I enjoy holidays.
We typically celebrate the very traditional ones, like Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
However, since I set a yearly goal to have one fun homeschool day a month, I decided to research some other holidays we can observe. I thought I’d share my plan for meeting my goal for the next few months.
August 30th is National Toasted Marshmallow Day. (Really…could I make this up???) I’ll serve Toasted Marshmallow Shakes with breakfast and we’ll put together s’mores for our afternoon snack. Making homemade marshmallows to toast would be fun as well, if you’re more daring than I am!
Johnny Appleseed Day is September 26th. Apple prints and apple votives will be our art projects for the day. Breakfast will be Cinnamon Apple Pancakes Last year in one of their co-op classes, our girls made a delicious apple pie, so I’ll have them recreate that recipe for dessert. We’ll review a bit of Johnny Appleseed’s story and mark the states where he planted apple trees on our large map. (If my girls were younger, we’d read a couple of books about Johnny Appleseed as well, but we’ve done that in the past.)
On October 28, we’ll celebrate Plush Animal Lovers Day! (My ten-year-old has always been a lover of stuffed animals.) The girls can have an animal companion (or two) while they complete their school work. After lunch, I’ll hide a few of their animals and set up a treasure hunt for the girls to find them. They can write a short story about one or more of their animals and take posed pictures of their stuffed animals for illustrations. We might have a contest and give stickers or ribbons for the oldest animal, the smallest, the softest, etc.
Do you celebrate any unusual holidays with your children?
You know that I do celebrate some of these unusual holidays with my children! I couldn't find anything to celebrate this month, so we may be joining you with Toasted Marshmallow Day. How fun! We'll probably celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day, too; I hadn't gotten around to September yet.
Thanks for posting these ahead of time, instead of afterwards like I do.
I know – I usually post them after the fact, too!! For my own sake (to make sure I have supplies, etc.), I decided to plan ahead, so thought I'd go ahead and share the ideas. Hopefully it's a trend that will continue. 😉
How fun! I don't generally celebrate unusual holidays but your ideas are inspiring.
I don't generally celebrate these days either, but I needed some inspiration to keep our homeschooling fresh! Hope your girls are having a good 1st week of school!
I will happily celebrate Toasted Marshmallow Day with you!!!! 😀 I love this stuff!!!!!!
Tiffany- DontWastetheCrumbs says
These are great ideas Tracey! The apple day in September should work well with our plans to go apple picking. Thank you for sharing!