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Teaching in March: What Elementary Teachers Need to Know in 2024

The secret to teaching in March and keeping students engaged and learning is integrating holidays and special days into your instruction. There are so many holidays and special days in March to celebrate with your elementary students. Some of the more popular ones are Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, Holi, Harmony Day, the Iditarod, Spring Equinox, and Mardi Gras. You’ll find the full list of March events, holidays, and special days teachers can celebrate and use as teaching topics and themes below!

March teaching ideas

March Holidays and Special Days

As you starting brainstorming March teaching ideas, add these March holidays and special days to your teacher planner.

Month-Long March Events

Below are month-long March events you can use as topics and themes for teaching in March.

Women’s History Month Activities

We celebrate Women’s History Month during the month of March. It recognizes some of the world’s most amazing women and their incredible contributions and achievements made in American History. This month celebrates the history of many famous and important women leaders and activists. Some examples are Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Harriet Tubman, and Malala Yousafzai. This is the perfect time to explore American history and teach your students about these empowering and powerful women who made a difference in the world. Check out the activities below that you can use for this special month!

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March Holidays

Below are March holidays you can use as topics and themes for teaching in March.

Ramadan Activities

Ramadan is a muslim holiday. It is celebrated on a different date in April every year starting at sundown and ends in late April or early March, depending on the year. Ramadan is a celebration of religion, prayer, and community and is known for being celebrated by muslims fasting for a month. This is the perfect time to educate your students on this holiday while teaching them about different cultures, holidays and traditions to celebrate everyone in your classroom community while also celebrating Ramadan! Check out the related resources below!

St. Patrick’s Day Activities

St. Patrick’s Day is an Irish holiday that we celebrate on March 17th every year! This Irish holiday celebrates Saint Patrick bringing Christianity to Ireland but also celebrates Irish culture and heritage. People celebrate St. Patrick’s day by wearing green, four leaf clovers, gold, and dressing like a leprechaun! This is the perfect time to have your students make leprechaun traps the night before the holiday and celebrate St Patrick’s day with a fun Irish party! There are so many fun teaching ideas that you can use with this topic in March! Check out the activities below that you can use for this holiday!

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Holi Activities

The Indian calendar determines Holi’s date and changes every year. It is normally celebrated in March of the Gregorian Calendar, but occasionally occurs in late February! This holiday is observed on the last full moon day of Purnima of the month of Falgun, 12th Hindu calendar month. Holi is a Hindu holiday that welcomes spring and is known as a festival full of color and happiness meant to be a time for new beginnings and a fresh start! During this celebration, colored paint called gulal is thrown in the air and people get covered in rainbow powder! This is the perfect day to explore and learn about this fun holiday through videos and showing pictures in your classroom about the fun festivity! Check out the activities below that you can use for this holiday!

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Harmony Day in Australia Activities

Harmony Day in Australia was first celebrated in 1999. It is now celebrated on March 21st annually in Australia and worldwide! Australia was once a divided society with racism and hate which led to a study enforced by the Australian government. This study resulted in a conclusion stating that there is a need for people to live in harmony, later resulting in the holiday known as Harmony Day! This holiday was created to celebrate diversity, unity, respect, peace and harmony within communities all over the world. This is the perfect day to explore this topic with your class and encourage students to be respectful and kind to all learners and friends in their classroom! Check out the activities below that you can use for this holiday!

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Author’s Birthdays in March

Below are week-long March events you can use as topics and themes for teaching in March.

Jessica Kensky’s Birthday (3/1) Activities

Jessica Kensky’s birthday is March 1st. She is a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost her left leg below the knee and later sadly had to have her right leg amputated. Jessica Kensky is a superhuman and an inspiration. She never gives up and keeps on living her life to the fullest. Along with being so strong and being able to persevere through life’s challenges, Kensky wrote a children’s book called Rescue and Jessica which is the story of her and her dog Rescue who is an important furry friend in her life. Check out the related resources below!

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Susan Stevens Crummel’s Birthday (3/1) Activities

Susan Stevens Crummel is a children’s book illustrator born on March 3, 1949. Some of Susan Stevens Crummel’s most popular children’s picture books include The Donkey Egg, The Great Fuzz Frenzy, Little Good Wolf and Help Me Mr. Mutt! Check out the related resources below!

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Dav Pilkey’s Birthday (3/4) Activities

Dav Pilkey is an American author, illustrator and cartoonist born on March 4, 1966. You may know Dav Pilkey for his iconic children’s books Dog Man, Cat Kid Comic Club and his most well known series… Captain Underpants! Check out the book companion activities below that you can use when you read aloud one of his books!

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Peggy Rathmanns’ Birthday (3/4) Activities

Peggy Rathmann is an American children’s book author and illustrator born on March 4, 1953. Peggy Rathmann is known for her popular children’s books such as Officer Buckle and Gloria. Check out the related resources below!

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Kelly Dipucchios’ Birthday (3/7) Activities

Kelly Dipucchio is an American children’s book author born on March 7, 1967. Kelly Dipucchio is known for her adorable picture books such as Gaston, Grace for President, and The Sandwich Swap! Check out the related resources and Kelly Dipucchio’s popular children’s books below!

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Ezra Jack Keats’ Birthday (3/11) Activities

Ezra Jack Keats is an American author and illustrator born on March 11, 1916. You may know Ezra Jack Keats for his children’s literature such as The Snowy Day, Peter’s Chair, and Whistle for Willie. Check out the book companion activities below that you can use when you read aloud one of his books!

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Peter H. Reynolds’ Birthday (3/16) Activities

Peter H. Reynolds is a Canadian author and illustrator born on March 16, 1961. You may know Peter H. Reynolds for his children’s books The Dot, Ish, The World Collector, and the Judy Moody books! Check out the book companion activities below that you can use when you read aloud one of his books!

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Bill Martin Jr’s Birthday (3/20) Activities

Bill Martin Jr. is an American author born on March 20, 1916. He is very well-known for writing many classic children’s picture books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? These are very popular picture books known for their repetition and rhythm which young learners love! Consider reading aloud one of Bill Martin Jr.’s popular children’s books!

Kenard Pak’s Birthday (3/20) Activities

Kenard Pak is an award-winning children’s book illustrator born on March 20th! Kenard Pak is known for his beautiful and colorful illustrations in children’s picture books like Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter, and Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring. Check out the related resources and Kenard Pak’s popular children’s books below!

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Kate DiCamillo’s Birthday (3/25) Activities

Kate DiCamillo is an American author born on March 25, 1964. You may know Kate DiCamillo for her children’s fictional novels like Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane, and The Tiger Rising. Check out the book companion activities below that you can use when you read aloud one of her books!

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Julie Danneberg’s Birthday (3/20) Activities

Julie Danneberg is an award-winning children’s book author born on March 26, 1958. She is known for her relatable children’s books such as Picture Day Jitters, Last Day Blues, Big Test Jitters, and Valentine’s Day Jitters! These picture books help children recognize their feelings and understand that it’s totally normal to feel nervous before a big test or time of transition. Check out the related resources below!

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Ame Dyckman’s Birthday (3/27) Activities

Ame Dyckman is a children’s book author born on March 27th! You may know Ame Dyckman for her picture books Boy + Bot, Horrible Bear, You Don’t Want a Unicorn!, and Wolfie the Bunny! Check out the book companion activities below that you can use when you read aloud one of her books!

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Doreen Cronin’s Birthday (3/28) Activities

Doreen Cronin is an American author born on March 28, 1966! You may know Doreen Cronin for her catchy children’s books such as Click clack Moo, Giggle Giggle Quack, Diary of a Worm, and Dooby Dooby Moo. Check out the book companion activities below that you can use when you read aloud one of her books!

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Brendan Wenzel’s Birthday (3/29) Activities

Brendan Wenzel is a children’s book author and illustrator born on March 29th. He is known for his animal picture books such as They All Saw A Cat, A Stone Sat Still, Hello Hello, Life, Inside Cat, Some Bugs, Every Dreaming Creature and Some Pets. Consider reading aloud one of these stories on this day!

March Special Days

Below are special days in March that you can use as topics and themes for teaching in March.

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (3/1) Activities  

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day is celebrated on March 1st every year in the United States. This is a day dedicated to the creamy and multiple use spread that goes great with chocolate, apples, and crackers! Today is the perfect day to acknowledge National Peanut Butter Lovers Day in your classroom… but be careful of your nut allergy friends who might not be able to celebrate this day and won’t want to feel left out! Maybe celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Day with sun butter as an alternative (still so creamy and delicious!).

National Pig Day (3/1) Activities

National Pig Day is celebrated on March 1st every year! This is a day dedicated to celebrating the animals who love to roll around in mud! This is the perfect day to read a pig read-aloud, watch a pig documentary, or watch the classic pig movie Charlotte’s Web. Check out the related resources below!

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Mardi Gras Activities 

Mardi Gras is a holiday which takes place in either late February or early March celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday every year. This holiday literally translates to Fat Tuesday and is a carnival and festival celebration that marks the beginning of the pre-Lenten or the start of Christian fasting. People celebrate Mardi Gras with food, parades and wear beads and this is the perfect day to explore the history of this holiday in your classroom!

Read Across America Day (3/2) Activities 

Schools around the United States celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2nd every year. This is a national day created to motivate kids to read and encourage them to find genres they like so they can enjoy reading stories on their own time! This is the perfect day to have an outdoor reading day where students can read a book of their choosing and sit outside (weather permitting) to celebrate Read Across America Day!

World Wildlife Day (3/3) Activities

World Wildlife Day is celebrated on March 3rd every year in the United states. This celebration is to honor and respect all of the world’s animals such as land and sea creatures and appreciate how incredible they all are! This is the perfect day to explore and learn more about some incredible animals that live all around the world as a class to celebrate World Wildlife Day! There are so many fun teaching ideas that you can use with this topic in March! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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National Grammar Day (3/4) Activities

National Grammar Day is celebrated on March 4th every year in the United States. This is a day dedicated to grammar and encourages people to learn how to correctly write, speak and even read! This is the perfect day for a grammar lesson in your classroom and to emphasize how important correct use of grammar is when it comes to the many forms of communication.

National Day of Unplugging (3/4) Activities 

National Day of Unplugging is celebrated on March 4th or the first weekend in March in the United States every year. This is a day dedicated to taking a break from your phone, tablet, computer, or television and to live life outside of your device! People are so connected to technology. We need a day to unplug. Today is the perfect day to encourage your students to get outside and avoid using their devices for one day! Make it a fun competition to celebrate National Day of Unplugging and to promote being active!

The Iditarod (3/5) Activities  

The Iditarod is celebrated on March 5th every year. It is an annual race where dogs pull sleds on snow and compete against each other! This 938 mile race takes place in the Alaskan wilderness. It’s so difficult that some dogs don’t make it to the finish line due to injury or even death. This is a good day to teach your students about this well-known race and the history of it. Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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National Cereal Day (3/7) Activities

National Cereal Day is celebrated on March 7th every year to celebrate and appreciate the yummy and quick breakfast option! Cereal comes in a variety of brands, flavors, and textures including some classics such as Lucky Charms, Cheerios, Chex, Cocoa Puffs, and Captain Crunch! This is the perfect day for a class cereal party where the class can eat their favorite cereal for breakfast and sample some new brands and flavors. You can also use the cereal as math manipulatives to create arrays, graph data, and add.

International Women’s Day (3/8) Activities 

International Women’s Day occurs on March 8th every year. It is a day to celebrate incredible women all over the world. Many incredible female individuals have made a difference and a huge impact on the world through politics, history, sports, and those are just a few categories to note! This is the perfect day to acknowledge all the incredible women that work at your school and inspire the little girls in your class! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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National Meatball Day (3/9) Activities 

National Meatball Day is celebrated on March 9th and is a day dedicated to… meatballs! This day celebrates the yummy food that goes great with spaghetti and is a household favorite in many cultures! This is a perfect day to explore the history of the meatball and maybe even have spaghetti and meatballs for a class lunch party to celebrate National Meatball Day! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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Harriet Tubman’s Birthday (3/10) Activities 

Harriet Tubman’s Birthday is March 10, 1913 and is celebrated on March 10th every year to recognize her incredible actions and bravery! Harriet Tubman is an anti-slavery activist who was born into slavery but escaped! Tubman was not a selfish individual and wanted to help others escape the horrible life they were living. She used the Underground Railroad to rescue around 70 people! This is the perfect day to educate your students about the importance of Harriet Tubman through read alouds, videos and activities. 

National Pack Your Lunch Day (3/10) Activities

National Pack Your Lunch Day is celebrated on March 10th every year. This is a day dedicated to packing your own lunch and bringing your favorite homemade meal or sandwich to school or work! This is the perfect day to encourage your students the night before March 10th to go home and pack their own special lunch for school to celebrate National Pack Your Lunch Day. You can have your class eat their special lunch that they packed during a classroom lunch party!

National Plant a Flower Day (3/12) Activities 

Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day on March 12th. It’s a special day that is celebrated every year in the United States. This is a day to encourage people to go outside and plant a flower in their yard, or help garden your town to spread color and positivity! Today is the perfect day to gift your students with flower seeds and have them bring them home so they can plant their own individual flower to celebrate National Plant a Flower Day with their family! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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K9 Veterans Day (3/13) Activities

K9 Veterans Day is celebrated on March 13th every year and is a day dedicated to honoring our incredible dog heroes who put their lives at risk when going to work everyday. These dogs have served since World War II and deserve to be thanked and acknowledged for their hard work and dedication to this country! This is the perfect day to learn about some of these special K9’s stories along with writing a thank you note as a class or donating dog toys, treats or food to honor and thank these furry friends!

March Madness Activities

March Madness is the start of the Division 1 college basketball tournament in the United States, which occurs every year during the third week of March. This is a very popular TV event where people all around the U.S. watch the best players in college basketball compete in the single-elimination tournament for their school to win the winning title. This is a popular sports betting tournament where people create brackets to predict who’s going to win each game, so this is the perfect time to incorporate this idea in your classroom! Student’s can create their own March Madness bracket, along with incorporating this idea into an educational lesson about predicting, organization, and the math behind it! You can also create a bulletin board with a bracket on it and have students vote each day which book is their favorite in order to pick your next read aloud. There are so many ways to incorporate March Madness or even just basketball into your classroom during this exciting time for many basketball loving learners! Check out the related resources below!

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Daylight Savings (3/13) Activities

Daylight Savings takes place in March every year with varying dates. It is the day when the clocks advance one hour so that summer time afternoons become longer and brighter! This begins at 2:00 AM. All automatic clocks go back an hour. Physical clocks, on the other hand, need to be adjusted to the new time. This is the perfect day to educate your students on Daylight Savings and why all the clocks just randomly changed when they woke up for school!

Pi Day (3/14) Activities

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th every year. It is a celebration of the math constant known as pi, 3.141596…, or π. Many people eat pie as a dessert on this day. March 14th is the chosen day for this annual event because the first three digits in pi are 3.14 and March 14 is also written as 3/14! Pi Day is the perfect day to celebrate math in your classroom while also eating the yummy and delicious desert known as pie!

International Day of Mathematics (3/14) Activities

International Day of Mathematics is celebrated on March 14th and is just another name for pi day! On this day people celebrate math, specifically the mathematical function known as pi, 3.141596, or π. This is the perfect day to eat pie while doing some math and  to encourage your students to celebrate and enjoy math and understand the importance of it!

National Shoe the World Day (3/15) Activities

Celebrate National Shoe the World Day on March 15th. It is a day that brings attention to the importance of shoes, while also bringing up the issue of poverty where many people can’t afford shoes. Shoes are protectants for our feet and are so important to keep us safe and healthy, while also being a great and fun everyday accessory. This is the perfect day to have your students wear their favorite shoes to school and teach them about the importance of National Shoe The World day. Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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National Panda Day (3/16) Activities

National Panda Day is celebrated on March 16th every year and a day dedicated to pandas! Pandas are adorable, soft, white and black colored bears who are one of the world’s most endangered animals. This is the perfect day to explore the life of panda bears with your students while also teaching them the importance of helping save our endangered wildlife. Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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International Global Recycling Day (3/18) Activities

International Global Recycling Day occurs every year on March 18th! This is a day dedicated to promoting the idea and the importance of recycling around the world and to encourage people to start being more eco-friendly! Recycling helps our planet and some helpful things you can do to celebrate International Global Recycling Day in your classroom is to watch a video, read aloud a book about recycling, or even go on a class walk and pick up trash like plastic bottles to recycle! Another great International Global Recycling Day activity would be to reuse a plastic bottle and make it into a plant holder for each kid to bring home and watch their little plant grow! Students will see the importance of recycling and will think more about their trash and if they can reduce, reuse or recycle it! Check out the related resources below!

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International Read to Me Day (3/19) Activities

Celebrate International Read to Me Day on March 19th. It is a day to encourage adults, parents, teachers and guardians to read to their children! Reading aloud to children is one of the most beneficial activities you can do and studies show that students who are read to 3-4 times a week are 6 months ahead of students getting read to only once or twice a week! This is the perfect day to read a book to your class and encourage parents and guardians to start their own night read aloud traditions!

National Poultry Day (3/19) Activities

National Poultry Day occurs on March 19th every year! This is a day to appreciate the birds raised for their meat and eggs and acknowledge the importance of poultry. Some common birds included in this category are turkey, ducks, geese, and the most popular is chicken! This is the perfect day to read aloud books with animal characters that fall within this category.

Spring Equinox (3/20) Activities

Spring Equinox is March 20th. It is the first day of spring (in the Northern Hemisphere). The Spring Equinox is when the sun’s rays hit the Earth’s equator before crossing into the Northern Hemisphere, meaning that the northern hemisphere is starting to experience spring while the southern hemisphere is starting to experience fall. This is the perfect time to educate your students on the significance of the Spring Equinox and encourage them to explore the fascinating astronomical events that also occur when the seasons change! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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World Down Syndrome Day (3/21) Activities  

World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on March 21st every year. It is a day to celebrate the amazingness and uniqueness of people with down syndrome! The cause for down syndrome is due to an extra chromosome which often changes an individual’s mental and physical appearance. This is the perfect day to create an awareness about down syndrome while also celebrating these incredible individuals!

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World Water Day (3/22) Activities

Celebrate World Water Day on March 22nd. It is a day to appreciate water! This annual holiday helps people appreciate natural and needed resources like water that many people don’t have access to. This is the perfect day to help your students realize how lucky they are to have access to freshwater while also raising awareness to the global water crisis and the millions of people struggling to have access to water, which is a necessity to live.

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National Puppy Day (3/23) Activities  

Celebrate National Puppy Day on March 23rd. National Puppy Day appreciates the overload of cuteness while also bringing awareness to the many puppies who don’t have a home and live in a shelter. This is the perfect day for a show and tell to let students volunteer and share a photograph of their current puppy or their dog when they were a puppy! Students who don’t have a pet can share their dream puppy and the class can come together to celebrate National Puppy Day! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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Wear a Hat Day (3/25) Activities

Wear a Hat Day is a national day that encourages people to wear a fun hat while also acting as a fundraiser to raise money for a cure for brain cancer. This event specifically occurs in the UK but can be celebrated all over the world as a fun excuse to wear your favorite silly hat, or to spread awareness for an important cause. This is the perfect day to encourage your class to wear their favorite hat to school to celebrate Wear a Hat Day and then educate them on the reason behind this special hat day. Check out the related resources below!

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Purple Day (3/26) Activities  

Purple Day is celebrated on March 26th. It is a day dedicated to the beautiful color purple, while also bringing awareness and supporting epilepsy. The color purple is associated with epilepsy which is a scary disorder which causes seizures to randomly occur. Purple day is the perfect moment to educate your students on epilepsy and encourage them to wear the color purple to school to spread awareness! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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National Scribble Day (3/27) Activities

National Scribble Day takes place on March 27th every year in the U.S. This day celebrates creativity and art while encouraging everyone to use art as a way to spread positivity and kindness! This is the perfect day to read the book I’m not Just a Scribble to your class and then let them take a moment to doodle, scribble and draw something fun to celebrate National Scribble Day! Check out the related resources below!

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World Theater Day (3/27) Activities

World Theater Day takes place on March 27th every year! This is a theater appreciation day where we recognize the incredible talent that actors and actresses have in order for plays and movies to succeed and be entertaining! These individuals have to memorize their lines and perform with expression and emotion which is not something everyone can succeed at! This is the perfect day to go on a class field trip to the high school auditorium where the plays happen and maybe even have the high schoolers perform a little skit or play to celebrate World Theater Day!

National Little Red Wagon Day Activities

National Little Red Wagon Day occurs on the last Wednesday of March every year. This is a day dedicated to celebrating and appreciating the iconic little red wagons that almost every individual can connect to their childhood! Little red wagons are a popular toy that students can write about in the form of a narrative, informational, or opinion writing piece!

National Doctors Day (3/30) Activities  

Celebrate National Doctors Day on March 30th. It is a day to celebrate the world’s doctors for all that they do! Doctors, surgeons, physicians, eye doctors, the list goes on… but they all take care of us and deserve a day of acknowledgement! This is the perfect day to explore the healthcare profession with your students through videos and books. You could also have your class write thank you cards to send to a local doctors office! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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National Pencil Day (3/30) Activities  

National Pencil Day is celebrated on March 30th. It is a day dedicated to the iconic writing tool with a built in eraser! Pencils have a long history and once invented, became one of the world’s most beneficial inventions! Today is the perfect day to learn about the history of pencils with your students while also giving them their own special pencil to help celebrate the national day! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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National Crayon Day (3/31) Activities 

Celebrate National Crayon Day on March 31st. It is a day dedicated to the colorful little writing tools that help bring drawings to life! Crayons are a very useful invention and have a variety of colors used to create beautiful and colorful art pieces. This is the perfect day to explore the history of the invention of crayons. You could let your students use crayons to color an activity or worksheet! There are so many fun teaching ideas that you can use with this topic in March! Check out the activities below that you can use to recognize this special day!

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