Check out our Holiday-themed Reading Lists for kids!
World Almanac for Kids - Resources for homework, reports, and projects in a fun format from a trusted source; written for students in 4th - 8th grade. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Holidays & Celebrations (in TOPICS, under SOCIAL STUDIES). If you're using this resource at home, you'll have to enter your library card barcode to begin.
BBC Religious Education VIDEO - Outlines the basic beliefs of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Sikhism, including descriptions of major holidays for each; for elementary & middle school students. (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Celebrate! Holidays in the U.S.A. - Printable PDF overviews on each of the federally-recognized holidays in the United States, as well as many commonly celebrated celebratory days, such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Halloween. There are also sections addressing Black History Month, Women's History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month. See also George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and the Presidents' Day holiday (EdSITEment; National Endowment for the Humanities).
Diversity / Multicultural Resources - Selected links to websites on a variety of ethnic groups; some of these websites include information on holidays. (South Plainfield Public Library)
EdSITEment - Search EdSITEment for learning materials and lesson plans on specific holidays or holiday traditions. (National Endowment for the Humanities)
Enchanted Learning Holiday Theme Pages - Holiday crafts, projects, worksheets, and cards for pre-K through grade 3. (Site includes advertisements)
Facts For Features - Interesting facts and statistics relating to a variety of U.S. holidays, anniversaries, observances, or topics in the news. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Holidays for Students [Archived page, may be slow to load] - 'Online activities and background information from the Library of Congress to help students learn more about holidays.'
Juneteenth - See Juneteenth - Black Independence Day and related links.
Patriot Day NEW! - Observed annually on September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance for the thousands of lives lost in the 9/11 attacks (U.S. Army). To learn more about 9/11, see September 11, 2001 and related links.
TeachersFirst Classroom Resources: Special Topics Collections - Selected links to web resources on holidays and other special topics for teachers and students, grades K-12. Includes information and activities for about 20 major holidays; use the search tool to find specific holidays. (Source for Learning, non-profit site).
Web Holidays - Background material on numerous holidays from a variety of cultures. Includes recipes, crafts and activities. (Site includes advertisements)