Tillman. All ages. A powerful book about the unique and amazing magic we each bring to the world.