Healthy Children - March 2013


Mark Your Calendar! Plan for Active Time!

Healthy Weight Week (third full week) - Read Ezra Jack Keats’sThe Snowy Day, then go outside and build a snowman.
American Heart Month - National Children’s Dental Health Month
Groundhog Day - Play Shadow Tag
National Nutrition Month
St. Patrick’s Day - Make Instruments and march in your own parade
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!
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.
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.
Fourth of July - Make red, white, and blue stick ponies and gallop in the parade.
World Breastfeeding Week (1st-7th)
Set up a backyard water park with your hose, sprinkler and wading pool.
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.
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!
National Children’s Book Week (week before Thanksgiving)
Great American Smoke Out (third Sunday)
Thanksgiving - Take a family walk before and after
Celebrate the first snowstorm - go out and catch snowflakes on your tongue!