Official Kids Mag

March 2021

Official Kids Mag is specifically written for kids ages 5 to 12. It contains activities and stories ranging from kid heroes, cooking, gardening, STEAM, education, fun facts and much more every month.

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By Karen Rice Official Kids Mag March 1 world compliment day If you can't say something nice…. don't say it at all. But why don't you say something nice? And why don't you spend March 1 saying nice things all day long? There's no better day than World Compliment Day to spread joy through by giving someone a compliment. Giving a compliment is easy, whether it's telling someone you like their shoes, or that they're doing a good job, or you think they're the best friend or family member ever. You'll brighten their day, and your own day too! March 2 dr. seuss's birthday and read across america day "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."- Dr. Seuss March 2 is a day to celebrate both the birthday of one of Official Kids Mag's favorite authors—Dr. Seuss—AND one of our favorite activities— reading! In 1997, the National Education Association chose Dr. Seuss' birthday to celebrate reading and declared it "Read Across America Day." It's a great day to wear a funny hat, read a Dr. Seuss book and get lost in his wonderful world of wacky characters and crazy illustrations. Theodor Seuss Geisel started writing children's books in the 1950s in La Jolla, California under the pen name Dr. Seuss. Some of his best known are "The Cat in the Hat," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Green Eggs and Ham," and "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish." He wrote more than 60 books in all until his death on September 24, 1991. Dr. Seuss' influence and popularity is HUGE!! The weird and wonderful substance oobleck is even named after one of his characters. Do you know oobleck? Check out STEAM kids on page 12 to learn more about oobleck and how to make it! Being able to read is a gift, so on read across america day curl up on the couch and be a bookworm! Check out our great Bookworm Kids reading list on page 42 for when you're stuck inside (like those kids in "Cat and the Hat")! And, read our Kid Hero story on page 40 and meet a girl who struggled to read….and won! March 10 national pack your lunch day What's your favorite lunch? PB & J? Leftover meatloaf ? Do you make your own lunch? If not, March 10 is a great day to start, because it's National Pack Your Lunch Day! The best way to celebrate? Pack your own lunch! (Surprise!) Check out our Kids in the Kitchen feature on page 10 and practice packing your own lunch with all your favorite healthy foods (HINT: you can't just pack chocolate chip cookies!) March 12 National Girl Scout Day National Girl Scout Day celebrates the anniversary of the first Girl Scout meeting. In 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low gathered 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia to share what she had learned abroad about a new outdoor and educational program. With this, the Girl Scout organization was born. It has grown into a worldwide movement with 1.8 million girl members from coast to coast and around the globe. March Pi (Greek letter ""), is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. So Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three digits of ! Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. Although only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi's infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize! How many digits of Pi do you know? Pi Day is a great day for math lovers to talk about their love of , recite the infinite digits of , and of course, to celebrate by eating (or maybe even throwing) PIE!! Some schools hold competitions to see which student can recall pi to the highest number of decimal places. AND…the 14th of March is also Albert Einstein's birthday, another reason for math enthusiasts to celebrate! march 14 National Pi Day 6 • march 2021 •

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