Holidays

General Resources

Holidays on the Net
Your Source for Holiday Celebrations on the World Wide Web

IdeaBox: Seasonal
activities, crafts, games, etc. for holidays

Multi-Culture Calendar
indexes by Month, Holiday, Country, Author or search for information

Yahoo Holidays and Observances
resources from Yahoo

April Fool's Day

April Fools Day
Origin and history of a foolish day

Elaine's April Fool's Day Page
Poems and information about April Fool's Day and how it is celebrated in other countries

Arbor Day

Arbor Day Online!
information on National Arbor Day and how to get free trees

Arbor Day
Origin of this holiday

Arbor Day Crafts from Enchanted Learning
Make a pop-up tree card, a 3D paper tree, and other crafts for the holiday

Birthdays

Billy Bear's Birthday Party
play games, make birthday cards, bake a cake, print birthday stationary, mix and match birthday bears, color, etc.

Birthday Traditions from Around the World
Birthday parties are always among the highlights of a child's year, but did you ever wonder how the tradition of birthday parties started?

Famous Birthdays
Who else was born on your birthday? Use the monthly index or search for a person's birth date plus try your hand at birthday trivia. 

Kids Domain Birthday Fun
online games, party ideas, free software, cards, cake ideas

Christmas

Santaland's Kids Corner
resource page (not just Christmas) - Christmas Activities - Advent Calendars - Games - Story Book Characters - Education - Television Shows Science - Movie Themes - Multi Themes - Art Work - Word Search - A la Carte - Associations 

Columbus Day

1492: An Ongoing Voyage
excellent exhibit from the Library of Congress

The Columbus Navigation Home page
Examines the History, Navigation, and Landfall of Christopher Columbus 

Earth Day

Earth Day at Kids Domain
lots of information and activities including downloads, crafts and recipes, clip art, coloring pages, other resources, etc.

Earth Day Groceries Project
excellent and easy project for schools - collect, decorate, and distribute bags through local grocery stores

Earth Day Network
the nonprofit coordinating body of worldwide Earth Day activities - goal is to promote a healthy environment and a peaceful, just, sustainable world by organizing events, activities, and annual campaigns

Earth Day Online
features History of Earth Day, Earth Day Events, Organizer's Guide, and Add Your Event plus EnviroLink News Headlines of the Day

Easter

Billy Bear's Happy Easter
lots of activities and fun from Billy Bear

Kid's Domain Easter Time
adopt-a-chick, puzzles, mazes, downloads, color, crafts, and resources 

Father's Day

Absolutely for Father's Day Celebrations
Wallpapers, Greetings, Poems, Gift-Ideas, Recipes, and even a place to post your messages for the world to see

Father's Day at Kids Domain
Coloring Pages, Make a Card , Clip Art, Word Search, Maze, Make a Gift for Dad, Reading Fun, and More Father's Day Sites

Father's Day on the Net
Stories, music, games, puzzles, and other activities to honor Dad

Fourth of July

4th of July - Independence Day
information and resources including sound files of the presidential address and the Star Spangled Banner

Billy Bear's 4th of July
coloring pages, clip art, wallpaper, screensaver, fireworks display, and resources

The Declaration of Independence
copy of the historical document with a list of all signers

Fourth of July Crafts for Kids
how to make bags, bracelets, candles, cards and more

Kid's Domain July 4th Celebration
information, activities, puzzles, games, color pages, downloads, and resources

Ground Hog's Day

Groundhog Day
Official home of Punxsutawny Phil. Includes his official prediction, a history of the holiday, photos of Phil, Quicktime VR movie, and more.

Halloween

Bats, Bats Everywhere
learn about bats, where they live, what they eat, what they really look like, why they aren't birds, how they help humans

Halloween on the Net
Dancing Skeletons, Halloween stories, ghosts, goblins and "jack-o-lanterns", pictures to color, and some tasty Halloween recipes.

Happy Halloween from Ben and Jerry
a whole bunch of tricks, treats, tips, links, etc. to help you have a happy and safe Halloween

The History of Halloween from the History Channel
The origins of Halloween, spooky recipes, and creepy video clips.

Pumpkin Carving 101
everything you need to know about carving your own pumpkin masterpieces and have a lot of fun doing it


Hanukkah

The Hanukkah House
make your own Hanukkah scene - a demonstration project integrating computers and Jewish learning in a play-like setting. The Hanukkah House reinforces Hebrew vocabulary through the creation of a Hanukkah scene. The Hanukkah House comes in two versions: Java and non-Java.

Online Menorah
the Chanukah Menorah will be updated at 2000 GMT (3pm EST) on each day of the Holiday

Torah Tots
supersite for children with online games, activities, color pages, etc.

Kwanzaa

Billy Bear's Kwanzaa
fun activities and games from Billy Bear

Kwanzaa: An African American Celebration
What Is Kwanzaa?;  Seven Principles; Definitions; Colors; Ritual; Email; What's Happening?; Odds and Ends;  and Resources  

Official Kwanzaa Web Site
expansive account of its origins, concepts, values, symbols and practice 

Mardi Gras

About Mardi Gras Madness: Official Site of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Guide, Parade Schedule, Virtual Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras Math Game, King cake Game, Make a Float, Food and Recipe Guide, etc.

Krewe of Janus
schedule for Mardi Gras in the Twin Cities

Mardi Gras on the Net
history behind Mardi Gras, pictures of floats, crafts, coloring sheets, books, and a recipe so you can make your own "King Cake

Martin Luther King Day

Dr. King Timeline
major events in his life created by K-3 students at the Buckham School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project
contains secondary documents written about Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as primary documents written during King's life

MLK Quiz
test your knowledge of Dr. King with this online quiz

Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery
the official web site of the Arlington National Cemetery - contains information, maps, and resources

Memorial Day
a central point for finding information on Memorial Day

National Cemetery System
designed to assist you with National Cemetery information regarding: History, Facts and Statistics, Addresses and Phone numbers, Customer Service Standards, Burial Benefits, Eligibility, Arranging an Interment, Military Honors, Headstones and Markers, Presidential Memorial Certificates, and much more

National Memorial Day Concert
About the Concert, Images, Music and Memories, A Bit of History, and Resources and Support

Mother's Day

Billy Bear's Happy Mother's Day
Promise Card to print, Color Pages to print and color for Mom, Greatest Mom Award certificate, Mother's Day Stationary, Clip Art, Screensavers, Maze Games, and links

Mother's Day on the Net
history of the holiday, poems, stories to read, music to enjoy, pictures for the kids to color, and a chance to add YOUR MOM to our celebration

New Year's Day

Auld Lang Syne
lyrics to the song plus audio files (uses Real Audio plug-in)

Create a Calendar
print and color a calendar for the new year

Passover

Billy Bear's Pesach Holiday
print and play mazes, Chametz games, 10 Plagues Quiz, and resources

Passover on the Net
fun Holiday things for you and your family. We've got stories of Moses and the exodus, we've got matzohs to find, songs to sing*, and matzoh brie to make! So bring your kids and tell your friends.

Torah Tots
the story of Passover, The Seder, coloring pages, and fun and games 

Rosh Hashanah

High Holy Days on the Net
stories of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a Shofar to blow, some sweet holiday recipes to bake and holiday pictures for the kids to print and color.

The Jewish New Year
extensive site with information and links on the High Holidays

Rosh Hashanah
celebrates the creation of the world and is a time for reflection and self evaluation - includes Names, Stories, Traditions, and Links


Saint Patrick's Day

Billy Bear's Happy St. Patrick's Day
clip art, games, color and activity sheets, screen savers, etc.

St. Patrick's Day
pictures to color, stationary to print and links to other sites


Thanksgiving

Butterball
preparation, recipes and just for fun

Plimoth Plantation
Take a virtual tour of the Massachusetts colony

The First Thanksgiving
Learn how the first Thanksgiving was celebrated

Thanksgiving on the Net
Stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to make, pictures to color, and cards to send

Valentine's Day

Amore' on the Net
A celebration of Valentine's Day

Kid's Activities for Valentine's Day
Recipes, cards, fun, and games

History of Valentine's Day
The History Channel tells the origins of this romantic day

Veteran's Day

Department of Veteran's Affairs: Veteran's Day
history of the holiday, a free School Kit, plus lots more

Yom Kippur

High Holy Days on the Net: Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most sacred of the Jewish holidays, the "Sabbath of Sabbaths."

Tora Tots: Yom Kippur
customs, songs, traditions presented in a fun way for kids

Yom Kippur
Divrei Torah On The 10 Days of Teshuva & Yom Kippur