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.
Offbeat holidays in June include:
Turkey Lovers Month
National Rocky Road Day (June 2)
Hug Your Cat Day (June 4) & Adopt a Cat Month
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)
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 Education.com
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)
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)
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)
World Juggler’s Day (June 19)
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)
National Chocolate Eclair Day (June 22)
National Onion Rings Day (June 22)
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 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)
*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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*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?
*Also see our
25 Spring Acts of Kindness for Your Kids with Printable and Kindness Cards
OR Dinosaur Felt Play Mat – DIY Tips and Printable Templates
We hope you enjoyed our Ideas for Offbeat Holidays in June
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