Celebrate January With Your Kids

Friday, December 28, 2012 posted by Joan
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Celebrate the new year and special days in January with your children. Help your kids learn about our celebrations, customs and history through fun activities. Here are some suggested activities for January:

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is a day for family gatherings, parades and sporting events. It’s the perfect time to discuss goal setting with your kids.  Talk about making reasonable new year’s resolutions.

Jan. 11 – Amelia Earhart Day
In 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo across the pacific. Honor this American hero by visiting your nearest science museum or hands-on science center with your children.

Jan. 17 – Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday
Research Ben Franklin’s top 5 inventions with your kids. Visit your local library to find children’s books about Franklin’s inventions and contributions.

Jan. 20 – Inauguration Day
Your kids can find photos of the new president in magazines.  They can make a collage from the photos and write a caption for each.

Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr Day
Plan a birthday party for Martin Luther King Jr.  Part of his legacy is including people of all races and nationalities.  Include children and foods from different cultures. Play a trivia game based on his contributions to our country,

Jan. 26 – Australia Day
Australia’s holiday to look back proudly on their achievements and celebrate the prospect of a successful future.  This is a perfect opportunity for a history and geography lesson about Australia

Enjoy January with your kids. Remember to acknowledge special occasions. Send clever birthday greetings, anniversary wishes and inspirational greetings to family and friends.

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