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Do you ever feel like you get in a rut in your homeschool days? You search the internet looking for a new and exciting twist to spice up your day. This post is your sanity saver right here — month by month is a list of fun national days to celebrate in your homeschool.
7th – National Lighthouse Day. Go to your library or do a google search and read up on lighthouses. Print off a picture of a lighthouse and color, or even use a led candle and plastic cups and make your own lighthouse.
9th – National Book Lovers Day. What homeschooler doesn’t love a new book. Head to the bookstore and treat everyone – mom included, to a new book and spend the day reading!! This should be a monthly holiday!
18th – I don’t know how the stars aligned for this, but the 18th is both National Fajita Day AND National Ice Cream Pie Day. Spend the afternoon in the kitchen and enjoy the fruits of your labor for dinner and dessert!
6th – National Read a Book Day. Go to the library, check out as many books as you can, and come home and spend the day reading your treasures. This might be one of my favorite days of the year!
15th – National Online Learning Day. Forgo your regular scheduled lesson plans and check out some online learning websites.
29th – National Coffee Day. Mom’s this one is just for you! Enjoy your favorite coffee all day long! Also, check your local coffee shops as many run deals on this day.
1st – National Homemade Cookies Day. There is a ton of learning that can happen in the kitchen. Bust out the measuring cups and whip up a batch of your favorite cookies.
26th – National Make a Difference Day. What can you and your family do today to make a difference? Go out and change the world.
31st – National Knock-Knock Joke Day. Laugh all day by sharing knock-knock jokes. Having trouble coming up with some? Find some online or check out a knock-knock book from your library in preparation.
15th – National Clean Out Your Refridgerator Day. Now depending on how often you actually clean out your refrigerator will determine how interesting this will be. Don some plastic kitchen gloves, grab a bucket and sponge and dive deep into your fridge. My kids like trying to find the most expired condiment. Guarantee you will discover that Tupperware you have been looking for.
17th – National Take a Hike Day. Today, let nature be your classroom. Trek to your local park, nature preserve or a state park and take in the sights. Create a nature scavenger hunt to keep the littles interested.
5th – Bathtub Party Day. Consider getting some bath paints, or bath fizzes and even some glow sticks and let your kids have fun in the bathtub. Moms, after they are in bed, it is time for you to enjoy a nice relaxing bath with bath salts, a good book, and something refreshing to drink.
10th – Dewey Decimal System Day. Another great day to visit your library and learn about the Dewey Decimal System. There are several videos online you can also check out.
16th – National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Let your imagination go wild and have a fondue night! Strawberries, bananas, pretzel rods, and marshmallows are all a hit at my house.
5th – National Bird Day. Grab some binoculars, and a bird guide and see how many birds you can spy. If you don’t find many, play a game of bird bingo to familiarize yourself with the many different species of birds.
29th – National Puzzle Day. How many puzzles can you complete today? Or perhaps you will tackle a more difficult one. Some of my favorites include places I want to visit, books, and nature.
31st – National Hot Chocolate Day. Let the kids pretend they are barista’s and provide them with fun toppings to create a fantastic cup of warm cocoa.
4th – National Thank a Mail Carrier Day. Let your kids write a thank you note to the mail carrier and include a sweet treat with it. You are bound to brighten their day!
9th – National Pizza Day. Buy some premade crusts, pizza sauce and cheese and as many toppings you can think of. You can even buy the individual crusts and let the kids make their own.
17th – National Random Acts of Kindness Day. This is one of my favorite days of the year. There is nothing too little; any random act of kindness will, for sure brighten someone’s day.
4th – National Grammar Day. Spend the day reviewing grammar rules and teaching new ones. Search online for funny memes that highlight incorrect grammar.
7th – National Cereal Day. If the kids want cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – LET THEM! It is a day to celebrate cereal! Take the kids to the grocery store, let them pick out a special one, and enjoy not having to cook!!
14th – National Write Your Story Day. What a fun way to spend the “school” day – writing your life story. And while you are at it, the kids can practice those grammar rules!
8th – National Zoo Lovers Day. Field Trip!!! Take a trip to the zoo and take in the sights and sounds of all the animals.
12th – National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Gone are the days of plain orange cheese grilled cheese sandwiches. It’s time to take your grilled cheese to the next level. What will you add to your grilled cheese?
17th – National Haiku Poetry Day. Who can write the most creative haiku poem? Writing a haiku is a great way to get the creative juices flowing.
5th – National Teacher Appreciation Day. Have your kids write, thank you notes to their favorite teacher (YOU!). If they participate in a co-op, you can also have them give a thank you card to their teachers there.
14th – National Dance Like A Chicken Day. Do your kids know the chicken dance? If not, now is the time to teach them. Quack. Quack. Quak.
27th – National Grape Popsicle Day. If there is anything that can transport you immediately back to your childhood, it is a grape popsicle. Grab some at your local grocery store, and enjoy the memories.
14th – National Strawberry Shortcake Day. Strawberry Shortcake is a summer staple. To make it even a more memorable day, go to a u-pick farm and pick your own strawberries. Need a shortcake recipe? I absolutely LOVE the one in Joanna’s Gaines cookbook, The Magnolia Table. Check out how amazing they look and it tastes even better!!
15th – Nature Photography Day. Grab your camera or just your phone and go out into nature with the kids and take some pictures. Everything will be in full bloom, and some pictures might end up frame worthy.
20th – National Seashell Day. Do you have access to shells? Take a walk along the water and see what beauties you can find.
11th – National 7-Eleven Day. This is possibly my kids favorite day of the year. It ranks better than birthdays! 7-Eleven offers free Slurpees on 7/11. My family has also been known to frequent more than one establishment on this day. Shhhh.
14th – National Tape Measure Day. This is a great way to add learning to the summer. Get the kids a tape measure and have them first estimate the length of different things in the house and then have them measure them. They can spend hours doing this.
28th – National Waterpark Day. Cool off from the summer heat at a waterpark. Enjoy slides and lazy rivers and watch your kids have the time of their lives.
*These dates were taken from nationaldaycalendar.com check them out to find more fun days that you can celebrate in your homeschool.