Monthly Activities

 JANUARY, 2021            FLOWER:    CARNATION                       BIRTHSTONE:  GARNET 

 

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1:1 VISITS &

INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMS

OFFERED

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING RESPECTED

 

 

1  NEW YEAR’S DAY

 Welcome 2021!  We will make our New Year’s resolutions and talk about the things we look forward to in 2021.

 

2  MONARCH BUTTERFLY

    MIGRATION DAY

 

We will learn more about them today and maybe do a butterfly craft, too!

3  UNFORGETTABLE FORTIES

    DAY

 

We celebrate the fabulous forties today by listening to some Glenn Miller music and watching a movie starring Joan Crawford.

4   TRIVIA DAY

 

We will enjoy some trivia questions today of various subjects to see who are our trivia masters!

 

 

 

5  NATIONAL BIRD DAY

 

National Bird Day takes place every year on the fifth day of the first month.  We will talk about birds today and see if we can name a bird for every letter of the alphabet.

6  CHARLIE BROWN DAY

 

On this day in 1952, the comic strip Peanuts became a regular feature for the Sunday funny papers across the U.S.  Do you have a favorite character?  We will enjoy a few comic strips today.

7  OLD ROCK DAY

 

Old Rock Day is a day set aside to enjoy and appreciate old fossils and rocks.  Did you collect rocks as a kid?  We will talk about the different types and maybe take a virtual class about rocks.

8   HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELVIS!

 

“The King” was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on this day in 1935.  We will listen to his music, maybe watch one of his movies, and take a virtual tour of Graceland!

 

9  HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

    CONNECTICUT

 

On this day in 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state of the United States of America.  We will learn more about this beautiful state.

10  HOUSEPLANT APPRECIATION

       DAY

 

We will check out Gardening shows and learn more about the benefits of having and caring for houseplants today!

11  GRAND CANYON DAY

 

On this day in 1908, the Grand Canyon National Monument was created.  We will share some fascinating facts about the Grand Canyon.  Have you ever visited the Grand Canyon?

12  SOUP du JOUR DAY

 

We will talk about our favorite kind of soup and make soup in our crock pot today to enjoy this afternoon.  Perfect for a wintery day!

 

13  JOHNNY CASH SINGS AT

      FOLSOM PRISON ANNIVERSARY

 

On this day in 1968, the “Man in Black” performed in front of 2,000 prisoners at Folsom Prison.  The concert was recorded live and sold as an album.  We will listen to some Johnny Cash favorites today.

14  INTERNATIONAL KITE DAY

 

We will reminisce about times we went kite flying and maybe enjoy a craft and coloring of kites.

15  STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM DAY

 

We will enjoy some strawberry ice cream and read “What Ice Cream Flavors Say About Your Personality”.  We will also find out the most popular flavor in our state and see if it is your favorite too!

16 HELLO, DOLLY! DAY

 

On this day in 1964, Hello, Dolly! Opened on Broadway beginning a run of more than 2,000 performances.  Did you ever go to a Broadway show?  Which one was your favorite? 

17  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BETTY

      WHITE

 

Betty White Ludden was born on this day in 1922.  She has enjoyed a career spanning 60 plus years!  We will watch some of her famous roles today on the Golden Girls and Mary Tyler Moore Show.

18  MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

 

We celebrate civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Monday following his birth anniversary of January 15th.  We will learn more about this courageous man today.

 

 

19  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DOLLY

 

Born on this day in 1946, Dolly Parton went on to become a country music superstar.  We will listen to her music, watch a movie and learn more about this philanthropist today.

20  CHEESE LOVER’S DAY

 

January 20 every year is a special day for cheese lovers.  We will try a few varieties and talk cheese.  Do you have a favorite?  Blue Cheese?  Sharp?  Munster?

 

21  SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY

 

Red, gray, black or white – what’s your favorite color of squirrel?  This day reminds us to enjoy these nut-burying, scampering animals with respect and consideration – even if they take all the bird seed!

 

22  THE EYES HAVE IT DAY

 

It’s Glaucoma Awareness and Eye Care Month.  Did you know that there are foods that support eye health like carrots, peanuts and oranges?  We will learn about the latest technology among other things.

 

23  NATIONAL HANDWRITING

       DAY

 

This day is celebrated on John Hancock’s birthday!  We will practice our handwriting skills and maybe learn calligraphy!

 

24  COMPLIMENT DAY

 

The recommendation is to compliment at least five people today.  We will find something nice to say about everyone today!

25 BUBBLE WRAP APPRECIATION

     DAY

 

Sometimes big things come in small packages.  And sometimes, if you’re really lucky, those packages also contain bubble wrap!!  We will enjoy a sensory program and craft with bubble wrap today.

26 TEA AND TRIVIA TUESDAY

 

Celebrated the last Tuesday of Hot Tea and Trivia month.  We will have a socially distanced tea and trivia social this afternoon.

27 WINTERTIME MEMORIES DAY

 

Snowball fights, ice skating, building a snowman, snow shoeing are a few of the winter activities that many of us participated in during our youth.  We will reminisce this afternoon while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and cookies!

28 WOLF MOON

 

January’s full moon is called Wolf Moon.  The name comes from Native Americans and early colonists, who would hear wolves howling from hunger during this time of year.  We will learn some facts and do a craft today too.

 

29 FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM

 

Whether it’s a local high school, college, or professional sports team, express your team pride today.  Wear a hat or shirt supporting your team!

 

30 FIRST FIVE ELECTED INTO

      COOPERSTOWN

 

We will talk about the first five baseball players to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.  Have you ever visited Cooperstown? 

 

31  ZANE GREY DAY

 American author of tales of the Old West, Zane Grey, was born on this day in 1872.  Do you enjoy his stories?