Students always love to celebrate holidays with their friends. Typically, this includes holidays like Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and Christmas. However, there are so many more special days to celebrate. This often involves quirky or strange holidays that people do not even realize have an official day. So, I love to use these quirky national holidays for August and September to create extra excitement. There are even fantastic National Holidays Crafts and Poems! Honestly, students have the best smiles on their faces as they realize how good it feels to embrace quirks and silliness!
August and September Holidays
Students may think that the only national holidays for August and September consist of Labor Day. However, this is not the case! There are some fantastic days to celebrate. This includes Cherry Popsicle Day on August 26th and Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th. Furthermore, there is Ice Cream Day on September 22nd and Johnny Appleseed Day on September 26th. Honestly, these days are so much fun to learn about and celebrate.
Once students hear about the national holidays for August and September, they will be excited to learn more. Thankfully, this resource includes the perfect activities!
Students will learn about each holiday with an informational page. This includes essential information and exciting details about each holiday. For instance, students will learn all about why cherry is the selected flavor for Cherry Popsicle Day. Then, students will have a poem for shared reading. There is even a student version. Honestly, this is a great way to incorporate different types of literature within the same lesson. Additionally, students feel less nervous about reading poetry when they have such an exciting topic. After reading about the holidays, students have a fun craft to assemble. Don’t worry- it is easy to print for teachers to prepare! Students will have so much fun designing pirate gear to wear or building a fun ice cream craft.
Year Round Perfection
Schools all return at different times. While some return at the beginning of August, others don’t return until September. Thankfully, the National Holidays Crafts and Poems work excellently throughout the year. For instance, students may learn about Talk Like a Pirate Day when they read another story about a pirate. Or, it can be perfect for October when students select a Halloween costume. While these national holidays for August and September all have a specific day, do not let this limit you from celebrating. Students will love learning about the quirky holidays throughout the year. Then, they can celebrate on the specific day next year!
Regardless of the holiday or event, students love to celebrate with their classmates. Thankfully, the National Holidays Crafts and Poems create educational and exciting student opportunities. They will love learning about the national holidays for August and September!
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