No foolin' – April is Poetry Month! So, in addition to these fun holidays to celebrate, take some time to teach your kids some poetry – whether it's Dr. Seuss or Ralph Waldo Emerson!
Check out this list of fun and unusual holidays, along with some suggestions on how to celebrate with your kids – and scroll all the way to the end for a FREE printable PDF calendar when you subscribe to our weekly updates!Celebrate a silly & fun holiday with your kids everyday in April! #EveryMomDay Click To Tweet
1 ~ April Fools Day! Read about this holiday HERE.
2 ~ Children's Book Day ~ It's Hans Christian Anderson's Birthday and in honor of him we celebrate all of our favorite children's books! Head to a library and pick out a favorite, and a new children's book to enjoy!
3 ~ Chocolate Mousse Day ~ You could try making your own Chocolate Mousse – or, I think I will head to the Cheesecake Factory for my favorite Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake YUM!
4 ~ Vitamin C Day ~ Boost your health and snack on foods high in Vitamin C today, like oranges, berries, and green veggies!
5 ~ Read a Road Map Day ~ These days we rely on mapquest and other apps for that – but show your kids a road map… see if they can help direct you to some of their favorite places!
6 ~ Caramel Popcorn Day ~ enjoy this sweet snack and have a family movie night!
7 ~ No Housework Day ~ My mom has a favorite quote:
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'til tomorrow, For babies grow up we've learned to our sorrow, So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep, I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.
Let the housework slide a little bit today, and focus on enjoying the little moments with your family! When you have powerful tools, like Bissell cleaning products (https://www.bissell.com/steam-and-hard-floor-cleaners/wet-dry-vacuums), cleaning up the next day will be a breeze and will get the job done like this mess was never there; so one day off won't make a difference.
8 ~ Zoo Lovers Day ~ Head to the zoo today, or schedule your next trip! The weather is warming up, and the kids will be happy to see all the animals.
9 ~ Name Yourself Day ~ If you could pick any name in the world what would it be? Have fun with the kids picking your new names and being silly today.
10 ~ Sibling Day ~ cherish and appreciate the siblings in your life. If you do not have any “blood-relation” siblings, then show appreciation to the friends who are like a sibling to you!
11 ~ Pet Day ~ celebrate the pet you have – or the pet you WISH you had!
12 ~ Walk on your Wild Side Day ~ This made me think of the book “Where the Wildthings are.” Read the book, make some Monster Feet
13 ~ Scrabble Day ~ play this classic game with the kids – what a great way to practice spelling!
14 ~ Look Up at the Sky Day ~ spend some time cloud watching – what shapes do you see? Have the kids draw pictures of what they saw!
15 ~ Banana Day ~ make these fun and easy banana pops (if you have a nut allergy, use sprinkles instead!)
16 ~ Wear your Pajamas (to work) Day ~ The official day is to wear your PJs to work, but why not just wear them all day!
17 ~ Bat Appreciation Day ~ Bats are mysterious animals that we don't see very often, why not create a fun bat craft and learn some facts about bats!
18 ~ Auctioneers Day ~ When you think of an auctioneer, you probably think of someone talking incredibly fast! See who can talk the fastest in your family.
19 ~ Bicycle Day ~ Take a bike ride today. Make it a fun trip: to the playground, or the local corner store for an ice cream (my kids' favorite!)
20 ~ Chinese Language Day ~ Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language…learn some new phrases with the kids! learn some new phrases
21 ~ Bulldogs are Beautiful Day ~ the only bulldog I could think of is from Lady and the Tramp – so I think we will watch the movie today! You could also head down to your local Animal Shelter and see if there are any bulldogs to visit in person…
22 ~ Earth Day ~ Get some ideas from our Earth Day Pinterest Board!
23 ~ Talk Like Shakespeare Day ~ It's Shakespeare's birthday today, so talk like Shakespeare!
24 ~ Teach your Children to Save Day ~ My favorite system for teaching the kids to save is the “Save, Spend, Give” jars. There are TONS of ideas on pinterest if you search for “save, spend, give!”
25 ~ Go Birding Day ~ See how many birds you can identify today!
26 ~ Pretzel Day ~ Make pretzels at home – they do sell kits at the grocery store, or you can use a recipe like THIS ONE.
27 ~ Morse Code Day ~ learn the Morse Code and practice sending messages without using words!
28 ~ Blueberry Pie Day ~ Make this easy blueberry pie – or buy one from the store. Enjoy it with some ice cream and whipped cream! Mmm…
29 ~ International Dance Day ~ Set Pandora to your favorite channel and have a dance party with the kids.
30 ~ International Jazz Day ~ Introduce (or reintroduce) the kids to some smooth jazz music today!
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