As winter ends and spring begins, you can count on having a ton of fun in March. These March stories for kids will help keep kids learning and having fun all month long, with activities for each day.
March Kids Activity Calendar
Each day below follows a March special day or topic. If you scroll to the bottom of the post you can download and print the free printable March stories for kids activity calendar. Then check out books from the library and take a peak at this post for fun, clever activities for families to do together! You’ll love this LOW PREP activity calendar!
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March Stories for Kids
March is filled with many fun days, such as the popular Dr. Seuss Day or St. Patrick’s Day. But did you know that March also has a celebration for each day of the month? With these March stories for kids, you’ll find a celebration for each day of the month, complete with activities, crafts, recipes, books and more that will help you celebrate these days. From Cereal Day to Purple Day, your kids will have a blast learning about these celebrations.
March 1 – Pig Day
What better way to start your Pig Day celebration than with the book, Happy Pig Day! After reading this Elephant and Piggie book, you’ll want to have some hands-on fun, starting with an adorable pig-shaped craft. Your kids will also love getting messy with this messy pig activity. Throw in some math with a pig-themed counting activity.
March 2 – Dr. Seuss Day
Dr. Seuss Day is definitely a day to celebrate with reading and fun. This beloved author has fun in his books, so it’s important that you and your kids celebrate accordingly! Start by reading The Cat in the Hat, one of Dr. Seuss’ iconic books. Afterwards, the whole family can get crafty with this Thing 1 2 3 hand art activity. Next, find out if your kids are up to the challenge with Dr. Seuss STEM Challenge: Stacking the Cat’s Hat. There are so many fun Dr. Seuss activities to fill your day!
March 3 – National Anthem Day
The best way to celebrate National Anthem Day is to teach your kids how important the national anthem actually is. Help them understand more about the history of our anthem with the book, Long May She Wave. Once your kids know more about the National Anthem and the American flag, you can have some hands-on fun making a painters tape American flag, a life-sized flag, or even a Lego American flag.
March 4 – Toy Soldier Day
The Steadfast Tin Soldier is the perfect book to start Toy Soldier Day. Since Toy Soldier Day is all about soldiers, you’ll want to make this soldier craft. This Civil War board game would also be fun to play. You can either use the paper pieces or, if you have them, you can substitute them for toy soldiers in honor of the day.
March 5 – Unique Names Day
Names are unique, just like people are. Celebrate all of the unique names of your kids on this day by reading You Stole My Name. You and your kids can talk about how their names are unique because they are unique. In keeping with the unique theme, each member of your family can make this name alien art project! Continue practicing those unique names with this name writing activity.
March 6 – National Oreo Day
If you’re looking for a tasty holiday to celebrate, make sure you observe National Oreo Day! Get this day started the the book, Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? You can even fill up your own cookie jar with Oreos! Plan on even more tasty treats for the day, with delicious rainbow Oreo cookies that also would make a great St. Patrick’s Day treat. You can also plan to make some Oreo balls, a treat that’s so easy, the entire family can help make them!
March 7 – Cereal Day
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day which is why Cereal Day is such a fun day to celebrate! Start off by making a favorite breakfast treat with a recipe from The Cheerios Cookbook. After all the cereal is gone, don’t let anything go to waste. This cereal box aquarium is a super fun activity for kids and will make the perfect ending to Cereal Day!
March 8 – March Madness Month
For March Madness Month, you’ll want to plan some basketball activities. Slam Dunk! is a Sports Illustrated book that includes the top 10 lists in basketball, making it a great book for March Madness. This sight word basketball activity will get your kids excited for March Madness while also helping them practice those important sight words. If you’re looking for more learning fun, you can roll PlayDough into little balls that resemble basketballs and use them for this phonemic awareness activity. Don’t forget to turn on some basketball games to finish celebrating March Madness Month.
March 9 – Meatball Day
Why of course, you need to read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Meatball Day! In keeping with the meatball theme, your kids can have fun with this pretend play food spaghetti and meatballs craft. After playing with this pretend food, your kids will probably be hungry. Make sure you have some of these appetizer BBQ meatballs ready for them to munch on!
March 10 – Check Your Batteries Day
It’s very important to check the batteries in your smoke detectors regularly. Talk to your kids why this is important, explaining that the smoke detectors need to have working batteries to help keep the home safe. You can read No Dragons for Tea to help talk about fire safety. After talking fire safety, it’s time to have some battery fun! Build this simple electromagnetic train or follow this homemade battery science experiment.
March 11 – National Crafting Month
Get crafting today in honor of National Crafting Month! Any craft you can think of will help you celebrate such a fun day. One way you can celebrate crafting, as well as the start of spring, is to make this painted flower craft. You can also use items around the home for your crafting, such as leftover newspapers with this newspaper shark craft. When celebrating National Crafting Month, keep in mind that C.R.A.F.T. stands for Creating Really Awesome Free Things, which is a book that inspires kids to craft!
March 12 – Plant a Flower Day
You’ll want a ton of flower activities on Plant a Flower Day! Help your kids understand more about this celebration by reading Planting a Rainbow. After reading the story, plant your own rainbow flowers with this flower craft. Then of course, if the weather is warm enough, you can plant a flower! Finish the day by learning more about what happens after you plant flowers with this easy flower science experiment.
March 13 – Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
Opening an umbrella inside is one of the most fun things to do on Open an Umbrella Indoors Day! After playing with umbrellas inside, you can read The Big Umbrella, a book that uses an umbrella as imagery for inclusion and acceptance. Follow the book reading with some fun crafts to help engage your kids. This rainy day umbrella craft is one way to have some hands-on fun with your kids. If you have younger kids, you can also use this U is for umbrella art project to teach them about the letter U!
March 14 – Learn About Butterflies Day
Butterflies are beautiful creatures that serve an important role in nature. Help teach your kids about this role by reading Butterflies for Kids, a book that teaches all about butterflies and their characteristics, habitat and more. If you are able, a great way for your kids to learn more about butterflies is to actually see the life cycle of one. This hatching butterflies with printable activity will engage your kids and help them learn so much. Finish your butterfly learning with this woven butterfly craft!
March 15 – National Frozen Food Month
This month, you can celebrate National Frozen Food Month with some delicious frozen food treats! If you’re looking for a healthy recipe, you can make these frozen yogurt bites that are both healthy and tasty. You can also make some fresh fruit rainbow popsicles that is perfect for both National Frozen Food Month and for St. Patrick’s Day! If you want even more frozen food ideas for the month, this Homemade Popsicle Recipes book is filled with ideas your entire family will love.
March 16 – The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day
Today is the day before St. Patrick’s Day. Get started on the St. Patrick’s Day fun by reading the book, The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day. This book will get your kids in the mood for leprechauns, pots of gold and more! You can also make St. Patrick’s Day educational with this free hundreds chart or this syllable sort. Finish the day with some more fun by making St. Patrick’s Day slime! After this fun day of St. Patrick’s Day activities, your kids will be super excited to celebrate the actual holiday tomorrow.
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Challenge your kids to catch a leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day with the book, How to Catch a Leprechaun. You can encourage your kids to catch their very own leprechaun by building a leprechaun trap, followed by a writing prompt that gets them thinking! Don’t forget, your kids need to look the part for St. Patrick’s Day, so at some point during the day, set out the supplies for them to make their own St. Patrick’s Day bead necklace.
March 18 – National Music in Our Schools Month
Learning music is an important skill that all kids should learn. During National Music in Our Schools Month, you’ll want to focus on teaching your kids all about music. Start by reading Look & Learn: Let’s Make Music with your kids. Next, focus on learning how to read music, as well as the different notes and symbols they might see on a sheet of music. This intro to music printable book is a fun way for your kids to learn about this in a way that they can understand. After learning all about it, it’s time to make your own music with these music shakers! Your kids will have fun practicing what they’ve learned on their own instruments.
March 19 – Poultry Day
When celebrating Poultry Day, you’ll want to focus on all things chicken. Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer is a funny book to read together with the whole family. Next, make your own chickens with this cotton ball handprint chick craft or this fork stamped chicken craft. If your kids are very serious about learning about chickens, you might also want to consider getting backyard chickens for them to raise!
March 20 – Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day
Mr. Rogers’ is an iconic TV personality that teaches kids about friendship, kindness, and everything that makes a good neighbor. You can celebrate all he has accomplished by reading Making Friends by Fred Rogers or by teaching your kids a song from his TV show using Mister Rogers’ Songbook. In keeping with everything that Mr. Rogers stands for, encourage your kids to choose one of these kindness projects to do for a neighbor or friend. You could even make this kindness cloud craft as you discuss what makes a good neighbor.
March 21 – World Poetry Day
On World Poetry Day, get ready to dig in to poetry with your kids! Where the Sidewalk Ends is a book filled with poetry that your kids are sure to love. After reading some poems from this book, challenge your kids to write their own poems. If they’re not sure what to do, you can get them started with this simple color poem. You can also discuss rhyming words and talk about how poems use rhymes.
March 22 – Goof Off Day
Goof Off Day is all about being silly with your kids. Even though you’re planning to be silly, you can still have an educational day! To start Goof Off Day, read the book Goose Goofs Off, where the main character discovers more about goofing off. Next, get silly practicing those motor skills with this silly paper bag haircut activity or this silly faces activity. Add in some educational goofing off with silly sight word practice for younger kids or silly sentence sticks for some sentence practice.
March 23 – Puppy Day
The Poky Little Puppy is the perfect book to read on Puppy Day! Your kids will delight in the poky puppy’s adventures throughout the book! Your kids can then make their very own “poky puppy” with this footprint puppy dog craft. They can choose paint colors similar to the poky puppy, or they can create a completely different dog painting! Next, feed that hungry puppy some sight words with this feed the dog activity!
March 24 – Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
You can’t have chocolate covered raisins without raisins! That’s why this Chocolate Covered Raisins Day, you’ll get to celebrate by learning all about raisins. Teach your kids how grapes become raisins with the book, How Do You Raise a Raisin? Next, turn your own grapes into raisins with this fun raisin science experiment. After you have some raisins, keep experiment and see if you can turn those regular raisins into dancing raisins! The raisin fun is endless on Chocolate Covered Raisins Day.
March 25 – Waffle Day
Waffle Day is a delicious day that your kids will love celebrating! Stick with a waffle theme for breakfast, making these tasty rainbow waffles or these easy to make pumpkin waffles for your kids. During reading, get silly with the book, When Walruses Want Waffles. Your kids will laugh as they see all of the things that walruses would do for waffles. Keep the discussion going by asking your kids what THEY would do for waffles.
March 26 – Purple Day
Harold is here to help you celebrate Purple Day with Harold and the Purple Crayon. After reading this classic story, your kids will be inspired to create their own purple artwork. This yarn art activity is inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon, making it the perfect follow-up activity for the book. You can also use this dry erase activity as a way for your kids to make beautiful artwork. After all of that purple work, it’s time for some hands-on fun with these easy to make glitter bouncing balls!
March 27 – World Theater Day
For World Theater Day, you’ll want to give your kids the chance to act in their very own theater experience. Show them one theater option they can do from home with the book Me and My Shadows, a book that teaches about shadow puppets. If they’re interested in learning more about puppet theater, you can construct a simple puppet theatre to use for any future puppet productions! These sock puppets and this owl paper bag puppet would both make wonderful additions to your puppet theater.
March 28 – Something on a Stick Day
Food that comes on a stick is delicious, which is why there’s a day dedicated to it! In order to celebrate, you’ll want to find recipes for foods that come on a stick. If your kids love hot dogs, then this hot dog on a stick recipe will be a great way to celebrate the day. You can get even more ideas with Kabobs for Kids, a cookbook that has foods that come on a stick! A treat that comes on a stick is a popsicle, so finish the day with this tasty treat. After your kids are done eating them, you can challenge them to use their popsicle stick s to make a marble run!
March 29 – Smoke and Mirrors Day
Smoke and Mirrors Day is all about the illusion of magic. Your kids will be excited to learn all about illusions using the book Big Magic for Little Hands, where they’ll learn some of the most popular magic tricks. Continue with the smoke and mirrors theme by making magic leprechaun rocks, a magical activity that will challenge your kids to figure out how it works. Don’t forget to add in an educational activity with spelling magic.
March 30 – Pencil Day
All you need is a pencil this Pencil Day, which is why All You Need is a Pencil: The Weird, Wacky, and Unusual Activity Book is the perfect book to celebrate! There’s even more pencil fun when you add pencils and science together. Your kids will love experimenting with baggie and pencil magic. Keep learning with these pencil-themed ending punctuation clip cards.
March 31 – Crayola Crayon Day
In order to celebrate Crayola Crayon Day, you will need to add The Day the Crayons Quit to your reading list. Next, use those Crayola crayons to make this crayon resist art project. If you’d like to do some crayon-themed educational activities with your kids, this crayon box uppercase and lowercase alphabet match is the perfect activity for you.
Plus, don’t miss these March Crafts for Kids from our sister site! Tons of clever, unique crafts for kids to celebrate all the special days in March – from St. Patricks’s Day to rainbows, flowers, spring, and so much more!
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