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7 Fun Things to do in March

Break the late-winter blahs with these ideas.

Mar 05, 2020

If March weather came “in like a lion” where you live, maybe spring can’t come soon enough for you.  Hopefully it will go “out like a lamb,” but until then, there’s plenty you can do combat the winter blahs.  Check out this list--You’ll find many reasons to celebrate as we look forward to sunnier skies!

Did your March come in like a lion?Did your March come in like a lion?

Give a nod to Dr. Seuss.

This brilliant children’s author, named Theodor Seuss Geisel, has a March birthday.  Why not add a little Seuss to your life this month?  Read “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” watch the movie, “The Lorax,” or make green eggs and ham using green food coloring.  Grab some Seuss-style inspiration and wisdom by looking up his famous quotes. 

Need some inspiration?  Read some of Dr. Seuss' awesome quotes.Need a little inspiration? Read some of Dr. Seuss' awesome quotes.

Enjoy that extra hour of sunlight.

This year, we’re springing forward an hour on Sunday, March 8th.  Sure, we lose an hour of shut-eye, but we gain an hour of sunshine.  What a great reminder that spring is fast approaching!  Use these longer days to your full advantage by doing something outside after school that you haven’t done in a while.  Maybe that means riding your bike, kicking a ball around, reading or just hanging out in the sun.  Whatever it is, make sure it’s fun and relaxing.

Spend some time outside enjoying the extra daylight this month.Spend some time outside enjoying the extra daylight this month.

Eat pancakes with real maple syrup.

Maple syrup festivals happen in March in Canada, Northeast America and anywhere maple trees grow.  If you live in a region that produces this gooey-sweet goodness, visit a sugar shack and discover first-hand the process of how maple tree sap becomes the liquid we put on our pancakes.  If you’ve never tried real maple syrup before, you’re in for a treat!  That bottle of Aunt Jemimah in your fridge is filled with mostly high fructose corn syrup.  Many Americans buy artificial pancake syrup because of its lower price, but you’ll help your health and local businesses by opting for the real stuff now and then.  Another reason to enjoy pancakes?  They were made the very first time in the US on March 25th, 1882!

March is maple month.  Try some real maple syrup on your pancakes.March is maple month. Try some real maple syrup on your pancakes.

Make a craft - It’s National Craft Month.

In 1994, the Craft & Hobby Association created Craft Month to help people rediscover their creativity.  Get in touch with your inner crafter this month.  If someone you know has a birthday, make his card instead of buying it.  Or make a crafty breakfast of rainbow cloud donuts using just fruit loops, pipe cleaners and white mini powdered donuts.  String the fruit loops on the pipe cleaner and stick each end in the center of two donuts.  You could eat this on St. Patty’s Day too—maybe even with chocolate gold coins.

Make a tasty craft this month in honor of National Craft Month and St. Patrick's Day.Make a tasty craft this month in honor of National Craft Month and St. Patrick's Day.
 

It’s spring break - Out with the old, in with the new.

Many schools have spring break in March.  Maybe your family is travelling to a tropical paradise during this time, but if not, use it to get ready for the warmer months.  You may be surprised how much you’ve grown over the winter.  Pull out your warm-weather clothes and donate what no longer fits.  If you need a new swimsuit, new sandals or some shorts, make a list of what to buy to refresh your closet for the new season.  Refresh yourself in other ways too.  Spend some time outside, relax, clean out your backpack and get organized so that you’ll feel ready to take on the world when you return to school.

Now's a perfect time to get your closet summer-ready.Now's a perfect time to get your closet summer-ready.

Have a sham-rockin’ party.

On March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, we’re all Irish.  What a great excuse for a party!  Have your friends over and make sure everyone wears their green garb.  Serve green lemon-lime punch and St. Patty’s Day s’more snack mix:  Combine popcorn, green M&M’s, mini marshmallows and Golden Grahams cereal in a bowl.  Drizzle it with melted semi-sweet chocolate chips. 

What's the easiest way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?  Wear green, of course!What's the easiest way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Wear green, of course!

Celebrate an early spring equinox.

This year, spring is coming earlier than it has in over a century—since 1896 to be exact!  Spring begins in the northern hemisphere on Thursday, March 19th.  This moment is known as the vernal equinox, when the sun will cross directly over the earth’s equator.  An old myth says that an egg can only balance on its end during the spring and fall equinoxes.  Try it on March 19th and see for yourself!  This is also a perfect time to plant seeds for spring.  All you need are an egg carton, some soil, and flower, herb or veggie seeds.  You can transfer them into the ground after the last frost, usually by Mothers’ Day.  Plant some new seeds in your life as well—Spring is for new beginnings.  Release old grudges, attempt a new hobby or try making a new friend.

Spring is right around the corner!  March 19th, to be exact.Spring is right around the corner, March 19th.
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Did you try balancing an egg on its end?  What did you do on St. Patty’s Day or over spring break?  We’d love to hear about your March experiences below!