Themes & Plans for March
March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodil ...
Here in my little corner of the world March is a lamb this year. We are under a Winter Weather Advisory as I type. It has been a bizarre winter with teases of spring sprinkled through and no where near enough snow for my tastes. I am definitely feeling ready for spring. And though he is a fickle friend, March does bring with him spring's first tidings - a mild breeze, crocuses and early tulips, and the all important Cherry Blossoms
And so, with faith in spring's return, I offer you some ...
~ Themes and Plans for March ~
- Draw plans for Sunflower Garden
- a landscape reawaking, with color popping out to say hello
- the old March wind arrives to blow winter away
- blackbirds returning (that squeaky gate sound)
- drip, drip, drip - rain lots of rain
- forsythia blushing yellow
- The Full Sap Moon (10)
- sowing seeds indoors
- the first tiny crocus appears
- the sun gains warmth; the days lengthen
- fox sparrows passing through
- and maybe one last snowstorm
- Purim (10th)
- Rosh Chodesh (26)
- Passover Preparations begin immediately after Purim
- Make Shalach Manos Baskets
- Get Ready For Passover - This will be a whole post itself
- Clear out all the dead leaves
- Powerwash and seal the deck
- Paint the interior of the house
- Plan garden plots.
- Start seeds indoors.
- Purchase fresh sandbox sand.
- Put windowboxes up; fill with hardy pansies!
- National Craft Month
- National Hobby Month
- American Red Cross Month
- National Nutrition Month
- Irish-American Heritage Month
- National Umbrella Month
- March Madness
- Peanut Butter Lovers Day (1)
- Iditarod begins (1)
- Dr. Seuss's birthday (2)
- Alexander Graham Bell's birthday (3)
- Antonio Vivaldi's birthday (4)
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning's birthday (6)
- Daylight Savings Time begins (8)
- National Mario Day (10)
- Uranus discovered (13)
- National Pi Day (14)
- Albert Einstein's birthday (14)
- Horton Hears a Who released (14)
- The Ides of March (15)
- National Agriculture Day (20)
- First Day of Spring (20)
- The Story of the Wind Children
- Feel the Wind
- M is for Maple Syrup: a Vermont Alphabet
- Sugarbush Spring
- The Sugaring-Off Party
- The Maple Syrup Book
- My Spring Robin
- Spring is Here
- Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic
- That's What Happens When it's Spring
- Pelle's New Suit
- Charlie Needs a Cloak
- Weaving the Rainbow
- The Year at Maple Hill Farm
- Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm
- Red Berry Wool
- Purim Goodies
- The Mystery Bear: A Purim Story
- The Purim Costume
- Purim Play
- Queen Esther Saves her People
- The Mitzvah Girl
Field Trips & Outings
- Annual Field trip to buy Passover foods
- Visit new lambs at farm
- Purim Shpeil at shul
- Purim Carnivals
- Purim parade to deliver baskets
Crafts & Activities
- Fly kites at the park.
- Make a toad home.
- Make pinwheels.
- Hang a windsock.
- Work with sheep's wool.
- Decorate Shalach Manos Baskets
- Make Hamentashen
- Make groggers
- Make Purim Masks.
- Make a megillah scroll
- Paint an umbrella.
- Blow bubbles on a windy day.
- Make a wind guage or rain gauge.
- Learn weather folkore.
- Put out nesting material for birds.
- Go on an early spring nature walk:
- Search for signs of spring.
- How many shades of green can you find?
- Bring home spring branches to force.
Now, I am compelled to mention (as I always do) that in no way do I mean to suggest that my family will be observing each and every one of these March ideas! I am keeping all these themes and plans in a notebook, however, and my hope is to refer back to them each year as I plan out the seasons for my family. I hope that you find them helpful, too. :)
And I hope your March is just lovely ~ whether wild or mild!