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You will find various activities for holidays included on each monthly calendar for 2018. Activities include printable short stories, poetry, coloring pages, worksheets, word searches, crossword puzzles, holiday information, recipes, interactive games, thematic book list reviews, and holiday teaching suggestions and craft ideas.

These monthly calendars for 2018 will help in planning multicultural events or a way to time teaching thematic units tied to the curriculum. These are great for planning purposes!

2018 Holidays and Calendar of Events - 2018 Holidays by Day, Week and Month

January 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsJanuary 2018 Holidays and Events - Calendar View
You will find integrated teaching units associated with the following January 2018 holidays and events.

and other national and international January 2018 holidays or events of interest. The January 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days:

The 100th Day of School (This day floats dphasepending on individual school calendars.)

  • January 01 Betsy Ross 1752
  • January 01 New Year's Day
  • January 01 Paul Revere 1735
  • January 01 Rose Bowl Game
  • January 02 Georgia Statehood 1788
  • January 02 National Motivation and Inspiration Day
  • January 02 National Science Fiction Day
  • January 02 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • January 03 Alaska Statehood 1959
  • January 03 National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • January 04 Isaac Newton
  • January 04 Jacob Grimm 1785
  • January 04 Tom Thumb 1838
  • January 04 Trivia Day
  • January 04 Utah Statehood 1896
  • January 04 World Braille Day
  • January 05 National Bird Day
  • January 06 Epiphany or Three Kings Day
  • January 06 New Mexico Statehood 1912
  • January 07 Millard Fillmore 1800
  • January 08 Elvis 1935
  • January 08 National Clean Off Your Desk Day
  • January 08 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • January 08 Show and Tell at Work Day
  • January 09 Connecticut Statehood 1788
  • January 09 National Static Electricity Day
  • January 09 Poetry at Work Day
  • January 09 Richard Nixon 1913
  • January 10 Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • January 11 Grand Canyon National Monument 1908
  • January 14 Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr 1929
  • January 15 Humanitarian Day
  • January 16 Religious Freedom Day
  • January 16 Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
  • January 17 Ben Franklin 1706
  • January 17 Kid Inventors' Day
  • January 17 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • January 18 Thesaurus Day
  • January 18 Women's Healthy Weight Day
  • January 19 Edgar Allan Poe 1809
  • January 21 National Hugging Day
  • January 21 Thomas Stonewall Jackson 1824
  • January 22 Celebration of Life Day (Pro-Life Day)
  • January 22 Roe vs. Wade Day
  • January 23 John Hancock 1737
  • January 23 Measure Your Feet Day
  • January 23 National Handwriting Day
  • January 24 Belly Laugh Day
  • January 24 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • January 25 Opposite Day
  • January 26 Michigan Statehood 1837
  • January 26 National Preschool Fitness Day
  • January 27 Mozart born 1756
  • January 27 National Chocolate Cake Day
  • January 27 Thomas Crapper Day
  • January 28 Data Privacy Day
  • January 29 Kansas Statehood 1861
  • January 29 National Puzzle Day
  • January 29 William McKinley 1843
  • January 30 Franklin Roosevelt 1882
  • January 31 Backwards Day
  • January 31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
  • January 31 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon

and many, many more January 2018 holidays and events.

February 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsFebruary 2018 Holidays and Events - Calendar View
Teaching ideas associated with the following holidays and events appear on the February 2018 calendar:

and other national and international February 2018 holidays or events of interest. The February 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like International Friendship Week, National Black History Month, American Heart Month and National Dental Health Month.

The One Hundredth Day of School (This day floats depending on individual school calendars.)

  • February 01 Change Your Password Day
  • February 01 National Freedom Day 1865
  • February 02 Candlemas
  • February 02 Give Kids a Smile Day
  • February 02 Groundhog Day
  • February 02 Wear Red Day
  • February 04 Charles Linbergh 1902
  • February 04 Popcorn Day
  • February 04 Rosa Parks 1913
  • February 04 Super Bowl LII
  • February 04 Thank a Mailman Day
  • February 04 World Cancer Day
  • February 05 Hank Aaron 1934
  • February 05 Nat’l Chocolate Fondue Day
  • February 05 Weatherperson's Day
  • February 06 African American Coaches Day
  • February 06 Babe Ruth 1895
  • February 06 Massachusetts Statehood 1788
  • February 06 Ronald Reagan 1911
  • February 07 Charles Dickens 1812
  • February 07 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • February 07 Send a Card to a Friend Day
  • February 08 Boy Scouts Anniversary Day
  • February 09 Hershey Chocolate founded
  • February 09 William Harrison 1773
  • February 11 Autism Sunday
  • February 11 National Inventors Day
  • February 11 Thomas Edison 1847
  • February 11 White T-Shirt Day
  • February 11 World Marriage Day
  • February 12 Abraham Lincoln 1809
  • February 12 Clean Out Your Computer Day
  • February 12 Family Day
  • February 12 Paul Bunyan Day 1834
  • February 13 Fat Tuesday
  • February 13 Get a Different Name Day
  • February 13 Library Lovers Day
  • February 13 Pancake Day
  • February 13 Mardi Gras
  • February 13 Shrove Tuesday
  • February 14 Arizona Statehood 1912
  • February 14 Ash Wednesday
  • February 14 Lent Begins
  • February 14 National Have a Heart Day
  • February 14 National Organ Donor Day
  • February 14 Oregon Statehood 1859
  • February 14 Valentine's Day
  • February 15 Galileo Day
  • February 15 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • February 15 Susan B. Anthony Day
  • February 16 Chinese New Year
  • February 16 Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • February 17 My Way Day
  • February 17 National PTA Founders Day 1897
  • February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 18 Daytona 500
  • February 18 Pluto Day
  • February 19 Chocolate Mint Day
  • February 19 Family Day (Canada)
  • February 19 Presidents Day
  • February 20 Love Your Pet Day
  • February 22 Be Humble Day
  • February 22 George Washington 1732
  • February 22 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
  • February 22 National Chili Day
  • February 22 World Thinking Day
  • February 23 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • February 25 Nat’l Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
  • February 25 Oscar Night
  • February 26 For Pete's Sake Day
  • February 26 Tell a Fairy Tale Day
  • February 27 Henry Longfellow 1807
  • February 28 Inconvenience Yourself Day
  • February 28 Nat’l Chocolate Souffle Day
  • February 28 National Tooth Fairy Day
  • February 28 Purim (at sundown) 02/28-03/01
  • February 28 Smokey the Bear 1807

and many, many more February 2018 holidays and events.

March 2018 Holidays and Events CalendarMarch 2018 Holidays and Events - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the March 2018 calendar are:

and other national and international March 2018 holidays or events of interest. The March 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like Irish-American Heritage Month.

  • March 01 Nebraska Statehood 1867
  • March 01 Ohio Statehood 1803
  • March 01 Peace Corps Day
  • March 01 World Book Day
  • March 01 World Compliment Day
  • March 02 Employee Appreciation Day
  • March 02 Theodor Geisel 1904
  • March 02 NEA's Read Across America Day
  • March 02 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • March 03 Florida Statehood 1845
  • March 03 National Anthem Day
  • March 04 Namesake Day
  • March 04 National GramMarch Day
  • March 04 Vermont Statehood 1791
  • March 05 Fun Facts About Names Day
  • March 06 Corndog Day
  • March 06 Unique Names Day
  • March 07 National Be Heard Day
  • March 08 International Women's Day
  • March 09 Barbie Day
  • March 09 Get Over it Day
  • March 09 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • March 10 Harriet Tubman Day
  • March 11 Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 11 Johnny Appleseed Day
  • March 11 Mothering Sunday (UK)
  • March 12 Girl Scouts Birthday
  • March 13 Uranus Discovered in 1781
  • March 14 Albert Einstein 1879
  • March 14 International Ask a Question Day
  • March 14 Pi Day (as in the math pie = 3.14159265)
  • March 15 Andrew Jackson 1767
  • March 15 Ides of March
  • March 15 Maine Statehood 1820
  • March 16 Freedom of Information Day
  • March 16 James Madison 1751
  • March 17 National Quilting Day
  • March 17 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • March 17 St. Patrick's Day
  • March 18 Grover Cleveland 1837
  • March 19 National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • March 20 First Day of Spring
  • March 20 Proposal Day
  • March 20 Won't You Be My Neighbor 
  • March 21 National Common Courtesy Day
  • March 21 World Down Syndrome Day
  • March 22 As Young As You Feel Day
  • March 23 National Puppy Day
  • March 23 Near Miss Day
  • March 24 Earth Hour
  • March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • March 24 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • March 25 Palm Sunday
  • March 25 Tolkien Reading Day 
  • March 26 Legal Assistants Day
  • March 27 Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
  • March 29 John Tyler 1791
  • March 29 Texas Loves the Children Day
  • March 30 Doctors Day
  • March 30 Passover
  • March 30 Pencil Day 
  • March 31 Brother and Sister Day
  • March 31 Bunsen Burner Day
  • March 31 César Chávez Day
  • March 31 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon

and many, many more March 2018 holidays and events.

April 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsApril 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the April 2018 calendar are:

and other national and international April 2018 holidays or events of interest. The April 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days.

  • April 01 April Fools Day
  • April 01 Easter Fun
  • April 01 Easter (Religious)
  • April 01 National Fun at Work Day
  • April 01 Reading is Funny Day
  • April 01 US Air Force Academy Day
  • April 02 International Children's Book Day
  • April 02 World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 03 National Chocolate Mousse Day
  • April 03 National Find a Rainbow Day
  • April 03 Washington Irving 1783
  • April 04 Maya Angelou 1928
  • April 04 NATO Established 1949
  • April 04 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr assassination 1968
  • April 04 Walk Around Things Day
  • April 05 Booker T. Washington 1856
  • April 05 National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  • April 06 Army Day
  • April 06 Sorry Charlie Day
  • April 06 Tartan Day 1320
  • April 07 Metric System Day 1799
  • April 07 National Love Our Children Day
  • April 07 No Housework Day
  • April 07 World Health Day
  • April 08 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • April 09 Name Yourself Day
  • April 10 National Farm Animals Day
  • April 10 National Library Day
  • April 10 National Sibling Day
  • April 10 Safety Pin Day 1849
  • April 11 National Pet Day
  • April 12 Beverly Cleary Day 1916
  • April 12 D.E.A.R. Drop Everything and Read Day
  • April 12 International Day of Human Space Flight
  • April 12 Walk on Your Wild Side Day
  • April 13 Blame Someone Else Day
  • April 13 Friday the 13th
  • April 13 Thomas Jefferson 1743
  • April 14 International Moment of Laughter Day
  • April 15 Income Tax Pay Day (Observed April 17th this year)
  • April 15 Jackie Robinson Day
  • April 15 Leonardo DaVinci 1452
  • April 15 One Day Without Shoes Day
  • April 15 Take a Wild Guess Day
  • April 16 Husband Appreciation Day 
  • April 16 National Stress Awareness Day
  • April 16 National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day
  • April 16 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • April 17 National Haiku Poetry Day
  • April 18 International Amateur Radio Day
  • April 19 HIgh Five Day
  • April 19 National Hanging Out Day
  • April 20 Chinese Language Day
  • April 20 National Teach Your Children To Save Day
  • April 21 Kindergarten Day
  • April 21 National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
  • April 22 Earth Day
  • April 22 "In God We Trust Day" (coins)
  • April 22 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • April 23 James Buchanan 1791
  • April 23 Talk Like Shakespeare Day
  • April 23 William Shakespeare 1564
  • April 24 Library of Congress Day
  • April 25 Red Hat Society Day 1998
  • April 25 World Penguin Day
  • April 26 Secretary's Day/ Administrative Assistant Day
  • April 26 National Kids and Pets Day
  • April 26 Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • April 26 Richter Scale Day
  • April 26 Take OUr Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • April 27 Arbor Day
  • April 27 Day of Silence
  • April 27 Morse Code Day
  • April 27 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • April 27 Ulysses Grant 1822
  • April 28 James Monroe  1758
  • April 28 Maryland Statehood 1788
  • April 28 Sense of Smell Day
  • April 29 International Dance Day
  • April 30 Louisiana Statehood 1812
  • April 30 National Honesty Day
  • April 30 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • April 30 Spank Out Day

and many, many more April 2018 holidays and events.

May 2018 Calendar of Holidays and EventsMay 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the May 2018 calendar are:

and other national and international May 2018 holidays or events of interest. The May 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like Teacher Appreciation Week and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.

May Graduation

May 07 - May 13 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 01 - May 31 Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

  • May 01 Batman Day
  • May 01 May Day
  • May 01 Mother Goose Day
  • May 01 School Principal's Day
  • May 02 Brothers and Sisters Day
  • May 03 National Day of Prayer
  • May 04 Bird Day
  • May 04 No Pants Day
  • May 04 Space Day
  • May 04 Star Wars Day
  • May 05 cinco de mayo
  • May 05 Free Comic Book Day
  • May 05 Join Hands Day
  • May 05 National Scrapbooking Day
  • May 06 No Diet Day
  • May 06 No Homework Day 
  • May 06 Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day
  • May 07 World Laughter Day
  • May 08 Harry Truman 1884
  • May 08 National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 08 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • May 08 No Socks Day
  • May 08 VE Day
  • May 09 National School Nurse Day
  • May 09 Receptionist's Day
  • May 10 Ascension Day
  • May 10 World Lupus Day
  • May 11 Child Care Provider Day
  • May 11 Eat What You Want Day
  • May 11 Minnesota Statehood 1858
  • May 12 Birthmother's Day
  • May 12 International Bird Day
  • May 12 Letter Carriers' Food Drive Day
  • May 12 Limerick Day
  • May 12 National Babysitters Day
  • May 13 Frog Jumping Day
  • May 13 Mother's Day
  • May 14 National Chicken Dance Day
  • May 15 International Day of Families
  • May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 15 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • May 16 Biographer's Day
  • May 18 International Museum Day
  • May 18 National Bike to Work Day
  • May 18 Visit Your Relatives Day
  • May 19 Armed Forces Day
  • May 19 Boys Club Day
  • May 20 Pentecost
  • May 20 Stepmother's Day
  • May 20 Weights and Measures Day
  • May 20 Whit Sunday
  • May 21 National Wait Staff Day
  • May 21 Victoria Day (CA)
  • May 21 Whit Monday
  • May 22 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • May 23 So. Carolina Statehood 1788
  • May 23 World Turtle Day
  • May 24 International Tiara Day
  • May 25 National Tap Dance Day
  • May 27 Cellophane Tape Day
  • May 28 Memorial Day
  • May 29 John F. Kennedy 1917
  • May 29 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • May 29 Rhode Island Statehood 1790
  • May 29 Wisconsin Statehood 1848
  • May 31 What You Think Upon Grows Day
  • May 31 World No Tobacco Day

and many, many more May 2018 holidays and events.

June 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsJune 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the June 2018 calendar are:

and other national and international June 2018 holidays or events of interest. The June 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like National Flag Week and Universal Father's Week.

June Graduation

  • June 01 Doughnut Day or Donut Day
  • June 01 Kentucky Statehood 1792
  • June 01 Leave the Office Early Day
  • June 01 Say Something Nice Day
  • June 01 Stand for Children Day
  • June 01 Tennessee Statehood 1796
  • June 02 National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
  • June 02 Native American Citizenship Day
  • June 03 First Space Walk 1965
  • June 03 National Cancer Survivors Day
  • June 04 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • June 05 Richard Scarry 1919
  • June 06 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • June 07 Daniel Boone Day
  • June 08 Frank Lloyd Wright 1867
  • June 08 Upsy Daisy Day
  • June 09 Donald Duck Day 1934
  • June 12 Anne Frank 1929
  • June 12 George H.W. Bush 1924
  • June 12 Loving Day
  • June 13 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • June 13 Sewing Machine Day
  • June 14 Army's Birthday 1775
  • June 14 Flag Day
  • June 14 World Blood Donor Day
  • June 15 Arkansas Statehood 1836
  • June 15 Magna Carta Day
  • June 15 National Flip Flop Day
  • June 15 Nature Photography Day
  • June 16 Fudge Day
  • June 17 Father's Day
  • June 19 Juneteenth
  • June 20 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • June 20 West Virginia Statehood 1863
  • June 20 World Refugee Day
  • June 21 New Hampshire Statehood 1788
  • June 21 Recess at Work Day
  • June 21 Summer Solstice
  • June 22 Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • June 23 Don't Let the Nouns Get You Down
  • June 23 Let it Go Day
  • June 23 America's Kids Day
  • June 24 International Fairy Day
  • June 25 Eric Carle 1929
  • June 25 Please Take My Children To Work Day
  • June 25 Virginia Statehood 1788
  • June 26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • June 27 Decide To Be Married Day
  • June 27 Helen Keller 1880
  • June 27 Industrial Workers of The World Day
  • June 28 National Bomb Pop Day
  • June 28 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • June 29 Camera Day
  • June 30 NOW Day (National Organization for Women)

and many, many more June 2018 holidays and events.

July 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsJuly 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the July 2018 calendar are:

and other national and international July 2018 holidays or events of interest. The July 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days.

  • July 01 Canada Day
  • July 01 Zip Code Day 1963
  • July 02 World UFO Day
  • July 03 Idaho Statehood 1890
  • July 03 Superman Day 1940
  • July 04 Calvin Coolidge 1872
  • July 04 Independence Day - U.S. 4th of July
  • July 04 Indivisible Day
  • July 06 George W. Bush 1946
  • July 06 International Kissing Day or World Kiss Day
  • July 06 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • July 07 Father-Daughter Take A Walk Together Day
  • July 07 Global Forgiveness Day
  • July 07 International Chocolate Day
  • July 07 Tell The Truth Day
  • July 10 Cow Appreciation Day
  • July 10 Teddy Bears' Picnic Day
  • July 10 Wyoming Statehood 1890
  • July 11 Cheer Up the Lonely Day
  • July 11 John Quincy Adams 1767
  • July 12 Henry David Thoreau 1817
  • July 13 Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • July 13 Friday the 13th
  • July 13 International Puzzle Day (Erno Rubik 1944)
  • July 13 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • July 14 Bastille Day
  • July 14 Gerald Ford 1913
  • July 14 Shark Awareness Day
  • July 15 National Ice Cream Day
  • July 16 Global Hug Your Kids Day
  • July 18 International Mandela Day
  • July 19 Get to Know Your Customers Day
  • July 19 National Hot Dog Day
  • July 19 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • July 20 National Lollipop Day
  • July 22 Parents' Day
  • July 23 Gorgeous Grandma Day
  • July 24 Tell An Old Joke Day
  • July 26 New York Statehood 1788
  • July 27 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • July 30 International Day of Friendship
  • July 30 Paperback Book Day

and many, many more July 2018 holidays and events.

August 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsAugust 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the August 2018 calendar are:

and other national and international August 2018 holidays or events of interest. The August 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days.

Back to School (Can start anytime in August or September)

  • August 01 Colorado Statehood 1876
  • August 01 Spiderman Day
  • August 04 Barack Obama 1961
  • August 04 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • August 05 Friendship Day
  • August 06 Hiroshima Day
  • August 08 The Date to Create
  • August 10 Herbert Hoover 1874
  • August 10 Kool-Aid Day (8/10-8/12)
  • August 10 Missouri Statehood 1821
  • August 10 S'mores Day
  • August 11 National Garage Sale Day
  • August 11 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • August 11 Son and Daughter Day
  • August 12 International Youth Day
  • August 13 International Lefthanders Day
  • August 15 National Chocolate Chip Day
  • August 15 National Relaxation Day
  • August 17 Baby Boomer's Recognition Day
  • August 17 Hug Your Boss Day
  • August 18 Bad Poetry Day
  • August 18 International Geocaching Day
  • August 18 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • August 19 Bill Clinton 1946
  • August 19 World Humanitarian Day
  • August 20 Benjamin Harrison 1833
  • August 20 Sisters Day
  • August 21 Hawaii Statehood 1959
  • August 21 Senior Citizen's Day
  • August 23 Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition
  • August 24 Pluto Demoted Day 2006
  • August 25 International Bat Night (8/25-8/26)
  • August 26 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • August 26 Women's Equality Day
  • August 27 Lyndon B. Johnson 1908
  • August 29 International Day Against Nuclear Tests

and many, many more August 2018 holidays and events.

September 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsSeptember 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the September 2018 calendar are:

and other national and international September 2018 holidays or events of interest. The September 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like National Hispanic Heritage Month and Constitution Week.

Back to School (Schools starting in September, usually start shortly after Labor Day)
Constitution Week (Sept 17-23)
National Hispanic Heritage Month
(Sept 15 - October 15)

  • September 01 Bacon Day
  • September 01 National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day
  • September 01 National Writing Date Day
  • September 02 Father's Day (Australia and New Zealand)
  • September 03 Labor Day
  • September 03 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • September 05 Be Late For Something Day
  • September 07 Google Commemoration (Founded) Day
  • September 08 International Literacy Day
  • September 09 Californa Statehood 1850
  • September 09 National Grandparents Day
  • September 09 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • September 09 Rosh Hashanah (9/09-9/11)
  • September 11 Patriot Day
  • September 13 International Chocolate Day
  • September 13 Star Spangled Banner 1814
  • September 15 Fall Astronomy Day
  • September 15 William Taft 1857
  • September 15 Hispanic Heritage Month starts
  • September 15 International Day of Democracy
  • September 16 Phases of the Moon -First Quarter
  • September 16 Stepfamily Day
  • September 17 Constitution Day | Citizenship Day
  • September 18 National Respect Day
  • September 18 World Water Monitoring Day
  • September 19 Talk Like A Pirate Day
  • September 21 International Day of Peace
  • September 22 American Business Women's Day
  • September 22 Dear Diary Day
  • September 22 Hobbit Day
  • September 22 Kids' Day (Kiwanis Clubs)
  • September 23 Autumn Equinox - First Day of Autumn
  • September 23 National Good Neighbor Day
  • September 24 Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Kids
  • September 24 Punctuation Day
  • September 25 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • September 26 Johnny Appleseed Day
  • September 27 Sam Adams 1722
  • September 28 Ask A Stupid Question Day
  • September 29 National Coffee Day

and many, many more September 2018 holidays and events.

October 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsOctober 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
You will find integrated teaching units associated with the following October holidays and events:

and other national and international October 2018 holidays or events of interest. The October 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like Fire Prevention Week and National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Fire Prevention Week (October 9- October 15)
National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - October 15)

  • October 01 Child Health Day
  • October 01 Jimmy Carter 1924
  • October 01 National Stop Bullying Day
  • October 01 World Day of Bullying Prevention / Blue Shirt Day
  • October 01 World Habitat Day
  • October 02 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • October 02 World Farm Animals Day
  • October 04 Rutherford Hayes 1822
  • October 05 Chester Arthur 1829
  • October 05 National Diversity Day
  • October 05 World Smile Day
  • October 05 World Teachers Day
  • October 06 Mad Hatter Day
  • October 06 World Card Making Day
  • October 08 Canadian Thanksgiving
  • October 08 Columbus Day
  • October 08 Native American Day
  • October 09 Fire Prevention Day
  • October 09 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • October 10 National Metric Day
  • October 11 Eleanor Roosevelt 1884
  • October 13 English Language Day
  • October 13 Margaret Thatcher 1925
  • October 13 Molly Pitcher 1754
  • October 13 Navy Birthday 1775
  • October 14 Clergy Appreciation Day
  • October 14 Dwight Eisenhower 1890
  • October 15 National Grouch Day
  • October 16 Boss's Day (or National Boss's Day)
  • October 16 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • October 16 World Food Day
  • October 17 Black Poetry Day
  • October 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • October 18 Get Smart About Credit Day
  • October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • October 24 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • October 24 United Nations Day
  • October 25 Pablo Picasso 1881
  • October 26 Hillary Clinton 1947
  • October 27 Theodore Roosevelt 1858
  • October 30 John Adams 1735
  • October 30 National Candy Corn Day
  • October 31 Halloween
  • October 31 National Knock-Knock Jokes Day
  • October 31 Nevada Statehood 1864
  • October 31 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter

and many, many more October 2018 holidays and events.

November 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsNovember 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Teaching ideas associated with the following holidays and events appear on the November 2018:

and other national and international November 2018 holidays or events of interest. The November 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days like American Indian Heritage Month.

American Indian Heritage Month (November 1 - November 30)

  • November 01 Give Up Your Shoulds Day
  • November 01 National Authors' Day
  • November 01 National Family Literacy Day
  • November 02 All Souls Day
  • November 02 James Polk 1795
  • November 02 North Dakota Statehood 1889
  • November 02 South Dakota Statehood 1889
  • November 02 Warren Harding 1865
  • November 03 Cliché Day
  • November 04 Daylight Saving Time ends
  • November 06 Election Day
  • November 07 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • November 08 International Tongue Twister Day
  • November 08 Montana Statehood 1889
  • November 08 National Parents As Teachers Day
  • November 10 Marine Corps Birthday 1775
  • November 10 Sesame Street Day 1969
  • November 11 Origami Day
  • November 11 Remembrance Day (UK, Canada)
  • November 11 Washington Statehood 1889
  • November 12 Veterans Day (Observed)
  • November 13 National Young Reader's Day
  • November 13 World Kindness Day
  • November 14 International Girls Day
  • November 14 World Diabetes Day
  • November 15 I Love to Write Day
  • November 15 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • November 16 Oklahoma Statehood 1907
  • November 18 Guinness World Record Day
  • November 19 James Garfield 1831
  • November 19 Gettysburg Address Delivered 1863 - aka Equal Opportunity Day
  • November 20 Universal Children's Day
  • November 21 National Educational Support Professionals Day
  • November 21 North Carolina Statehood 1789
  • November 21 World Hello Day
  • November 22 JFK Assassinated 1963
  • November 22 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • November 22 Thanksgiving
  • November 23 Black Friday
  • November 23 Franklin Pierce 1804
  • November 23 National Native American Heritage Day
  • November 24 Zachary Taylor 1784
  • November 26 Cyber Monday
  • November 29 Louisa May Alcott 1832
  • November 29 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • November 30 Mark Twain 1835
  • November 30 National Meth Awareness Day
  • November 30 Winston Churchill 1874

and many, many more November 2018 holidays and events.

December 2018 Holidays and Calendar of EventsDecember 2018 Holidays and Events Calendar - Calendar View
Educational teaching resources are available for several multicultural units. Some of the holidays and events associated with the December 2018 calendar are:

and other national and international December 2018 holidays or events of interest. The December 2018 holidays and events calendar includes weekly observances as well as monthly observances of multicultural events and awareness days.

  • December 01 Day Without Art Day
  • December 01 Rosa Parks Day 1955
  • December 02 Hanukkah or Chanukah (12/02-12/10)
  • December 02 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day
  • December 02 Special Education Day
  • December 03 Illinois Statehood 1818
  • December 04 National Cookie Day
  • December 05 Martin Van Buren 1782
  • December 06 St. Nicholas Day
  • December 07 Delaware Statehood 1787
  • December 07 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • December 07 Phases of the Moon - New Moon
  • December 08 Eli Whitney 1765 
  • December 10 Dewey Decimal System Day (Melville Dewey 1851)
  • December 10 Human Rights Day
  • December 10 Mississippi Statehood 1817
  • December 11 Indiana Statehood 1816
  • December 12 Pennsylvania Statehood 1787
  • December 12 Poinsettia Day
  • December 13 Mary Todd Lincoln 1818
  • December 14 Alabama Statehood 1819
  • December 15 Bill of Rights Day
  • December 15 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter
  • December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
  • December 17 Wright Brothers Day
  • December 18 New Jersey Statehood 1787
  • December 20 Games Day
  • December 21 Winter Solstice
  • December 22 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon
  • December 23 Festivus
  • December 24 Christmas Eve
  • December 25 Christmas
  • December 25 Isaac Newton 1642
  • December 26 Boxing Day
  • December 26 Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1)
  • December 26 National Candy Cane Day
  • December 28 Iowa Statehood 1846
  • December 28 National Chocolate Day
  • December 28 Woodrow Wilson 1856
  • December 29 Andrew Johnson 1808
  • December 29 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter
  • December 29 Texas Statehood 1845
  • December 30 Mercer Mayer 1943
  • December 30 Rudyard Kipling 1865
  • December 31 Make Up Your Mind Day
  • December 31 New Year's Eve
  • December 31 Universal Hour of Peace Day

and many, many more December 2018 holidays and events.

 
 

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Teaching Themes

July Teaching Activities & Worksheets

4th of July Thematic Unit - 4th of July
July 2018 Calendar of Events - July Teaching Ideas - Other July Teaching Ideas

August Teaching Activities & Worksheets

Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
August 2018 Calendar of Events - August Teaching Ideas - Other August Teaching Ideas

September Teaching Activities & Worksheets

Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
Father's Day Thematic Unit - Father's Day
Labor Day Thematic Unit - Labor Day
Grandparents Day  Theme Unit of Study - Grandparents Day
Patriot Day Theme Unit of Study - 9/11 - Patriot Day
Hispanic Heritage Thematic Unit - Hispanic Heritage Month
Constitution Day Thematic Unit - Constitution Day | Constitution Week
Fall - Autumn Theme Unit of Study - Fall Activities
September 2018 Calendar of Events - September Teaching Ideas - Other September Teaching Ideas

Sample Thematic Activities & Teaching Ideas

Letter Activities, Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Games - Letters of the Alphabet Games
Community Helpers Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Community Helpers
100th Day of School Games, Activities, Worksheets, Books, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - The 100th day of School Activities
Seasons Thematic Unit - Summer - Summer
Seasons Thematic Unit - Fall - Autumn - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Fall
Seasons Thematic Unit - Winter - Winter
Seasons Thematic Unit - Spring - Spring
U.S. Presidents Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Timelines, Books, Poetry, Stories, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Presidents
Dr. Seuss Thematic Teaching Unit - NEA Read Across America - Read Across America - Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Native Americans Thematic Unit - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Native American Study
USA States - U.S. Geography Thematic Unit - U.S. Geography

Holiday Fun- Alphabetical

100 Days of School Theme Unit of Study - 100th Day of School
4th of July Thematic Unit - 4th of July
Patriot Day Theme Unit of Study - 9/11 - Patriot Day
April Fools Day Thematic Unit - April Fools Day
American Heart Month Thematic Unit - Wear Red Day - American Heart Month
Arbor Day Theme Unit of Study - Arbor Day
Armed Forces Thematic Unit - Armed Forces Day
Ash Wednesday Theme Unit of Study - Ash Wednesday
  - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Back to School Thematic Unit - Back to School
Birds Theme Unit of Study - Bird Day
Black History Thematic Unit - Black History Month
Chinese New Year Theme Unit of Study - Chinese New Year
Christmas Thematic Unit - Christmas Fun
Christian Christmas Theme Unit of Study - Christmas - Religious Christian Christmas
Cinco de Mayo Thematic Unit - Cinco de mayo
Christopher Columbus Theme Unit of Study - Columbus Day
Constitution Day Thematic Unit - Constitution Day | Constitution Week
Dental Health Theme Unit of Study - Dental Health Month
Dr. Seuss Thematic Unit - Dr. Seuss Birthday
Earth Day Theme Unit of Study - Earth Day
Fun Easter Thematic Unit - Easter Fun
Christian Easter Theme Unit of Study - Easter - Religious Christian Easter
Election Day Thematic Unit - Election Day
Epiphany Thematic Unit - Epiphany
Fall - Autumn Theme Unit of Study - Fall Activities
Father's Day Thematic Unit - Father's Day
Fire Safety Theme Unit of Study - Fire Safety Week
Flag Day Thematic Unit - Flag Day
Fourth of July Theme Unit of Study - Fourth of July
Graduation Thematic Unit - Graduation
Grandparents Day  Theme Unit of Study - Grandparents Day
Groundhog's Day Thematic Unit - Groundhog's Day
Halloween Theme Unit of Study - Halloween
Hanukkah Thematic Unit - Hanukkah
New Year Theme Unit of Study - Happy New Years Eve
Hispanic Heritage Thematic Unit - Hispanic Heritage Month
Kwanzaa Theme Unit of Study - Kwanzaa
Labor Day Thematic Unit - Labor Day
Leap Year Thematic Unit - Leap Year
Mardi Gras Theme Unit of Study - Mardi Gras
Martin Luther King  Thematic Unit - Martin Luther King, Jr Day
May Day Theme Unit of Study - May Day
Memorial Day Thematic Unit - Memorial Day
Mothers Day Theme Unit of Study - Mother's Day
National Day of Prayer Theme Unit of Study - National Day of Prayer
Native Americans Thematic Unit - Games, Coloring Pages, Activities, Worksheets, Articles, Books, Poetry, Lessons and Teaching Ideas - Native American Study
New Year Thematic Unit - New Year
One Hundred Days of School Theme Unit of Study - One Hundredth Day of School
Passover Thematic Unit - Passover
U.S. Presidents Theme Unit of Study - Presidents Day - U.S. Presidents
St Patricks Day Thematic Unit - St. Patrick's Day
Spring Theme Unit of Study - Spring Fun
Summer Thematic Unit - Summer
Super Bowl Theme Unit of Study - Super Bowl Sunday
  - Teacher Appreciation Week
Thanksgiving Thematic Unit - Thanksgiving
Valentines Day Theme Unit of Study - Valentine's Day
Veterans Day Thematic Unit - Veteran's Day
Winter Theme Unit of Study - Winter
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