21 Fun and Random Holidays to Celebrate with Kids this Winter
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We already know about the well-known winter holidays. There’s New Year’s, MLK day, Valentine’s day…but what about the days in between?
The winter blues are real, and oftentimes moms and kids feel couped up, bored, drained, and sometimes stuck indoors.
Don’t worry, friend! I’ve gotcha covered! I’ve scoured the web to find 21 fun and little-known (random and weird) holidays you can celebrate with your kids all winter long.
Below, I’ve even included some ideas for how to celebrate these winter activities.
Let’s dive right in!
Random Holidays to Celebrate with Kids in January
Jan 4 – National Trivia Day
Fun fact from my son, Alex: Did you know that a platypus is a monotreme (egg-laying mammal)?!
This is a fun day to quiz your kids with random facts and trivia. For younger kiddos, you can play a more simplified trivia game.
“I’m thinking of a farm animal that makes milk and says, ‘moo’. Can you guess what it is?”
January 8 – Bubble Bath Day
Who doesn’t love a good bubble bath? If you have multiple kids, you can put them in their swimsuits and let them have an indoor pool party!
Related reading: Are tub toys making your child sick? Plus 8 safer tub toy options
January 15 – National Bagel Day
Bagels for breakfast, anyone? This is a fun winter holiday to celebrate your kids … and it’s easy too! Plus, any excuse to grab a french toast bagel from Panera Bread is good to me! Yum!!
January 15 – National Hat Day
What a fun holiday to celebrate with kids! Wear a silly hat, or make your own. Who remembers making newspaper hats as kids?!
January 18 – Winnie the Pooh Day
This winter holiday might be best for younger kids, but Winnie the Pooh day is a great excuse to read your favorite Pooh bear book or watch your favorite episode! A picnic in the living room with your favorite stuffed animals would also be a really fun winter activity for kids.
January 19 – Popcorn Day
If your kids are old enough to eat popcorn, popcorn day would be a great time to let them have some for a snack. You can pop your own, or head to the movie theater and catch a matinee.
January 21 – National Hug Day
Free hugs! Be sure to hand out extra hugs to your kiddos on this random winter holiday.
January 23 – National Pie Day
Whether you bake a pie or snag one at your local bakery, it’s pie day!
January 24 – Compliment Day
How often do you compliment your family members? This random holiday would be great to have your kids sit down and write little compliments to each other. So sweet!
Random Holidays to Celebrate with Kids in February
February 4 – Thank Your Mail Carrier Day
Mail carriers are so under-appreciated! This is a fun day to thank him or her for their service. Click here to read our idea!
February 5 – World Nutella Day
Now, THIS is a holiday I can get behind! Give me all the Nutella!! My favorite way to eat Nutella is to spread it on a cinnamon roll. Yummm.
February 9 – National Pizza Day
Ahh, all these food-related weird holidays! I love it! Whether you make your own, get delivery, or try out a new local pizza joint…it’s what’s for dinner!
February 11 – National Inventors Day
This would be a fun kids activity to do on this random holiday – make up a new invention! Whether it’s a new toy or a new game, this is going to be so much fun!
February 17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day
If you follow me on social media, you know that I am a huge advocate of Random Acts of Kindness. Click here to learn more about Find Your Mom Tribe’s annual Random Acts of Christmas Kindness challenge!
February 20 – National Love Your Pet Day
One fun activity you can do with your kids is to plan a surprise party for your pets! ‘Don’t have any pets? This would be a great day to volunteer or drop off supplies at your local animal shelter.
February 28 – National Chili Day
My kids don’t like chili, but my husband and I do!
Random Holidays to Celebrate with Kids in March
March 1 – National Peanut Butter Lovers Day
PB&J, Peanut butter cookies, cupcakes, granola bars…the options are endless! (Unless you’re allergic! Then you might want to create your own Sunflower Butter Lovers Day or whatever your preferred alternative is.)
March 2 – Dr. Seuss Day
There are TONS of Dr. Seuss themed ideas on Pinterest, but for a low-key day, just read your favorite book! (Mine is Hop on Pop!)
March 6 – National Oreo Day
My favorite way to eat Oreos is crushed up and mixed with vanilla ice cream. Mmm! (This post is making me hungry!)
March 7 – National Cereal Day
On this random national holiday, you can actually feel good about serving your family cereal for dinner!
March 11 – Napping Day
This is another one of those random holidays to celebrate with kids that I’m REALLY looking forward to. Everybody naps!