Celebrate January 16th

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appreciate a dragon day

CELEBRATE APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY

My kids are SUPER excited that today is all about dragons.  I’ve got some fun plans for them after school, but I’m not 100% what we’ll be doing until I see what the weather decides to gift us with this afternoon.

This is a relatively new holiday; Donita K. Paul created Appreciate a Dragon Day in 2004 to celebrate the release of her book, DragonSpell.  Here are some ways that you can celebrate this holiday:

  • Read books about dragons
  • Sing (or listen to) “Puff the Magic Dragon”
  • Watch your favorite dragon movie
  • Dragon crafts
  • Go on a dragon egg hunt – Either hide eggs a la Easter, OR search your yard to find the perfect dragon egg disguised by nature.

CELEBRATE YOUTH

I’ve said it before, but I think that the rising generation is full of wonderful young people.  I know that the obnoxious teenagers get most of the publicity on social media, but there are some amazing things happening thanks to the awesome youth of the world.  On just one news site, I was greeted with SEVEN stories on the landing page about awesome kids and teens who are making a difference in the world.  A couple of my favorites are the teen that is using music to help kids who could use a little extra dose of kindness and the teenage girl who went into a septic tank to save a little boy.