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Aviation Day

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Aviation Day is celebrated on the August 19th in honor of Orville Wright’s birthday. Click here to learn more about this holiday. This would be a great day to plan a trip to a local aviation museum.

Do you have an aviation enthusiast in your house? Here are some great ideas for them.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Also check out:

Homeschool: August on Pinterest

Aviation for kids on YouTube

 

Airplane Table Clock CR Retro Vintage Plane Airplane Model Clock with Lindbergh Aviation Aircraft Clocks Home Decoration Toy gift for children kidsTouch the Earth (A Julian Lennon White Feather Flier Adventure)Kids' Paper Airplane Book (Paper Airplanes)

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Sisters Day

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Sisters Day celebrates being or having a sister. Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on the first Sunday in August.

Do you sister who could use a little encouragement? Here are some gift ideas for them.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day: Continue reading Sisters Day

Moon Day

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So here I go again…. adding some more days to those crazy and unusual days that I’ve posted about before. This would be a great way to spice up a dull summer day when the kids are complaining about being bored.

July 20th is National Moon Day. It honors the first day that man set foot on the moon back 1969. It was declared a National Moon Landing Day by President Nixon in 1971. This is a great day to teach our kids about the moon and progress NASA has made.

You can find other ideas to celebrate on my Pinterest Board Homeschool: July. You can also find other ideas for other July Holidays there as well.

I’ve also got this great book that I’ll be reading to the kids on this day.

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I’m thinking I might even get some Moon Pies and/or Astronaut Ice Cream for snack on this day to eat while they listen to the story.In addition to this book we may also check out some of these great videos and activities listed below:

Mutt’s Day

Mutt’s Day is the day to celebrate our mutts or maybe adopt one if you don’t have one! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 31st.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

9 Great Reasons to Adopt a Mutt | National Mutt Day

Mutts Day | Macaroni Kid

National Mutt Day Activity – Hot!

Recipes: (for your mutt)

23 Simple Dog Treat Recipes: 5 Ingredients or Less – Puppy Leaks

Recipe ideas for quick and healthy homemade dog treats | Cesar’s Way

Also check out:

Homeschool: July on Pinterest

 

mutts for kids on YouTube

Father-in-Law Day

Father-in-Law Day is the day to honor our Father-in-Laws! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 30th.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

The Best Gift Ideas for Your Father-in-Law | Travel + Leisure

59 Gifts for Dads and Fathers-in-Law | Martha Stewart Weddings

Father in law gift | Etsy

Images for Father-in-Law Day activities for kids

What to Buy the Father or Father-In-Law Who has Everything | Holidappy

Also check out:

Homeschool: July on Pinterest

 

 

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Teddy Bear Picnic Day is the day, well its kinda self explanatory, we can set aside to take our teddy bears on a picnic! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 10th.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

How to Celebrate Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

Teddy Bear Crafts for Kids – DLTK’s Crafts for Kids

Kids Crafts 7 Crafts to Celebrate a Teddy Bear Picnic – The Spruce

 Teddy Bears 

Also check out:

Homeschool: July on Pinterest

 

National Chocolate Eclair Day

National Chocolate Eclair Day is a day to enjoy the tasty eclair. I will try to get my recipe box out and find my tried and true recipe but I will have some listed below for you to try as well. Click here to learn more about this holiday. This is celebrated on June 22nd.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Recipes:

Chocolate Lovers Eclairs Recipe | Taste of Home

Eclairs II Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Easy Chocolate Éclair Squares – Kraft Recipes

Mini Chocolate Eclairs Recipe | Paula Deen | Food Network

Easy No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake – Mommy’s Kitchen

Activities:

National Chocolate Eclair Day – Punchbowl

National Chocolate Eclair Day – Celebrate with FREE Eclairs – Facebook

Videos:

YouTube

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was created to honor the servicemen and women who have died for our freedom and country. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Memorial Day Activities and Games – Apples 4 the Teacher

Memorial Day Crafts for Kids – DLTK-Kids

9 Memorial Day Activities for Kids – Care.com Community

Education World: Memorial Day Lesson Plans and Activities

Memorial Day Activities for Kids | Highlights for Children

Celebrating Memorial Day at The Holiday Zone

Memorial Day Worksheets (USA) – Super Teacher Worksheets

Memorial Day Printables and Worksheets – Apples4theteacher.com

Also check out:

Homeschool: May on Pinterest

Sally Ride Day

Sally Ride Day was created to honor the first American woman, Sally Ride, to go into outer space. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Biography: Sally Ride for Kids – Ducksters

Lesson Plan – SALLY RIDE – TeacherLINK

Sally Ride, First Woman on Space Shuttle – TeacherVision

Sally Ride – Raz-Kids

Sally Ride EarthKAM | Activities

Also check out:

Homeschool: May on Pinterest

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day was created to honor the men and women in our military. Click here to learn more about this holiday.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

National Armed Forces Day | TheHomeSchoolMom

Armed Forces Day – crafts for kids, word searches, short stories & poems

Armed Forces Day | United States | Miliary | Army | Navy | Air Force

Armed Forces Day Activities: worksheets, games and quizzes

Armed Forces’ Day-May Unit Activities and D-Day Lessons-June 6

Also check out:

Homeschool: May on Pinterest

Empty Tomb Rolls

I found this recipe on Facebook a couple of years ago and my kids love to help make these. This has become an Easter tradition in our home.

Empty Tomb Rolls

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400.

Grease a baking sheet.

Mix the cinnamon and sugar together.

Separate the crescents rolls into individual pieces.

Dip the marshmallows into the butter and then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Put the marshmallow on the wide end of the roll and wrap the dough around it. Be sure to pinch the dough closed all the way around the marshmallow.

Place the rolls on the baking sheet and bake approximately 15 minutes.

 

Lesson:

The crescent roll represents the tomb that Jesus was laid in.

The marshmallow represents the body of Christ.

The butter, cinnamon, and sugar represent the oils and spices that were used to anoint his body with at burial.

When finished, break open the ‘tomb’ to find it empty!

 

 

April Holidays

I will try to update this list with some fun activities as well. Feel free to click the links to find out more about the origins and meanings behind these special days. I plan to incorporate a few of these into our normal homeschool routine to add a little fun and excitement to our days. Have fun and maybe make up your own personal family holiday or tradition for the month!

This month is also know as:

  • National Humor Month
  • International Guitar Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • Lawn and Garden Month
  • National Kite Month
  • National Poetry Month
  • National Pecan Month
  • Stress Awareness Month
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The weeks are known as:

  • Week 1 Library Week
  • Week 1 Read a Road Map Week.
  • Week 2 Garden Week
  • Week 3 Organize Your Files Week
  • Week 4 Administrative Assistants Week
  • Week 4 National Karaoke Week

(Links will be updated closer to the dates of each holiday.)

I found this list and more here:

April Fool’s Day (1st)

**see April Fool’s Day for more activities

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (2nd)

** be sure to check out Homeschool: April on Pinterest for some interesting recipes.

Caramel Popcorn Day (7th)

** see Microwave Caramel Popcorn for an easy recipe

Draw a Picture of a Bird Day (8th)

** how to draw a bird for kids on YouTube, also see my Pinterest board linked below.

Palm Sunday

**see Palm Sunday for more activities

Passover

**see Passover for more activities

National Siblings Day (10th)

**see National Siblings Day for more activities

Barbershop Quartet Day (11th)

**barbershop quartets for kids on YouTube

Good Friday (14th)

**see Good Friday for more activities

Easter (16th for 2017 but the date varies)

**see Easter for more activities

National Cheeseball Day  (17th)

National High Five Day (3rd Thursday)

Look Alike Day (20th)

Earth Day (U.S.) (22nd)

**see Earth Day  for more activities

National Jelly Bean Day (22nd)

National Zucchini Bread Day (23rd)

** see Zucchini Bread for a recipe

Pig in a Blanket Day (24th)

** see Pig in a Blanket for links to recipes

World Penguin Day   (25th)

**see Penguin Awareness Day for more activities

National Pretzel Day (26th)

** see Easy Soft Pretzels for a recipe

Arbor Day (last Friday)

**see Arbor Day for more activities

National Honesty Day (30th)

**see Honesty for more activities

Also check out:

Homeschool: April on Pinterest