When my kids were very small, we had monthly themes on our bulletin board, for our homeschool lessons, and to order our daily lives.
As the kids get older, the themes aren’t quite so vivid. I enjoy the liturgical calendar, the natural cycles of the world, and celebrating the flow and small events in our lives.
We loved these themed Calendar Connections.
Fun Stuff: National Days
History: Racial Injustice Calendar and The Zinn Education Project.
November 2, All Souls’ Day, is an opportunity to remember family members and friends who have passed. People remember, tell stories, and pray to those who passed on to ask for blessings. Food is shared and sometimes left out overnight for the visiting spirits.
Turn back the clocks!
Deviled Egg Day
Remember, remember, the Fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot
Watch V for Vendetta!
Play Outside! Day
Vanilla Cupcake Day
Veterans Day. See our Veterans Day Unit Study.
Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. It is celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.
Clean out the refrigerator Day
Recycle Day. See How to Be More Sustainable at Home.
Take a Hike Day
Homemade Bread Day
Play Monopoly Day
Gingerbread Cookie Day. See our Gingerbread Unit Study.
Cashew Day. Try our cashew chicken!
Fourth Thursday in November
National Day of Mourning
Thanksgiving Day in USA
Day After Thanksgiving
National Native American Heritage Day. See my list of Books About Indigenous Peoples.
Black Friday or Buy Nothing Friday
Day of Listening
French Toast Day
Monday After Thanksgiving