Holidays and Special Days

You may already do holiday crafts with the kids in your life, but there are plenty of other occasions that call for crafting. Many of them are rich with learning opportunities to teach children. Others are just a lot of fun!

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January is National Hobby Month, National Oatmeal Month, National Hot Tea Month, National Soup Month, and National Braille Literacy Month.
1/1 - New Year's Day
1/4 - National Spaghetti Day
1/5 - National Bird Day
1/10 - Peculiar People Day
1/15 - Martin Luther King Day (2018)
1/16 - Appreciate a Dragon Day
1/18 - National Hat Day
1/18 - World Snowman Day
1/19 - National Popcorn Day
1/20 - National Cheese Lovers' Day
1/20 - Penguin Awareness Day
1/21 - Squirrel Appreciation Day
1/23 - National Pie Day
1/25 - Opposite Day
1/28 - International Lego Day
1/29 - National Puzzle Day

February is Black History Month, National Cherry Month, National Wild Bird Feeding Month, National Children's Dental Health Month, National Embroidery Month, and National Library Lover's Month.  
2/2 - Groundhog Day
2/3 - National Carrot Day
2/6 - National Chopsticks Day
2/8 - Boy Scout Day
2/9 - National Pizza Day
2/13 - Mardi Gras (2018)
2/14 - Valentine's Day
2/19 - President's Day (2018)
2/27 - International Polar Bear Day

March is National Craft Month, National Women's History Month, National Celery Month, National Umbrella Month, National Peanut Month, National Noodle Month, National Nutrition Month, and National Music in our Schools Month.  
3/1 - National Pig Day
3/1 - Peanut Butter Lover's Day
3/2 - Dr. Seuss's Birthday
3/12 - National Plant a Flower Day
3/17 - St. Patrick's Day
3/18 - Johnny Appleseed Day
3/20 - First Day of Spring
3/31 - Passover (2018)

April is International Guitar Month, National Frog Month, National Garden Month, Keep America Beautiful Month, National Straw Hat Month, National Jazz Appreciation Month, and National Soft Pretzel Month.
4/1 - April Fool's Day
4/1 - Easter (2018)
4/3 - Find-A-Rainbow Day
4/8 - Zoo Lover's Day
4/9 - Unicorn Day
4/11 - National Pet Day
4/21 - Kindergarten Day
4/22 - Earth Day
4/23 - Home Run Day
4/26 - National Pretzel Day
4/27 - Arbor Day (2018)

May is American Bike Month, National Photo Month, National Strawberry Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Transportation Month, National BBQ Month, National Egg Month, and National Hamburger Month. Teacher Appreciation Week, National Pet Week, and National Backyard Games Week are also in May.
5/1 - May Day
5/4 - National Weather Observers' Day
5/4 - Star Wars Day
5/4 - Space Day (2018)
5/5 - Cinco De Mayo
5/8 - National Teacher Day (2018)
5/8 - National Train Day
5/12 - Kite Day
5/13 - Tulip Day
5/13 - Mother's Day (2018)
5/15 - Dinosaur Day
5/19 - Circus Day
5/19 - Peace Day
5/28 - Memorial Day Observed (2018)
5/28 - National Hamburger Day

June is Zoo and Aquarium Month, National Camping Month, National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, National Candy Month, and Great Outdoors Month. National Fishing Week, National Clay, and National Camping Week are also in June.
6/1 - Donut Day
6/8 - World Oceans Day
6/12 - Magic Day
6/14 - Flag Day
6/15 - Fly A Kite Day
6/17 - Father's Day (2018)
6/18 - International Picnic Day
6/21 - First Day of Summer
6/23 - National Pink Day

July is National Picnic Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Grilling Month, and World Watercolor Month.
7/1 - Canada Day
7/2 - World UFO Day
7/4 - Independence Day
7/7 - Macaroni Day
7/12 - Paper Bag Day
7/14 - Barn Day
7/14 - Bastille Day
7/15 - National Ice Cream Day (2018)
7/18 - Cow Appreciation Day
7/20 - Moon Day

August is National Golf Month, National Peach Month, National Sandwich Month, and International Peace Month. National Clown Week and National Apple Week are also in August.
8/1 - Sports Day
8/3 - National Watermelon Day
8/5 - Friendship Day (2018)
8/10 - S'mores Day
8/10 - Snoopy's Birthday
8/11 - Play in the Sand Day
8/13 - International Left-Handers Day
8/17 - Archeology Day
8/19 - National Aviation Day
8/22 - Be An Angel Day
8/24 - Strange Music Day
8/26 - National Dog Day
8/30 - Frankenstein Day

September is National Mushroom Month, National Honey Month, National Rice Month, and National Sewing Month. National Farm Animals Awareness Week, National Flower Week, and National Dog Week are also in September.
9/3 - Labor Day (2018)
9/9 - Rosh Hashana (2018)
9/9 - Teddy Bear Day
9/9 - National Grandparents Day (2018)
9/11 - Patriot Day
9/13 - National Peanut Day
9/15 - Make A Hat Day
9/16 - Collect Rocks Day
9/16 - Mayflower Day
9/18 - Mushroom Picking Day
9/18 - National Play-Doh Day
9/19 - Talk Like a Pirate Day
9/19 - Yom Kippur (2018)
9/22 - Elephant Appreciation Day
9/22 - First Day of Autumn
9/22 - International Rabbit Day (2018)
9/23 - Checkers Day

October is National Bake and Decorate Month, National Apple Month, National Caramel Month, National Cookie Month, National Dental Hygiene Month, National Clock Month, National Dessert Month, National Pizza Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month, National Pretzel Month, and
International Dinosaur Month. Earth Science Week is also in October.
10/3 - Look at the Leaves Day
10/5 - World Teacher Day
10/6 - World Card Making Day (2018)
10/8 - Columbus Day (2018)
10/9 - Thanksgiving Day in Canada (2018)
10/12 - Farmer's Day
10/17 - Fossil Day (2018)
10/20 - Sweetest Day (2018)
10/30 - National Candy Corn Day
10/31 - Halloween
November is National Native American Heritage Month, Aviation Month, National Sweet Potato Month, International Drum Month, National Pomegranate Month, and Peanut Butter Lover's Month.
11/5 - Guy Fawkes Day - Bonfire Night
11/5 - National Donut Day
11/6 - Basketball Day
11/6 - US Election Day (2018)
11/7 - Hug-a-Bear Day
11/7 - Magazine Day
11/9 - Parade Day
11/10 - Sesame Street Day
11/11- Veteran's Day
11/11 - Canada Rememberance Day
11/15 - America Recycles Day
11/16 - Button Day
11/17 - Take A Hike Day
11/22 - Thanksgiving (2018)

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, National Fruitcake Month, National Eggnog Month, and National Pear Month.
12/2- Advent begins (2018)
12/7 - National Cotton Candy Day
12/8 - National Brownie Day
12/12 - Poinsettia Day
12/13 - National Cocoa Day
12/20 - Games Day
12/21 - First Day of Winter
12/25 - Christmas
12/25 - Hanukkah Begins
12/26 - Kwanzaa Begins
12/26 - National Candy Cane Day
12/27 - Visit the Zoo Day
12/30 - National Bacon Day
12/31 - New Year's Eve

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