My children have become obsessed with weird and wacky holidays. This year we even went so far as to get a calendar that lists a wacky holiday for every day of the year and every day my kids look to see what crazy reason we have to celebrate. On an upside, they are both really getting good at reading a calendar and understanding how the days/weeks/months work. If you’d like to add a little fun into the last few weeks of the school year here are some fun upcoming holidays with some suggestions on how to easily celebrate these wacky days.
Jelly Bean Day :: I’m sure you’re aware that this upcoming Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day this year, but were you also aware that it is Jelly Bean Day? With all the Easter Candy hanging around that seems like an EASY day for my kids to celebrate and enjoy. I’m planning on some Jelly Bean eating, Jelly Bean planting (because that seems like a great way to see if we can grow a Jelly Bean tree and also get rid of some of the gallon bag of Jelly Beans we have), maybe even a Jelly Bean spitting contest.
Star Wars Day :: Skipping forward to May but I cannot skip past this day loved by Star Wars Fans the world over. If you haven’t already guessed, this wondrous holiday is on May the Fourth (as in “may the force…”). An easy way to celebrate this day without investing in a replica storm trooper costume is to simply let your littles wear the Star Wars t-shirts they already have in their closets or help your little ladies wrap their hair up Leia style.
Lost Sock Memorial Day :: As the main supplier of clean laundry in our house this upcoming holiday makes me giggle. I’m not sure if I should make my family wear the lonely socks that always seem to pile up in the laundry room, or if I should memorialize the lost socks by sending the remainder of those pairs off to the great sock beyond. Either way I’m sure it will be an interesting holiday to celebrate and something my kids will laugh about. Celebrate this strange holiday on May 9th.
So, what weird holidays does your family enjoy “celebrating” in big or small ways?