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Reading Buddy Birthday Treat

The reading buddy classroom birthday treat is the perfect creative solution to run of the mill cupcakes or cookies. I stumbled across the idea on Pinterest when I was trying to think of a treat that incorporated my sons love of animals into a sharable snack for his first grade class. The reading buddy not only had ties to my sons personality, it also tied in with the school’s curriculum and emphasis on reading and language arts skills.

Not only is the reading buddy treat cute and fun it’s almost as easy as purchasing a couple dozen cupcakes. Here’s what you’ll need:

I purchased two dozen mini stuffed zoo animals from Oriental Trading for less than $25. I cut out a laminated birthday tag for each animal and tied it around the animals neck with curling ribbon. And done. My son reported that his classmates were thrilled with his birthday treat and hopefully they read to their new friend every night.