April

April 1 – One Cent Day

April 2 – Children’s Book Day

Printable Comic Panels, available here and on the blog post

April 3 – National Find a Rainbow Day

  • Box of 24 crayons
  • Foam Board
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Poster board
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hair dryer
  • Mounting squares

April 4 – School Librarian Day

April 5 – National Read a Road Map Day

  • A small to medium size map
  • Poster board
  • Glue
  • Scissors 

April 6 – It’s National Poetry Month

  • Printable leaves template, available here and on the blog post
  • Printable flower template, available here and on the blog post
  • Wooden Dowel, ½-inch diameter
  • Flower pot or box
  • Oasis, clay, or dirt
  • Green ribbon
  • Green craft paint
  • Green paper if leaves will be preprinted
  • Colored paper if flowers will be preprinted
  • Hole punch
  • Glue
  • Markers for writing words
  • Crayons or colored pencils if children are to color leaves and flowers 

April 7 – International Beaver Day

  • Printable Ears and Nose Template
  • 2-inch wooden spool, available at craft stores
  • Brown craft paint for body
  • Brown or dark gray paint for tail
  • Brown “chunky” yarn, 8 yards
  • Brown felt, small piece for ears
  • Black felt, small piece for nose
  • White foam board, small piece for teeth
  • 6 x ¾ inch craft stick
  • Black marker
  • Strong glue
  • Paint brush

April 8 – National Zoo Lovers Day

April 9 – Cherish an Antique Day

  • Old photographs and/or heirlooms from your home or other family members

April 10 – National Siblings Day

  • A clear jar with a lid—you can use a recyclable jar or buy a mason jar or other decorative jar at a craft store
  • Red felt
  • Scissors 

April 11 – National Pet Day

Adopt a Pet! word search

April 12 – National Big Wind Day

Catch the Wind! Windsock

  • 1 large yogurt container (32 oz) or 1lb deli salad container
  • 1 long-sleeve T-shirt
  • Strong glue
  • Dowel, 5/8 –inch diameter by 48-inches long or longer
  • String
  • Rubber band
  • Sewing seam ripper or cuticle scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Scissors

April 13 – Bookmobile Day

Box Bookmobile

  • Printable Book Shelves and Sign Template, available here and on the blog post
  • Cardboard box, 16-oz pasta or other recyclable boxes work well (I used a 5” x 7 ¼ -inch pasta box)
  • Bottle caps or wheels
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • X-acto knife
  • Glue

April 14 – Look up in the Sky Day

Fluffy Clouds

  • White girls’ dress bobby socks in various sizes
  • Fiber Fill, 20-ounce bag
  • Fishing line, different lengths
  • Needle
  • Clear adhesive mountable hooks or clips

April 15 – Take a Wild Guess Day

Match up the Animals! Guessing Game

  • Printable Animal Pairs Cards, available here and on the blog post
  • Colored pencils, markers, or crayons
  • Scissors 

April 16 – Record Store Day

Record Chalkboard Bulletin Board

  • Printable Record Label, available here and on the blog post
  • Foam board, or a corkboard at least 12-inches x 12-inches square
  • Adhesive cork
  • A 12-inch round plate, record, or other round object to trace OR a compass
  • Chalkboard paint, black
  • X-acto knife
  • Paint brush or foam paint brush
  • Mounting squares

April 17 – International Haiku Poetry Day

Hang in there, Kitty! Bookmark

April 18 – National Inventor’s Month

Inventor’s Tool Kit

  • Small parts organizer with drawers or compartments, available at hardware stores and craft stores
  • A variety of parts or craft materials that can be combined, built with, or built on
  • Some hardware ideas—pulleys, wheels, small to medium pieces of wood, wire, nuts, bolts, screws, hooks, knobs, hinges, recyclable materials
  • Some craft ideas—clay, beads, wooden pieces, sticks, paints, pipe cleaners, string, spools, buttons, glitter, scraps of material, recyclable materials 

April 19 Math Awareness Month

Printable Totally Cool Mystery Phrase puzzle and Solution, available here and on the blog post 

April 20 – Jazz Appreciation Day

Printable Blow Your Horn for Jazz Day! Maze and Solution, available here and on the blog post

April 21 – Poem in Your Pocket Day

Pocket Poem Carrier

  • An old pair of pants or shorts with back pockets
  • A decorative shoelace
  • Thread or fabric glue
  • Needle
  • Paper
  • Your favorite poem or a poem you write yourself
  • Pen

April 22 – Earth Day

Hatch a Caterpillar Planter

  • Egg carton made from recycled paper
  • Seeds for your favorite veggies or flowers
  • Potting soil
  • Spoon or small shovel
  • Craft paint or markers in the colors you’d like for your caterpillar
  • Pipe cleaners or wire

April 23 – Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Fashion a Quill Pen

  • Medium to large size feather with quill, available at craft stores
  • Clay, oven-bake or air-dry, in various colors if desired
  • Wire, beads, paint, and/or markers for decorating     
  • Scissors
  • Baking pan 

April 24 – National Garden Month

Printable Plant a Flower Garden! word search and Solution, available here and on the blog post

Monday, April 25—World Penguin Day 

Tuesday, April 26—Hug an Australian Day

Wednesday, April 27—Tell a Story Day 

Thursday, April 28—Workers Memorial Day 

  • Printable Dream Job Application, Page 1, Page 2, available here and on the blog post

Friday, April 29—It’s Humor Month 

Paint Strip Saying

  • 4 -5 paint strips from a hardware store OR make your own with strips of poster board and craft paint
  • Markers
  • Adhesive letters
  • Mounting squares
  • Frame (optional)

Saturday, April 30—Save the Frogs Day