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Holiday Lesson Plans and Activities Index







This is an index for all of the Holiday articles that have appeared on the Easy Fun School website. Additional articles will be indexed as they appear on the website so if you don’t see something you need, check back again later... or even consider writing one yourself! If you would like to contribute a holiday article, please contact me. I am always interested in what other educators – both home and classroom – are doing for their children.


Donna Lacey Derstine - Winter Sleigh Ride

January Holidays:
National Hobby Month
January 1 – New Year's Day
January 4 – Louis Braille born, 1809
January 15 – Martin Luther King born, 1926
January 18 – A. A. Milne, author of Pooh books, born 1882
January 20 – Inauguration Day
January 27 - Mozart's Birthday

Jamie Carter - Colors of My Heart

February Holidays:
Black History Month
National Wildlife Week, beginning 3rd Sunday
February 2 – Groundhog Day
February 7 – Laura Ingalls Wilder, author, born 1867
February 11 – Thomas Edison born, 1809
February 12 – Abraham Lincoln born, 1809
February 14 – Valentine’s Day
February 15 – Susan B. Anthony born, 1820
Third Monday - Presidents' Day
February 22 – George Washington born, 1732
February 29 – Leap Day, once every four years


Ireland, Kylemore Abbey

March Holidays:
National Nutrition Month
First day of spring (date varies)
March 2 – Dr. Seuss, author, born 1904
March 3 – Alexander Graham Bell born, 1847
March 14 - Pi Day!
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Easter, dates vary


Bette Rowe Pallos - Spring Cottage

April Holidays:
National Humor Month
Easter, dates vary
April 1 – April Fool’s Day
April 3 – Pony Express Service began, 1860
April 12 – Civil War started in 1861
April 22 – Earth Day
April 23 – William Shakespeare born, 1564
April 27 – Samuel Morse born, 1791


Carol Bailey - Pink Spring

May Holidays:
National Music Week, begins first Sunday
Mother’s Day – second Sunday
May 5 – Children’s Day in Japan
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
May 8 – World Red Cross Day
May 30 – first official Memorial Day


A. Naumann - Summer Beach
Summer Beach


June Holidays:
National Dairy Month
Father’s Day – third Sunday
June 6 – Allies invade Europe at Normandy, 1944
June 14 – Flag Day
June 17 – Helen Keller born, 1880
June 28 – World War I begins, 1918


Mary Elizabeth - History of  American Flag
History of American Flag


July Holidays:
National Ice Cream Month
July 4 – Independence Day (USA)
July 7 – World War II began, 1937
July 11 – E.B. White, author, born 1899
July 24 – Amelia Earhart born, 1897
July 28 – Beatrix Potter, author, born 1866
July 30 – Henry Ford born, 1863


August Holidays:
Friendship Day, first Sunday
August 15 – Panama Canal opened, 1914
August 19 – National Aviation Day
August 26 – Women given right to vote, 1920


September Holidays:
Labor Day, date varies
National Hispanic Week, second week
September 2 – Queen Lilliuokalani, las Hawaiian monarch born, 1838
September 14 – Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner”
September 17 – Citizenship Day
September 17 – US Constitution was signed, 1787
September 26 – Johnny Appleseed was born, 1775
September 27 – Native American Day


October Holidays:
Fire Prevention Week, week of the 8th
National Magic Week, 4th week
Fall Celebrations
National Popcorn Month
October 12 – Columbus Day
October 13 – Molly Pitcher born, 1754
October 19 – John Adams born, 1735
October 24 – United Nations Day
October 31 – Halloween


November Holidays:
National Children’s Book Week, third week
Thanksgiving Day, last Thursday
November 2 – Daniel Boone born, 1734
November 3 – Robert Louis Stevenson born, 1850
November 5 - Guy Fawkes Day
November 11 – Veteran’s Day


December Holidays:
Chanukah, date varies
December 5 – Walt Disney born, 1901
December 7 – Pearl Harbor Day
December 10 – Human Rights Day
December 15 – Bill of Rights Day
December 25 – Christmas Day
December 25 – Clara Barton born, 1821

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