Fun and Silly April Holidays

I got this strange idea last weekend to look up the fun and silly April holidays.  Maybe we need an excuse to have a little extra fun!   Pick out a holiday or two and join us!  Here is a calendar {for the last half of April} and some ideas for celebrating!

silly days for april '13

13. Scrabble Day Scrabble was created by Alfred Mosher Butts in 1938. How old is Scrabble? Play Scrabble!  Use the tiles to build words and add up the points!  It’s math and spelling in one!  You can print Scrabble letters here.

15. Titanic Remembrance Day The Titanic sank on this day in 1912. This year marks the 101st anniversary of the disaster. Check out some Titanic library books, print some Titanic coloring pages, and discover even more with science experiments on sinking ships.

16.  National Librarians Day  If your family is like mine, you visit the library A LOT!  We really want to celebrate this day!  Here are some ideas for giving your librarians a treat:

“Good librarians are just ‘mint’ to be!”  We love these yummy mint chocolate cookies!  They are so easy because you use sugar cookie mix!  Add a tag and let your kids sign it!photo

“Our librarians are smart cookies!”  You can’t go wrong with m & m’s cookies!  Make 2 batches and keep one for your family!  Click here for the “perfect m & m cookie” recipe!

m&m cookies

I changed up a back to school teacher bag for our librarians!  We are going to use this!  Print out this tag, pick up some goodies, and fill a bucket or basket for your librarians!  Or check out this post for more ideas… “Donut” you know we love you? or Thanks a “latte!”  :)nlibday

22. Jelly Bean Day-  Here is a jelly bean prayer printable along with jelly bean poems and lessons!  Or graph your favorite flavors!

26.  Arbor Day-  Plant a tree!  Learn the names of all of the trees in your yard.  Have fun outside doing a tree nature study with the Handbook of Nature Study blog and look at the freebies.  Read Luke 6:43-45.  “Each tree is known by its own fruit.”  What does this mean?

26.  Pretzel Day-  Do some pretzel math like graphing, sorting, and patterns.  Make easy pretzels using refrigerated breadsticks.

28.  International Astronomy Day- Sing “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizza-pies” to the tune of Way Down Upon the Swanee River to remember the planets in order.  Check out this long list of astronomy activities, experiments, and printables for kids. Visit godmadekknown, an astronomy blog chronicling all that a family is learning about our Creator and His universe!  You will find astronomy-themed Bible verses for (almost) every letter of the alphabet and hymns, too!  Check out the Friday’s Factoid category written by the students!  Also go to NASA’s Space Place.

29.  Zipper Day-  The zipper was invented by Gideon Sindback in 1917.  Make zipper bag ice cream!  Sounds yummy!  (This will be great for a letter Zz activity!)

national garden month

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We enjoyed National Zoo Lovers Day on April 8th!

There is a fun or silly holiday every day in April!  You can read about more April silly days from these 2 sources where I found information for this post:

http://familycrafts.about.com/library/spdays/blaprdayslong.htm

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/april.htm

Have fun!

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13 thoughts on “Fun and Silly April Holidays

  1. Betty Jo

    We plan extra learning for our homeschool based on what the activity and special days on the calendar , too. You shared some I wasn’t aware of. Thanks!

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  3. godmadeknown

    I think everyday should be a holiday! And I bet you could come up with an appropriately themed craft/activity for each of them! Thanks for the shout-out and also for the great boys name idea I found hidden in your post today! :)

    Reply
    1. i have no greater joy Post author

      Gideon or Mosher Butts? (I like Gideon better. :) )Something else? Hmmm… I’ll have to hunt around. I am finding that Lev is not too interested in my fun crafts like he used to be. (sniff, sniff) I guess I better step up my game soon and do some real teaching! Ha ha. :) Hope you are feeling good, Mama!

      Reply

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