Sometimes we get so busy with school and activities that we need to stop and do something fun. One of my favorite things to do with my kids is celebrate crazy holidays! Holiday Insights has hundreds of these days listed by month or you can find printable calendars from places like Homeschool Share.
Last Friday was National Pretzel Day, so we thought that seemed like a good reason to celebrate! We made pretzels from scratch using this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. After wrestling with his dough a while my son said he was going to scratch “pretzel maker” off his list of job possibilities, but they turned out surprisingly well—I don’t think he’ll take “pretzel taster” off the list! We also read Walter the Baker, by Eric Carle. We’ve read this book many times over the years but we still enjoy it!
In case you want to celebrate National Pretzel Day next year, here are a few other ideas!
- Pretzels by the Dozen—this is a fun counting book that tells about how pretzels were invented.
- Auntie Anne: My Story—this is the biography of Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.
- Pretzel Activities—there are all kinds of things you can do with pretzels!
- Pretzel Crafts—I think I’d like to see a rollercoaster made of pretzels, but I don’t know if I have the patience to make one!
- Salted Pretzel Caramel Brownies—Oh. My. Goodness. This looks like it might deserve its own separate holiday!
Or don’t wait and go ahead and celebrate now!
Happy Holidays—all of them!