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Our little family had a fun week of literally celebrating every day. Here are some of the things that we did last week:
We enjoyed Waffle Day on March 25th, but I wasn’t really in the mood to make waffles that day. So, I made quesadillas in the waffle iron to go with our taco casserole for dinner. The kids loved it, and I loved how much faster they cooked. I think this might be a new thing!
The kids got creative as they made up their own holidays on March 26th. Stay tuned to see their holidays come up on the blog in the future.
We browsed the game store downtown in order to celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day on March 29th.
And we rounded off the week by celebrating National Tater Day on March 31st. Tater tot casserole was on the menu!
(We also read children’s books, drew with pencils, and went to the movie theater to celebrate other holidays this past week. I just forgot to snap pictures.)
So….now it’s time to take a look at what we’ll be celebrating this coming week.
SUNDAY, APRIL 1ST – EASTER
I don’t think you need ideas on how to celebrate this holiday, since I’m sure you all have your own family traditions. However, my sweet kiddos connected the dots that tomorrow is Easter AND April Fools Day. I have already received a “Happy Easter” card that had a homemade snake pop out of it. I have heard them whispering about pranks all day, so I’ll be interested to see what they have planned.
MONDAY, APRIL 2ND – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DAY
Here’s another that seems pretty straightforward, but there are some other ways that you can observe PB&J Day:
- Listen to the Peanut Butter Jelly song (this will probably be our wake-up song of the day. Check out this post to see why I wake up my kids with music.)
- Wear Peanut Butter and Jelly matching shirts
- Fill your freezer with homemade PB&J uncrustables (this sandwich maker would make quick work of it)
- Read PB&J picture books
TUESDAY, APRIL 3RD – PONY EXPRESS DAY
It’s been a while since we’ve celebrated a day in history, so Pony Express Day felt like a good one to observe. Here are a few ideas:
- Write a letter and send it via snail mail
- Learn about the history of the Pony Express
- While not super accurate, watching Pony Express could be fun (you can watch it for free on Prime Video)
- Make stick horses and recreate your own Pony Express
- Read picture books about the Pony Express (this one looks like a hoot)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH – INTERNATIONAL CARROT DAY
While we still have Easter Bunnies on the brain, we might as well celebrate International Carrot Day. There are tons of ways to observe this holiday:
- Buy carrot seeds for your upcoming garden
- Do a carrot craft (check out Pinterest for a ton of ideas)
- Make carrot cake or your favorite carrot side dish
- Wear a carrot shirt
- Read picture books about carrots
- Go find some horses or rabbits and share the carrot wealth!
THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH – NATIONAL DANDELION DAY
This is definitely the right time of year to be thinking about dandelions….their bright yellow is popping up all over town! Here’s what you could do to observe this holiday:
- Drink dandelion tea
- Make a dandelion salad
- Read picture books about dandelions
- Make a dandelion chain
- Do a dandelion craft (check Pinterest for tons of ideas)
- Wear a dandelion shirt (I LOVE this one)
- If you don’t like dandelions in your own grass, consider planting something else that the bees would love
FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH – NATIONAL CARAMEL POPCORN DAY
This holiday is going to be an easy one to celebrate. My kids will love having a special treat with their movie night.
SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH – PUBLIC TELEVISION DAY
We recently cancelled our TV service, so I’ll be looking for some less straightforward ways to observe this holiday:
- Check streaming services for your favorite public television shows
- Make a donation to public television
- Dress the part (i.e. wear a cardigan in honor of Mr. Rogers)
- Make a shoebox television
So that’s it! I think it’s going to be an awesome week. 🙂