I cannot believe it is March already – but the bonus to that is – it’s nearly Easter! This month we have some great days to celebrate. Dates such as Sport Relief, Pi Day, Shakespeare Week, St. Patrick’s Day and, of course, Easter.
Sport Relief this year is taking place between 18th and 20th March. It’s not too late to get involved. Take a look at this website which will tell you your nearest events taking place.
Calling all mathematicians! It’s less than two weeks until Pi Day (14th March). There are many complex ways to celebrate Pi Day – but these would be for older children, possibly suitable for Out of School children. Here is an article which has some great ideas both simple and complex. Once, back when I was in school, I baked a cake, cut it out into the shape of the Greek letter π and decorated it with the digits of Pi; any excuse to eat some cake!
Shakespeare Week is a first glimpse for Primary children (or even younger) to have their first encounter with his works. It takes place between 14th and 20th March. The official website is the perfect place to see what is going on in your area – and if you sign up you can even get a glimpse of Shakespeare’s childhood home.
When it comes to getting the children involved in special days; I love getting out the play-dough. So why not try this for St Patrick’s Day (17th March)? This dough is super easy to make and the children can get involved in making it too. Maybe you want to throw a baking party; check out this site for lots of ideas for cooking with the children – some of those photos look so delicious!
Finally, what about Easter? Well here is a link to ten great ideas which are incredibly easy but super adorable at the same time! The BBC Good Food website has lots of ideas for kids baking. You can find the whole selection here or our all time favourite one here.
Click on the picture to download the full calendar for March.
About the author: Zoë Tolley