National Holidays | Writing Activities | 12 month BUNDLE

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My child is a reluctant writer, but LOVES holidays! I am so excited to incorporate this into our monthly writing in a fun and engaging way.
I really like celebrating different occasions with the students. The students have fun and are engaged as they are writing.

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    Everyone loves something to smile about each and every day! Why not celebrate the little things within the classroom with silly, fun, wacky nationally recognized holidays! Celebrating in an academic way of course. :) Each activity not only brings out the smiles, but they focus on language arts skills such as sentence building, creativity writing, handwriting, sentence mechanics, reading, spelling, phonics, and more!

    Each monthly edition contains writing/creativity activities for nine or more special holidays that will take place throughout the month. In this pack the following holidays are recognized:


    4th - Wildlife Day

    5th - Cheese Pizza Day

    6th - Read a Book Day

    9th - Teddy Bear Day

    16th - Playdoh Day

    17th - Citizenship Day

    19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day

    22nd - Ice Cream Cone Day

    25th - Comic Book Day

    26th - Pancake Day

    27th - Chocolate Milk Day

    30th - Chewing Gum Day


    1st- Homemade Cookies Day

    4th- Taco Day

    5th- Do Something Nice Day

    10th- Cake Decorating Day

    14th- Dessert Day

    16th- Dictionary Day

    17th- Pasta Day

    18th- Chocolate Cupcake Day

    21st- Reptile Awareness Day

    24th- Food Day

    26th- Pumpkin Day

    28th- Chocolate Day

    29th- Cat Day

    30th- Candy Corn Day

    Last Friday in October- Frankenstein Friday


    1st - Family Literacy Day

    3rd – National Sandwich Day

    4th – Candy Day

    5th – Donut Day

    8th – STEM/STEAM Day

    10th – Vanilla Cupcake Day

    16th – Button Day

    26th – Cake Day

    28th – French Toast Day


    1st – Pie Day

    4th – Cookie Day

    7th – Cotton Candy Day

    8th – Brownie Day

    12th – Gingerbread House Day

    16th – Chocolate Covered ANYTHING Day

    26th – Candy Cane Day

    28th – Card Playing Day


    4th – Spaghetti Day

    5th – Bird Day

    6th – Technology Day

    10th – Save the Eagles Day

    11th – Milk Day

    13th – Rubber Ducky Day

    15th – Hat Day

    19th – Popcorn Day

    21st – Hugging Day

    23rd – Handwriting Day

    24th – Peanut Butter Day

    25th – Opposite Day

    29th – Puzzle Day


    7th – Send a Card to a Friend Day

    8th – Kite Flying Day

    9th – Pizza Day

    10th – Umbrella Day

    11th – Make a Friend Day

    17th – Random Acts of Kindness Day

    20th – Love your Pet Day

    21st – Sticky Bun Day

    27th – Polar Bear Day


    1st – Pig Day

    6th – Dentist Day

    7th – Cereal Day

    9th – Meatball Day

    10th – Pack Your Lunch Day

    12th – Plant a Flower Day

    14th – Butterfly Day

    23rd – Puppy Day

    30th – Pencil Day

    31st – Crayon Day


    2nd – Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

    8th – Zoo Lovers Day

    10th – Farm Animals Day

    14th – Dolphin Day

    17th – Bat Appreciation Day

    18th – Animal Crackers Day

    22nd – Earth Day

    22nd– Jellybean Day

    26th – Pretzel Day


    4th – Bird Day

    5th – Astronaut Day

    9th – Teacher Appreciation Day

    10th – Clean Your Room Day

    14th – Dance like a Chicken Day

    15th – Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

    16th – Love a Tree Day

    23rd – Lucky Penny Day

    28th – Hamburger Day


    1st – Say Something Nice Day

    3rd – Egg Day

    5th – Cheese Day

    15th – Photography Day

    18th – Go Fishing Day

    20th – Vanilla Milkshake Day

    26th – Chocolate Pudding Day

    27th – Sunglasses Day

    29th – Handshake Day


    9th – Sugar Cookie Day

    14th – Mac and Cheese Day

    17th – Emoji Day

    20th – Lollipop Day

    21st – Junk Food Day

    23rd – Vanilla Ice Cream Day

    28th – Milk Chocolate Day


    2nd – Ice Cream Sandwich Day

    3rd – Watermelon Day

    4th – Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

    9th – Book Lovers Day

    10th – S’mores Day

    16th – Rollercoaster Day

    24th – Waffle Day

    25th – Banana Split Day


    1. Cover- Coloring page

    2. Making Words

    3. Creative Drawing

    4. Silly Sentence

    5. Writing Prompt/Journal


    How can I use these:

    1. Morning Work

    2. Early finisher assignments

    3. Small group work

    4. Homework

    5. Mini books or single sheets

    6. Sub work- so easy to print and go

    7. Center work

    8. Writing center

    and more!


    The included dates/holidays were chosen to be included based on elementary students in mind. Please be aware that not all unique holidays of the year are listed due to this reason. The best ones were picked to ensure appropriate nature and understanding.

    These dates do not change year to year, so you will find some years they fall on weekends, etc. where you may not be able to use that particular page that year. I included all of the ones that are appropriate for this age group and therefore you will have many to pick from each month, even if some fall on weekends.

    If you have any questions or comments about this product, please feel free to email me at or send me a dm on Instagram @thompsonsteachings.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
    Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
    Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
    Capitalize dates and names of people.
    Use end punctuation for sentences.


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