Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. The Corporation for National and Community service has been charged to lead this effort for the last quarter century and has an extensive database of community service opportunities. Spend this day volunteering with your family.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
January 18 is designated as Winnie the Pooh Day!
Winnie the Pooh Day.
January 18 is designated as Winnie the Pooh Day! It is the birthday of A.A. Milne, author of Winnie the Pooh, who was born in 1882. Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day by reading some storybooks about the adventures of Winnie and his friends with your young children.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! January is National Mentoring Month! Check out these mentor guides and handbooks and consider mentoring children in your community.
The last week of the year is a perfect time to visit state parks and take a hike!
The last week of the year is a perfect time to visit state parks and take a hike! Use this website to find a state park close to you and take the kids on a nature hike. Don’t forget binoculars to look for birds and other wildlife. Happy New Year!
Board games are a great, inexpensive way for families to spend quality time together, especially during the holidays. Check out the top 10 classic board games and introduce the kids to these great games!
December 21st is the first day of Winter or Winter Solstice
December 21st is the first day of Winter or Winter Solstice. Did you know there is a reason for each season? What are the traditions and activities and meaning behind the celebration of the Winter Solstice? Find out the answers to these questions of the darkest day of the year!
Celebrate National Gingerbread House Day
Celebrate National Gingerbread House Day on December 12 with your kids! Gather the family together, bake some gingerbread and start building and decorating your very own gingerbread house. You could even have a contest to see who can make the most unique gingerbread house! Check out this recipe to see how to make your own gingerbread house.