Monday, December 1, 2014

December Holidays and Activities

Listed below are interesting holidays, celebrations, important dates, and events for December. Icons indicate an activity from one of Toolbox Training’s 100 Activities series of books or activity card sets. Hover over the icon for specific references to exact activities.

You can also click on links for additional information on dates. Many of these connect directly to activities on the Toolbox Training blog, but some are off-site links.

1

Aids Awareness Day

Scrabble game trademarked (1948)

2

Pie Day

Eat a Red Apple Day

3

Day of the Disabled Person (International)

Roof-Over-Your-Head Day

Fritter's Day

4

Santa's List Day

Cookie Day

Wear Brown Shoes Day

5

Volunteer Day (International)

Animator Walt Disney's Birthday (1901)

Bathtub Party Day

6

St. Nicholas Day

Put on Your Own Shoes Day

7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Letter Writing Day

Cotton Candy Day

8

Brownie Day

Winter Flowers Day

9

Pastry Day

Ball-bearing roller skates patented (1884)

First Christmas Seals issued (1907)

Wrigley’s gum trademarked (1924)

10

Human Rights Day – Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded

Poet Emily Dickinson's Birthday (1830)

Dewey Decimal Day

11

UNICEF established (1946)

12

Poinsettia Day

Ding-a-Ling Day

13

Cocoa Day

14

South Pole discovered (1911)

First miniature golf course opened (1929)

15

Bill of Rights adopted (1791)

Underdog Day

Lemon Cupcake Day

16

Boston Tea Party (1773)

Los Posada (Christmas tradition in Mexico)

Classical musician Ludwig van Beethoven's Birthday (1770)

Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Maple Syrup Day

17

Wright Brother's first flight (1903)

18

Bake Cookies Day

Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day

19

Look for an Evergreen Day

Go Carolling Day

Oatmeal Muffin Day

20

Play a Game Day

21

First Day of Winter/Winter Solstice (shortest day of the year)

Humbug Day

Look at the Bright Side Day

Flashlight Day

22

Forefather's Day (pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock - 1620)

First Christmas lights for sale (1882)

Date Nut Bread Day

23

Roots Day

Economists Day

24

Christmas Eve

Egg Nog Day

25

Christmas

Pumpkin Pie Day

26

Kwanzaa Begins

Boxing Day (celebrated in Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada)

Whiners Day

27

Visit the Zoo Day

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day

Recyclable Packaging Day

Candy Cane Day

Fruitcake Day

Awful Tie Day

28

Chewing Gum patented (1869)

Eat Vegetarian Day

Play Cards Day

29

Bowling ball invented (1862)

30

Bicarbonate of Soda Day

31

New Year's Eve

Make Up Your Mind Day

Unlucky Day



Floating Holidays:

Jewish holiday Chanukah begins at sundown on 12/15/06, 12/4/07, 12/21/08


Specialty Weeks:

1st week:
Christmas Tree Week
Cookie Cutter Week
Tolerance Week

2nd week:
Hand Washing Awareness Week
Human Rights Week

3rd week:
International Language Week
Tell Someone They're Doing a Good Job Week

4th week:
"It's About Time!" Week


Specialty Months:

Art and Architecture Month
Bingo Month
Closed Caption TV Month
Hello Neighbor Month
Stress Free Family Holiday Month
Safe Toy and Gift Month
Universal Human Rights Month
Write a Friend Month


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