June 1 is National Donut Day. What could be more fun than eating donuts? How about eating donuts and celebrating the existence of these sweet treats with the kids?
Here is a fun donut-making craft to get the kids involved in celebrating this under-appreciated holiday.

• Craft foam sheet
• Scissors
• Craft glue
• Fabric paint
• “Sprinkles” (buttons, beads, craft foam circles or whatever you decide makes the best sprinkles)
• Cut a donut out of the craft foam sheet
• Drizzle “frosting” fabric paint on the donut, if desired
• Adhere “sprinkles” onto the fabric paint or use glue
• Allow to dry

Make several and play bakery shop with the kids. You can also turn the sprinkles and the donuts into learning opportunities for counting.

Here are some more fun holidays with links to activities for kids.

June 1
The first Friday in June is always National Donut Day. Find a little more information on how this holiday came into existence: National Holiday Calendar/National Doughnut Day

Put on your grumpy faces for Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch’s birthday celebration! Here’s a craft to inspire the little Oscar fans in your clan: Sesame Street Craft

June 2
There are so many ways to acknowledge Dinosaur Day. In this craft, your kids can make and hatch their own dinosaur eggs from flour, sand, salt and water … and a few tiny plastic dinosaurs: Dinosaur Eggs

June 3
Continue the egg theme by celebrating Egg Day. Here are some unique ways to add some splash to egg decorating: Tie-Dye Eggs, Batik Easter Eggs, Glitter Eggs, Confetti Eggs

June 4
There is nothing cheesy about reading “Cheese Belongs to You” on Cheese Day. This book, by Alexis Deacon will definitely entertain your youngsters. Check out this site for information on the book and a cheesy little craft idea: Paper Plate Cheese Craft

June 5
Add some spice to your life by celebrating National Gingerbread Day with these ideas: Gingerbread Fun!

Teach kids the importance of recycling and up-cycling by recognizing World Environment Day: Earth Day Activities, Recycle/Upcycle Art Ideas

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