I can’t believe it is already December. I’m not sure where
the year went! Here are some national days you might want to celebrate in the
December 1st – National Pie Day. Yes, I know that
December 1st is on a Sunday, but I say ask everyone to bring in their favorite
pie on Monday and celebrate a day late!
December 4th – National Cookie Day. OK, maybe you
didn’t make National Pie Day happen. Here is another chance for sweets. Bring
in your favorite cookies to share on National Cookie Day. If you happen to be
on the subject of color theory, bring in sugar cookies, frosting and food
coloring and have some fun making color wheels.
December 8th – National Brownie Day. What is with the
yummy treats in December? No wonder everyone gains weight over the holidays!
December 9th – National Pastry Day. OK…OK… I really
need to stop now!
Just having some fun, but there is a ton of treat-related
national days in December.
December 13th – National Cocoa Day
December 15th – National Cupcake/Lemon Cupcake
December 16th – National Chocolate-covered
December 19th – National Hard Candy Day
December 26th – National Candy Cane Day
December 28th – National Chocolate Candy Day
December 30th – National Bacon Day (OK, I really
don’t expect you do anything with this one, I just had to mention it!)
In all seriousness, pick one of these days and have some fun
with your students.
December 12th – National Gingerbread House Day. Change
this to National Gingerbread Salon Day. Divide the students into teams and have
them create and decorate a Gingerbread Salon. Put them all out on display and
let clients vote for their favorites.
December 15th – National Wear Your Pearls Day. Bring
the ’50s into your classroom. Have a contest for the best 1950s complete look.
Hair, makeup, costumes—and most importantly, a string of pearls.
December 20th – National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day.
Post photos of everyone in their ugly Christmas sweaters on Facebook and let
your Facebook community vote on which is the ugliest!
December 21st – National Crossword Puzzle Day. Create
several crossword puzzles on that week’s theory content and have a great
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.