Posted by lindamartinandersen on March 2, 2014
“March Is…” by Linda Martin Andersen
“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.
Think: March is…a noun and a verb. Complete these statements: March of __________. March on __________. What book titles can you name for these two open-ended statements? What about spring book titles? Favorite poems about spring?
Look below at what March brings. Research, read, or do something this reminds you of. For example, March is National Craft Month. It’s a windy month and so I decide to make a kite. Since it’s also National Kite Month, I’ll fly it when it’s finished. Now, look at the list of special days and weeks in March. Do something special to remember one or more of these. I hope you’ll share your thoughts here.
American Red Cross Month or Red Cross Month
National Craft Month
National Kite Month (3/29-5/3)
National March Into Literacy Month
National Nutrition Month
Poison Prevention Awareness Month
Sing With Your Child Month
Youth Art Month
Special Weeks in March…
National Cheerleading Week: 1-7
National Write A Letter of Appreciation Week: 1-7
National Pet Sitters Week: 2-8
National Severe Storm Preparedness Week: 2-8
National Words Matter Week: 2-8
National Rattlesnake Roundup: 7-9 (2nd Weekend)
Act Happy Week: 17-23 (Starts on 3rd Monday)
Wildlife Week: 17-23
World Folktales & Fables Week: 17-23
National Cherry Blossom Festival: 20-4/13
Tsunami Awareness Week: 23-29
Special Days in March…
World Compliment Day: 1
Dr. Seuss Day: 2
Princess Day: 3
Cereal Day: 7
World Day of Prayer: 7 (Always First Friday)
Daylight Savings Time Begins: 9 (One hour ahead
*St. Patrick’s Day: 17
Poetry Day: 21
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day: 26
*Thank you Brownie Locks.com for March celebration information. For more, check out: http://www.brownielocks.com/march.html
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