Weird Holidays in March to Celebrate as a Family
These weird holidays in March will give you a reason to celebrate all month long.
March is here, and I couldn’t be more excited. Spring is almost in the air, the days are finally feeling longer, and warmer weather is swiftly approaching.
And while winter hasn’t quite let go of its grip, there are plenty of things to look forward to.
Fill your calendar with some unexpected holidays and theme days in March, and you’ll make the month much more enjoyable for the entire family.
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Not sure what fun and silly holidays are on the calendar for March? Here are a few you and your middle schooler won’t want to miss.
Weird March Holidays
While you’re probably dreaming of spending more time outdoors, starting up your garden, and soaking up the sunshine, for now, you’ll have to use these wacky holidays to brighten up your days this month.
So, pull out your planner and add some festive activities to the next four weeks.
Of course, there’s St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of Spring, but there’s so much more to celebrate, so break away from the traditional observances and find something new. Who knows, you might find an activity that your family absolutely loves and wants to do every year.
Wondering what to celebrate in March? I’ve made life easy for you by listing a bunch of unique holidays and crazy theme days, as well as some awesome hands-on activities to go along with them that your tweens will love.
National Pi Day
March 14th is a day to honor Pi, the mathematical constant most of us know as 3.14. Whether or not your student is a budding mathematician, there are plenty of things you can do to make Pi Day a ton of fun for your whole family.
Here are some great ideas for how to get creative with this math-themed holiday.
- Make a pie. No Pi Day celebration is complete without this delicious dessert, so turn it into a life skills lesson and bake together. This Butterfinger pie looks so yummy!
- Turn it into a bake-off. Buy pre-made pie crusts and challenge everyone in your family to create their own pie – or put a twist on the concept and make personal pizzas! Sample everyone’s dishes and see who made the best pie.
- Memorize the digits of Pi. For a mental exercise that’s harder than it sounds, see how many numbers your middle schooler can memorize. You might not get as far as these record-holders did – memorizing over 70,000 of the digits in sequence – but you might be surprised to see just how much they’re able to commit to memory in a day.
- Here are some additional Pi related hands-on activities and fun Pi Day ideas you can do with your tween to celebrate the holiday.
Awkward Moments Day
We’ve all experienced them. Whether you’ve walked out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to your shoe, tried to high-five a friend who left you hanging, or did something else that made you wish the earth opened up and swallowed you whole, we’ve been there.
Everyone feels a bit awkward sometimes, so on March 18th, embrace those occasions and make the most of Awkward Moments Day with these activities.
- As a family, share stories of your most embarrassing moments. In retrospect, these can often be pretty funny and talking about them together can be a great way to get some perspective and have a good laugh. Ask everyone in your family to share their most awkward moment at dinner and get ready for an amusing meal!
- Pull out your most awkward pictures. Even the most photogenic people can take some really unpleasant pictures. Dig up an old school picture, classic posed family portrait, or another photo that makes you cringe (or laugh) when you look at it and share them with your family.
- If you don’t want to focus on your own memories, spend some time playing a game that’s actually called Awkward Family Photos. In this card game, players lay down cards with lines from movies to match the strange and hilarious picture cards. As with any game like this, please go through the cards and pull out any you don’t want to play with.
- Turn it into an educational opportunity. Challenge your middle schooler to write a story, real or fictional, about a character who overcomes an awkward moment. This is a great way to practice creative writing and celebrate the day.
Something on a Stick Day
There’s just something about eating something on a stick that makes it way more fun. So, on March 28th, use these ideas to celebrate Something on a Stick Day with your family.
- Obviously, you’ll want to make some delicious foods on a stick. If you love things that already come on a stick, like corn dogs and ice cream pops, that’s totally fine. But you can also have some fun with it and put whatever food you want to on a stick. Make skewered waffles for breakfast, PB&J on a stick for lunch, and kabobs on the grill for dinner.
- Use sticks to eat your food. Don’t want to skewer everything you eat for a whole day? Challenge your family to practice their chopstick skills and eat every meal with chopsticks – as long as soup isn’t on the menu. Use these cool lightsaber chopsticks.
More Weird and Wacky Holidays to Celebrate in March
Check out these other crazy days in March.
- March 1: Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
- Start your day off with a delicious jar of peanut butter overnight oats to celebrate everybody’s favorite nut spread. It’s #9 on this list of simple breakfast options for teens.
- March 7: National Cereal Day
- Guess what’s for dinner? Seriously, take a break from cooking and buy some special cereal that you normally don’t eat. Your kids will be super excited!
- March 10: International Day of Awesomeness
- This is a day dedicated to all things awesome. Take a trip, volunteer, try something new, or share a quality you find awesome about each other.
- March 11: Worship of Tools Day
- This one’s for the dads out there. It’s a great excuse to host a homeschool shop class for your teens. Ready to make a wooden bird feeder like the good old days?
- March 12: Girl Scouts Day
- Head into the kitchen with your tweens and make some cookies inspired by the famous ones sold by the scouts each year. These chocolate mint cookies take just three ingredients.
- March 14: Learn about Butterflies Day
- Use this butterfly study to discover all kinds of cool things about these beautiful creatures.
- March 16: Giant Panda Bear Day
- Spend some time watching the adorable pandas at the National Zoo through their famous webcam. It’s in the Smithsonian section of this list of virtual field trips to Washington.
- March 20: National Quilting Day
- Make a small quilt with your tween. It’s not only a great DIY craft, it’s also a fun American history activity.
- March 21: World Poetry Day
- Read some poetry together or try your hand at creating your own poems.
- March 22: National Goof Off Day
- How excited would your kids be if they came to the table to start school, and you told them you were going to celebrate national goof off day? The ways to celebrate are endless…play board games, watch Netflix, go fly a kite, head to the beach…
- March 23: National Chip and Dip Day
- Use this classic combination to turn lunchtime into a dip party. Serve things like tortilla chips and salsa, fruit dip and sliced fruit, sausage pizza dip and cubed bread, and classic onion dip and potato chips. Consider upping your game with a unique handmade bowl for the occasion.
- March 25: Waffle Day
- Who can resist a day that’s all about waffles? Put aside the buttermilk and get creative by baking up some cinnamon roll waffles. Make chocolate waffle ice cream sandwiches. Or go crazy and use your iron for a turkey panini.
- March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day
- It’s time to get outside after all those weeks of winter. Head to the park, take a hike, or go on a nature walk. Just make a point to get out of the house today.
National Holidays in March
And let’s not forget about the larger national holidays celebrated in March.
March 17th is the day to celebrate all things Irish. Observe St. Patrick’s Day by making a craft together, eating a green meal, listen to some Irish music, or watch some videos to learn an Irish step dance.
Many people eagerly await the arrival of spring every year. There are many ways to observe the first day of spring on March 20th. Listen to some classical music inspired by the season, go for a walk and add any spring flowers you find into a nature journal, create some spring art with chalk pastels, plant something, or go on a picnic.
March also happens to be National Women’s History Month. Put aside your normal history lessons and spend four weeks learning about famous women and the impact they made on society. Here are some helpful resources to make it easy for you to change up your lesson plans.
As you can see, all it takes is a silly holiday – and a little creativity – to come up with ways to celebrate. Recognize one or lots of these days as a family during March, and you’ll be glad you did.