Why would someone jump in freezing cold water? Just how big is your foot? Can you play a kazoo? Who doesn’t love a rubber duckie? These questions will get your students thinking!
January is full of fun, sometimes quirky, holidays! It is a great way to start your day in your morning meetings, use as break when you see your students are needing to refocus or use for early finishers. There are days that you might want to just use the holiday to start a conversation with your students. Each day has a link, a video or website, that has something to do with the holiday. January STEM Everyday has a materials list for the days when you would like to do an activity. Some days need more items than others BUT there are some days when you don’t need anything.
1st– Polar Bear Swim Day
2nd– 55 MPH Speed Limit Day
3rd– Drinking Straw Day
4th– World Braille Day
5th– Bird Day
6th– Bean Day
7th– Old Rock Day
8th– Show and Tell at Work Day
9th– Static Electricity Day
10th– Houseplant Appreciation Day
11th– Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
12th– Hot Tea Day
13th– Rubber Duckie Day
14th– International Kite Day
15th– Hat Day
16th– Appreciate a Dragon Day
17th– Cable Car Day
18th– Winnie the Pooh Day
19th– Popcorn Day
20th– Camcorder Day
21st– Squirrel Appreciation Day
22nd– Hot Sauce Day
23rd– Measure Your Feet Day
24th– Talk Like a Grizzled Old Prospector Day
25th– Opposite Day
26th– Australia Day
27th– National Geographic Day
28th– Kazoo Day
29th– Puzzle Day
30th– Inane Answering Message Day
31st– Create a Mask Day
Bonus ideas for some of the days…
January 2nd– 55 MPH Speed Limit Day *Have car races. Have students create ramps and use small cars and see who can make their car go the farthest.
January 6th– Bean Day * Use beans in your math plans or let your students plant some beans.
January 13th– Rubber Duckie Day *Give students a Rubber Duckie to decorate (use paint or recycled materials) and display throughout your school.
January 15th– Hat Day *Let students wear hats to class.
January 19th– Popcorn Day *Have students create a popcorn bag
January 24th– Talk Like a Grizzled Old Prospector Day *Research the California Gold Rush
January 29th– Puzzle Day *Break out puzzles to do together!
Your students will love building, experimenting, exploring, or just talking about these days. Get creative in January and see what your students can do and learn. However you use January STEM Challenges Every Day is a Holiday your students will love it!