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Welcome to our exciting world of fun holiday activities for kids at Homeschool of 1!

If you’re a parent or teacher searching for fun ways to keep your little ones entertained throughout the year, you’ve come to the right place.

We believe that every holiday is an opportunity to create special memories and spark joy in the hearts of children.

Whether it’s a national holiday, a festive occasion, or a lesser-known holiday. Our guide will help you make the most of every special day.

Why settle for the usual activities when you can explore a world of exciting possibilities?

From Valentine’s Day and Halloween to Pi Day and Talk Like a Pirate Day, we have something for every occasion.

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The best holiday fun activities for every day of the year

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We absolutely love celebrating each and every holiday throughout the year. We have created hundreds of free printables for kids for every holiday. There is something for every month throughout the year.

January Holiday Activities

Begin the year with exciting activities that spark curiosity and creativity. There are 3 fun holidays in January with free printables.

Stay on track throughout the year with our free printable monthly calendar.

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Explore Martin Luther King Jr Day on the third Monday, diving into his legacy through engaging projects.

martin luther king facts free printable

Chinese New Year

In the Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year begins at the new moon that falls between 21 January and 20 February. These are our Chinese New Year free printables:

CHINESE ZODIAC COLORING PAGES TIGER RABBIT

100th Day of School

The 100th day of school will fall in different weeks depending on when the schools go back after the summer vacation. But it falls for most in January.

February Holiday Activities

Celebrate February with enriching activities that honor history and culture. Engage in projects for Black History Month, Groundhog Day, and Valentine’s Day.

Black History Month

BLACK INVENTORS COLORING SHEETS

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2nd, and you will love these free Groundhog Day printables:

parts of a groundhog coloring page

Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is the annual league championship game of the National Football League. The game is played on the second Sunday in February.

free super bowl word search

Valentine’s Day

We have a lot of Valentine’s Day activities and these are our top 5 most downloaded that you can enjoy on February 14th:

Explore even more Valentine’s Day activities for kids here…

Valentines Day memory game

President’s Day

Presidents’ Day, officially Washington’s Birthday, is a federal holiday and is celebrated on the third Monday in February.

Presidents Day Coloring Sheets

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is traditionally celebrated on Fat Tuesday (or Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day), the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, and the start of Lent.

March Holiday Activities

March forward into a month filled with engaging explorations. Celebrate Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day, and the arrival of spring.

Women’s History Month

St David’s Day

Celebrate the Patron Saint of Wales on the 1st of March.

Pi Day

Pi Day occurs on March 14, because the date is written as 3/14 in the United States. It is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.

pi day coloring

St Patrick’s Day

Celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland on the 17th of March.

We have a lot of St Patrick’s Day activities and these are our top 5 most downloaded:

Explore even more St Patrick’s Day activities here…

st patricks day coloring in letters

Spring

Spring typically starts around March 20th and ends around June 21st in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a season of renewal and growth, marked by warmer temperatures, blossoming flowers, and longer daylight hours.

Ramadan

Ramadan is a significant religious observance observed by Muslims worldwide. It is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and lasts for approximately 29 to 30 days. The exact dates of Ramadan vary each year because the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle.

April Holiday Activities

April invites you to embrace a world of creativity and discovery. Engage in Earth Day and Easter-themed activities that celebrate nature and renewal.

April Fools Day

April Fools’ Day, also known as All Fools’ Day, is celebrated on April 1st each year. It is a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

Easter

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It is observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox, which falls between March 22nd and April 25th

We have a lot of Easter activities and these are our top 5 most downloaded:

Explore even more Easter activities for kids here…

easter cards to color

Earth Day

Earth Day is observed on April 22nd each year and serves as a global reminder to promote environmental protection and sustainability.

We have a lot of Earth Day activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Earth Day activities for elementary students here…

earth day scavenger hunt on a blue storage clipboard

St George’s Day

St. George’s Day is celebrated on April 23rd to honor Saint George, the patron saint of England, and is marked by various festivities and events.

World Book Day

World Book Day is observed on April 23rd in most countries. Celebrating the joy of reading and encouraging people, especially children, to explore the world of books through various activities and events.

Arbor Day

Arbor Day is typically celebrated on the last Friday in April and focuses on the importance of tree planting, conservation, and environmental awareness.

May Holiday Activities

As May blossoms, engage in diverse activities that celebrate various cultures and occasions. Explore Asian Pacific American Month, Mother Goose Day, and the excitement of Star Wars Day.

Asian Pacific American Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is observed in May to celebrate and recognize the contributions, history, and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Mother Goose Day

Mother Goose Day is celebrated on May 1st as a way to honor and appreciate the cherished nursery rhymes and stories passed down through generations.

Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is observed on May 4th and is a playful celebration of the popular science fiction franchise, “Star Wars,” with fans using the pun “May the Fourth Be With You.”

We have a lot of Star Wars activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Star Wars Day activities here…

star wars word search

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, celebrated on May 5th, commemorates the Mexican victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and has evolved into a cultural celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

We have a lot of Cinco de Mayo activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Cinco de Mayo printables here…

cinco de mayo word search

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is observed on different dates around the world but commonly in May, honoring mothers and mother figures for their contributions and love in our lives.

We have a lot of Mother’s Day activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Mother’s Day printables here…

mothers day handprint template

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May in the United States, honoring and remembering the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties.

June Holiday Activities

June offers a variety of engaging experiences for all ages. Commemorate Juneteenth, honor fathers on Father’s Day, and celebrate the joys of summer.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, marking the day when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas in 1865.

juneteenth coloring page

Flag Day

Flag Day is observed on June 14th in the United States, honoring the adoption of the country’s flag and commemorating its symbol of freedom and unity.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries, honoring fathers and father figures for their roles in families and society.

We have a lot of Father’s Day activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Father’s Day printables here…

Father's Day handprints Web Story Poster

Summer

Summer is the warmest season of the year, typically occurring between June and August in the Northern Hemisphere. Characterized by longer days, higher temperatures, and outdoor activities.

summer reading log worksheets

July Holiday Activities

July is ablaze with celebration and exploration. Engage in Fourth of July festivities and enjoy Amazon Prime Day deals tailored for kids.

4th of July

The 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, is celebrated on July 4th in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

FREE 4TH OF JULY TRIVIA PRINTABLE

Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is an annual online shopping event typically held in July, featuring special discounts and deals for Amazon Prime members on a wide range of products across various categories.

August Holiday Activities

Transition into August with engaging back to school preparations. Embrace a fresh academic year with interactive worksheets and learning resources.

Back to School

The period in late summer when students return to their educational institutions after summer break. Often marked by preparations, shopping for school supplies, and the start of a new academic year.

Have fun on the first week back with our free first day of school worksheets:

first day of first grade crown

September Holiday Activities

September is a month of appreciation and heritage. Engage in activities that honor Hispanic Heritage Month and commemorate Labor Day.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15th to October 15th, celebrates the culture, contributions, and achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States.

hispanic heritage month coloring pages

Labor Day

Labor Day, typically observed on the first Monday of September, honors the contributions of workers and the labor movement, often symbolizing the end of summer and the start of the school year.

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day in the United States. Is a special occasion to honor and appreciate grandparents and their role in the family.

grandparents day coloring page

Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day, observed on September 13th, commemorates the birthday of the beloved British author Roald Dahl and celebrates his imaginative and whimsical stories that have enchanted readers of all ages.

free matilda coloring page

Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day, observed on September 19th, is a playful and fun holiday where people around the world embrace their inner pirate by speaking in pirate lingo and engaging in pirate-themed activities.

pirate coloring story

Fall

Fall, also known as autumn, is a season marked by the changing colors of leaves, cooler temperatures, and the transition from summer to winter. It typically starts around September 22nd and ends around December 21st in the Northern Hemisphere.

fall coloring sheets

Johnny Appleseed Day

Johnny Appleseed Day, celebrated on September 26th, honors the legendary American folk hero Johnny Appleseed. Who is known for planting apple trees across the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries.

johnny appleseed coloring book

October Holiday Activities

As October unfolds, embrace the excitement of autumn and Halloween. Explore Fire Prevention Week, celebrate Columbus Day, and engage in festive Diwali activities.

Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is observed annually from October 6th to 12th and aims to raise awareness about fire safety and prevention through educational programs and activities.

fire safety poster

Columbus Day

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October and commemorates Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

Diwali

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a Hindu festival of lights that usually falls between October and November, symbolizing the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

diwali coloring sheets

Halloween

Halloween is celebrated on October 31st and is known for its spooky and festive activities, including costume parties, trick-or-treating, and haunted house visits.

We have a lot of Halloween activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Halloween activities for kids here…

halloween placemat printables

November Holiday Activities

In November, express gratitude and explore history. Engage in activities for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, fostering a sense of appreciation and learning.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead, also known as Dia de los Muertos, is observed on November 1st and 2nd, honoring and remembering deceased loved ones through colorful altars, sugar skulls, and festive gatherings.

day of the dead color in bookmarks

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is celebrated on November 5th in the UK with fireworks, bonfires, and festivities to commemorate the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is observed on November 11th around the world to honor and thank all military veterans for their service in the armed forces.

free remembrance day colouring sheet

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. And it’s a time for expressing gratitude and sharing a festive meal with loved ones.

We have a lot of Thanksgiving activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Thanksgiving activities for kids here…

thanksgiving coloring book

Black Friday

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, known for its major shopping discounts and deals as retailers kick off the holiday shopping season.

St Andrew’s Day

St. Andrew’s Day is celebrated on November 30th in honor of Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.

December Holiday Activities

December is a season of festivities and creative exploration. Engage in Hanukkah and Christmas-themed activities, and welcome the joys of winter with enriching projects.

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Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf is a holiday tradition that involves placing a scout elf figurine in different spots around the house each day in December to create a fun and interactive Christmas-themed activity for children.

We have a lot of Elf on the Shelf activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Elf on the Shelf activities here…

ELF ON THE SHELF PRINTABLE GAMES

Hanukkah

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday that usually falls in December. It commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and is celebrated by lighting the menorah, playing traditional games, and enjoying festive foods.

playing hanukkah memory game

Christmas

Christmas, celebrated on December 25th, is a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

We have a lot of Christmas activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more Christmas activities for kids here…

christmas coloring pages for girls

Winter

Winter is the season that spans from December 21st to March 20th, characterized by colder temperatures, shorter days, and often the presence of snow and ice in many regions.

winter fire scattergories

Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a special seven day celebration observed by African Americans and the African diaspora, starting on December 26th and ending on January 1st.

It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 to honor African heritage and promote important principles like unity, self-determination, and collective responsibility.

kwanzaa coloring pages

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve occurs on the evening of December 31st and marks the last day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.

We have a lot of New Year activities and these are our top 5:

Explore even more New Year’s Eve activities for kids here…

New Year memory game

Last Updated on 19 February 2024 by homeschoolof1

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