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June Arts & Crafts and Special Days

June Arts & Crafts and Special Days
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Here’s a list of seasonal arts, crafts, activities, ideas and more for the month of June.

June 1

Donut Day

Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch’s Birthday

Stand for Children Day

June 2

Dinosaur Day

June 3

Egg Day

Decorate an Egg
Painted Eggs
Decorate More Eggs
Confetti Eggs
Floral Egg Holders
Onion Skin Eggs

Tie Dye Eggs Tie Dye Eggs
Floral Egg Holders Floral Egg Holders
Onion Skin Eggs Onion Skin Eggs

June 4

Cheese Day

Shape Collage Pizzas

Shape Collage Pizza Shape Collage Pizza

June 5

National Gingerbread Day

World Environment Day

Find Earth Day Activities
Create art from recycled materials
Natural Paint
Klimt’s Tree of Life
Nature Art Activities
Walking Stick
Paper Mache Planets

The first Hot Air balloon Flight took place on this day in 1783

Walking Stick Walking Stick
Nature Art Nature Art
Earth Day Earth Day

June 6

National Applesauce Cake Day


June 7

Poet Gwendolyn Brooks’ Birthday, 1917

Poetry Pebbles
Magnetic Poetry
Haiku Art

Poetry Pebbles Poetry Pebbles

June 8

Ice Cream first sold in the US, 1786

Make Ice Cream in a Bag
Dairy Free Ice Cream
Pop Art Ice Cream Paintings
Warm Weather Boredom Busters
Ice Cream Stick Dolls

Pop Art Ice Cream Pop Art Ice Cream

June 9

The first US book was copyrighted on this day in 1790
Try this: ► Make an Art Book
Try this: ► Create a storybook


June 10

National YoYo Day


June 11

Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau’s Birthday, 1910
Try this: ► Shoe Fish
Try this: ► Artquarium
Try this: ► Pie Plate Fish
Try this: ► Paper Clay Fish Ornaments


June 12

Magic Day
Try this: ► Make a Magic Wand!

Anne Frank’s Birthday, 1929
Try this: ► Anne Frank Museum (external link)


June 13

Thurgood Marshall was nominated to become the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1967


June 14

Flag Day
Try this: ► Color Flags


June 15

Fly A Kite Day
Try this: ► Paper Bag Kite
Try this: ► Japanese Windsock


June 16

National Fudge Day


June 17

Artist M. C. Escher’s Birthday, 1898


June 18

Picnic Day

The War of 1812 began on this day in 1812


June 19

The Statue of Liberty arrived in the US on this day in 1885


Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

Father’s Day
Father’s Day is a celebration inaugurated in the early twentieth century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and parenting by males, and to honor and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Father’s Day is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide and typically involves gift-giving to fathers and family-oriented activities. Source: Wikipedia

Find lots of fun things to do to celebrate Father’s Day and find great gift ideas for dad too.


June 20

Bald Eagle Day

Ice Cream Soda Day


June 21

First Day of Summer
Try this: ► KinderArt Summer Camp Activities
Try this: ► Warm Weather Boredom Busters
Try this: ► Camping Coloring Pages

National Aboriginal Day (Canada)
Try this: ► Make a Dreamcatcher
Try this: ► Inuit Soap Carving
Try this: ► Norval Morrisseau
Try this: ► Drawing Totems with Glue
Try this: ► Sand Painting


June 22

US Department of Justice Established, 1870


June 23

Jonas Salk tested the Polio vaccine, 1952


June 24

U.F.O. Day (the 1st documented UFO sighting was on this day.)
Try this: ► Make Name Aliens


June 25

Eric Carle’s Birthday
Try this: ► Egg Carton Caterpillar
Try this: ► Little Cloud
Try this: ► Paper Collage
Try this: ► Mister Seahorse Bulletin Board

General Custer’s Last Stand, 1876


June 26

Chocolate Pudding Day
Try this: ► Chocolate Spots
Try this: ► Chocolate Dip Sticks

United Nations Charter signed, 1945


June 27

“Happy Birthday to You” song published, 1924


June 28

Artist Geoff Slater’s Birthday, 1969
Try this: ► Paint like Geoff Slater


June 29

Artist Peter Paul Rubens’ birthday, 1577

Camera Day



Aquarium Month
Try this: ► Shoe Fish
Try this: ► Artquarium

Dairy Month
Try this: ► Cow Doodles
Try this: ► Cow and Barn Coloring Page
Try this: ► On the Farm Coloring Pages

National Adopt-A-Cat Month

National Drive Safe Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
Try this: ► Fruit and Veggie Prints
Try this: ► Fruit and Veggie Paintings
Try this: ► Fruit Kabob Kreations
Try this: ► Yummy Sculpture
Try this: ► Banana Pops Recipe

National Iced Tea Month

National Rose Month

National Safety Month
Try this: ► Safety Bee Coloring Pages
National Tennis Month

Try this: ► Tennis Ball Prints

Turkey Lovers Month
Try this: ► Scrap Paper Turkey
Try this: ► Handprint Turkey
Try this: ► Clay Pot Turkey


The 1st WEEK of JUNE Is…

National Fishing Week
Try this: ► Fishing Coloring Page

The 2nd WEEK of JUNE Is…

National Clay Week

Try this: ► Clay Pinch Pot Animals
Try this: ► Clay Birds
Try this: ► Clay Heads
Try this: ► Gargoyles
Try this: ► KinderClay
Try this: ► Mini Meals
Try this: ► Non-Baking Clay
Try this: ► Oatmeal Clay Dough
Try this: ► Paperclay Fish
Try this: ► Salty Fun Dough
Try this: ► Sawdust Clay Recipes

National Flag Week

National Tennis Week


The 4th WEEK of JUNE Is…

National Camping Week
Try this: ► KinderArt Summer Camp Arts and Crafts
Try this: ► Camping Coloring Pages


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