National Days to Celebrate in January with Kids!

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We all know about the standard national holidays in January, but what about those unique, sometimes off-the-wall national days to celebrate in January? As a homeschooling family, the national days to celebrate in January make for some pretty fun ways to think creatively and encourage literacy!

How do the national days to celebrate in January help out with homeschooling activities, you ask?

My kids have been thriving in the homeschool setting. If, there’s one thing I’ve noticed, though, it’s that generic writing prompts can get boring real fast. When I was a teacher, I noticed the same with my students, so, there’s a chance your kids could be having the same experience. There are so many resources out there, but my boys have been loving my themed writing prompts because they’re fun, they’re relevant, and they encourage creativity and critical thinking.

If you’re interested in having your elementary-age child or students complete writing prompts related to the national days to celebrate in January, definitely check out my printable in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! All of my printables are reasonably priced, high-quality (thank you, education degree and graphics trainings!), and….my favorite part…FUN & CREATIVE! Because we might as well make learning as fun as possible, right?!

When it comes to writing prompts related to the national days to celebrate in January, I typically let my kids complete them as the first task on their daily homeschool schedule. Starting the day off with a fun activity, in which there are really no right or “wrong” answers, gets them excited for their day and gets us started on the right foot. Since the printable set I made includes prompts for the entire month, the national days to celebrate writing prompts are pretty much a “set it and forget it” activity because I print out an entire month’s worth of prompts at a time.

The National Days to Celebrate in January writing prompt set includes the following:

  • an entire month’s worth of daily writing prompts
    • each page is dated by the month number date (ex. “January 1”), but not the day of the week, so this resource can be used for ANY calendar year
  • 9 “national month” writing prompts
    • just in case you come across a national day writing prompt that you’re not jiving with, there are 9 for backup! These are NOT dated, but are month specific
  • a blank writing prompt template
    • just in case you want to use for other lessons
  • a printable with all of the National Days to Celebrate in January that we’ve included as well as 9 National Month themes we’ve included (just want that? CLICK HERE and it’s yours for FREE!)
  • a journal cover
    • plenty of space for doodles and personalization, there’s even a spot for your child/student to write their name to claim the writing prompt journal as their own
  • A copy of our daily Creation Challenges for the month
    • this supports the national days to celebrate in January topics, encourages creativity with hands-on activities, and even allows for you to share your child’s accomplishments on our Facebook and Instagram posts!
  • The best part? If your kids enjoy the writing prompts for the national days in January, I’m pretty sure they’d enjoy writing prompts for national days to celebrate all year long! Each and every month is available for purchase monthly or as a (coming soon) yearly bundle!

National Days to Celebrate in January

  • January 1: New Year’s Day
  • January 2: Science Fiction Day
  • January 3: Drinking Straw Day
  • January 4: Spaghetti Day
  • January 5: Screenwriters Day
  • January 6: Technology Day
  • January 7: Tempura Day
  • January 8: Argyle Day
  • January 9: Static Electricity Day
  • January 10: Save the Eagles Day
  • January 11: Vision Board Day
  • January 12: Marzipan Day
  • January 13: Sticker Day
  • January 14: Shop for Travel Day
  • January 15: Hat Day
  • January 16: Nothing Day
  • January 17: Kid Inventors’ Day
  • January 18: Thesaurus Day
  • January 19: Good Memory Day
  • January 20: Take a Walk Outdoors Day
  • January 21: Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • January 22: Celebration of Life Day
  • January 23: Handwriting Day
  • January 24: Compliment Day
  • January 25: Fun at Work Day
  • January 26: Seed Swap Day
  • January 27: Chocolate Cake Day
  • January 28: Blueberry Pancake Day
  • January 29: Plan for Vacation Day
  • January 30: Escape Day
  • January 31: Eat Brussel Sprouts Day
  • GRAB OUR FREEBIE for these dates!

I’d LOVE to know how your kids enjoy the national days to celebrate in January writing prompts I’ve created! I definitely encourage you to email me with your feedback and, if you have any other ideas for printables, please let me know! I’m always making more and would be happy to take some special requests. If it’s a new resource, there’s a chance I might even hook you up with a set {wink, wink, nudge, nudge}.

Stay safe and enjoy time with your family,

- Elizabeth (and the kids. and the husband. even the dog.)

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