For kids in school, knowing historical dates helps them relate to history and builds their general knowledge. Knowing these dates can help parents and teachers engage students in valuable learning activities. Check out October learning activities.
5 World Teachers Day – Write a description on what you would do if you were a teacher.
12 Columbus Day (US) (2nd Monday in October) – Read a story about Columbus and/or draw a picture of his 3 ships.
15 National Grouch Day – Draw a picture of a grouchy animal or person.
16 World Food Day – Draw and write about your favorite food.
20 National Fruit Day – Describe your favorite food.
26 International School Library Day (4th Monday in October) – Create a book jacket of a book you have read recently. Be sure to include 5 facts about the book.
27 Make a Difference Day – What can you do in your house to help someone that would make a difference?
28 State of Liberty dedicated, 1886 – Find a picture of the Statue of Liberty and try to draw it yourself.
Learning occurs in day to day activities. So, look for and create learning opportunities throughout your day. Stay safe and be well.