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

JANUARY 1

NEW YEAR'S DAY CRAFTS
Find fun and easy New Year's Day craft ideas for the entire family. [read more]

Artist/Photographer Alfred Steiglitz's Birthday, 1864

Betsy Ross's Birthday, 1752
Try this: ► Color the American Flag

Parade Day
Try this: ► Make a sparkler for a parade!

JANUARY 2

Astronomer Isaac Asimov's Birthday, 1920

JANUARY 3

Festival Of Sleep Day

Author J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday, 1892

JANUARY 4

Mathmatician Isaac Newton's Birthday, 1643
Try this: ► Make beautiful numbers

Louis Braille's Birthday, 1809

Trivia Day

JANUARY 5

Bird Day
Try this: ► Make Bird Binoculars
Try this: ► Make an Edible Bird's Nest
Try this: ► Make Giant Stuffed Birds
Try this: ► Color some birds

JANUARY 6

Bean Day
Try this: ► Bursting Beans Activity

JANUARY 7

Old Rock Day
Try this: ► Rock and Wire Mobile
Try this: ► Make a garden rock
Try this: ► Dinosaur Eggs
Try this: ► Painted rocks

JANUARY 8

Elvis Presley's Birthday, 1935

JANUARY 9

Apricot Day

Static Electricity Day

Aviation Day

JANUARY 11

Milk Day
Try this: ► Milk Carton Pen Pot
Try this: ► Milk Carton Candles
Try this: ► Tasty Milk Paint

Morocco Independence Day

Nepal National Unity Day

Secret Pal Day

JANUARY 12

Artist John Singer Sargent's Birthday, 1856

Author Jack London's Birthday, 1876

JANUARY 13

Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day
Try this: ► Milk Carton Pen Pot

Make Your Dreams Come True Day
Try this: ► Dreamcatchers #1
Try this: ►Dreamcatchers #2

Poetry Break Day
Try this: ► Magnetic Poetry
Try this: ► Poetry Pebbles
Try this: ► Haiku Straw Painting

JANUARY 14

Artist Berthe Morisot's Birthday, 1841

Full Color Comics Day

JANUARY 15

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, 1929
(see Martin Luther King Jr. Day, below)


JANUARY 17

Benjamin Franklin's Birthday, 1706
Try this: ► Paper Bag Kites
Try this: ► Cool Kites
Try this: ► Japanese Windsock

Shari Lewis' Birthday, 1934

JANUARY 18

Hat Day
Try this: ► Yankee Doodle Dandee Hat
Try this: ► Bunny Hats
Try this: ► Easter Bonnet

Winnie the Pooh Day (Pooh's Creator A.A. Milne's Birthday, 1882)
Try this: ► Nourishing Nibbles

JANUARY 19

Artist Paul Cezanne's Birthday, 1839

Penguin Awareness Day
Try this: ► Make a Penguin
Try this: ► Penguin Quartet Book Review
Try this: ► Penguin Coloring Page

Popcorn Day
Try this: ► Make Popcorn Balls

JANUARY 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a US holiday, marking the birthdate of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15. ▼

A BOX OF CRAYONS K+
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., create a classroom box of crayons to celebrate our differences and discover our similarities. [read more]

First Traffic Rules Published, 1900
Try this: ► Traffic Lights Activity
Try this: ► Driving by example

Cheese Day
Try this: ► Find yummy treats in the KinderArt Kitchen

JANUARY 21

Hugging Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day


JANUARY 23

Chinese New Year
Try this: ► Chinese Dragons
Try this: ► Chinese Gongs

Handwriting Day

Artist Edouard Manet's Birthday, 1832

Measure Your Feet Day
Try this: ► Feet Treat (preK)

JANUARY 24

John Marshall discovered gold in California, 1848
Try this: ► Hunt for the Gold!
Try this: ► Gold Rush! video

Egg Nog Day

JANUARY 25

Poet Robert Burns' Birthday, 1759

Opposite Day
Try this: ► Inside Outside Drawings

JANUARY 26

Australia Day (Austrailia first settled, 1788)
Try this: ► Make a Didgeridoo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Birthday, 1756

JANUARY 27

National Geographic Society founded, 1888

     

JANUARY 28

Artist Jackson Pollock's Birthday, 1912
Try this: ► Action Painting

Kazoo Day

JANUARY 29

Puzzle Day
Try this: ► Puzzle Prints
Try this: ► Puzzle Tree
Try this: ► Puzzle Piece Picture Frame
Try this: ► Picture Puzzle
Try this: ► Tissue Paper Puzzle
Try this: ► Personal Puzzles
Try this: ► Puzzle Wreath

JANUARY 30

School Nurse Day
Try this: ► Make a craft for your school nurse

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH


January is...

Celebration of Life Month

Clean Up Your Computer Month

Creativity Month
Try this: ► Find creative ideas to make.

Eye Care Month

High-Tech Month

Hobby Month

Mentoring Month

Oatmeal Month
Try this: ► Make oatmeal clay dough

Soup Month

Staying Healthy Month

Thank You Month
Try this: ► Create a craft to say thank you to someone!




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.

Find More Winter Book Recommendations in the KinderArt Store.

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January Daily Journal Writing Prompts

January 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.


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Reading, Language & Math Activities: Winter
These quick and easy-to-implement seasonal activities provide students with fun-filled learning experiences. The activities are related to a variety of winter themes and holidays such as snow, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and the 100th day of school.