Here's What's New
Whether you’re throwing end-of-the-year homeschool parties, hitting the pool, or pressing through the summer on schedule, set aside some quality time to enjoy a few June holidays and fun days.
June happens to be one of the lighter months without many holidays, so carve out some memory making opportunities! Turn on the sprinklers, make homemade ice-cream, picnic outside, watch the sun set, and catch some fireflies!
June Holidays and Fun Days
June 4 – Applesauce Cake Day
June 12 – National Doughnut Day (2nd Friday)
Try a few recipes from The Happy Housewife:
June 14 – Flag Day
How is flag day different than July 4th? Flag Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official US flag in 1777.
June 18 – International Picnic Day
Go for a picnic and remember to pack some kid essentials like sun block, bug jar, zip lock bags (for treasures), binoculars (bird watching), and wipes. You might also like these ideas:
June 18 – Father’s Day (3rd Sunday)
Nothing says “Happy Father’s Day” in our home quite like barbecue brisket. The dad in your home might not be a fan of brisket, so get with your kids and plan some of dad’s favorite meals. Forget the tie and have fun cooking together for the special dad in your home. Don’t forget to call a father-in-law or another special dad who made an impact on your life!
June 21 – Summer Begins
Here are some great ideas for you and your family this summer:
June 25 – Eric Carle’s Birthday
Whatever you’re doing this June, enjoy the moments to the fullest!
More posts from Stef
The post June Holidays and Fun Days appeared first on The Happy Housewife™ :: Home Schooling.
Looking to add a little fun to your schedule? Here is a list of just a few April holidays and fun days to celebrate.
April Holidays and Fun Days
April 2 – Children’s Book Day
- Make a trip to the library and stock up on some books.
- Spend more time reading today!
- Check out our 31 Days of Read Alouds – Book ideas with activities, crafts, recipes, and printables.
April 10 – Golfer’s Day
If you do not have avid golf fans in your home, try these ideas:
- Play a game of mini putt putt around the living room.
- Look at pictures of Scottish golf courses (much different than American manicured courses).
- Discover which king outlawed golf in the sixteen hundreds.
April 13 – Scrabble Day
If you like the traditional game, Scrabble Slam cards, or another version, play Scrabble in place of language arts today.
April 15 – Tax Day, Titanic Remembered
- Are you teaching your children about work and being good stewards of their money? If you have older children, consider Economics for Everybody, a dvd curriculum taught by R.C. Sproul Jr.
- Did you know the Titanic was struck before midnight on April 14th but did not sink until 2:00 am on the 15th?
- Try this sink or float experiment.
April 16 – Easter
April 22 – Earth Day
April 25 – Zucchini Bread Day
April 26 – Arbor Day
National Garden Month
April is also:
- Autism Awareness Month
- Keep America Beautiful Month
- National Poetry Month
Plan ahead to add a little fun to your April school days!
The post April Holidays and Fun Days appeared first on The Happy Housewife™ :: Home Schooling.
Try these activities for March Holidays and Fun Days to help break the monotony and add excitement, interest, and learning to your homeschool day.
March Holidays and Fun Days
March 2 – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
March 11 – Johnny Appleseed Day
March 17 – Saint Patrick’s Day
March 20 – Spring Begins
March 23 – Chip and Dip Day
Your kids will love you for letting them celebrate this day. Any chip or dip will do, as long as you put them together! Try these dip recipes:
March 30 – Take a Walk in the Park Day
No explanation needed here. Go to a local park and enjoy the outdoors while getting some exercise.
The post March Holidays and Fun Days appeared first on The Happy Housewife™ :: Home Schooling.
November is known for Thanksgiving, which is a great opportunity to count our blessings, give thanks, and enjoy good food and company. But November has other holidays and fun days for you to enjoy too.
November Holidays and Fun Days
November 1 – National Weather Service Established
Try these weather related experiments:
November 2 – Book Lovers Day
- Go to the library and borrow books.
- Buy a book. Here are 15 Ways to Save on Books
- Read aloud to your children.
- Donate books to a hospital, library, etc.
- Have your children write a letter to their favorite author.
November 5 – National Doughnut Day
Make homemade doughnuts. Here are a few recipes to try:
November 11 – Veteran’s Day
November 16 – Button Day
Try making one of these button projects:
November 17 – Homemade Bread Day
There’s nothing like homemade bread. Plan time in your day to try one of these recipes with the kids.
November 19 – Gettysburg Address Delivered
November 27 – Thanksgiving
We are thankful for you! Here are some activities and general Thanksgiving tips you might enjoy.
November 30 – Mark Twain’s Birthday
The post November Holidays and Fun Days appeared first on The Happy Housewife™ :: Home Schooling.
Happy fall y’all! Here are activities, recipes, and more to help you and your kids enjoy October Holidays and Fun Days.
October Holidays and Fun Days
October 1 – World Vegetarian Day
October 4 – Animal Day
October 9 – Fire Prevention Day
October 10 – King Tut’s Treasure Photographed, 1924
October 10 – Egg Day
Here are some egg recipes that would be great for breakfast or any meal.
October 12 – Columbus Day (2nd Monday)
October 21 – Apple Day
October 25 – World Pasta Day
October 30 – National Candy Corn Day
photo credit: Ben McLeod via photopin cc
The post October Holidays and Fun Days appeared first on The Happy Housewife™ :: Home Schooling.