April showers bring May flowers, but there are also a large variety of holidays that no one has ever heard of!! Long after St. Patrick’s Day, and shortly after Arbor Day, there are a lot of unique and bizarre holidays to celebrate as well.
One of my personal favorite is Rubber Eraser Day on April 15th. Seriously there is always a reason to celebrate. So here is a look at some of the causes to celebrate this upcoming week.
(Always the first Friday in May)-
Human Exploration of Space lesson for grades 4-6
Space and Astronomy theme ideas
Links for resources about space
May 4th has a lot of different possibilities. Some of which include Bird Day (see below), Star Wars Day (I actually found an article from a couple years ago titled May the Fourth Be With You – ha ha ha – too funny) and National Weather Observers’ Day. This would be a wonderful addition to a unit study about weather, seasons, clouds, storms, etc.
Activities, coloring pages and crafts
Preschool resources International Migratory Bird Day
The history of Cinco de Mayo
Tips on how to celebrate – brief history,make maracas, & more
Lesson plan for grades 3-4
Ideas for grades 7-12
Lesson Planet has lesson plans for all levels including middle school
5 Activities especially for homeschoolers.
Ideas – Journal pages, tissue paper flowers & lesson plans for teachers
Make the craft below with just paper, markers, rice and food coloring
Recreate those amazing pinata cookies (above right)- what kid would not go wild over this?
So this should get you started for this week. Even if you do not have time to incorporate a lot of big ideas into your homeschooling, your kids might still enjoy knowing they can wear two different colored shoes that day or that Star Wars fans all over are celebrating a special day.