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  APRIL CRAFTS
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Many lessons are adaptable.

APRIL 1

April Fool's Day
Try this: ► Make an April Fool's Day Snack

One Cent Day

APRIL 2

Artist Max Ernst's birthday, 1891

Author Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday, 1805
Try this: ► The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales (external link)

International Children's Book Day
Try this: ► Find Book-Related Art Activities

APRIL 3

Rainbow Day
Try this: ► Fun with Colors
Try this: ► Ice Cube Rainbows
Try this: ► Rainbow Stew
Try this: ► Rainbow Water
Try this: ► Watercolor Rainbows

Pony Express Established, 1860



APRIL 4

First US Flag approved on this day in 1818
Try this: ► Color the American Flag

APRIL 5

Road Map Day

APRIL 6

Artist Raphael's Birthday, 1483

APRIL 7

World Health Day
Try this: ► Visit the WHO website (external link)

APRIL 10

Young Writer Day
Try this: ► Art and Books
Try this: ► Help Your Child Learn to Write Well
Try this: ► Newspapers in the Classroom

Sibling Day

US Patent System was established on this day in 1790

APRIL 11

US President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act on this day in 1968

APRIL 12

Author Beverly Cleary's Birthday, 1916
Try this: ► Beverly Cleary Books (external link)

APRIL 13

US President Thomas Jefferson's Birthday, 1743

APRIL 14

Webster's Dictionary first Published (1828)

Passover (Begins at Sundown)
Try this: ► Passover Coloring Pages (external link)
Try this: ► Passover Fun (external link)

APRIL 15

Artist Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday, 1452
Try this: ► Invention Convention

APRIL 16

Wilbur Wright's Birthday, 1867

Eggs Benedict Day

APRIL 17

Apollo 13 landed after a frightening flight on this day in 1970

APRIL 18

Pet Owner's Day
Try this: ► Pets in the Classroom
Try this: ► Take care of your pets coloring page

Crossword Puzzle Day
Try this: ► Make your own crossword puzzle (external link)

Good Friday (see: Easter)


APRIL 19

Humorous Day
Try this: ► Play an April Fool's Trick

APRIL 20

Artist Joan Miro's birthday, 1893

Easter
Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred on the third day after his crucifixion some time in the period AD 27 to 33. Many other elements have become part of the celebration, and those aspects are often celebrated by many Christians and non-Christians alike. ▼

EASTER CRAFTS
Celebrate this holiday by creating fun arts and crafts like these colorful eggs. [read more]



APRIL 21

Kindergarten Day

APRIL 22

Earth Day
Just like a birthday is a special day to celebrate a person, Earth Day is a special day that celebrates the Earth. Earth Day was born on April 22, 1970, in San Francisco, California. Every year, America and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment! [source - epa]

EARTH DAY CRAFTS
Celebrate this day by creating fun arts and crafts like these potato critters. [read more]

Jellybean Day
Try this: ► Make a jellybean sweet jar

Girlscout Leader Appreciation Day
Try this: ► Make a Crafty Gift!

APRIL 23

William Shakespeare's birthday, 1564

APRIL 24

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Artist Willem de Kooning's birthday, 1904

Arbor Day
Try this: ► Building a tree, leaf by leaf
Try this: ► Make a handprint tree
Try this: ► Paint a watercolor tree
Try this: ► Paper Trees
Try this: ► Emily Carr's Trees
Try this: ► Finger Print Trees
Try this: ► Tree Trunk Arms and Fingerpainted Leaves
Try this: ► Puzzle Trees


APRIL 25

Telephone Day

Hubble Telescope Launched, 1990

APRIL 26

Artist Eugene Delacroix's birthday, 1798

Naturalist John J. Audobon's Birthday, 1785
Try this: ► Make Bird Binoculars
Try this: ► One Season Bird House
Try this: ► Bird Coloring Page
Try this: ► Soft Sculpture Birds

APRIL 28

Poetry Reading Day
Try this: ► Poetry Pebbles
Try this: ► Magnetic Poetry

US President James Monroe's Birthday, 1758

APRIL 29

The zipper was patented on this day in 1913

APRIL 30

KinderArt Jantje's Birthday!

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH


APRIL is...

Autism Awareness Month
Try this: ► Visit the Autism Society of America (external link)

International Guitar Month
Try this: ► Easy to Make Instruments

Keep America Beautiful Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month
Try this: ► Visit Prevent Child Abuse America (external link)

Frog Month
Try this: ► Frog Coloring Page

Garden Month
Try this: ► Garden Journals
Try this: ► Ladybug Craft
Try this: ► Pizza Garden
Try this: ► Garden Tag
Try this: ► Garden Pen
Try this: ► Grow a Seed Garden
Try this: ► Monet's Garden by the Sea
Try this: ► Bursting Beans
Try this: ► Paper Batik Flowers
Try this: ► Flower Power
Try this: ► Grass Head Guys and Girls
Try this: ► Search for Garden

Humor Month
Try this: ► Play an April Fool's Day Food Trick

Math Education Month
Try this: ► The Art of Math
Try this: ► Beautiful Numbers
Try this: ► Dinosaur Math
Try this: ► Op Art Circles

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Kids Celebrate
by Maria Bonfanti Esche, Clare Bonfanti Braham
Skipping the typical green shamrocks and orange paper pumpkins, here are 100 days to remember with 200 related activities for children and grownups.

Kids Holiday Fun
by Penny Warner, Kathy Rogers
This year-round guide provides fresh new ideas, month by month, for holiday activities the whole family can enjoy together. Ideal for busy parents, the guide organizes every holiday clearly, with detailed "what-you-need" lists and time guidelines for each activity.


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April Daily Journal Writing Prompts

April Daily Journal Writing Prompts

Give young writers plenty of practice with Daily Journal Writing Prompts. These valuable resources include ready-to-use journal starters, along with special holiday topics for each month. Word banks are provided to help introduce seasonal vocabulary, and topical prompts give students plenty of writing practice throughout the month.


You might also be interested in:

Easter Activities (available as a book or e-book)
Children of all ages have fun preparing for holidays with creative activities and projects. For use at school, in clubs, and at home.

Easter & St. Patrick's Day Thematic Unit (available as a book or e-book)
Based on the following pieces of literature: Leprechauns Never Lie, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. This reproducible resource is filled with ready-to-use lessons and cross-curricular activities. Also included are management ideas, creative suggestions for the classroom, and a bibliography.

Easter Stickers
120 Self-Adhesive stickers per pack. Each sticker is approximately 1 inch square. Teacher Created Resources stickers are acid-free.