July’s Special Days

2013_july_printable_calendar_300pxIf  you’re a homeschooling family or just someone looking for something to learn about or wanting a day to celebrate, you won’t have to look much further than the special days calendar for July.  This month is loaded with holidays, observances, themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!

July’s monthly themes and observances:

  • Air-Conditioning Appreciation
  • Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness
  • Cell Phone Courtesy
  • Dog House Repair
  • Family Reunion
  • Freedom From Fear of Speaking
  • Herbal Prescription Awareness
  • Irrigation
  • Make a Difference to Children
  • Nectarine
  • Share a Sunset
  • Wheelchair Beautification
  • Wild About Wildlife
  • Women’s Motorcycle

July’s food dedications:

  • Blueberries
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce
  • Grilling
  • Horseradish
  • Hot Dog
  • Ice Cream
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Grilling
  • Picnic

Here is my list of July’s special days!

1

  • 2nd Half of the Year
  • Scarecrow Day
  • Postage Stamp Day
  • 1874 1st US Zoo (Philadelphia)
  • Canada Day1863
  • 1961 Princess Diana born
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • International Joke Day

2

  • 1900 1st Zeppelin flight
  • Made in the USA day
  • 1937 Amelia Earhart disappeared

3

  • Compliment Your Mirror Day
  • Stay Out of the Sun Day

4

  • 1776 American Independence Day
  • Calvin Coolidge born 1872
  • Roswell UFO Days

5

  • Earth at Aphelion
  • Bikini Day
  • P.T. Barnum born

6

  • George W. Bush born 1946
  • World Kiss Day
  • Fried Chicken Day
  • Cherry Pit Spitting Day

7

  • 1883 Pinocchio first printed
  • Tell the Truth Day
  • Macaroni Day
  • Global Forgiveness Day
  • Star Festival Day (Japan)
  • Father – Daughter Take a Walk Together Day

8

  • Liberty Bell Cracked
  • Town Criers Day
  • Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama)

9

  • Ramadan
  • Sugar Cookie Day

10

  • Teddy Bears Picnic Day
  • Don’t Step on a Bee

11

  • 1899 EB White’s Birthday (Charlotte’s Web)
  • Slurpie Day
  • SkyLab fell to Earth Anniversary
  • 1767 John Qunicy Adams born
  • World Population Day

12

  • Barn Day
  • 1960 Etch a Sketch introduced
  • 100 BC Julius Caesar born
  • Paper Bag Day
  • 1817 Naturalist, Henry Thoreau born
  • Collector Car Appreciation Day

13

  • National French Fry Day
  • Embrace Your Geekness Day
  • Feast of Lanterns (Japan)
  • Puzzle Day

14

  • Bastille Day
  • 1913 Gerald Ford born
  • Pick Blueberries Day

15

  • Rabbit Week begins
  • 1954 First Boeing 707
  • Gummi Worm Day
  • 1606 Rembrandt Van Rijn’s Birthday
  • Get Out of the Doghouse Day

16

  • 1969 Appollo 11 lifts off
  • 1872 Roald Amundsen born  (Antarctica explorer)
  • World Snake Day

17

  • 1955 Disneyland opened
  • Wrong Way Corrigan Day
  • Isaac Watts born

18

  • 1918 Nelson Mandela born
  • Cow Appreciation Day
  • 1976 Nadia Comaneci scored 1st perfect “10” in Olympics
  • National Ice-Cream Day

20

  • Ice Cream Soda Day
  • 1969 First Moon Landing
  • Lollypop Day
  • Toss Out the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day
  • 1899 Ernest Hemingway born

21

  • Junk Food Day
  • Ice Cream Day

22

  • 1284 Pied Piper arrived in Hamelin
  • Rat Catchers Day
  • Spoonerism Day
  • 1898 Artist Alexander Calder born

23

  • 1888 Pneumatic Tires invented
  • Hot Dog Day
  • 1904 Ice Cream Cones 1st introduced
  • Hot Enough for Ya Day
  • Mosquito Day
  • Gorgeous Grandma Day

24

  • 1783 Simon Bolivar born
  • Mormon Pioneer Day
  • 1897 Amelia Earhart born
  • Tell an Old Joke Day

25

  • FBI Created
  • Carousel Day
  • Hot Fudge Sundae Day
  • Thread the Needle Day

26

  • Lumberjack Day

27

  • 1940 Bugs Bunny debut
  • Dance Day
  • Walk on Stilts Day
  • Bagpipe Appreciation Day
  • Take Your House Plant for a Walk Day

28

  • 1st Finger Prints
  • Cowboy Day
  • 1866 Beatrix Potter born
  • Milk Chocolate Day

29

  • Lasagna Day
  • 1958 NASA established
  • Rain Day

30

  • Cheese Cake Day
  • 1818 Author Emily Bronte born
  • 1863 Henry Ford born
  • Comedy Day

31

  • 1965 J.K. Rowling born
  • Mutt Day

We have been including some special days into our homeschooling for a few years.  There is no way we would ever be able to incorporate even half of them into our learning plans, but we usually can pick a couple a week.   I believe it does some good to take a day or two and do something different from the same old routine.

I also get some ideas for our meal plans from the list which become homeschooling science experiments cooking projects.

However, the main reason we add calendar studies to our homeschooling lessons is because of J.  Every day at least once since he first started talking, he has wanted to know what day it was.  Or when is the next birthday or holiday.  He has always asked ,”What is tomorrow?”  And I can always answer, “Tomorrow is another special day”.

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.se7en.org.za/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/

If you would like to read more about J you can here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/02/autism-i-am-aware/

Have a blessed July!

betty jo

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9 thoughts on “July’s Special Days

  1. writebonnierose

    I love special holidays or themes for each day. There are some great ones this month-like make a difference to children. Then there are the slightly odd (Cow Appreciation Day??). But it’s always so much fun to discover. A great resource for historical trivia is Chase’s Calendar of Events. There is a new book each year, but the newest editions are usually pretty expensive. The slightly older ones, though, are a treasure of information. (On Amazon right now the 2013 copies are $50-$60 each. The 2012 is .67 plus shipping 🙂

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    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Thanks for visiting my blog, Angie. I’m going to be sorry when summer is over and we’ll have to get back to regular studies. We all enjoy the randomness of the summer calendar lessons.

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