Best Fun Holidays To Have With The Kids
We absolutely love to have holiday fun in our homeschool, and we have broken the main holidays into separate sections on the menu at the top. But these fun holidays are just extra days that we also celebrate in our homeschool.
These holidays are just as important to us, especially as we homeschool (it breaks up the core curriculum!).
The days we have covered here are (in date order):
- Chinese New Year
- Martin Luther King Jr Day
- 100th Day of School
- Black History Month
- Groundhog Day
- Super Bowl
- Mardi Gras
- Presidents Day
- Women’s History Month
- St David’s Day
- World Book Day
- PI Day
- April Fools Day
- Earth Day
- St George’s Day
- Arbor Day
- Star Wars Day
- Cinco de Mayo
- Mother’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Platinum Jubilee
- Father’s Day
- Independence Day
- Back to School
- Labor Day
- Grandparents Day
- Roald Dahl Day
- Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Columbus Day
- Bonfire Night
- Veterans Day
- St Andrew’s Day
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Make sure you never miss another fun holiday and download our free 2023 printable monthly calendar with all of the holidays listed.
The Chinese New Year in 2023 falls on January 22nd, but this changes each year depending on the full moon. So it will be sometime between January and February each year.
Learn more about the Chinese New Year and have fun with our free Chinese Zodiac coloring pages for kids.
Have fun unscrambling these lunar new year words with our free Chinese New Year word scramble.
Younger children will love playing this Chinese New Year matching game.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored each year on the third Monday of January. This is a great time to look into his amazing accomplishments and see how much he has changed the lives of so many. I have put together over 30 different resources that we will use in our homeschool.
Have fun on Martin Luther King Jr Day with our free Martin Luther King Jr word search.
Celebrate the 100th day of school with our fun free printable. Including 8 writing prompts and a classroom discussion.
After studying the life of Martin Luther King Jr in January we wanted to dive deeper into Black History month activities for February.
There are over 35 resources lots of these are free.
February celebrates black history month. We have put together 10 of the most famous black inventors in this coloring printable.
Have fun during black history month with our free black history word search printable.
Kids young and old can have fun with these free Black History Month word scramble puzzles.
Will spring be here soon? Find out on February 2nd and have fun with our free Groundhog Day coloring pages.
Have fun learning about the groundhog with our free life cycle worksheets. Perfect for kids in grades 2-5.
Learn all about how Groundhog Day started with our free coloring pages.
Have fun with our free Super Bowl LVII word search puzzle in 2023.
Have some educational fun with football words with our fun and free Super Bowl word scramble
Ok, so Mardi Grass is connected to Easter, in fact, it takes place 47 days before Easter. So the date changes every year. In 2023 however, Mardi Gras will take place on February 21st, 2023.
Learn more about this fun holiday and download our free Mardi Gras coloring pages.
Have fun this February with our colorful Mardi Gras word scramble printable.
Learn more words with our free Mardi Gras word search
President's Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in February. This George Washington activity pack is aimed at lower elementary-aged students and is great for both school and homeschool.
These George Washington's worksheets are aimed at kindergarten students and are great for both school and homeschool.
Learn all about the US presidents with our free President's Day coloring pages, including all 46 Presidents.
Unscramble these presidential words with our free word scramble puzzle.
Learn all about the US presidents with our free President's memory game. There are a number of ways you can play this matching game, and it is a great way to learn about them.
Learn all about the US Presidents with these fictional and non fiction books perfect for kids of all ages. Use these with the free coloring pages above.
If I were President for the day I would.... This is such a fun worksheet to do with upper elementary and middle school aged children.
Women's History Month is celebrated around the world in March.
Learn all about these 15 inspirational women from the world of science.
St David's Day is celebrated on March 1st, St David is the Patron Saint of Wales and I have created 9 free coloring pages for you to enjoy.
PI Day is March 14th (3.14), we have put together a free PI Day activity pack for you to have fun with on this mathematical day.
Have fun this March 14th with our free Pi Day Scavenger hunt printable and find 15 objects all beginning with Pi.
The spring season is between March 20th and June 21st. Create some lifelong memories with our free spring handprint art.
Learn all about Ramadan which starts on March 22nd, 2023 and will last until April 21st, 2023. Download our free Ramadan coloring pages today.
Have fun on April Fools Day with these fun writing prompts.
Play our free matching game on April 1st with our free printable
Have fun learning all about the environment on April 22nd, Earth Day.
We have many free printables including scavenger hunts, color-in bookmarks, and much more.
St George's Day is celebrated on April 23rd and he is the Patron Saint of England. Print out our 6 George and the Dragon coloring sheets.
Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April in the United States. Have fun with our tree scavenger hunt and learn about all of the different trees.
May the Fourth be with you! Star Wars Day is celebrated on May 4th! Celebrate with our free printable games, cards, and even some educational fun!
Celebrate May fifth with our fun and free printables.
Have fun on Mother's Day with our free printables including coloring cards, scavenger hunts, word scrambles, and much more.
Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May and honors the men and women who died while serving the US military.
Download our free Memorial Day coloring pages.
There are 15 vocabulary words to find in our free Memorial Day word search. The kids need to search forwards, backwards, up, down, and diagonally to find these words!
Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II 70 years on the throne with our free platinum jubilee coloring pages.
Celebrate Juneteenth with our free Juneteenth coloring pages, there are 6 color by number pages to print out and learn about this historical day.
Have fun creating special keepsakes with your preschoolers this summer. These 10 free summer handprint art templates are a great way to make wonderful memories that will last a life time.
Let's celebrate Dad on the third Sunday in June.
We have lots of free printables and gift guides just for fathers.
Who doesn't enjoy a good 4th of July word scramble! This is aimed at upper elementary through to adults.
Some of the words can be quite tricky to unscramble so I have included an answer sheet for you too.
Be on the lookout with our free 4th of July scavenger hunt printable. This is a perfect way to entertain the kids this holiday.
These July 4th word search printables are so much fun. There are 2 different levels, one for lower elementary-aged children and another for older children.
The vocabulary words are the same, but one is definitely harder.
Get creative with the best 4th of July crafts for kids. There are over 40 crafts for kids aged 2-14.
Have some good old traditional fun with our 4th of July games everyone in the family will love. Perfect when you have friends and family over.
The kids go back to school normally in the month of August. Download our free comic themed first day of homeschool sign and celebrate.
This can also be used for public school children!
If you are looking for a fun first day of homeschool check out our top tips. Including free printables to enjoy.
Hide all of the stationary this year with our homeschool scavenger hunt! This is a great first day of homeschool game to play.
Celebrate with our favorite first day of homeschool printables. The first day back to school should be a fun day the best way to ease kids back into a routine.
Public school kids get backpacks, new uniform, and new school supplies on their first day of school.
So why not treat your homeschooler with a new homeschool gift on their first day back. Check out our suggestions.
Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. The kids will love getting creative with our free Labor Day coloring pages.
Celebrate Grandparents Day on September 11th with our free Grandparents Day printables, which include:
- Grandparents Day handprint crafts
- All About My Granddad
- All about my grandma
- Grandparents Day coloring pages
Roald Dahl Day is September 13th. I have put together over 36 Roald Dahl Day activities for you to enjoy in your homeschool or school this year. Most of these are free.
Let's do some Roald Dahl inspired maths! This is a fun color, count, and graph worksheet for kids learning numbers 1-10.
If you are looking for a fun game to play inspired by the great Roald Dahl you are going to love our free Roald Dahl Memory Game.
There are 15 vocabulary words to find in our free Roald Dahl word search. The kids need to search forwards, backwards, up, down, and diagonally to find these words!
There are 16 coloring pages inspired by the following Roald Dahl books:
- Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
We love reading in our homeschool, every day of the year. But on special holidays we like to create new celebratory bookmarks to add to them.
Download our 6 different free Roald Dahl bookmarks to color and get creative.
Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th with activities the kids will absolutely love. There are over 37 mostly free activities for wannabe pirates!
Shiver me timbers, can you match the correct pirates? Have fun with our free pirate memory game, and see if you can match the pirates.
You don't need to wait until Talk Like a PIrate Day to play our fun pirate bingo game.
These free pirate coloring pages will be a great fun activity to do on Talk Like a Pirate Day
These are the best pirate books for kids, perfect for both read alouds and independent reading.
The fall season is between September 22nd and December 21st. Download our free fall coloring pages.
Have fun this fall with the kids with our free fall bingo printables.
Let's learn the alphabet this fall with our free fall alphabet activities.
Johnny Appleseed Day is September 26th, but you can enjoy our free Johnny Appleseed coloring pages any time of the year.
Have fun on Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October) with our free Christopher Columbus coloring pages and timeline fun.
Diwali is celebrated around the world sometime between the end of October to the end of November.
Download our free Diwali coloring pages and story that the kids are going to love.
Bonfire Night is celebrated in the UK on November 5th to remember when Guy Fawkes tried to burn down Parliament.
Check out our favorite fun and educational resources you can enjoy at school or in homeschool.
Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th check out all of the ways we will be celebrating in our homeschool this year.
Learn more about Veterans Day with our free Remembrance Day coloring pages.
Have fun this St Andrew's Day on November 30th with our free St Andrew's Day activities and Scottish coloring pages.
St Andrew is the Patron Saint of Scotland.
This year it is celebrated between December 7th and ends on December 15th, 2023. However, it changes every year, Hanukkah is always on the 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew calendar, but it always occurs between the end of November and some time in December.
Learn more about this Jewish holiday and download our free Hanukkah coloring pages.
Have fun with our free Hanukkah matching game printable, perfect to play over Hanukkah with the kids.
Have fun this winter with our free winter scattergories.
We also have Christmas scattergories and New Year's scattergories that can be enjoyed this season.
Last Updated on 21 February 2023 by homeschoolof1