October has many fun and exciting national holidays that kids can enjoy celebrating. Here are a few ideas:

National Pumpkin Day (October 26th): Celebrate this holiday by visiting a pumpkin patch and picking out a pumpkin to carve or decorate at home. You could also make pumpkin-themed treats like pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread.

Halloween (October 31st): Halloween is a fun holiday for kids to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating. You could also have a Halloween party at home with spooky decorations and games.

National Apple Month: October is National Apple Month, so why not go apple picking as a family? You could also make apple cider or apple pie at home. Do you celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day in class? Read my Johnny Appleseed blog post here.

Columbus Day (second Monday in October): Celebrate Columbus Day by learning about the explorer and his journey to the New World. You could also have a Columbus Day feast with foods inspired by his travels.

National Pizza Month: October is also National Pizza Month, so why not make homemade pizza with your kids? Let them choose their favorite toppings and help with the preparation.

National Cat Day (October 29th): If your family has a cat, celebrate National Cat Day by giving your furry friend extra attention and treats. You could also make cat-themed crafts or watch cat videos online. I made some cat shoes, you can see them here.

National Squirrel Appreciation Day (October 21st): Squirrels are cute and fascinating animals, so why not take some time to appreciate them? You could make squirrel-themed crafts or learn about the different types of squirrels in your area.

Let’s Celebrate!

No matter which holiday you choose to celebrate, remember to have fun and enjoy the festivities! To see a complete list of all the days to Celebrate in October check out www.nationaldaycalendar.com. There are many other national holidays in October that your kids might enjoy celebrating, so be creative and have fun!

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