Fun Things to Do in January
Special Days & Holidays to Enrich Your Program
Every month is full of days and weeks to observe and celebrate. Many of those days, like Halloween and Mother's Day, are quite well-known. But others are not so well known. Have you ever heard of Backwards Day? Or Look for Circles Day? Those are days that you and the children in your program can have fun with. Here is a list of well-known special days, but also days that are of special interest to kids for the Month of January.
Each link will also provide you with some crafts, activities or information about that specific special day. What days will you celebrate in your program?
- National Hobby Month – Why not encourage a new hobby with Golf N Games – did you know that Golf is one of America’s favorite hobbies?
- National Book Month
- International Creativity Month
- National Mentoring Month
- It's Okay to Be Different Month
- Reference Book Month
- High-Tech Month
- Reaching Your Potential Month
- Universal Letter Writing Week - January 4-10 (2nd week) – Your students can create fun & beautiful cards using our Savvy Scrapbooking Theme Kit
- Pizza Week - January 4-10 (2nd week) - Use our Chef for a Day Theme Kit and spend time cooking and making fun treats to eat and share. Virtually everything needed for a fun day in the kitchen with yummy results!
- Hot Air Balloon Week - January 18-24 (4th week)
- Junior Achievement Week - January 18-24 (4th week)
- School Choice Week - January 25-31
- January 4 Trivia Day
- January 5 National Bird Day
- January 6 Sherlock Holmes' Birthday
- January 7 Old Rock Day
- January 8 Bubble Bath Day
- January 9 National Static Electricity Day – Science FX offers awesome magnetic gear walls, gigantic marble runs, and glowing spinning top arenas for physics lessons to be remembered!
- January 9 Word Nerd Day
- January 10 Peculiar People Day
- January 12 Museum Day
- January 13 Make Your Dream Come True Day
- January 14 Ratification Day (Treaty of Paris)
- January 16 Appreciate a Dragon Day
- January 17 Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
- January 17 Kid Inventors Day – Students can create unique and inventive cars, scooters, and wheeled contraptions with our Kidnetics Theme Kit!
- January 18 Thesaurus Day
- January 18 Pooh Day
- January 19 Metric System Day
- January 19 International Flower Day
- January 19 Martin Luther King Day – Celebrate different cultures in honor of Dr. King’s dream with our Around the World Theme Kit!
- January 20 Camcorder Day
- January 23 National Handwriting Day
- January 24 National Compliment Day
- January 24 Clashing Clothes Day
- January 26 Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
- January 28 National Kazoo Day – Discover more fun with music with We Rock!. The ultimate in a group rock out session; it’s for video game playing, music loving, and body shaking party people who enjoy a good time!
- January 29 Thomas Paine Day
- January 29 National Puzzle Day
- January 20 Draw a Dinosaur Day
- January 31 Backwards Day
Free Days in the Denver Area
- January 11th & 22nd @ The Denver Zoo
- January 3rd @ The Denver Art Museum
- January 5th @ The Denver Museum of Nature & Science