March 26 – Fun Fact of the Day for Kids

Did you know that March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day? It’s a special day when you can let your imagination run wild and celebrate anything you want! Whether it’s a day dedicated to your favorite animal, hobby, or even a made-up superhero, the possibilities are endless. You can check out all of the Fact of the Day for Kids here.


  • Make Up Your Own Holiday Day encourages creativity and fun by allowing you to invent your own special day.
  • This day is not recognized as an official holiday by any government, which means it’s purely for fun and creativity.
  • It’s a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to think outside the box and celebrate something unique that might not have its own official day.
  • Some people use this day to spread awareness about important causes or to honor loved ones and memorable events.
  • Every year, people share their creative holidays on social media, bringing attention to some truly imaginative and sometimes hilarious holidays.


Here are some activities to help you celebrate Make Up Your Own Holiday Day in a fun and creative way:

  • Try this Holiday Word Search.
  • Decide as a class on a holiday you would all like to create, and spend the day celebrating it.
  • Create decorations or artwork that represents your new holiday.
  • Write a story or poem about the importance of your holiday and what people do to celebrate it.
  • Design a holiday-themed game that everyone can play.
  • Have a classroom discussion about why your chosen holiday deserves recognition and how it could be celebrated worldwide.


To get you thinking deeper about Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, consider these questions:

  • Why is it important to have days that celebrate creativity and imagination?
  • How can creating your own holiday bring people together?
  • What kind of holiday would make the world a better place, and why?
  • How can we spread the word about our new holiday to others?
  • Can a holiday created by kids become officially recognized someday? How?


Here are five questions to spark conversation. Would you rather…

  • Celebrate a holiday dedicated to animals or superheroes?
  • Have a holiday that celebrates kindness or creativity?
  • Invent a holiday that is celebrated by doing outdoor activities or indoor crafts?
  • Create a holiday that focuses on the future or honors the past?
  • Celebrate your made-up holiday with a big party or a quiet, thoughtful day?


Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  1. Backward Day: Celebrate everything in reverse! Wear your clothes backward, greet people with “goodbye,” and have dessert before dinner.
  2. Unicorn Appreciation Day: A day dedicated to celebrating the magic and wonder of unicorns. Everyone can wear unicorn-themed clothing, enjoy rainbow-colored treats, and share stories about these mythical creatures.
  3. No Socks Day: Free your toes and enjoy a day without socks. It’s a great excuse to wear sandals or go barefoot and feel the grass under your feet.
  4. Talk Like a Pirate Day: Ahoy, mateys! Spend the day talking like a pirate, complete with “Arrr!” and “Shiver me timbers!” Dress up in pirate attire and embark on treasure hunts.
  5. Mismatched Shoes Day: Step out of your comfort zone and into two different shoes! It’s a fun way to express individuality and break the norms of matching.
  6. Pajama Day: A day when everyone gets to wear their pajamas all day long. Whether you’re at home, in school, or even doing errands, it’s all about comfort and fun.
  7. Chocolate Covered Everything Day: Imagine a day where you can eat anything covered in chocolate! From fruits to bacon, the rule is – if it’s edible, it can be chocolate-covered.
  8. Superhero for a Day: Everyone picks a superhero persona, either from existing ones or entirely made up, and spends the day doing good deeds in superhero fashion.
  9. Dinosaur Day: Take a trip back to the prehistoric era and celebrate dinosaurs. Wear dinosaur costumes, have a dinosaur-themed party, or create your own dinosaur crafts.
  10. Silly Hat Day: Create or wear the silliest hat you can find or make. It’s a great way to spark creativity and bring smiles to everyone’s faces.


Here are more fun ideas to help keep the kids entertained: