National Day Calendar Classroom - January- Milk
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


Milk is important in the classroom because it provides students with essential protein, vitamins, and minerals their growing bodies need. National Milk Day gives an opportunity to explore milk resources, production and history in the United States and the world.


Download and print this week’s project. Explore the other milk links for experiments, history, and nutrition information.

Celebrate Every Day in the Classroom by:

1. Asking a question about the day or observance and finding the answer.
2. Exploring the subject further. Whether you read a book, interview an expert, watch a documentary, or run an experiment, there is always more to learn about the observance.
3. Writing about the day or observance. You can write about what you learned or what the day means to you.
4. Telling someone about the day. You might be sharing information that is helpful to someone. Or, you might brighten someone’s day.
5. Solving a problem. Many observances discuss issues around the world that need fixing. How would you fix it?
6. Being creative. Draw, paint, build, design, bake, create your idea of what the observance means.

Of course, as always, sharing on social media isn’t required; learning is. But if you do, please use #NDCClassroom to share on social media.


Milk comes in many forms. One of the most common sources comes from cows. However, we also drink milk from other animals and plant-based sources. National Milk Day is an excellent opportunity to explore where our milk comes from and why milk is good for us. We’ve provided a few resources to help get you started and a worksheet to download and print.

Discover more about the science of milk. Visit for a milk-focused experiment. Milk can also bring out the artist in you. Visit for a craft project to get started.

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