Holidays & Observances

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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Ways to Celebrate International Children’s Book Day in the Classroom

Ready, set, read! Are you looking for a great event to encourage families and children to get involved with reading? Then get ready for International Children’s Book Day (ICBD), held every year on April 2! This worldwide celebration aims to promote literacy and inspire reading to—and with—young children. Every year,

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Activities to Celebrate Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a time to honor the lives and accomplishments of women throughout history who have inspired future generations. This commemoration began in the 1980s as Women’s History Week but has expanded into a month-long celebration. Scientists like Marie Curie, artists like Frida Kahlo, and leaders like

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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 18th to the 22nd! This event, held every year by the nonprofit Common Sense Media, encourages teachers and families to teach children how to navigate and stay safe using digital resources like the Internet. The International Society of

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