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    CASE Ideas is the place to view activities designed to celebrate special days and link to contests at the local and national level.

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  •  Tinkering Toolkit

    Get creative with recycled art materials

    January is a great month develop children's creativity through hands-on making with sustainable materials.

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  •  Crayola Creativity Week: January 23–29

    Crayola Creativity Week: January 23–29

    Crayola Creativity Week began in 2022 to celebrate the joy creativity brings to teaching and learning. With a variety of author, illustrator and celebrity partners joining the celebration there are resources, give aways, and virtual content all week long.

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  • America Recycles Day: November 15

    November 15 is celebrated as the America Recycles Day. It was founded as a movement in 1997. Since then, this day is celebrated as a day to address and aware people to keep our planet cleaner by reusing many of our necessary products.

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  • Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week: November 12-20

    Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

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  • Fall Children’s Book Week: November 7-13

    Children’s Book Week, established in 1919, is not only a celebration of books, but of connection. It is a vehicle to unite kids and adults with books, authors, and illustrators in order to foster a love of reading. It is a twice-annual celebration of children’s books and reading, so you can also prepare for May 2023.

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  • National STEM Day: November 8th

    Turn a one-day holiday into a month-long celebration of all things STEM! The actual unofficial holiday is on November 8th and celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. The following resources can guide your program throughout the month.

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    Lights On Afterschool: October 20, 2022

    Celebrate the 23nd annual Lights On Afterschool Oct. 20, 2022! Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

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  •  Image of 2 orange hearts, one ripped apart by bullying.

    Unity Day: October 19, 2022 - Wear and Share Orange

    To participate in Unity Day, individuals, schools, communities, and businesses wear or share orange to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to prevent students being bullied. The goal is to color the nation and the world to show that no child should be bullied and that every student deserves to be safe in school, online and in the community.

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