Best Friends Day and 
Other Special One Day Themes

Teachers need some very engaging special themes to use in those days between spring break and the last day of school.  Celebrating wacky holidays can bring lots of fun and learning to your students.

April 16 is Wear Pajamas to Work Day.    Who doesn’t love pajama days at school?  Have your students wear pajamas and have a read-in on that day.  Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney is a great read  aloud. Students can bring favorite bedtime story books to school and write a different ending to them.

April 24 is Poem in Your Pocket Day.  What a great day to read Shel Silverstein poems to the class!  Have the students write and illustrate poems of their own.

May 4 is Star Wars Day. May The Fourth Be With You.  Read a child friendly Star Wars book to the children and then have them write Star Wars themed stories with prompts such as It isn’t easy being a Jedi or Why you should stay away from the dark side.

May 10 is Clean Up your Room Day. Read The Toy Troll by Joshua Hawkins. Students can write procedural stories about how to clean up their rooms.

June 1st is Say Something Nice Day. Talk about complements. Have the students write compliments to each other.

June 8th is Best Friends Day. Read any of the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel. Have students work in groups to create posters about the characteristics of best friends.

Share your fun special day ideas with us in the comments.

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  1. Two of our favorite days are National Donut Day. Who doesn't want a donut? And Take Your Dog to Work Day. Have your students bring a stuffed dog to school and write a story about their dog.


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