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Make your child's birthday special by letting them create a special crown to wear that day. Before the big day, cut a strip of posterboard about six inches wide and a few inches longer than the circumference of your child's head. Cut points along one side of the strip for the top of the crown. Let your child decorate the crown with colored markers or pencils, beads, play jewelry, stickers, cutouts, etc. After the crown is finished, tape ends together to fit the child's head. On that special day, "crown" your child king or queen for the day! You can present the crown at breakfast or wait until the party begins, even if it is only the two of you. Have a decorated cake, ice cream, or whatever your family enjoys to celebrate. It is not the amount of money you spend on a child, it is the love and time you show them that they will remember. Make their birthday special and show them just how special they are to you.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|