Go _________, it’s yo’ birthday.

Posted: April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

I love birthdays.  They’re a lot of fun – especially for us big kids 🙂

I remember elebrating my birthday in Kindergarten.  Mrs. Saxton always made birthday crowns for her students’ birthdays, which had our name and age on it.  I remember being so excited when my day to be “crowned” finally came!  We got to wear it all day – so everyone knew it was our birthday.  When I really think about it, the crown wasn’t really wasn’t anything spectacular, but it really made all of us feel special.

Each week at the Kid Connection (our elementary ministry at SVCC), we have a segment during our service called “Is it Yo’ Birthday?!”  If any one of the kids celebrated a birthday in the recent week, they are asked up to the stage.  They share their name, and their age.  We then clap their age for them (so if they’re 11, we clap 11 times as a group).  After that, we all sing to the birthday kid(s), but we usually do it in some sort of different way (i.e. plugging our nose, like we don’t have teeth, in a really high voice, etc.).  The kids enjoy it!  After their song, they get to pick a prize from the prize box to take home.  I just recently made a Target run and did a bit of restocking of said prize box:

Birthdays are special days for kids.  They’re special way for anyone, really.  It’s a great way to affirm and celebrate a life.  If anyone hasn’t told you this lately: your life is unique, purpose-filled, and beautiful!  I’m thankful that you are a part of mine!

By the way…Happy Birthday to: Robin Gail Acierto, Will Knapp, Marlene Bruce, Scott Dean, Maria Licea, Erica Ruse, Bob Pugh, and Kim Bassett! 🙂

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