Did you know today, April 9th is National Unicorn Day? A legendary horse-like creature dating back to the 5th century, a unicorn has a single spiraling horn protruding out from the forehead. Are you wondering how to celebrate this incredible magical being? Check out the following ideas for celebrating National Unicorn Day.
Write a Story: Have you been considering writing a book centering around a unicorn. Today is the perfect time to write your unicorn story.
Write Your Child’s Story: If you have younger children, ask them to tell a story about a unicorn. Writing down or recording the story is a great keepsake. Who knows, the story may be the building blocks to a future novel.
Draw or Paint: Draw or paint a unicorn picture. Create a whole scene around your unicorn. For example, where does your unicorn live? What does your unicorn eat? What magic powers does your unicorn have?
Read A Book: Go to your local library or download a story about a unicorn. The story can be for yourself or read to your young children.
Do Crafts: Time to get creative. Modeling clay is a great medium to use to create a unicorn. Air dry clay is inexpensive and easy to use. Simply shape the clay into a unicorn, allow to dry, and paint. If you need additional crafting help, check out Pinterest for unicorn ideas.
Watch a Unicorn Movie: Turn National Unicorn Day into family night (yes, your cat counts as family). Do not forget to make your favorite treat or order pizza.
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy National Unicorn Day. Celebrate the simple unofficial holidays.
Easter is here. Are you ready? Did the holiday just sneak up on you this year? Well, do not worry there is still plenty of time to do last-minute activities for your entire family to enjoy. Check out the following list for inspiration.
1. Attend Church Services
Regardless of your religious background, attend a local church service. Many churches hold special services on Easter Sunday. The church may have special readings, singing, plays, and children’s events. Just remember to check the church’s website or Facebook page before going. The church may have social distancing and other restrictions in place.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, numerous churches are holding virtual services if you do not want to attend church. Attend a church service right in your home, you can even watch while eating breakfast.
2. Color Easter Eggs
Yes, you can buy a kit. Or you can use food coloring from your baking supplies. Dyeing Easter eggs is a great activity. Mix different colors, make patterns or add designs. Coloring eggs is a long-standing Easter tradition.
3. Easter Egg Hunt or Scavenger Hunt
Whether you use your dyed eggs or hide plastic ones, an Easter egg hunt is fun for everyone. Now to make the hunt more interesting for older children, turn the activity into a scavenger hunt. Provide clues to your hidden eggs or Easter baskets.
4. Easter Meal
Find a way to make your meal special for Easter.
Sit together at the table. Bring out your good dishes, add candles, make an Easter centerpiece, or add flowers. Remember to turn off your devices.
Add a special dessert.
Bake the meal together as a family.
Order in from a nearby restaurant.
Have a picnic.
Just enjoy your time together as a family.
5. Family Night
Turn your Easter into family night. Eat leftovers or order pizza.
Watch movies together. It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown (1974) is always a great family show to watch.
April is here! Are you finding time to keep up your journal writing? Make writing in your journal a habit. Try to sneak a few minutes out of each day to get your thoughts down on paper (or type on the computer).
Are you ready for new journal writing prompts? Check out the following 30 prompts for journal writing in April.
How did March go for you, your friends, family, work, and home life? Write about your highs and lows of each area of your life.
What do you want to accomplish this month? Make a list of at least 5 goals.
What is your biggest dream for your personal life, work, family, etc.?
Happy Easter! Did you celebrate? Write about your day. How did you celebrate?
Write a gratitude list of at least 10 things.
Start a paragraph with the words, “Happiness is.” Then continue to write at least 2 paragraphs. Or make a list of 10 things.,
Name a person or event that has made the biggest impact on you in the first 3 months of 2021. Explain your choice.
What or who made you laugh today? What happened?
Free write for at least 10 minutes. Or try a new goal of 20 minutes.
What do you do to relieve stress? Why does this help you?
Write about your day from an outside perspective.
Think about all the people you encounter daily. Write down each person’s best characteristic trait that you admire. Then, write down a trait or habit you wish each person would change. Why did you pick these traits?
Who gave you a compliment recently? What were the circumstances leading up to the praise? How did the compliment make you feel?
If you could write a letter to your teenage self, what would you say? Remember the more details the better.
Do you find yourself blaming others for your unhappiness? Who? Why? What can you do to change the situation?
Do you worry about what others think about your personal life, work, family, or friends? Why does this bother you?
If you could hold any job in the world, what would you pick? Why?
What is your worst habit? Why? What can you do to change it?
Make a list of your top best traits. (Yes, there are at least 10).
Write about your day in intervals. What were you doing at 8am? 10am? Noon? 3pm? 5pm? 10pm?
What amazes you about yourself, family, community, friends, or work? Is this a good or bad thing? Why?
Was there a difficult moment in your life that later turned out to be a hidden blessing? Describe the event.
Write about a recent news event. What happened? Why do you feel so strongly about this event?
What do you do to show people you care?
What past decision changed your life?
What song always makes you turn up the radio to sing along? Why?
What is your idea of a good day?
What was your last vivid dream? What do you remember the most about this dream?
What do you hope people will remember you by when you are gone?
Spring is here. Flowers are starting to bloom. Days are slowly growing longer. The nicer weather is perfect for being outdoors and taking pictures. Whether you use your phone or a camera, use your imagination to create beautiful images.
Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts for April.
Are you looking for something fun to do on rainy days in April? Or just to relax and spend quiet time with your family. Get creative. Grab your markers, crayons, or colored pencils and draw. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for April.
Easter is the perfect time to get creative. Drawing is one of the simplest ways to bring out your inner artist. In fact, with a few inexpensive tools, drawing is a great activity for the entire family to enjoy.
Yes, using crayons on paper is a wonderful way to create an original Easter masterpiece. But do not limit your creativity. Draw on other materials including construction paper, sandpaper, poster board, and boiled eggs. A hard boil egg is the perfect canvas for your Easter creation.
Now, what to draw? Consider the following drawing prompts for Easter.
3. Easter Bunny
4. Easter Eggs (Drawing different patterns, use multi-colors, or add names)
Easter is a great way to spread joy with friends, family members or casual acquaintances. Attending church services, Easter egg hunts, and other community events are generally a normal part of the holiday weekend. Due to the pandemic many annual events may not be held.
For many, creating Easter baskets is a major part of the celebrations. As you begin to play the honorary role of the Easter bunny, consider making an extra Easter basket to share. The simple kind gesture may have a positive impact on someone’s whole day or even week. One spark of kindness may set a chain reaction without end.
Sharing the Extra Easter Basket
Are you wondering who may need an Easter basket? Consider all the people; you come in contact with on a daily basis. Still, need ideas? Check out the list below.
Extended family members
A child who you know is not getting an Easter basket due to financial restraints. (Remember you may need to ask permission to give a child an Easter basket. Some foods and toys may not be allowed.)
Child Care Provider
The barista who always gets your morning order correct.
Your dog’s pal at the park.
The list is endless. Just think of someone who may need an extra smile this time of year.