Just about everyone knows about April Fool’s Day. And those who don’t probably learned – never mind that my prank on my husband didn’t work. (I did make him nervous all evening when he realized what day it was… which is partial success, I guess.)
Anyway, with quarantine in effect in places around the world, including my little corner, I’ve thought about how much light-heartedness and mirth were missing from daily routine. Some people may need it for their kids at home, and maybe for themselves, just like I do. So, I began with yesterday, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
For dinner, we kept it simple with PB&J. Except mine was AB&J (almond butter and jelly) on gluten-free, vegan bread, so not so simple. Anyway, I started thinking what activities could go with this meal. For instance, kids could make visual directions on assembling a PB&J, they could read up on George Washington Carver, learn about food allergies (why are so many allergic to nuts), learn to bake bread, and how the PB&J became popular (see: https://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/news/who-invented-the-peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich.htm).
This got me to thinking, what other national days are there, and what other ways could I celebrate through the quarantine of April? Below, I’m listing the favorites I found. Happy April!
National and International Days in April:
- 30 Challenge: https://www.chantillysongs.com/2020/01/do-30-day-photo-challenge-for-new-year.html?
- Book Photo Challenge: https://books-cupcakes.tumblr.com/post/81180025653/april-book-photo-challenge-hey-everyone-here-is
- April Love 2020: https://www.susannahconway.com/april/
April Journal Prompts:
- Thoughtful Journaling: https://textmyjournal.com/april-2017-journal-prompts/
- Gratitude Journaling: https://www.thescribesportion.com/april-faith-journal-prompts/
- Prayer Journaling: https://asymphonyofpraise.com/blog/hear-my-voice-april-prayer-journal-prompts
And the most important for last…
April Scripture Reading and Writing Challenges:
- Trusting in God Reading Challenge at https://rachelwojo.com/trusting-god-april-bible-reading-challenge/
- The Resurrection of Jesus Scripture Writing Challenge at https://shelleylangelaar.com/scripture-writing-resurrection-of-jesus/
Happy Celebrating and Happy April!