Free Classroom Resources for Celebrating March Holidays
At last, winter is melting away, and spring is just around the corner! There’s always something special about the changing of the seasons, and each of the March holidays certainly provides plenty of opportunities to celebrate with your students.
Our fun Reading Month, Women’s History Month, and spring equinox-themed classroom resource packets are stuffed with fun lessons and activities your elementary students will love, and our new bookmarks and printable Edmentum Brain game are perfect for students at every grade level.
Check out these fun printable and downloadable resources we’ve assembled just for you and your students!
National Reading Month & Read Across America Day
Nothing compares to the splendor of learning to love to read. Whether your students are learning to read or reading to learn, National Reading Month and Read Across America Day on March 2nd provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate the magic of books. It’s also a great time to help your students see the importance of literacy and reading for fun.
Our National Reading Month classroom resources include fact sheets, fun activities, and literacy-themed critical thinking questions to engage your students. And don’t forget to check out a few of our other favorite Reading Month classroom resources:
Edmentum Printable Bookmarks
With the busy educator in mind, we wanted to create a fun and meaningful way to help you encourage reading. These exciting new bookmarks come in three different tracking styles, designed to suit a variety of reading levels. Find which one works best for you and your students.
K-8 National Reading Month Lessons & Activities
We know there’s nothing quite like the delight of reading a good book, except for maybe the joy of teaching your students to love reading, which is why we’ve pulled a few of our favorite activities from our own literacy programs, Reading Eggs, Study Island, and Exact Path, to share with you.
Download these free and fun reading resources today to build your students' literacy skills and love for reading all month long:
Reading Eggs: Literacy Skills Worksheet: Word Families & Reading Simple Sentences
Reading Eggs: Reading Activity: Grandma on Board
Reading Eggs: Literacy Skills Worksheet: The Alphabet & Word Families (Plus version with Spanish Instructions)
Reading Eggs: Reading and Literacy Skills Activity: Main Idea (Plus Teacher Answer Key)
Reading Eggs: Literacy Skills Worksheet: Word Factory
Exact Path: 4th Grade Language & Vocabulary - Lesson Idea: Context Clues
Exact Path: 5th Grade Reading Literature – Lesson Idea: Theme
Exact Path: 6th Grade Reading Literature – Lesson Idea: Point of View
Study Island: 6th Grade Author Techniques Lesson Plan & Struggling Learner Activity Sheet
Exact Path: 8th Grade Reading Informational Text – Lesson Idea: Summarizing Information
Study Island: 7th Grade Analogies Lesson Plan & Activity Sheet
Study Island: 8th Grade Poetry Lesson Plan and PowerPoint
Edmentum Brain Game – Reading Comprehension & Famous Authors
The Edmentum Brain Game is a fun, descriptive game that puts an interactive twist on flashcard review by challenging players to describe terms with a partner or group. There are multiple ways to play the game, so your imagination is the limit! Plus, the cards are easy to download and print, so your students can play wherever they are.
We’ve assembled a variety of decks for all grade levels in subjects like:
- Authors (middle/high school)
- Animals (elementary)
- Math terms (elementary)
- U.S. state capitals
- U.S. presidents
- ACT/SAT vocabulary (middle/high school)
30-Day Reading Month Challenges
These 30-Day Reading Month Challenge downloadables include creative ideas and prompts designed to keep students engaged and inspired as they celebrate all there is to love about reading. With 30 days’ worth of fun activities, facts, and resources, learners will look forward to opening up a book each day and making the most out of National Reading Month.
We’ve divided up these challenges by grade span to ensure students of all ages can celebrate Reading Month, but feel free to mix and match as you see fit! Check them out below:
- 30-Day Reading Challenge Grades K-6
- 30-Day Reading Challenge Grades 7-12
Celebrate Women’s History Month Alongside Other March Holidays
During Women’s History Month, we celebrate and honor the accomplishments and contributions made by women and the vital role of women in our society, culture, and history. In our Women’s History Month classroom resources, you’ll find activities, critical thinking questions, and lesson plans to help you observe and celebrate women’s history with your students.
Be sure to also check out our blog on extraordinary women who changed education!
Even More March Holidays: The Spring Equinox
No matter what Punxsutawney Phil (or any of his descendants) has to say, the spring equinox falls each year between March 19-21 in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the end of winter and the beginning of sunny days and fresh flowers.
To help you celebrate the changing of the seasons, we have prepared a free Spring Equinox Classroom Resource Packet from Edmentum, including fact sheets, critical thinking questions, and a festive classroom poster! And be sure to check out these 4 Fun and Easy Spring Equinox Activities for more ideas on how to say hello to spring with your students.
Interested in exploring more content to celebrate important March holidays and events? Browse Edmentum’s Free Resources page for fun, interactive toolkits, downloadables, activity packets, and more.
This blog was published in March 2021 and has been updated.