I never did a huge gender reveal with our family and friends. Looking back on it I wish I would have. There are so many neat ideas nowadays, like my friends who did confetti cannons!
It’s always fun to share your gender reveal announcement with people, but sharing the news with children makes it even better. I was so excited to share the news of our baby’s gender with my students, and thought of an easy cheap way to do it. I wish I could have purchased small confetti cannons for each of my students, but made my own instead. While my students were sent to the library I got to work creating this fun way to announce.
I always keep Dixie Cups in my room. The ones I happened to buy were pink, green and blue. The students had previously guessed if they thought the baby was going to be a boy or girl. For the students that thought girl they got a pink cup, and the students that thought boy they got a blue cup.
I then cut pink construction paper into small confetti like pieces that the students would be able to throw up in the air.
After filling the cups with pink confetti paper, I took dark green, sparkly tape that could cover the cup. Because the tape was dark it made it easy to not see through the cup, even from the white bottom. I left part of the tape off the rim, so it would be easy for the students to rip it off when the big reveal came.
Once I picked my students up from the library and brought them back to the room they each had a cup on their desk. We took the cups outside, and I explained how to unveil the surprise. They were so excited!
I then told them I was going to count to three so they could look at the color inside. If it was pink it was a girl, if it was blue it was a boy. They’re adorable reactions were priceless!
I then counted to three one more time to allow them to throw the confetti in the air to show the final gender reveal!
It’s a girl! They were so excited, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to share with them! Of course we then cleaned up our mess. I mean c’mon… it was Earth day.
What are some other fun ways to reveal the gender to your kiddos? Maybe I’ll start preparing myself for baby #2!