(Last Updated On: December 15, 2022)


What do towels, a classroom and celebrating have in common? They are all on the National Day Calendar! But there’s more to it than that. Towel Day inspires this week’s classroom. Along with that, we continue with the 12th Celebration Challenge.

Since Towel Day was inspired by the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglass Adams, we prompt students to be writers, too! We also include a scavenger hunt about towels so you can also celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day.


Download and print this week’s projects and give your students the opportunity to explore the national days in their own way. It might surprise you what they discover! We’re often surprised by our own discoveries!

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.


Towels, scavenger hunts and challenges – this week is full of fun ways to incorporate the National Day Calendar into your classroom.

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