Holidays & Observances

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31 Halloween Learning Activities for Kids

Looking for educational Halloween activities with all treats, no tricks? You’ve come to the right place! Here, you’ll find a total of 31 Halloween activities that you can use to teach or practice learning skills from home–one idea for each day of October. First, you’ll find 13 Halloween-themed STEM activities

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9 Ways to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week as a Family

Digital Citizenship Week is right around the corner. This year, it’s from October 17th to the 21st! Held every year by the nonprofit Common Sense Media, this event encourages families to teach their little ones the skills kids need to stay safe and informed online. But what are these skills,

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How to Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week in Your Classroom

What do monitoring screen time usage, practicing internet safety, and preventing cyberbullying have in common? These topics all fall under the umbrella of digital citizenship. Digital Citizenship Week is an annual event held by the nonprofit organization Common Sense Media. This year, it will be held from October 17 to

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Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom

It’s always important to make sure your curriculum includes a variety of cultures and perspectives from people throughout history. September 15th marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a date chosen because it coincides with several Latin American Independence Day celebrations. Hispanic culture should be part of your classroom

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Celebrating International Literacy Day in the Classroom

International Literacy Day is a worldwide celebration that takes place on September 8. It is a wonderful event created by UNESCO in 1967 to encourage literacy and promote the value of teaching children to read. Keep reading to discover fun and engaging ways to celebrate all forms of literacy with

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Commemorating Juneteenth: History and Celebration Ideas for Children

Juneteenth, celebrated annually on June 19, commemorates a second day of independence in the United States—two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln. First celebrated in Texas, this holiday has been a tradition in African American communities for over 150 years as a time to gather, celebrate,

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50 Ways to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner! This year it’s the week of May 2–6, with National Teacher Day on Tuesday, May 3. It’s a perfect time to show the educator in your child’s life how much you have appreciated their support over the past school year. From cards

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9 Earth Day Crafts and Activities for Families

Earth Day offers tons of opportunities to experience nature with your family—whether you’re exploring the outdoors, creating recycled crafts, or even starting a garden. Everyone can do their part to take care of and celebrate our planet. Plus, Earth Day is an important holiday to celebrate with your kids because

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Crafts and Activities for Celebrating Earth Day in the Classroom

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to introduce important concepts about the world—such as recycling, weather, earth elements, and how our planet works—to young learners in your classroom. Here are a few ideas and fun activities for learning about and celebrating Earth Day with your students. What is Earth Day

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