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National Potato Chip Day and St. Patrick’s Day Activities

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Did you celebrate any of the holidays in February? Well, every day can be a day to celebrate!

Check out National Day Calendar for the National Holidays in March 2019.

There are so many national holidays to choose from throughout the year. Do you think kids would be as excited as their parents to celebrate National Napping Day? Okay kids, time for a nap…it’s the best way to celebrate today!

Celebrate National Napping Day

My cats think every day is National Napping Day.

What about National Potato Chip Day on March 14th?

I recently finished creating a unit study for an online website, which I hope to share more information about in the near future, that included 26 different foods. One of the foods within the unit study was potatoes.

We have grown potatoes in our garden in the past, but it was interesting to learn about how potatoes are harvested and manufactured on a large scale. I also enjoyed learning how potato chips are made in a factory.

red potatoes

Some red potatoes from our garden a few years ago.

You can celebrate National Potato Chip Day by watching this two and a half minute video showing how stackable chips are made and packaged in a factory and this three minute video showing how other potato chips are made in a factory.

You could also read Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament by Anne Renaud and The Greatest Potatoes by Penelope Stowell, which are both fictitious children’s books about how potato chips were created.

Both of the books include real information about how potato chips were invented in the author’s note section.

Of course, you could also eat potato chips to celebrate National Potato Chip Day!

lays dill pickle chips

The holiday that most people think of for March is probably St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks, leprechauns, rainbows, and lots of green!

If you are looking for some St. Patrick’s Day crafts to do with little ones that promote fine motor skills, you can check out the roundup I did for Hands On As We Grow of 33 St. Patrick’s Day Craft that Boost Fine Motor Skills. My roundup was published with the words “St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids are on tap in our house”, which must have been edited in after I had submitted the activities.

May you have fun celebrating whatever you choose to celebrate this month!

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