May Holidays and Fun Days

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Add some fun to your everyday homeschool days with May holidays and fun days!

Did you know the month of May was named for the Roman goddess of spring and growth? No wonder my mom always told me, “April showers bring May flowers.”

May Holidays and Fun Days

May 4 – Star Wars Day

“May the 4th be with you.”  I really thought this was just my son’s imaginative way to watch every episode of Star Wars, but come to find out, it’s really a fun day.

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo

May 6 – Nurses Day

Take some home-baked cookies to your doctor’s office! Try these:

May 7 – National Space Day

Here are some great resources:

May 8 – Mother’s Day

These crafts and recipes can help make Mother’s Day special

May 14 – Anniversary of Lewis & Clark’s Expedition

May 17 – Armed Forces Day

May 20 – Flower Day

May 30 – Memorial Day

 

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April Holidays and Fun Days

Looking to add a little fun to your schedule? Here is a list of just a few April holidays and fun days to celebrate.

Looking to add a little fun to your schedule?  Here is a list of just a few April holidays and fun days to celebrate.

April Holidays and Fun Days

April 2 – Children’s Book Day

  • Make a trip to the library and stock up on some books.
  • Spend more time reading today!
  • Check out our 31 Days of Read Alouds – Book ideas with activities, crafts, recipes, and printables.

April 10 – Golfer’s Day
If you do not have avid golf fans in your home, try these ideas:

  • Play a game of mini putt putt around the living room.
  • Look at pictures of Scottish golf courses (much different than American manicured courses).
  • Discover which King outlawed golf in the sixteen hundreds.

April 13 – Scrabble Day
If you like the traditional game, Scrabble Slam cards, or another version, play Scrabble in place of language arts today.

April 15 – Tax Day, Titanic Remembered

  • Are you teaching your children about work and being good stewards of their money?  If you have older children consider Economics for Everybody, a dvd curriculum taught by R.C. Sproul Jr.
  • Did you know the Titanic was struck before midnight on April 14th, but did not sink until 2:00 am on the 15th?
  • Try this sink or float experiment.

April 22 – Earth Day

April 25 – Zucchini Bread Day

April 26 – Arbor Day

National Garden Month

April Is:

  • Autism Awareness Month
  • Keep America Beautiful Month
  • National Poetry Month

Plan ahead to add a little fun to your April school days!

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Cooking with Kids FREE Resources

Today we have a couple of great free downloads for you from Michelle Stern of What’s Cooking with Kids. While these resources aren’t designed for homeschoolers, they can certainly be used by them.

Michelle is the founder of What’s Cooking with Kids, a certified green business focused on educating parents and teachers about healthy cooking with kids. Michelle’s mission is to inspire families and teachers to cook with kids, eat healthy ingredients, and pay attention to the environmental impact of their food choices.

You would normally have to pay for these resources, but Michelle is offering them to you for FREE. Just click on the images below to download.

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking in the Classroom includes:

  • Why Should You Cook with Students (including subject area learning targets)
  • Setting Up for Success
  • Tips on Getting Organized and Reducing Food Waste
  • Suggested Tools for Cooking with Children (in a kitchen or a classroom)
  • Age Appropriate Cooking Tasks
  • Safety Suggestions
  • Tasting Activities and a Produce Tasting Chart
  • Optional Teaching Extensions
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Would You Rather…Food Edition

Would You Rather, Food Edition is a fun and interactive activity that can be used to build vocabulary, develop critical thinking skills, and evaluate student understanding of food-related concepts.

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March Holidays and Fun Days

Try these activities for March Holidays and Fun Days to help break the monotony and add excitement, interest, and learning to your homeschool day.
Try these activities for March Holidays and Fun Days to help break the monotony and add excitement, interest, and learning to your homeschool day.

March Holidays and Fun Days

March 2 – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

March 11 – Johnny Appleseed Day

March 17 – Saint Patrick’s Day

March 20 – Spring Begins

March 23 – Chip and Dip Day

Your kids will love you for letting them celebrate this day. Any chip or dip will do, as long as you put them together! Try these dip recipes:

March 27 – Easter

March 30 – Take a Walk in the Park Day

No explanation needed here. Go to a local park and enjoy the outdoors while getting some exercise.

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