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Ideas To Keep You Busy In March

1 March 2021

If everything goes to plan in the world, we can start to look forward to being able to do more things and have a lot more freedom starting in March. It's crazy to think it's been a year this month since the craziness began but hopefully we can start to put it behind us. Here are a few things that can keep us busy in March. 

Dandelions


World Wildlife Day (3rd)
Head to your local woodlands or forest. Each year a new theme is introduced to help celebrate and raise awareness of World Wildlife Day. In 2021, the new theme is Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. This theme looks to shed light on the links between the state of our planet’s forests and woodlands and the preservation of the many livelihoods that depend on them. 

World Book Day (4th)
World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. It is usually celebrated in schools with children dressing up as their favourite character from a book. However as most schools are closed except for a select group of children we will just have to celebrate at home this year. 

Stem

British Science Week (5th-14th)
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. You may have your own ideas on how you can celebrate all things STEM but if you are looking for some inspiration, head over to  https://www.britishscienceweek.org. You can download activity packs and even make your own poster. 

WandaVision Finale on Disney+ (5th)
For all the Marvel fans out there you may not want this date to come around as it means it is the WandaVision finale. Just 9 short episodes of Marvel brilliance and it all comes to an end tonight. There are lots of theories but no-one truly knows what exactly is happening in Westview but I am guessing we will get some answers in the final episode.

Raya And The Last Dragon on Disney+ (5th)
Available on Disney+ Premier Access Raya and the Last Dragon can be streamed through the app for £19.99.

Back to school chalk board


Back To School (8th)
The 8th of March is the date given that all children will return to school. Everyone has their own opinion on this date. Whether you think it's the right or wrong time for the return, I think only time will tell.

Meet A Friend (8th)
You will be allowed to leave home to meet a friend in a public place, such as a park today as part of the lockdown easing plan.

International Women's Day (8th)
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness about women's equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities.

Assembled - Making of WandaVision on Disney+ (12th)
For all you who are missing WandaVision you can watch Assembled - Making of WandaVision on Disney+

Yes Day on Netflix (12th)
Imagine saying yes to your kids to everything they ask for one whole day. Yes Day starring Jennifer Garner premieres on Netflix today.

Mum label

Mother's Day (14th)
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. 

St Patrick's Day (17th)
Dress up and decorate your house in green as Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Red Nose Day (19th)
Red Nose Day is a campaign to end child poverty, one nose at a time. There are lots of ways to get involved by raising money and awareness to ensure children who need our help the most are safe, healthy and educated around the world.

bed and bedside table


World Sleep Day (19th)
March is National Bed Month so it's the perfect time to catch up on some zzz's and get some much needed beauty sleep. We all know sleep is good for our health both physically and mentally so we need to make sure we are getting enough of it. 

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (19th)
The new Marvel mini series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier premiers today on Disney+.

International Day Of Happiness (20th)
International Day of Happiness is a day to remember how important it is to be happy. Do something for you today, do something that makes you happy. 

Spring (20th)
Today the sun will rise at 6:14am and set at 18:25pm, giving us 12hours and 11 minutes of daylight to mark the first day of Spring. 

Odd socks

World Down Syndrome Day (21st)
Pop on a pair of odd socks today and help raise awareness for Down Syndrome. 

Debt Awareness Week (22-28th)
Time to sort our your finances this week for debt awareness week. 

World Water Day (22nd)
World Water Day is held on 22 March every year since 1993. It is a day to remember how lucky we are and help to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.

Tolkien Reading Day (25th)
The 25th of March each year is known as Tolkien Reading Day and it was created to encourage people to celebrate the author J.R.R Tolkien. For fans of Lord of The Rings you may recognise the significance of the date 25th March, this date was the fall of Sauron and Barad-dur. 

Rule of 6 is Back (29th)
From today you will be able to meet in larger groups again, but only outdoors - including in private gardens.

The rule will be that up to six people can meet, or a larger number as long as you all come from just two different households.

football on grass

Outdoor Sports (29th)
Outdoor sporting venues (such as tennis clubs) will be opened and people can take place in outdoor sports.

Stay Local (29th)
The stay at home order will end today, but the advice will be to stay local rather than travelling long distances. We are lucky to have lots of parks, beaches and forests locally.

Michelle

33 comments:

  1. My nephews have had so much fun with World Book Day in previous years. So much fun in choosing their favourite literary characters - then what the attire was going to be. Good, solid, literary fun!

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  2. Thanks for the ideas. I'm especially looking forward to trying out some odd the Science Week activities with my little ones.

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  3. Great tips, thanks for sharong

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  4. There's so much coming up! Can't wait to meet with my best friend again!

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  5. I know lots of children are looking forward to going back to school. I just hope it doesn't lead to another spike in cases.

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  6. I'm definitely going to make a big deal out of World Sleep Day. I think all the family could benefit from better, longer, sleep so this seems the ideal opportunity to talk about routines and good practices.

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  7. Looking forward to the rule of 6.

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  8. Some great days coming up in March including my birthday on Mother's Day

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  9. Definitely making use of world wildlife day today! Taking the kids for an explore of the local area :)

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  10. Have always loved world book day! Any excuse to dress up!

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  11. Some great days/events highlighted for themed planning

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  12. Thanks for the great activity suggestions.

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  13. My partner will be very excited about science week! He loves teaching the kids science as a scientist!

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  14. Nice to see something for the grown-ups too!I always like to mark International Womens' Day on the 8th; it's near by birthday and a good reason to get in touch with the female friends you've perhaps neglected in recent months.

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  15. Very excited for the finale and making of WandaVision and ofc Falcon and Winter Soldier series. Would be looking forward to Mother's Day but unable to see my mum so will just video call her.

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  16. Looking forward to some normality

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  17. I'm looking forward to being able to meet a friend in my local

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  18. I'm looking forward to clearing out my wardrobe this week!

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  19. I looking forward meeting with my mate for a catch up

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  20. I'm looking forward to watching lots of netflix before I have to go back to work

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  21. I'm looking forward to the last few weeks of laziness before hopefully going back to work! Can't wait!

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  22. I'm not looking forward to anything in particular. I'm a bit apprehensive about my granddaughter returning to school, although I know she is looking forward to it.

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  23. Lots of great ideas for march. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend & a takeaway!

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  24. For he rain to stop so we can have a family walk

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  25. Great article. I am looking forward to getting out and enjoying the great outdoors.

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  26. I am looking forward to a really long walk

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  27. Fantastic! I like to be kept busy.

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