Summer break doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, July has lots of fun, wacky, unusual and all-around strange holidays and theme days to celebrate with your kids. Celebrating these unique holidays is a simple way to bring a little fun to your summer holidays and enjoy a ton of yummy treats. Below we have included our free printable calendar of unique holidays in July for you to print off and enjoy!
July 1st – International Joke Day
July 1 is not only Canada Day, it’s also International joke day. A day all about making others laugh and smile. Plus we all know that kids love jokes.
On this day, print off a bunch of kid-friendly jokes to share with your kids. Or ask them to tell you one of their favourite knock-knock jokes.
Laughter sure does bring people together and this is a great day to get a grin out of your children.
July 4th – Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day got its name from the popular saying “it’s so hot you could fry an egg on the sidewalk!”
Since it is the middle of summer, you could easily use solar energy to cook an egg. Try having a competition to see whose egg gets cooked first!
July 6th – National Fried Chicken Day
July 7th – National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 7th – World Chocolate Day
July 9th – Sugar Cookie Day
This day is created to honour the fun and delicious snack – sugar cookies!
On this day, bake sugar cookies at home, and add coloured frosting or icing. Get the kids to decorate the cookies using sprinkles and edible glitter. You can also use a cookie cutter to make it more fun for the little ones!
July 10th – Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day
Who doesn’t love picnics? Take your kids out on Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day to enjoy the summer sun and have a good time.
This day was inspired by a popular song “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” written by a British songwriter, Jimmy Kennedy, to the tune of a song composed by John W. Bratton.
Grab your kids’ favorite stuffed toys and a picnic basket full of goodies. You can listen to the teddy bears’ picnic song or learn the history of teddy bears. Whether the picnic is in a park, garden, or in your living room, get creative and play games with family and friends.
July 12th – National Pecan Pie Day
July 13th – National French Fry Day
July 14th – National Mac and Cheese Day
July 14th – National Tape Measure Day
July 15th – Gummy Worm Day
Gummy worms are one of the best-selling candies all around the world. These gelatin candies come in a variety of flavours and are used in ice creams, puddings, popsicles, and even topped on cupcakes.
On this day, grab a few gummy worms and get creative with your children! Freeze gummy worms in ice cube trays and make a fun summer drink. Or make jello cupcakes or popsicles with gummy worms in them.
July 17th – National Tattoo Day
July 19th – National Ice Cream Day
July 20th – Moon Day
National Moon Day is celebrated to commemorate the day when man first landed on the moon.
American astronauts Neil Amstrong and Edwin Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon on July 20, 1969. Neil and Aldrin walked around the moon for three hours.
Take your kids to a local planetarium on Moon Day to learn about outer space and astronomical objects.
July 21st – Junk Food Day
It’s time to snack a little! Surprise your kids with their favourite chips and candy on Junk Food Day. For one day forget the high fats, sugars and empty calories and enjoy junk food.
If you want you could use the day to educate your kids that junk foods have very little nutritional value or you could just have extra cheesy fries.
July 24th – Cousins Day
The best way to celebrate this day is to reunite with your cousins. Plan a family gathering so that you and your children can meet your family, take photos, and have a good time. Kids could also send a text to their cousins, and let them know how much they love and miss them.
July 26th – Uncle and Aunt Day
Here is another great day to revisit the incredible memories with uncles and aunts. Children can have a good time with their parents’ siblings, and get to know them better. Take photos, play games, and share a meal with them.
July 29th – National Lasagna Day
July 31st – Uncommon Musical Instrument Day
This day encourages people to learn how to play uncommon musical instruments.
Listen to the sounds of these instruments online and tell your children to pick out their favourite. You could also buy one such instrument, such as the Xaphoon or Saxophone and let your child play with it.