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?