National Days to Celebrate in October with Kids!

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Thinking about including the National Days to Celebrate in October in your homeschooling days? You’re in the right place! I’m sharing a list of the most kid-friendly days to celebrate in October as well as a number of resources and even a freebie!

Let’s do this!

Why Include National Days to Celebrate in October?

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.

When it comes to writing prompts related to the national days to celebrate in October, 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 October 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. “October 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 October that we’ve included as well as 9 National Month themes we’ve included (just want that printable? Click here!)
  • 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

National Days to Celebrate in October

  • October 1: Homemade Cookies Day
  • October 2: Name your Car Day
  • October 3: Family TV Show Day
  • October 4: Cinnamon Bun Day
  • October 5: Do Something Nice Day
  • October 6: Coaches Day
  • October 7: You Matter to Me Day
  • October 8: Hero Day
  • October 9: Fire Prevention Day
  • October 10: Cake Decorating Day
  • October 11: Myths and Legends Day
  • October 12: Savings Day
  • October 13: Train your Brain Day
  • October 14: Dessert Day
  • October 15: Grouch Day
  • October 16: Sports Day
  • October 17: Pasta Day
  • October 18: Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • October 19: Seafood Bisque Day
  • October 20: Youth Confidence Day
  • October 21: Reptile Awareness Day
  • October 22: Make a Dog’s Day
  • October 23: Boston Cream Pie Day
  • October 24: Food Day
  • October 25: Greasy Food Day
  • October 26: Pumpkin Day
  • October 27: Black Cat Day
  • October 28: First Responders Day
  • October 29: Hermit Day
  • October 30: Candy Corn Day
  • October 31: Knock Knock Jokes Day

I’d LOVE to know how your kids enjoy the national days to celebrate in October 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.)

Elizabeth Dukart is a proud Georgia-based born and raised Jersey Girl, wife, and mom of 2 human boys & 1 canine boy.

Created in 2021, Elizabeth owns and publishes That Homeschool Family: a free resource for homeschooling parents and beyond! A seasoned blogger, Elizabeth previously published a popular location-specific family resource blog, but decided to “Pivot!” her blogging focus after she started homeschooling her two boys in 2020. In addition to this blog, you can follow Elizabeth’s homeschooling and family adventures on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest. She can also be found in her Facebook Group: That Homeschool Family Hangout.

When she’s not busy taking over the world or homeschooling, Elizabeth can be found listening to music (especially The Beatles & Harry Styles!), being silly with her boys, watching movies with family, shopping, or traveling!

Have a question or want to work with Elizabeth? Send her an email!

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