There are so many themes and special days in March that it presents a great learning opportunity for your kids. Here’s the list, with many suggested activities to go with each theme, holiday or special day!
- National Craft Month
- Women’s History Month
- American Red Cross Month
- National Peanut Month
- Kite Month
- Frozen Food Month
- Help Someone See Month
- Irish-American Heritage Month
- International Listening Awareness
- Noodle Month
- Non-Fiction Reading; Writing Month
- Nutrition Month
- Optimism Month
- Poetry Month
- Play the Recorder Month
March Holidays and Special Days to Celebrate
March 1: Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
March 2: Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day
- Ways to Get Kids Reading
- Activities to Promote Build Early Reading Skills
- Make Word Family Puzzles (Dr. Seuss loved word families!)
March 3: National Anthem Day and Alexander Graham Bell’s Birthday
March 4: Hug a G.I. Day
- You may not be able to hug a soldier, but you can help save a military family some money! Send your expired coupons to an overseas military base as a virtual hug.
March 5: Parachute invented
March 6: Oreo Cookies Invented and National Frozen Food Day
March 8: Be Nasty Day
- Read books The Bully Blockers Club or Jake Drake Bully Buster to learn more about how your child can learn to avoid people who are being nasty to them.
March 8: International (Working) Women’s Day
March 9: Panic Day
- Panic can be caused by the need to be perfect. Take the Am I a Perfectionist? quiz with your child to see if either of you are prone to panic.
March 10: Middle Name Pride Day
March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day:
- Though Johnny Chapman, also known as “Johnny Appleseed,” was born on September 26, it is thought that he died on March 11, 1845. Thus, there are two days of celebration.March 11: Worship of Tools Day
- Talk about the six types of simple machinesand find real-life examples of each in your home.
March 12: Girl Scouts Day and Plant a Flower Day
March 13: Ear Muff Day
- Learn more about Chester Greenwood and why he invented ear muffs.
March 13: Jewel Day
March 14: Learn about Butterflies Day and Pi Day
- Make a Coffee Filter Butterfly
- Here are some fun ways to celebrate Pi Who doesn’t like pie? Actually it’s Pi Day because it is 3-14, just as the value of Pi is 3.14…
March 15: Everything You Think is Wrong Day; Ides of March and Incredible Kid Day
March 16: Everything You Do is Right Day; Freedom of Information Day and National Quilting Day
- Learn to make a rag quilt with your child
March 17: Saint Patrick’s Day
March 18: Supreme Sacrifice Day
- While supreme sacrifice may be much for a kid, it’s a good day to teach your child about gratitude. Another great subject for this day is Mother Teresa, a woman who made great sacrifices for the greater good.
March 19: Poultry Day
March 20: International Earth Day and Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
- Make some Earth Day art or an ecological “Wanted” poster.
- Watch E.T., a movie about one of the most-beloved extraterrestrial beings in history.
March 21: Fragrance Day
March 22: National Goof Off Day
- It may not be a day to completely put aside what you need to do, but it’s a good day tolet your child make a few mistakes and learn from them. Parents my observe by goofing off from making dinner and order pizza instead!
March 23: Near Miss Day
March 24: National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
- This sounds like a good day to learn how to make chocolate covered raisins with your child. It may be messy, but the end result is bound to be yummy.
- March 25: Pecan Day and Waffle Day
- Why not combine these two days and spend the morning practicing measuring and cooking in the kitchen while you and your child make pecan waffles for breakfast?
March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
March 27: National “Joe” Day
March 28: Something on a Stick Day
March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day and Smoke and Mirrors Day
- Wouldn’t it be ideal if you had a local business that sold magic tricks today? If not, then find another business to support, and then teach your child some great kid-friendly magic tricks to celebrate Smoke and Mirrors day.
March 30: National Doctor’s Day and I am in Control Day
- It’s a good day to make a homemade stethoscope to learn a little more about the doctor’s tools today. As for being in control, why not help your child make a goal boardand learn to set goals of his own?
March 31: Bunsen Burner Day