March Activities for Kids

On the March: A Month-Long Calendar of Activities

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There are so many themes and special days in March that it presents a great learning opportunity for your kids. Here’s the list, with many suggested activities to go with each theme, holiday or special day!

March is:

  • National Craft Month
  • Women's History Month
  • American Red Cross Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • Kite Month
  • Frozen Food Month
  • Help Someone See Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • International Listening Awareness
  • Noodle Month
  • Non-Fiction Reading; Writing Month
  • Nutrition Month
  • Optimism Month
  • Poetry Month
  • Play the Recorder Month

March Holidays and Special Days to Celebrate

March 1: Peanut Butter Lover's Day

March 2: Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America Day

March 3: National Anthem Day and Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday

March 4: Hug a G.I. Day

  • You may not be able to hug a soldier, but you can help save a military family some money! 

March 5: Parachute invented

March 6: Oreo Cookies Invented and National Frozen Food Day

March 8: Be Nasty Day

March 8: International (Working) Women's Day

March 9: Panic Day
March 10: Middle Name Pride Day

March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day:

  • Though Johnny Chapman, also known as "Johnny Appleseed," was born on September 26, it is thought that he died on March 11, 1845. Thus, there are two days of celebration.

March 11: Worship of Tools Day

March 12: Girl Scouts Day and Plant a Flower Day

March 13: Ear Muff Day

March 13: Jewel Day

March 14: Learn about Butterflies Day and Pi Day

March 15: Everything You Think is Wrong Day; Ides of March and Incredible Kid Day

March 16: Everything You Do is Right Day; Freedom of Information Day and National Quilting Day

March 17: Saint Patrick's Day

March 18: Supreme Sacrifice Day

March 19: Poultry Day

March 20: International Earth Day and Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

March 21: Fragrance Day

March 22: National Goof Off Day

  • It may not be a day to completely put aside what you need to do, but it's a good day to let your child make a few mistakes and learn from them. Parents my observe by goofing off from making dinner and order pizza instead!

March 23: Near Miss Day
March 24: National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

  • This sounds like a good day to learn how to make chocolate covered raisins with your child. It may be messy, but the end result is bound to be yummy.
  • March 25: Pecan Day and Waffle Day
  • Why not combine these two days and spend the morning practicing measuring and cooking in the kitchen while you and your child make pecan waffles for breakfast?

March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
March 27: National "Joe" Day
March 28: Something on a Stick Day
March 29: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day and Smoke and Mirrors Day

  • Wouldn't it be ideal if you had a local business that sold magic tricks today? If not, then find another business to support, and then teach your child some great kid-friendly magic tricks to celebrate Smoke and Mirrors day.

March 30: National Doctor's Day and I am in Control Day

  • It's a good day to make a homemade stethoscope to learn a little more about the doctor's tools today. As for being in control, why not help your child make a goal board and learn to set goals of his own?

March 31: Bunsen Burner Day


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