There’s fun things to do every month. But the start of a new season and a new month? Now that’s even better! Today, let’s talk about fun things to do in March.
The start of a new month can feel like the first day of a new year sometimes. I love thinking in themes. Many of our unit studies revolve around the months. This post might help spur some ideas in your homeschool, your home, your kitchen or your bedside table’s stack of books.
Get those planners out and start making some fun plans for March!
This post was originally published in 2016, but has been updated for the new year.
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Things to do in March for kids and mamas
- Lent begins March 1st this year. Are you doing anything special? We’re going to be reading from the Jesus Storybook Bible and using our Resurrection Eggs this year.
- Plan a maple sugaring unit study
- Or go to your local nature center and watch a sugaring demonstration
- Study the saying “in like a lion, out like a lamb” and figure out where it originated
- Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd
- Go outside and enjoy nature. Favorite guides and spring topics:
- March 15th is Ides of March day. It’s the first day of the Roman calendar’s new year. Julius Caesar was murdered on this day. Read some Ancient Roman books to learn more about the Ides of March. THIS book about Julius Ceasar might be a good place to start.
- Study St. Patrick
- Make a traditional Irish feast on March 17th
- Read books about Ireland
- Buy a shamrock to put on your table
- Serve Lucky Charms for breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day
- Make shamrock shakes
- Think ahead: Gather goodies for kids’ Easter baskets next month
- Study Purim on March 11th
- Read about Esther
- Make traditional Purim treats
- Celebrate Pi Day on March 14th
- Bake a pie
- Read books about Albert Einstein. THIS is a great biography to start with and THIS book has a ton of fun ideas to study more about him.
- March 25th is Elton John’s birthday. Listen to some of his most famous songs during Morning Meeting. Print out the lyrics and use for copy work today. SIDE NOTE: I’ve been loving Amazon Prime’s music option. If you have Prime, you have access to a HUGE amount of music–for free! (well, not technically, but it feels like it.) You can download tons of Elton John music with your subscription and skip songs, repeat songs, etc. Like Pandora or Spotify but so much better!
- Make a terrarium and bring some green indoors
- Read Anne of Green Gables and then watch the movie
- Shop for spring clothes for yourself and your kids
- Get your outdoors ready for spring! Rake the grass, clear out the dead branches from winter, and fertilize the lawn. Do this instead of a sit-down day of school and call it Landscape Studies 101.
- Our garage takes a beating during the winter. Snow gear everywhere, gravel and salt on the floor drug in from the car tires, sleds and snow boards everywhere. Take a few hours to organize, sweep, and vacuum. Your kids can help! Blare some music and make it fun!
- We’re heading into homeschool conference season. They can be really overwhelming because some of these conferences are huge! BUT I’ve learned so much and found so many great new resources from conferences too. Check to see if there’s any in your area. If so, plan on just going for one day to check it out. I’ve always left feeling really jazzed to finish our school year strong!
- Pull out some of the old Disney movies for family nights. My favorites are Pollyanna and The Parent Trap.
- Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday is March 30th. Celebrate by making some beautiful art based on his techniques. We offer an amazing course with tons of video instruction all about Van Gogh.
- Take care of you: book a massage or pedicure to slough off the winter
- Work on one thing you’ve been meaning to–like getting up earlier or going to bed earlier
- Make a general summer plan–make hotel reservations for family weddings or graduations, sketch out trips or camps for the kids.