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First, let’s start off with a little look at how we celebrated last week…
We’re getting reading to start another week of celebrating every day! I have loved hearing how all of you are celebrating these days right along with us. Keep it up and you’ll continue racking up the entries for my $25 Amazon gift card giveaway at the end of the month. Do you want a sneak peek at what we’re going to be celebrating next week so you can make your own preparations? Here we go:
Before we get started, I just wanted to point out that I have tracked down several items on Amazon for each holiday. So all of the pictures below are affiliate links that will take you straight to the product’s page on Amazon. Just click on them if you would like any additional information.
January 8th – Bubble Bath Day
The kids are going to be SOOOOOO excited for me to break out the Mr. Bubbles at bath time on Monday. Here are some other ways that you could celebrate the good old-fashioned bubble bath:
- Make bath bombs
- Read picture books about bubble baths and bubbles
- Give the toys a bubble bath – During cold and flu season, this could be a great day to give your toys a good, bubbly soak!
It’s a great day to learn more about this interesting, but often annoying, phenomenon. I know The Professor will love to experiment with static electricity on this day. Here are a few ideas for celebrating:
- Read books about static electricity
- Have a balloon challenge – See who can get the most balloons to stay on the wall at once
- Have a balloon challenge, part two – See who can get a balloon to stay on the wall the longest
- Design your own static electricity experiment
January 10th – Cut Your Energy Costs Day
I had a few choices of things to celebrate on January 10th, but after getting my first true utility bills since moving into our new home, I decided that we’re going to celebrate Cut Your Energy Costs Day as a family. Here are a few ways that you can celebrate:
- Have a screen-free day
- Bundle up and experiment with a lower home temperature
- Use candles instead of electricity for the day
- Schedule a home energy audit (check with your electricity company – they will often do this for free and then you can get a credit on future bills if you make the changes they suggest)
- Seal drafty areas in your home
- Read picture books about energy conservation
January 11th – Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
I think this holiday sounded fun! My kids are going to love learning more about morse code. Here are a few ways that you can celebrate:
- Learn more about Morse code
- Make Morse code art – After they learn their names, have them make a piece of artwork inspired by the dots and dashes.
- Make Morse code jewelry – Or, better yet, use seed and bugle beads to make a necklace or keychain with their names in morse code.
- Do Morse code with flashlights
- Candy Morse code – Use gumdrops for dots and Mike & Ikes for dashes
- Read picture books about Morse code
- Experiment with a Morse code app
January 12th – Marzipan Day
So….I’ve never actually tasted Marzipan, which is why I ultimately decided that our family would celebrate Marzipan Day. I thought of a few ways to celebrate (besides just chowing down on the stuff straight out of the package):
- Make marzipan cookies (there are several recipes on Pinterest that look really good)
- Watch marzipan videos on YouTube (Yes, they’re a thing…and they’re pretty interesting)
- Make homemade marzipan (recipes abound online)
- Have fun molding things out of marzipan
Ahhh….the good ole rubber ducky. Here are a few ways to pay homage to our favorite bath toy:
- Play Lucky Ducks (you can find it on Amazon or make your own version with Dollar Tree ducks)
- Substitute a rubber duck for the ball in your favorite game/sport.
- Eat yellow chick peeps for dessert (close enough, right??)
- Sing Ernie’s “Rubber Ducky” song (or watch it on YouTube)
- Wear yellow!
- Decorate a plain rubber ducky
- Play Duck, Duck, Goose
January 14th – Dress Up Your Pet Day
I’m not going to spoil this with words….let’s just get right to the adorable pet costumes from Amazon:
No pets? No problem! Dress up the neighborhood squirrel….