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Can you believe a brand new year is just a few days away?
I can’t, either! With the beginning of January comes the start of a brand new series here on the blog. This year, I will be creating an activity calendar designed specifically for your toddlers and preschoolers.
Each month, the activities will feature seasonal activities as well as fun learning opportunities. I’ll also highlight monthly obscure (and not so obscure) holidays for you to celebrate with your little ones.
January Activity Calendar
Print out the calendar. Tape it to your refrigerator, or hang it up in the playroom. Then, each day, check the calendar for a new activity. If there is no activity listed, let your child choose a fun activity to do.
Here are some links and ideas to help you complete the activities on January’s calendar:
- January 5: National Bird Day ~ This past summer, I created a bird unit study that would be perfect to explore on this day. Explore the hands-on activities, choose a book from the list, and be sure to print out the printable I created.
- January 10: Snowflake Tortillas ~ Kids will have a blast turning ordinary tortillas into edible snowflakes!
- January 15: National Hat Day ~ Today is the perfect day to read Caps for Sale to your preschoolers while you both wear your favorite hats!
- January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday ~ Introduce your preschooler to Martin Luther King, Jr. with a beginner biography.
- January 18: A. A. Milne’s Birthday ~ Celebrate A. A. Milne’s birthday by watching and reading books about Winnie the Pooh and his friends!
- January 20: Penguin Awareness Day ~ There’s a lot of fun to had today as you celebrate Penguin Awareness Day. Read books about penguins. Set up some fun penguin crafts and activities. Encourage your little ones to waddle and slide like penguins.
- January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day ~ Have your tots and preschoolers gather their belongings like little squirrels. Can they munch on nuts today? Fill your book basket with books about squirrels.
- January 29: Make bird seed ornaments for your backyard friends. Here are several different kinds of bird feeders you and the kids can make.
Get your January Activity Calendar.
Enhance your monthly activities with these books:
- My Nest is Best by P. D. Eastman
- Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
- My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marion Dane Bauer
- Winnie the Pooh books
- Penguin books
- Squirrel books
Add these learning tools to your activities this month:
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