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

MARCH 1

IN LIKE A LION?
This activity allows you to chart the weather with your students -- comparing the first of the month with the last of the month. Did it come in like a lion and go out like a lamb -- or was the opposite true?

Chalandra Marz Festival (Switzerland)

Pig Day
Try this: ► Farm Animals Coloring Pages

Peanut Butter Day
Try this: ► Make Peanut Butter
Try this: ► Peanut Butter Play Dough

St. David's Day (Wales)

Smile Day
Try this: ► Create a Craft and Make Someone Smile

Yellowstone National Park Anniversary

MARCH 2

Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Try this: ► Visit Seussville (external link)

MARCH 3

Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday (born 1847)

Doll Festival (Japan)

National Anthem Day

MARCH 4

First meeting of congress, 1789

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday") is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called "Shrove Tuesday" or "Pancake Day". Mardi Gras always falls exactly 46 days before Easter ▼

MARDI GRAS CRAFTS
Celebrate this colorful holiday by creating razzle dazzle masks! read more



MARCH 5

Artist Diego Velazquez's Birthday

Boston Massacre, 1770

MARCH 6

Artist Michelangelo's Birthday (born 1475)

MARCH 7

Artist Piet Mondrian's Birthday (born 1872)
Try this: ► Paint like Piet Mondrian

MARCH 8

International Woman's Day
Try this: ► Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstract Flowers
Try this: ► Georgia O'Keeffe: Flowers Galore
Try this: ► Emily Carr's Trees

MARCH 9

Barbie's Birthday

MARCH 10

Harriet Tubman Day

Anniversary of the Invention of the Telephone

Bretzelsonndeg (Luxembourg)

Commonwealth Day (United Kingdom)

Paper Money Day

MARCH 11

Arts Advocacy Day
Try this: ► Make Art!

Johnny Appleseed Day
Try this: ► Celebrate with a wide variety of activities!
Try this: ► An Apple for the Teacher

MARCH 12

Fiesta de las Fallas (Spain)

Girl Scout Day

Anniversary of the Death of Anne Frank, 1945

MARCH 13

Earmuff Day

Planet Uranus Discovered in 1781
Try this: ► Create a Planet
Try this: ► Cosmic Mobile

MARCH 14

Albert Einstein's Birthday (1879)

Baseball cap invented, 1860

Potato Chip Day

MARCH 15

Julius Caesar Assasinated (44BC)
Try this: ► Greek Pottery Designs
Try this: ► Greek Story Vases

Islamic New Year

MARCH 16

Everything You Do Is Right Day

MARCH 17

St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is an annual feast day which celebrates Saint Patrick (385-461), one of the patron saints of Ireland. It takes place on March 17th, the date on which Patrick is thought to have died. ▼

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CRAFTS
Celebrate this green holiday by creating cool crafts, like this shamrock puppy. [read more]


MARCH 18

Canberra Day (Australia)
Try this: ► Make a Didgeridoo

Forgive Mom and Dad Day
Try this: ► Mother's Day Crafts
Try this: ► Father's Day Crafts

Aruba Flag Day

Grandparents and Grandchildren Day
(This is not the same as National Granparents Day (celebrated in September on the first Sunday after Labour Day)
Try this: ► 20 Fun Ideas That Won't Break the Bank
Try this: ► Handprint Dishcloth for Grandma/Grandpa

MARCH 19

Swallow's Return Day
Try this: ► Make Bird Binoculars

Artist Charles Russell's Birthday

MARCH 20

Agriculture Day

First Day of Spring
Try this: ► Spring Showers
Try this: ► In Like a Lion...
Try this: ► Spring Indoors
Try this: ► When Will It Be Spring?
Try this: ► Mud Puddles and Bubbles
Try this: ► Muffin Flowers
Try this: ► Coffee Filter Magnet
Try this: ► Watercolor Rainbows
Try this: ► Magnificent Flowers
Try this: ► Edible Bird's Nest
Try this: ► Easter/Spring Bonnet
Try this: ► April Showers
Try this: ► Raindrops Keep Falling on my Art
Try this: ► Search for More Spring Ideas!

Mister Rogers' Birthday

Independence Day (Tunisia)

Pizza Day
Try this: ► Pizza Garden
Try this: ► Make a Piglet Pizza

MARCH 21

Children's Poetry Day
Try this: ► Poetry Pebbles
Try this: ► Magnetic Poetry

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

Fragrance Day

Independence Day (Namibia)

Single Parents' Day

Teen-Agers Day

Iranian New Year

MARCH 22

United Nations World Water Day
Try this: ► Water Water Costume Design
Try this: ► Why do you weigh less in the water?
Try this: ► Rainbow Water
Try this: ► Fun with Paint and Water

As Young As You Feel Day

Emancipation Day (Puerto Rico)

New Year's Day (India)

MARCH 23

Elevator Day

Artist Juan Gris' Birthday

Liberty Day (Patrick Henry declared: "Give me liberty..." in 1775)

World Meteorological Day
Try this: ► Folk Art Weather Vane
Try this: ► Rainsticks
Try this: ► Raindrop Painting
Try this: ► Have you seen the wind?
Try this: ► Sun Mask
Try this: ► In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

MARCH 24

Family Day
Try this: ► Make Art with the Entire Family!

Independence Day (Philippines)

International Day of the Seal

MARCH 25

Sculptor Gutzon Borgium's Birthday, 1871

Independence Day (Greece)
Try this: ► Greek Pottery Designs
Try this: ► Greek Story Vases

MARCH 26

Poet Robert Frost's Birthday (1874)
Try this: ► Poetry Pebbles
Try this: ► Magnetic Poetry
Try this: ► Haiku Straw Painting

Independence Day (Bangladesh)

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

MARCH 27

Education and Sharing Day
Try this: ► Visit KinderArt K-12 for Teachers and Homeschoolers

Happy Birthday to You Day
Try this: ► Make a Magic Wand

MARCH 28

Qing Ming Festival (China)
Try this: ► Chinese Dragon

Holi (India)

Morione's Festival (Philippines)

Teachers' Day (Czech Republic)
Try this: ► KinderArt K-12

MARCH 29

Youth Day (Taiwan)

MARCH 30

Artist Vincent van Gogh's Birthday, 1853
Try this: ► Van Gogh's Painting Style
Try this: ► Drawing Sunflowers
Try this: ► Vincent's Flowers
Try this: ► Van Gogh's Sunflowers Bulletin Board

Artist Francisco Goya's Birthday, 1746

Doctor's Day

MARCH 31

Eiffel Tower Anniversary

Mathematician Rene Descartes Birthday (1596)
Try this: ► The Art of Math
Try this: ► Math Activities

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH


MARCH is...

Youth Art Month
Try this: ► Make Art!

Academy Awards Month
Try this: ► Get Dramatic!

American Red Cross Month
Try this: ► Heart Mobiles
Try this: ► Heart Blottos
Try this: ► Broken Hearts
Try this: ► I Give you My Heart

National Craft Month
Try this: ► Try Crafts of All Kinds

Ethics Awareness Month

Frozen Food Month
Try this: ► KinderArt Kitchen

Help Someone See Month

International Listening Awareness Month

Irish-American Heritage Month
Try this: ► St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Music in the Schools Month
Try this: ► 9 Musical Instruments to Make
Try this: ► Musical Art
Try this: ► Coffee Can Drum
Try this: ► Didgeridoo
Try this: ► Make an African Drum
Try this: ► Maracas
Try this: ► More Maracas
Try this: ► Rainsticks
Try this: ► Musical Shakers: ECE

Kite Month
Try this: ► Make Kites
Try this: ► Paper Bag Grocery Kites
Try this: ► Windsock
Try this: ► Have You Seen the Wind?

Noodle Month
Try this: ► Noodle Fish

Non Fiction Reading and Writing Month

Nutrition Month
Try this: ► Find Healthy Snacks at the KinderArt Kitchen

Woman's History Month
Try this: ► Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstract Flowers
Try this: ► Georgia O'Keeffe: Flowers Galore
Try this: ► Emily Carr's Trees

Optimism Month

Play the Recorder Month

Poetry Month
Try this: ► Poetry Pebbles
Try this: ► Magnetic Poetry
Try this: ► Haiku Straw Painting

Poison Prevention Awareness Month

Spring Month
Try this: ► Spring Showers
Try this: ► In Like a Lion...
Try this: ► Spring Indoors
Try this: ► When Will It Be Spring?
Try this: ► Mud Puddles and Bubbles
Try this: ► Muffin Flowers
Try this: ► Search for More Spring Ideas!

Umbrella Month
Try this: ► Spring Showers
Try this: ► Flower Power

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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March Daily Journal Writing Prompts

March 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:

Reading, Language & Math Activities: Spring (available as a book or ebook)
These quick and easy-to-implement seasonal activities provide students with fun-filled learning experiences. The activities are related to a variety of spring themes and holidays such as St. Patrick's Day, Easter, plants, bugs, and kites.

A Poem in My Pocket: Spring (available as a book or ebook)
For each poem, the book provides an illustrated poem page, word and picture cards for use in pocket charts, mini books, a student illustration page, and other literacy activities. Spring themes include Plants and Seeds, Farm Animals, Picnics, Bugs, and Frogs.

Spring Bulletin Board Display Set
When spring is in the air, capture the essence in your classroom with this colorful art. All bulletin board pieces are UV coated for extra durability. A 4-page teacher resource guide is included.

Seasonal Centers: Spring/Summer (available as a book or ebook)
Ready-to-use reproducibles allow busy teachers to set up centers with very little prep time. Creative, hands-on activities motivate students to reinforce skills in all areas of the curriculum.