Wish Upon a Cupcake
summaryThe birthday child doesn't make all the wishes when you bake these cupcakes -- the rest of the family make them, too.
- The RIF Guide to Encouraging Young Readers
- Celebrations and Holidays
- Indoor, Outdoor
- Meal, Play
MATERIALS: Paper, pencil or typewriter, homemade cupcakes, frosting, knife, birthday candles and holders, matches
Each child (except the person celebrating the birthday) writes a special birthday wish on a small slip of paper. Young children can tell you a wish and you can write it for them. Wishes may be fond ("May you stay as sweet as you are now") or facetious ("May you receive twice as many presents as you did on your last birthday!"). Make the cupcakes yourself or buy them at the store. To stuff the wishes, first use a knife to make a hole in each cupcake. Poke a wish slip in each hole, then spread on frosting to cover the holes. Light candles on the birthday child's cupcake and let the child make the first wish. Then, as other kids bite into their own cupcakes, they remove the wish slip and read it aloud.