Monthly Activities

APRIL 2020            FLOWER:   DAISY      BIRTHSTONE:  DIAMOND

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1:1 Visits &

Individualized

Programs offered

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING RESPECTED

 

 

1    APRIL FOOLS’ DAY  

 

NATIONAL HUMOR MONTH BEGINS!

It’s a great day to share your favorite joke or riddle

 

2  LADY LIBERTY DAY

 

IT’S THE BIRTHDAY OF THE FRENCH SCULPTOR FREDERIC-AUGUSTE BARTHOLDI, CREATOR OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Have you ever visited NYC and/or the Statue of Liberty?

3  IT’S FIND A RAINBOW DAY

 

WITH ALL THOSE APRIL SHOWERS, THERE ARE PLENTY OF RAINBOWS!

Get a blank answer sheet in Activities and find the 12 rainbows placed around the house – turn in your sheets & you might win a prize!

4  BALLROOM DANCING

    DAY

 

DO YOU ENJOY DANCING?  CAN YOU CUT A RUG?

What was your favorite dance move?  Waltz, Cha Cha, Salsa, or Macarena?

We can always chair dance!

5  PALM SUNDAY       

 

HOLY WEEK BEGINS

 

We can make our own folded paper crosses

6 TWINKIE DAY or

    HOSTESS WITH THE

    MOSTEST DAY

 

On this day in 1930 James Dewar invented Hostess Twinkies.  Did you know that Twinkies originally had banana cream filling?

7  PINK MOON DAY

 

THERE IS A FULL MOON TONIGHT.  THE NAME COMES FROM THE PINK WILD PHLOX THAT GROW IN THE SPRING.

 

Everyone should wear pink today!

8  DAB DAY

 

IT’S  DRAW A BIRD DAY!

 

DAB DAY IS A DAY WHEN PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD DRAW BIRDS.

We can draw, color & paint our favorites today

9  ROSIE THE RIVETER

    DAY

 

ON THIS DAY IN 1944, THE FILM ROSIE THE RIVETER WAS RELEASED.

 

Do you have memories of the rush of women into the workforce during WWII?

10  GOOD FRIDAY

               AND

      SEND A CARD DAY

 

APRIL IS CARD & LETTER WRITING MONTH.  SEND SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT A CARD TODAY.

We can make cards too!

11  “WHISTLE A HAPPY   

        TUNE” DAY

 

LEARN HOW TO WHISTLE FROM THE HAPPY WISTLER  AND SING “WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK”!

 

12 EASTER  SUNDAY

                      &

       THE FIRST MAN IN 

       SPACE DAY –

 

On this day in 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space when he made a 108-minutes voyage orbiting Earth in a vehicle launched by the USSR

13  FIRST ELEPHANT DAY

 

THE FIRST ELEPHANT TO COME TO AMERICA ARRIVED ON APRIL 13, 1796.

 A good day to learn more about elephants, folklore, trivia!

 

 

14  NATIONAL DOLPHIN

      DAY

 

Learn more about the dolphin species, watch them on a webcam and do a dolphin puzzle

15  JACKIE ROBINSON DAY

 

TODAY IS JACKIE ROBINSON DAY, A DAY TO CELEBRATE THIS BASEBALL GREAT AND HIS HISTORIC DEBUT WITH THE BOOKLYN DODGERS IN 1947.

Do you remember what his number was?  Your right, it was 42!!

16  NATURAL BRIDGES 

      NATIONAL MONUMENT

      ANNIVERSARY

 

DESIGNATED AS SUCH ON THIS DAY IN 1908, NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT BECARE THE FIRST NATIONAL PARK IN UTAH. 

Did you ever visit – we can learn more about it today

17  GO FLY A KITE DAY &

      MUSTANG DAY

 

YOU CAN MAKE A KITE DECORATION FOR YOUR DOOR AND DO A PUZZLE.

And

FORD MUSTANG DAY COMMEMORATES THE DAY THE MUSTANG WAS INTRODUCED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1964. 

18  ANNIVERSARY OF

      PAUL REVERE’S

      RIDE

 

On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere started out on his famous ride from Boston to Lexington MA to warn the townspeople the “British are coming”.

 

19  NATIONAL LIBRARY DAY

 

A good day to pick up your favorite type of book or story. 

 

Also try solving the Love Your Library word search

20  HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

      FENWAY PARK

 

Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and the “Green Monster” celebrates its birthday today – opened in 1912 and is the oldest stadium currently in use

 

21 BULLDOGS ARE

     BEAUTIFUL DAY

 

Also celebrates people’s differences, whether they’re big, small, short, tall, skinny or stout!  Do you think bulldogs are beautiful?  Learn how to draw a bulldog today

22  EARTH DAY

 

IT’S THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY! 

 

Let’s do puzzles, talk about rock & minerals & the weather

22  AMERICA’S LI’L

      SWEETHEART’S BIRTH

      ANNIVERSARY

 

SHIRLEY TEMPLE WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1928

 

Watch a Shirley Temple movie and solve a Shirley Temple word search puzzle

24  ARBOR DAY

 

IT’S MISSION IS TO HELP PROMOTE TREE CARE AND CONSERVATION & TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ON TREE ISSUES

 

 

25  SAVE THE FROGS

       DAY

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT 1/3 OF THE FROG POPULATION FACES POSSIBLE EXTINCTION?

 

Solve our Frog puzzle and let’s talk frogs!

26  PET PARENT’S DAY

 

A great day to share our favorite pet story

 

27 BABE RUTH DAY

 

On April 27, 1947, Babe Ruth Day was held at Yankee Stadium.  We can share facts about Babe Ruth and solve puzzles.

 

 

28  HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

      MARYLAND

 

Maryland became the 7th state on this date in 1788.

 

Have you visited Maryland?  Learn some facts and trivia

 

29  HAPPY HUMP DAY

 

IT’S THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF HUMOR MONTH!

 

We’ll have camel trivia and read a funny poem by Ogden Nash, and tell jokes

30 LAUGH ‘TIL YOU CRY

     DAY

 

CELEBRATED THE LAST DAY OF HUMOR MONTH – share a time that you laughed so hard that you cried!

 

Courtyard will be

Open – weather

Permitting!