Healthy Children - March 2013

 

Mark Your Calendar! Plan for Active Time!

January
Healthy Weight Week (third full week) - Read Ezra Jack Keats’sThe Snowy Day, then go outside and build a snowman.
February
American Heart Month - National Children’s Dental Health Month
Groundhog Day - Play Shadow Tag
March
National Nutrition Month
St. Patrick’s Day - Make Instruments and march in your own parade
April
National Public Health Week (week of first Monday)
National Library Week
TV-Turnoff Week
World Health Day (7th)
Earth Day (22nd)
National Kite Month - Make paper kites and go fly them!
May
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Mother’s Day (second Sunday)
Cinco de Mayo - Make sombreros and do a Mexican Hat Dance. Then read The Cat in the Hat to settle down.
June
Dairy Month
Father’s Day (third Sunday)
Farm to Family begins - Plant a small vegetable garden or in pots. Read Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert.
July
Fourth of July - Make red, white, and blue stick ponies and gallop in the parade.
August
World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th)
Set up a backyard water park with your hose, sprinkler and wading pool.
September
National 5 A Day Month Family Health and Fitness Day (last Saturday)
Grandparent’s Day (Sunday after Labor Day) - Take a nature walk and collect colored leaves to press, rub, or make pictures with.
October
Family Member Health Month
Children’s Health Month and Day (first Monday)
Kids Walk to School Week and Day
Rake big piles of leaves and jump in them!
November
National Children’s Book Week (week before Thanksgiving)
Great American Smoke Out (third Sunday)
Thanksgiving - Take a family walk before and after
December
Celebrate the first snowstorm - go out and catch snowflakes on your tongue!