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Here’s a fun March activity calendar for preschoolers! Celebrate holidays and special days with books, printables, and hands-on activities.
March is full of fun holidays and learning opportunities that tots and preschoolers are sure to enjoy.
Today, I’ve got another installment of my preschool activity calendar that will help you get your kids ready for spring. This calendar has been updated for 2021!
In March, kids can explore several holidays, read great books, make fun crafts, and more!
I’m looking forward to sharing some great toddler and preschool activities with you.
March Activity Calendar
Print out this month’s tot and preschool activity calendar. Tape it to your refrigerator, or hang it up in your playroom.
Each morning, 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 March’s preschool activity calendar:
March 1: National Pig Day – Celebrate the day by reading If You Give a Pig a Pancake and then making a pig snout out of a Dixie cup and some yarn.
March 6: Dentist’s Day – Eat healthy snacks today. Teach your little ones how to properly brush and floss their teeth. Here are a few hands-on crafts that can help you:
• Make a model of the mouth and brush/floss it.
• Giant model of the mouth to practice with
Cut an apple in half (from side to side not top to bottom) and explore the “star” and seeds inside.
Here’s a fun pack to print out if you want to focus more on apple activities.
March 12: Popcorn Lover’s Day – Have some popcorn for your afternoon snack.
- Popcorn Cupcakes (and a popcorn-themed book list!)
- Birthday Cake Popcorn
- Cinnamon and Sugar Popcorn
- Cookie Monster Popcorn
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day – In the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, let your preschoolers make a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft or STEM activity. They’ll have a blast building a leprechaun trap, as well!
March 19: Poultry Day – Read a book about chickens or turkeys. Then make one or more of these fun poultry-themed crafts:
March 19: 1st Day of Spring – Today is the first day of spring! Take a walk and see how many signs of spring you can spot. Want more fun springtime activities to do with your kids? Check these out:
- Spring Fairies Preschool Learning Pack
- 25 of Our Favorite Children’s Books About Spring
- 25 Springtime Activities to Do Outdoors WITH Your Preschoolers
- Spring Learning Pack for Preschoolers
- 38 Preschool Science Experiments for Spring
- How to Make a Rain Cloud in a Jar
March 22: National Goof Off Day – Take some time to be silly with your preschoolers today. Here are five fun ideas!
March 23: National Puppy Day – Today would be a great day to visit your local animal shelter, and love on some puppies today!
Then, let your kids make this adorable preschool dog craft.
March 25: Waffle Day – Make a waffle bar – complete with sprinkles, whipped cream, etc. Kids will be super excited about breakfast today!
- Cake-Mix Waffles and Waffle Bar Party Planning Tips
- Easy Waffle Bar Party
- How to Make the World’s Easiest Waffle Bar
March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day – What holiday would your preschoolers like to create?
March 30: National Doctor’s Day – Celebrate by eating healthy foods today. Then, sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” to identify body parts that doctors might want to check.
Books to Read This Month
Fill your book basket with a great collection of children’s books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below
The Dandelion Seed – A dandelion can teach much about seeds and seasons and cycles, and the big world that a windblown seed can travel, but it also can make us appreciate the challenges it must overcome
If You Give a Pig a Pancake – If you give a pig a pancake, she’ll want some syrup to go with it. You’ll give her some of your favorite maple syrup, and she’ll probably get all sticky, so she’ll want to take a bath. She’ll ask you for some bubbles. When you give her the bubbles…
The Popcorn Book – What popcorn is, how it’s stored, and how it’s cooked, plus legends and recipes…
More Resources for March
Spark your child’s imagination when you add felt popcorn to your kitchen and/or imaginative play center.
This wooden butterfly puzzle is a great resource to have on hand to promote hand-eye coordination and develop problem-solving skills.
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