Christmas isn’t the only holiday in December.
Use the books and activity links below to celebrate the every day all month long!
December 1: Rosa Parks Day
December 4: National Cookie Day
- Read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
- 123Homeschool4Me has a great free printable to go along with the story.
December 5: Bathtub Party Day
- Read King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub.
- Make some Homemade Shaving Cream Bathtub Paints, and let your kiddos have a bathtub party!
December 6: Mitten Tree Day
- Read The Mitten by Jan Brett.
- Print these masks from Jan Brett’s site, and let your children act out the story.
December 6: Saint Nicholas Day
- Read Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend.
- Print out these free Saint Nicholas activity pages.
December 7: Cotton Candy Day
December 8: Eli Whitney’s Birthday
December 12: Poinsettia Day
- Read The Legend of the Poinsettia.
- Younger children can make this cardboard tube painted poinsettia craft.
- Older kids may want to draw their own.
December 13: Ice Cream Day
- Make some homemade candy cane ice cream with your crew! Yum!
December 14: Monkey Day
- Read books about my favorite monkey – Curious George!
- Let your children make a handprint monkey! How cute are they!
December 15: Bill of Rights Day
- Watch this Schoolhouse Rocks video.
December 16: Hanukkah Begins
December 17: Wright Brothers Day
- Read a short biography about the Wright Brothers.
- Build an airplane out of an old cereal box, toothpicks, and marshmallows.
December 17: Maple Syrup Day
December 18: Bake Cookies Day
December 20: Go Caroling Day
- Gather friends and go caroling in the neighborhood or a local nursing home.
- Print out this free songbook before you go.
December 21: Winter Solstice
- Read The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice.
- Celebrate with one or more of these Winter Solstice activities for kids.
December 24: Christmas Eve
- Read The Night Before Christmas.
- Celebrate with your family’s Christmas traditions. We put on new pj’s, make hot chocolate, and go look at lights. Then, we come home to watch Polar Express.
December 25: Christmas Day!!
Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
December 26: Kwanzaa Begins
December 30: Mercer Mayer’s Birthday
- We love Little Critter – the star of Mercer Mayer’s book series.
- Print out these fun Little Critter Paper Dolls.