Welcome to the monthly holiday’s and fun days post everyone! It’s March. And for me, that means that I have serious spring fever…it also means that I’m looking out the window and seeing about a foot of snow.
Normally I love the snow.
But why can’t it come down like this when it’s actually Christmas time?
I mean by March I’m ready for warm weather, and I’m definitely ready to get outside and get some exercise! I feel like we’ve been stuck inside for months now and I’m getting cabin fever!
But no worries, I’ve got a bunch of fun days to celebrate this month, and knowing Colorado, it’ll be sunny and 70 tomorrow. Better get out the flip-flops just in case.
What’s March like where you live?
- Irish American Month
- National Craft Month
- March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 1 National Pig Day – Oh my goodness! Tinker Bell LOVES pigs! And she’ll be thrilled to know that there’s actually a day dedicated to pigs! Take a couple of minutes to learn all about pigs today!
March 2 Old Stuff Day – Okay, this day is to commemorate a common saying, we’ve all used it. When someone asks you “What’s happening lately?” you can safely reply “Oh, the same old stuff!”
March 3 If Pets Had Thumbs Day – Today would be a great day to teach your kiddos about opposable thumbs. Since most animals do not have them, discuss what it would be like to be an animal and play a fun game! Have your kids bend their thumbs into the center of their palms and then tape them down using masking tape. Next let them try doing basic tasks and see how they do!
March 3 National Anthem Day – This is a US holiday, and so if you live here take some time today to learn the lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner! It was written by Francis Scott Key and became the national anthem of the US on March 3, 1931.
March 6 Dentist’s Day – Ewe. I don’t like the dentist. I know we HAVE to go, but do we have to celebrate it? If you’ve been putting off your visit, maybe you can use today to take a trip to the dentist. Sound fun?
March 6 National Frozen Food Day – We tend to eat frozen veggies for dinner all of the time because they’re easy. And we love ice cream! What’s your favorite frozen food? Today’s the day to eat it!
March 7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day – I’ve never made a crown roast, have you? Hmm…if you’re feeling adventurous try out this crown roast recipe!
March 6 Employee Appreciation Day (first Friday in March) – Got employees? Make sure to thank them today! Thanks mom ;o)
March 11 Johnny Appleseed Day – Johnny Appleseed was a nurseryman who introduced apple trees in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He traveled quite a bit, and preached during his travels. Check out all of my Johnny Appleseed ideas on pinterest and do a fun project with your kids today!
March 12 Girl Scouts Day – The Girl Scouts of America were created on March 12, 1912, and today they celebrate their charter. We’ll be eating some delicious thin mints today in honor.
March 12 Plant a Flower Day – We live in Colorado, so we won’t be planting anything today! It’s customary to wait until after Mother’s Day here, but if you live in a warm region, by all means, head out and do a little planting to make your yard beautiful!
March 12 Popcorn Lover’s Day – I think this day was created just for Strawberry Shortcake. She loves popcorn. Kettle corn to be specific. What’s your favorite kind of pop corn? Mine is caramel, yum!
March 14 National Potato Chip Day – Oh good! A day we can eat some chips with our lunch! Tinker Bell and Turbo like cheddar Sunchips, Strawberry Shortcake likes BBQ Kettle chips, Turbo loves , and the Teeny Tot loves Cheetos. What do your kids like?
March 14 National Pi Day– Why today? Because today is 3.14, the value of Pi. Let’s all go and do some math! Or eat some pie. Definitely eat some pie.
March 15 Ides of March – The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year, as well as the first day of spring in the Roman calendar. It was also the day Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus assassinated Julius Ceasar in 44 B.C. His death was one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Click here to learn more about the Ides of March.
March 15 Incredible Kid Day – Take some time today to write a little note letting your child know why they’re incredible! Leave it on their desks as a special encouragement before school starts!
March 17 Submarine Day - Are we supposed to celebrate the hero sandwich or the boat? Most places say it’s the boat. Here’s a fun site where you can learn more about submarines. But just in case it’s the sandwich I think we’ll make some subs for lunch!
March 17 Saint Patrick’s Day – St. Patrick’s day was created in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isles (Ireland). It’s usually celebrated with public parades, festivals, and the wearing of green apparel! Let’s dress in green today! And maybe we’ll make some of these fun ideas from pinterest!
March 18 Supreme Sacrifice Day – Today celebrates those who have made sacrifices for us. Jesus Christ gave the supreme sacrifice when He died on the cross for us. We also celebrate soldiers, firemen, police officers, and others who have given their lives in the line of duty. Take some time today to talk about these wonderful people, and say thank you!
March 19 Poultry Day – I like chicken just as much as the next homeschooler, and so I guess we need a day to celebrate our feathered friends. Hmm..maybe we’ll celebrate with some eggs and toast for breakfast, followed by a chicken salad sandwich for lunch, and BBQ chicken for dinner! Wow, that’s a lot of poultry.
March 20 Extraterrestrial Abductions Day – um, no thank you.
March 21 National Quilting Day – (third Saturday of month) Ooh! There’s a day for quilting! YAY! I’ll just explain to my husband that today is National Quilting day, so he’ll be in charge of meals and kids while I pay homage to this national past time.
March 22 National Goof Off Day – Good thing today falls on a Sunday. I don’t think the principal (a.k.a. my huband) would like me to goof off on a school day!
March 23 National Chip and Dip Day – I love chips and salsa, so we’ll be celebrating today with some freshly made salsa and yummy tortilla chips! Don’t like regular salsa? Here’s a fun fruit salsa and cinnamon chip recipe you’re kids will love!
March 25 Waffle Day – Sounds like a great breakfast to me! Check out this homemade waffle recipe, and get to cooking!
March 26 National Spinach Day – oh my kids will be thrilled! Or not. Have a good creamed spinach recipe to share? Leave a comment, I’ve tried to no avail more than once.
March 28 Something on a Stick Day– I’m thinking corndogs and popsicles? I’m also thinking we won’t be eating all that healthy this month.
March 29 National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day – I think this applies to Confessions of a Homeschooler, and all of the other lovely companies & etsy shops out there that you all have started up! Happy mom & pop business owners day everyone! Do you know someone with their own business? Send a little love their way today!
March 29 Smoke and Mirrors Day – Who doesn’t love a good magic trick? Check out this fun magic trick website and teach your kiddos some new magic tricks, then have a show for them to amaze their family and friends!
March 30 Take a Walk in the Park Day – We live near a lake, so we’ll be taking a walk around the lake instead! I think that still counts right? Get out for a walk, no matter where you live today and breath in the fresh air! I’m praying it’s not still snowing here, so I can actually do this!
March 31 Bunsen Burner Day – Have a bunsen burner? Feeling brave? Check out some of these bunsen burner activities you can do! Disclosure: I’m not liable for anyone who burns down their house, try this at your own risk. NOT for young children.
Happy March, and I’ll see you next month with a new list of fun stuff you can do for April!