National Pig Day ~ Tell the story of The Three Little Pigs or read the classic pig story, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
Share a Smile Day ~ Share a smile with a stranger today... on the bus, at the market, in the elevator. It costs you nothing, and it's great exercise.
Peanut Butter Lover's Day ~ Have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or make these no bake peanut butter cookies.
Babysitter Safety Day ~ Print this Babysitter Checklist and make several copies to post on the fridge, and by each telephone in your home.
Dr. Seuss's Birthday (1904) ~ Celebrate by reading your favorite Dr. Seuss classics together.
"Today was good.
Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday ~ Use his marvelous invention to call friends and family, and brighten their day.
I Want You To Be Happy Day ~ Do something today, just to make someone happy.
March is Young Art Month ~ Create a work of art with your child. Paint, watercolor, sculpt, carve, or cut & paste. See our Rainy Day Recipes to make edible play dough, homemade face paint, and lick-and-stick glue.
Dr. Doolittle Day ~ Doo-a-little Dance with your child today.
Mother-in-law Day ~ Call your mother-in-law today, send her flowers, or take her somewhere special.
Michaelangelo's Birthday ~ Share the life story of this Renaissance man, then break out the art supplies and create a masterpiece.
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
Oreo Cookies Day (first sold 1912) ~ How many different ways can you eat an Oreo cookie? Share a plateful of Oreos with your child and find out. My favorite technique: the "twist".
Telephone Patented 1876 ~ Phone a friend you haven't been in touch with in a while.
International Women's Day ~ This special day has been recognized since 1910. Who are the important women in your life? Show them your appreciation for them with a letter, poem, email, phone call.
Genealogy Day ~ Help your child make a
family tree. Draw a tree on poster board, and cut out photos of
grandparents and yourselves to paste on the tree. (use duplicates that you
don't mind cutting up, or make photo copies of favorite photos)
Bang Clang Day ~ Bring out the pots and pans and let little ones bang away.
Employee Appreciation Day ~ Do something special for the people who make your life a little easier.
Salvation Army Founded 1880 ~ Go through your closets and donate seldom-worn or outgrown clothes.
Johnny Appleseed Day ~ Eat an apple or bake an apple pie today.
Celebrate children's book author Virginia Hamilton's birthday by visiting her website at www.virginiahamilton.com
Two planets were discovered on this date in history: Uranus in 1781, and Pluto in 1930. Hope for a clear sky this evening and go stargazing with your child.
Albert Einstein's Birthday
Learn about Butterflies Day ~ Take a walk in the park and count butterflies.
Save a Spider Day ~ Itsy-Bitsy-Spider song and finger play.
Islamic New Year
Vitamin C Discovered 1932 ~ Start your day with a glass of orange juice, or split an orange with your child. Count the sections together.
Rubber Band Invented 1845
First Walk in Space 1965
Big Bird's Birthday (Sesame Street) ~ "B" is for "Big Bird".
It's Memory Day! Take some time to talk about favorite memories (so far). If you don't already, consider keeping a journal of milestones, life in Taipei, family vacations, and those magic moments you share with your child.
Children's Poetry Day ~ Celebrated on the third Thursday of March, Absolutely Incredible Kids Day, sponsored by the Campfire Boys & Girls, this day encourages adults to write a letter to a child in their life, telling them how special they are and how much they mean to them. whttp://www.campfireusa.org/a_i_kid_day/writealetter.html
National Sing Out Day
As Young As You Feel Day
Near Miss Day ~ On March 23, 1989, a mountain-sized asteroid passed within 500,000 miles of earth. Be grateful for life's big and little blessings.
National Bubble Week (US, Mar 18-24) ~ Make your own bubbles
Anniversary of the color TV (1954)! Pick a flick or rent a movie to watch as a family, or to enjoy after the kids are in bed.
Robert Frost's Birthday ~ Enjoy some of Robert Frost's Poetry with your child today.
"Nature's first green is gold
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Passover begins at sundown
It's Write Grandma & Grandpa a Letter Day! Get out your favorite paper, pens, crayons, stickers, and write your grandparents (or your favorite older person) a note telling them about your week.
Something on a Stick Day ~ Treat yourselves to something on a stick; cotton candy, lollipops, corn dogs, popsicles, or cookie pops.
Coca Cola Invented ~ Share an ice cream float.
I am in Control Day ~ Another one of our
bizarre American holidays. Although not a family-oriented holiday, I
thought it would be opportunity to remind ourselves of 9
Things to do Instead of Spanking and What
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Vincent Van Gogh's Birthday (1853) ~ Tell your child about this famous artist and then create a work of art together.
Easter Sunday ~ Spend the day with loved ones today. Surprise the kids with Easter baskets brimming with little trinkets and treats. Color eggs with these recipes, and have an egg hunt.