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I know, I know it’s already the middle of January and I’m just now getting this list out and I do apologize. I promise I’ll do better! I kinda dropped these posts a while back but I know I like to find all of the fun and unusual holidays to celebrate with my kids so I am determined to start doing these again!
I do have the monthly links on Kirby Kid’s page or you can click this link January Holidays.
Continue reading Fun And Unusual Holidays To Celebrate In January (2018)
This is a brand spanking new recipe in our house! It came about after I made some Pumpkin Muffins for our Pantry Challenge week. I was trying to use up some of the frozen pumpkin I had in the freezer. My 3 year old fell in love with them and he insisted that on Thursday, Pancake day, we needed Pumpkin Pancakes.
He was up bright and early Thursday morning to help Momma. We made our basic Pancake recipe and then added the pumpkin. Added a little spice and it needed sweetened so he suggested some honey. (Yesterday was Winnie the Pooh day and we know what he loves to eat.) Below is the recipe that we came up and they were delicious!
Pumpkin Honey Pancakes:
- Pancakes recipe
- 2 c. cooked pumpkin
- 1/4 -1/2 c honey or sugar
- 2 t pumpkin pie spice
- whipped cream
- caramel sauce
- chopped nuts
- powdered sugar
- chocolate chips
- your favorite toppings
Preheat your griddle to 350.
Mix up your basic pancake mix. Stir in the cooked pumpkin, spice, and honey or sugar. Stir just until combined. (You could also add some chocolate chips or chopped nuts at this point.)
Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle. Flip when the top is bubbly. Don’t mash down! Cook just until the other side is browned.
Serve hot! Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.
**These are good just sprinkled with powdered sugar alone.
**I ate mine drizzled with caramel sauce, a squirt of whipped cream, and sprinkled with chopped pecans. These were ‘leftovers’ from previous desserts so I was still working within the Pantry Challenge and cleaning out the fridge!
I haven’t tried this for waffles but I think it would work fine as long as you spray the iron really well.
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 known as:
- National Bath Safety Month
- National Blood Donor Month
- National Braille Literacy Month
- National Hobby Month
- Hot Tea Month
- National Oatmeal Month
- National Soup Month
The weeks can be celebrated as:
- 2nd Week Letter Writing Week
I found this list and more here:
New Year’s Day (1st)
** See New Year’s Day for crafts and activities.
National Spaghetti Day (4th)
Trivia Day (4th)
Friday the 13th (not every January but in 2017 we have one)
**See Friday The 13th for crafts and activities.
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (3rd Monday in January)
**See Martin Luther King Jr. Day for crafts and activities.
Winnie the Pooh Day (18th) Winnie The Pooh Day
**See Winnie The Pooh Day for crafts and activities.
National Popcorn Day (19th)
Inauguration Day (20th or 21st)
**See Inauguration Day for crafts and activities.
National Blonde Brownie Day (22nd)
National Pie Day (23rd)
National Peanut Butter Day (24th)
Compliment Day (24th)
Chinese New Years – date varies
**See Chinese New Years for crafts and activities.
National Puzzle Day (29th)
Backward Day (31st)
**See Backwards Day for crafts and activities.
Homeschool: January on Pinterest for crafts/activities related to the month of January.