April 2012: Special Days
Every month has its fair share of holidays and special days of celebration and coming together for a good cause, and April is no exception! Check out the Kidworld Guide to April Special Days below to find out more on how you can celebrate and show you care this month!
Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a neurological or brain disorder that causes developmental disability. The disease affects the way the brain works; people with autism may have problems with communication, social interaction and unusual patterns of behaviour, activities and interests.
International Guitar Month
April is International Guitar Month! So get out your guitar (or go out and find one) and strum a few chords. If you don’t know how to play the guitar but have always wanted to try, this is a good month to sign up for a few lessons!
Keep America Beautiful Month
April is Keep America Beautiful Month. Let’s all do our best to keep the country and the whole world clean and garbage-free. Don’t ever litter and, if you see a piece of garbage on the ground, why not pick it up and put it where it belongs – in the trash?!
National Frog Month
Have a croaking good time and celebrate our little green friends! Why not have a frog party – you can play leap frog, practice your croaking and maybe even learn a little more about frogs by logging on to the Internet or cracking open a book about amphibians.
Did U Know?
- The first home telephone was installed on April 4, 1877.
- The North Pole was discovered on April 5, 1898.
- Passover usually happens in April. This is a special holiday for Jewish people to commemorate their escape from slavery in Egypt.
- April 10 is National Sibling Day, so give your brother or sister a hug!
- Jackie Robinson became the first African-American player in major league baseball on April 11, 1947.
- Just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg that caused the ship to sink at 2:20 a.m. on April 15.
- The first McDonalds was opened by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, IL, on April 15, 1955.
- April 17 is Daffy Duck's birthday!
- April 19 is National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day! To make this yummy treat, check out the Kidzworld recipe.
- April 22 is Earth Day all over the world. This year, let’s each and every one of us commit to keeping our earth clean and beautiful by promising to each do our part.
- April 23 is William Shakespeare's birthday!
- April 26 is Hug a Friend Day and Pretzel Day! Two great reasons to celebrate!