Need activity ideas and themed products for your program this summer as your students are at home and socially distancing? Download and print our daily holidays and observances calendar! See the link below for our June 2021 Calendar.
Refer to the calendar when you need inspiration, whether you are planning activities for the entire month for each holiday, or you need last minute ideas. Be sure to visit our Daily Holidays page to find related items that can help you celebrate each observance.
How to Use the Calendar For Your Program
We have listed the daily holidays or observances that fall on each day of the month. Some days have multiple holidays, so you can choose to focus on just one, plan an activity for each one, or combine them if possible.
For example, June 20th is National Seashell Day and the First Day of Summer. Plan a day for kids to complete some nautical crafts at home. Students can color their own seashells, create an ocean themed sensory tube, design their own message in a bottle, create seashell sand art, and more! Check out our Nautical Themed activities here.
For another simple example, June 5th is Hot Air Balloon Day and World Environment Day. As a collaborative art activity, have kids work on this sticker mosaic for the whole week. Prepare a short virtual lesson plan on the impact these balloons have on the environment, and compare the emmision of fossil fuel for different vehicles and buildings.
The 2nd week in June includes National Making Life Beautiful Day and National Superman Day. The 3rd week includes National Children’s Day, Fly A Kite Day, and Global Wind Day. Plan a few weeks of fun crafts and activities to celebrate kids and how they can make life beautiful through art, learning, and laughter!
Have students decorate their own kites with the superhero symbols, or any design that they find beautiful. They can also decorate their own fans. Plan a day to spend outside where they can use the fans and fly their kites. In honor of Global Wind Day, teach students about the power of wind energy.
We’ve shared some great craft ideas below:
|Superman Day||Fly A Kite Day||Global Wind Day|
If you are just looking for some filler ideas or last minute ideas, refer to the calendar on any particular day and come up with a quick lesson or activity related to the daily holiday or observance. Some of these can even be used for brain breaks.
Activity Ideas Suggestions
On pages 2 & 3, you will find an activity suggestion for each holiday and observance under the Activity Ideas section.
If you see a URL under the Activity Ideas section, that means the observance is listed on our Daily Holidays page. Visit that link (PDF includes clickable links) to find products and items that would work great for an activity.
We’ve also shared some specific ideas as a guide. For example, June 19th is World Juggling Day! Plan a movement activity with students with these nylon scarves. This is a great brain break idea for the classroom.
Weekly & Monthly Observances
Our printable calendars also include weekly and monthly observances. For the month of June, there are several weekly and monthly observances. We have shared several links in the calendar download. Be sure to view the printable calendar for the entire list of weekly and monthly holidays.
- National Zoo and Aquariums Month
- Great Outdoors Month
- National Safety Month
- National Smile Month
- National Oceans Month
We would love your feedback on how you plan to use the calendar for your program, and if you would like to see any changes in the template. Thanks everyone!