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August is Peach Month!

What a great time to enjoy that fuzzy fruit.  While you’re eating your peaches, try reading James and the Giant Peach out loud to the group.  This Roald Dahl book is perfect for sharing during this lazy month before school … Continue reading

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May 2 is World Laughter Day

Hahahahaha, hee hee hee hee, hohohoho, giggle snort, guffaw.  However you say it, laughter brightens our lives and the lives of those around us.  They also tell us it’s healthy to laugh, so how about a fistful of jokes and … Continue reading

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Get Set for Charles Dickens Day

February 7 is Charles Dickens Day.  Now before you get all skeptical and fussy about age groups, remember that Dickens is responsible for many of your child’s favorite stories.  Even young children usually know the stories of Scrooge and Oliver … Continue reading

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USO Day

February 4 is USO Day!  What a great day to plan a talent show!  Older kids can research the history of the USO and its important role with our overseas troops.  Younger kids can just learn that the USO brings … Continue reading

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Celebrate Serpent Day

February 1 is Serpent Day.  What can you do?  How about writing a story about a serpent, coloring serpent pictures, or writing math story problems about serpents? If you’re looking for a game to play, how about “Catch the Serpent’s … Continue reading

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Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 14 is Dress Up Your Pet Day!  If you don’t have a real pet to dress up, try playing Fashionable Furry Friends (an online flash game).  For a look at some other people’s ideas about pet costumes, click >>here<<.  … Continue reading

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National Pharmacists’ Day

National Pharmacists’ Day is January 12th. Here’s a great day for career exploration.  Pharmacists are living and working in nearly every town and play an important role in most people’s lives.  They fill prescriptions, offer advice about medications and much … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Inside the Member Site…

Thought you might enjoy a snippet of what’s waiting for you inside the Holiday Learning for Kids Member site.  You’ll find there are tons more ideas about how to use the crazy holidays, plus info about monthly and weekly celebrations.  … Continue reading

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Positively Penguins! What Better Holiday Could You Ask For?

January 9 is Positively Penguins Day.  Do you know the Penguin Song?  It’s a great action song that young children will enjoy.  Check out this video for tune and motions: Have You Ever Seen a Penguin Come to Tea? There … Continue reading

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National Science Fiction Day!!

What a great day to celebrate (and get everyone reading)!  January 2 is National Science Fiction Day.  What’s your favorite science fiction author?  Share him or her with the kids.  Plan to read chapters out loud because even younger kids … Continue reading

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