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Monday, June 1, 2015

June Holidays and Activities

Listed below are interesting holidays, celebrations, important dates, and events for June. Icons indicate an activity from one of Toolbox Training’s 100 Activities series of books. 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.


Children's Day (International)

Stand for Children Day

Family Day

Wishes for Cancer Survivors

Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch's Birthday

Comic book debut of Superman (1938)

Dare Day


Radio patented (1896)

Dinosaur Day

Rocky Road Day

American Indian Citizenship Day (Congress granted American Indians U.S. citizenship in 1924)

Frozen Yogurt Day

Three-Ring Circus Day (In 1835, P. T. Barnum ran the first major three-ring circus in the United States)


First U.S. Space walk – Ed White (1965)

Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ Birthday (1808)

Cancer Survivors Day

Repeat Day

Egg Day

Casey at the Bat Day (poem written in 1888)

Itch Day

Tattoo Day


First Ford car made (1896)

Cheese Day

Birth of the shopping cart (1937)


World Environment Day

First Hot Air Balloon Flight (1783)

Children's author/illustrator Richard Scarry Birthday (1919)

Gingerbread Day

Attitude Day

Safety cap for medicine bottle patented (1984)


D-Day Anniversary

YMCA founded (1844)

Coca Cola label registered (1887)

First drive-in movie (1933)

Cake Day

Applesauce Cake Day

Gardening Exercise Day


Native American Appreciation Day

Family Recreation Day

Freedom of the Press Day

VCR invented (1971)

June Bug Day

Cheer Coaches Day



Best Friend's Day

Abused Women and Children Awareness Day

Ice Cream Day (first sold in New York City in 1786)

Watch Day

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday (1867)

Ocean Day

Vacuum cleaner patented (1869)


Best Friend's Day

Profess Your Love Day

Cuddle Up Day

Animated character Donald Duck's Birthday (1934)


U.S. Capital Day

Iced Tea Day

Yo-Yo Day

Ballpoint pen patented (1943)

First zoo in the world opened in Paris, France in 1793)

Children’s author Maurice Sendak's Birthday (1928)

First tornado ever recorded occurred near New Haven, Connecticut (1682)


Hug Holiday

Gasoline-powered automobile patented (1895)


Red Rose Festival

Machine Day

Magic Day


Lobster Day

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

Weed Your Garden Day


Flag Day (USA)

Family History Day

Caldecott Medal, children’s picture book award, first awarded (1937)

Strawberry Shortcake Day (dessert not character)

"Pop Goes the Weasel" Day

Sandpaper invented by I. Fischer Jr. (1834)

Creation of the United States Army (1772)


A Friend in Need Is a Friend Indeed Day

Smile Power Day

Fly a Kite Day (Ben Franklin's kite experiment – 1752)

Electricity Day


Fudge Day

Introduction of Cracker Jacks (1893)

Fresh Veggies Day

Hollerin' Contest Day

Birth of the Pepsi Cola Company (1903)

Birth of the roller coaster (1884)

Birth of the helicopter (1922)

No Orange Clothes Day


World Juggling Day

Violin Day

Eat Your Vegetables Day

Atari’s “Asteroids” and “Lunar Lander” are the first two video games registered in the Copyright Office (1980)


Go Fishing Day

Splurge Day



Butterfly Day

Eat an Oreo Day


Vanilla Milkshake Day

Bald Eagle Day

Plain Yogurt Day

Telegraph patented (1840)


First Day of Summer

Birth of soft drink Dr. Pepper (1857)

Birth of the Ferris wheel (1893)

Peaches and Cream Day


Chocolate Eclair Day

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Birth of Dairy Queen (1940)

Birth of the doughnut (1847)


Marble Day (June 23-24)

Hula hoop patented (1964)

Typewriter patented (1868)

Pink Day


Marble Day (June 23-24)

First documented UFO sighting (1947)

Mid Summer Day

Museum Come to Life Day


Log Cabin Day

Children’s author/illustrator Eric Carle's Birthday (1929)

LEON Day - LEON is NOEL spelled backwards. It means six months until Christmas.

Birth of the tennis shoe (1947)

Basketball patented (1929)


Bicycle patented (1819)
Toothbrush invented (1498)
Rose Day
Beauticians' Day
Chocolate Pudding Day

Candy Land game trademarked (1951)


Special Recreation for Disabled Day/Helen Keller's Birthday (1880)

Happy Birthday to the melody for the song "Happy Birthday" (written 1859)


Paul Bunyan Day

Let It Go Day (whatever has been bothering your, let it go!)

World War I Commemoration


Camera Day Juicy Fruit chewing gum trademarked (1915)


Sky Day

Meteor Day

Floating Holidays:

Marriage Day (2nd Friday)
Race Unity Day (2nd Sunday)
Children's Sunday (2nd Sunday)
Casual Day (Friday before the summer solstice)
Father's Day (3rd Sunday)
Great American Picnic Day (last Saturday)

Specialty Weeks:

1st week (1st full week):
America the Beautiful Week
Family Week
Fishing Week
Fragrance Week
Headache Awareness Week
Hug Holiday Week
Safe Boating week
Step Parents' Week
Teacher Thank You Week
Volunteer Week (International)

2nd week:
Clay Week
Email Week
Flag Week
Graffiti Week
Pet Appreciation Week

3rd week:
Amateur Radio Week
Forgiveness Week
Grasslands Week
Little League Baseball Week
Roller Coaster Week
Take Your Pet to Work Week
Tennis Week

4th week:
Camping Week
Deaf and Blindness Awareness Week
Eye Safety Awareness Week

Specialty Months:

Accordian Awareness Month
Adopt A Cat Month
American Rivers Month
Black Music Month
Cancer Awareness Month
Candy Month
Dairy Month
Drive Safe Month
Fireworks Safety Month
Flag Month
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month
Frozen Yogurt Month
Happy Women Month
Iced Tea Month
Patriots Month
Recycling Month
Rose Month
Safety Month
Seafood Month
Summer Vacation Month
Tennis Month
Turkey Lovers Month
Zoo & Aquarium Month

Check out other months
or return to activity calendar page.

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