Monthly Archives: March 2017
April is getting close! The weather's starting to get warmer, the flowers are blossoming and the trees are getting a little less bare!
We have some great events which would be perfect to turn into themed craft or just used for educational purposes.
We look forward to keeping you informed on all the days of interest each month, so you never miss out!
We have a list of, what we thing are, the most fun and educational holidays. Make sure to check it out and click the links to find out more about each day!
April Fool's Day 1st April This day which is also known as All Fool's Day is the perfect day to prank your friends and to celebrate the changing of the seasons! Have a look at the BCreative Pinterest Boards for prime area learning inspiration! Jazz Appreciation Month 1st of April – 1st of May A month dedicated to appreciating all things Jazz. A time to look at the past, the present and the future of Jazz music. Ideas for teachers on how to celebrate this season! National Pet Month 1st April – 1st May This is a month of appreciation for all pets, it is also an opportunity for many organisations and animal lovers to raise money causes which support the well being of animals. www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk International Children's Book Day 2nd April This day marks the birth of Hans Christian Anderson in 1805! So, grab a book because this day is made to inspire a love of reading and call attention to children's books www.ibby.org International Pillow Fight Day 2nd April One of our favourite day out of the whole year! It's aim it to promote conscious celebration in public spaces and replace your face being attached to your phone!
I know I will be going to the one in Brighton! (Brighton's pillow fight will be held outside of the Bucket and Spade café at 2pm.)
pillowfightday.com World Autism Awareness Day 2nd April Autism doesn't have to be limiting and this is a day to truly appreciate that! There are more and more famous bright sparks leading the way such as young genius physicist Jacob Barnett or movie director Tim Burton. It's a day to acknowledge the hard work, love and understanding that it takes to make a change. www.facebook.com/worldautismawarenessday
World Health Day 7th April This day was established in 1948, the year the World Health Organisation was founded. Each year there is a theme, this year it is depression and raising awareness about mental health. http://apps.who.int/depression-campaign-2017/en National Gardening Week 10th – 16th April A time to get green-fingered and promote the healthy wonders of gardening. There isn't a more perfect time to get into the garden and get involved in nature! Have fun building garden borders outside and planting seeds with children. www.nationalgardeningweek.org.uk/ Passover (Jewish) 11th-17th April Passover is one of the most important celebrations in the Jewish calendar. It commemorates the liberation of the Children of Israel out of Egypt, led by Moses. http://bit.ly/passoverjudaism
Russian Cosmonaut Day
12th April On this day in 1961 Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, aboard Vostok 1. He spent 108 minutes in space orbiting the earth once. This marked the beginning of the space race! bbc.co.uk International Moment of Laughter Day 14th April Another wonderful day that we love! Izzy Gesell (Humorologist) wanted to share the benefits of laughter so he initiated this day. Laughter relieves stress, influences positive thinking and relationships. Laughter can even defuse resistance to change and build self confidence. http://bit.ly/1R6ONVC Easter Sunday 16th April Happy Easter! Today should be filled with egg hunts and chocolate. This Christian holiday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. there are also so many fun crafting possibilities for this holiday! http://bit.ly/funeastercrafts International Jugglers Day 18th April This day was originally established mid 1980s by the International Jugglers' Association. This day we celebrate the act of juggling which takes a lot of skill! www.juggle.org Earth Day 22nd April Celebrate Earth Day and make a difference to the planet. Established in 1970, this day raises consciousness and action in environmental global issues. Make sure to get involved with some of the activities on the Earth day website. www.earthday.org
World Penguin Day
25th April World Penguin Day is the day the native Antarctic penguins start their annual migration northward. http://www.isfoundation.com/news/celebrate-world-penguin-day Allergy Awareness week 25th April – 1st May A week to raise awareness of different varieties of allergies and to promote well-being for those who suffer. www.allergyuk.org/other-ways-to-help/give-a-car St George’s Day 23rd April St George is the patron saint of England. The medieval legend of St George the crusader and the dragon are widely known and still told today. www.stgeorgesday.com Shakespeare Day 23rd April This marks the date of William Shakespeare's birthday! He was an English Poet, Playwright and Actor. Born in 1564 and died in 1616. shakespeareweek.org.uk World Stationary Day 27th April On World Stationary Day we celebrate the power of the written word. In an increasing digital world let's not loose the skill of writing! Make sure to check out our stationary in our shop! worldstationeryday.com
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International Astronomy Day 29th April This event was started in 1973 by Doug Berger, the president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California. Hopefully the skies will be clear so we can fully appreciate the beauty of the stars! https://www.astroleague.org/al/astroday/astrodayform.html