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I’m BACK! Everyone is healthy and I’m excited to be blogging about our daily celebrations again. Even though I haven’t been blogging recently, our family has continued to literally celebrate every day of 2018.
Now it’s time to get ready for our THIRTEENTH week of celebrating every day. Here is what we have planned for this week, if you’d like to join in on the fun:
SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH – INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY
How can I RESIST a day devoted to my favorite breakfast food?! Besides cooking up waffles for breakfast, here are some other ways that you could celebrate this international holiday:
- Learn more about the history of the waffle
- Have breakfast for dinner
- Try cooking some other food in the waffle iron (hashbrowns work great!)
- If you’re not feeling adventurous, you could use a cookbook like “Will It Waffle?” for some less-conventional waffle recipes
- Read picture books about waffles, like this one
- Show your love for waffles with a waffle t-shirt or a pair of waffle socks
MONDAY, MARCH 26TH – NATIONAL MAKE UP YOUR OWN HOLIDAY DAY
- Read about a man who is famous for creating his own holidays
- Create your own holiday and decide how and when it should be observed. Then put it on the calendar for future celebrating.
- Have the kids make decorations for their made-up holiday. Either use them on this day or stash them away for future celebrating.
- Creating a true national holiday requires some lobbying and politics; have your kids write a pretend letter to a congressman, explaining why their holiday would make a great nationally-recognized holiday (this would make an awesome persuasive writing activity)
TUESDAY, MARCH 27TH – WORLD THEATRE DAY
I participated in a few local theater productions when I was growing up and I LOVED it. Then life happened and I chose a different path for my extracurricular activities, but I still absolutely love the theater. Here are some ways that you could observe this holiday:
- Read up on the history of theatre
- Go to a theater performance
- Listen to the soundtrack of your favorite theater show
- Have your kids make up their own play and perform it (or the could reenact their favorite play or film)
- Watch the film version of your favorite play
- Wear an awesome theatre shirt (there are TONS on Amazon…just click here)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH – CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK DAY
Our little family LOVES picture books, so this will be a fun holiday for us to celebrate. Looking for some ways to observe this holiday? Here are a few ideas:
- Have a snack based on your favorite picture book (eat all of the things the Hungry Little Caterpillar ate, etc.)
- Write and illustrate your own picture book
- Read aloud some picture books together (here is an old post I did with some of my favorites to read aloud)
- Visit your local public library
- Have a picture book “read in” – get in your coziest clothes, make a nest of pillows and blankets, and have a reading marathon
- Play charades or Pictionary with your favorite picture book titles
THURSDAY, MARCH 29TH – NATIONAL MOM AND POP BUSINESS OWNERS DAY
Later in the year is Small Business Saturday, but I thought that this particular holiday was super sweet; it was actually created by a son to honor his hardworking parents who turned a small “mom and pop shop” into a million-dollar business. Here are some ways that you can observe this holiday:
- Browse at a small business that you’ve never visited before.
- Send a card to your favorite mom and pop business (or, better yet, go shopping there!)
- Support small business owners on Etsy or Amazon. Did you know that there is a new section on Amazon for artisans to share their handmade goods? Check it out here.
- Help your kids catch the vision of business ownership and have them brainstorm ideas for a business that they would want to own some day.
- Show your support with a t-shirt.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH – NATIONAL PENCIL DAY
When I was a kid, I remember being mesmerized by a video of pencils being made. Maybe that’s why I was drawn to this particular holiday. Here are some ways that you could observe National Pencil Day:
- Read about the history of the pencil
- Read picture books about pencils. (This one looks really good.)
- Show the pencils in your house some love: Sharpen all of the pencils lying around. I know that, at our house, we have a really hard time finding a sharpened pencil when we need one.
- Make some fun pencil toppers out of felt or pipe cleaners (there are TONS of ideas on Pinterest)
- Upcycle old pencils for other crafts (again…check out Pinterest for some ideas)
- Watch a video that shows how pencils are made (like this one)
SATURDAY, MARCH 31ST – NATIONAL TATER DAY
And, last but not least, we have a whole day devoted to the dear old potato. Here are a few ways to observe National Tater Day:
- Whip up your favorite potato dish (or try a new one)
- Have potatoes for every meal
- Play the Hot Potato game or break out the Mr. Potato Head
- Make plans for planting your potatoes this year
- Read picture books about potatoes
- Do potato stamping
It’s going to be an AWESOME week! Be sure to let me know how you are celebrating life this week. I’d love to hear from you!