Offbeat Holidays in June – 44 June Bucket List Ideas

We like to do snacks, crafts, and activities based on weird holidays. Every day is an excuse to celebrate something. We need no excuse to party. This was intended to be a quick post, since I look up this kind of stuff anyways, but instead it grew into a giant roundup of celebratoriness. This is, perhaps, the best post ever. SO MUCH FUN in one post! It’s like a bucket list for the month of June. This post has a lot of ideas homeschoolers and preschool moms could use to take a break from the pesky worksheets and stuff.

Ideas for Offbeat Holidays in June - Crafts, snacks, activities and other fun stuff from The More With Less Mom

Offbeat holidays in June include:

Turkey Lovers Month

Turkey veggie platter Turkey cheeseball Turkey apple Turkey  caller

Have a turkey veggie platter for snack from Eating With Food Allergies
Or have a turkey cheese ball
Make apple turkeys from Little Page Turners
Make a turkey caller from Macaroni Kid

National Rocky Road Day (June 2)

Rocky road cookies Rocky road ice cream Rocky road fudge Rocky road pancakes

Rocky Road Cookies from Momables
Rocky Road Ice Cream Recipe no machine required from Six Sisters Stuff
Rocky Road Fudge gluten free from Jo Lynne Shane
Rocky Road Pancakes from Whisk Together

Hug Your Cat Day (June 4) & Adopt a Cat Month

Cat craftcycle Cat worksheets Cat treats recipe Wheels on the bus video

I have to restrain myself with the cat stuff. Not that I have five furballs or anything.
Make a craftcycle cat
Cat preschool work pack from 1+1+1=1
Make homemade cat treats from Wellness Mama
Watch a Pete the Cat video like Wheels on the Bus, or get one of his books from the library
*Find a local animal shelter where you can volunteer, or donate some kitty kibble, or search for a lonely furbaby in your area on Petfinder. Nobody will adopt black cats and dogs. Go get one, they’re not really bad luck!

National Donut Day (June 5)

oh_june_donut_cutout oh_june_donut_sourdough oh_june_donut_life oh_june_donut_game

Use a glass and a shot glass to cut out these donuts from Weed em and Reap
Bake sourdough donuts using stupid pan I don’t have, from Practical Stewardship
Print out some love life donuts inspiration from Brite and Bubbly
Print a coin toss game for some fun from
Paint a torus (fancy words!) paper plate a glaze color and glue little pieces of tissue paper on for sprinkles

National Eat Your Veggies Day (June 17)

Skewers Gregory the Terrible Eater Veggie stamping Veggie cooking cheat sheet

Eat your rainbow with these skewers from Gimme Some Oven
Watch the Gregory the Terrible Eater book being read on YouTube (or get it from the library)
Do some stamping with veggies from Live Laugh Rowe
Get yourself a perfect veggies cheat sheet from The Lark

International Picnic Day (June 18)

Picnic recipes Picnic paper doll Picnic blanket Picnic ideas

Have a real food picnic with thes recipes from Kath Eats
Freakin’ vintage picnic paper doll from Terri Pettit’s Family!
Make a fab picnic blanket with pockets from Mom It Forward
Tons of picnic ideas from Kids Activities Blog

International Sushi Day (June 18)

Sushi recipe Sushi candy recipe

Make some legit sushi with the Pioneer Woman
Fake it with some candy sushi from Savvy Mom

World Juggler’s Day (June 19)

Juggle bubbles Juggling balls Juggling monkey Juggling instruction

Make juggle bubbles solution from Living with Beth
Make your own juggling balls with balloons and dry lentils from Kids Activities Blog
Juggling monkey craft from Learn Create Love
Juggling instructions from Curtis Zimmerman

Summer Solstice (June 21)

Sunshine dough Sunshine weaving Sun cake Paper boat

Whip up some sunshine dough from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Try some sunshine weaving with Nurture Store
Bake a sun cake from Twig and Toadstool
Make a paper boat from Captain Crafty

National Chocolate Eclair Day (June 22)

Really real eclair Cheater-pants eclair

Make a really real eclair courtesy of Tradishen
Try this cheater-pants no bake eclairesque dessert from The Kitchen is My Playground

National Onion Rings Day (June 22)

Healthy onion rings Sourdough battered onion rings

Bake some real healthy onion rings from Real Healthy Recipes
Fried in coconut oil sourdough battered onion rings from

International Fairy Day (June 24)

This is probably going to be a whole blog post, since I don’t think I can contain myself. Quiver in anticipation and tide yourself over with these Fairy cakes

Hug Holiday Day (June 29)

Mail a hug Hug book Hug cookies Paper hug craft

Mail a hug with Who Arted
Get the Hug book from the library or watch it being read on YouTube
Use whatever Hugs are in the store (or pantry) to make Hugs chocolate cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Easy paper hug craft from No Time For Flash Cards

Meteor Watch Day (June 30)

Space dough Meteor crisps

Make some space play dough courtesy of The Imagination Tree
Bake some chewy candy meteor crisps from Land O Lakes

*National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day (July 1)

Bonus: Black licorice ice cream, this uses anise instead of licorice. It used to be a Baskin Robbins flavor. I thought grandpa was crazy but I made it for his birthday. It tastes good, try it!

I tend to focus on holidays for kids and food, but there are lots of obscure holidays you can embrace.
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Offbeat Holidays

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*Just a note, don’t make yourself crazy. If you make a big plan and then your day goes to pot, just do it on another day. Forgive yourself and keep it fun, not drive yourself into a frenzy with MORE things to do.


What was the last holiday you used as an excuse for a celebration?

More With Less Mom

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We hope you enjoyed our Ideas for Offbeat Holidays in June

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Offbeat Holidays in June – 44 June Bucket List Ideas — 4 Comments

  1. Melissa, this post is epic. I love it! We love to party and this is so full of ideas and resources, I just have to share! I am pinning this now! Thanks so much for linking up at Favorite things Friday and popping over and visiting/commenting/getting involved in the link up! It is so much fun to meet a new friend and I enjoyed checking out your blog and Facebook page! Hope to see you again this week!

  2. This post is so fun!!! If you’ve read my blog at all you’ll know I’m a gal that loves to celebrate… Anything, really! ha! Love it! Thanks for a wonderful round-up and for linking up to ‘Favorite Things Friday’ with Simply Rachel & Hip Homeschooling! Off to pin it!

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