PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELER DAY
Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day on December 8th encourages us to step from our Tardis or flip open our Omni while wearing clothes from the past. At the same time, we should act appropriately confused by certain technology.
Time travel has captured our imaginations for generations. Science and authors keep coming back to the topic again and again, so it should be no surprise there would be a day to pretend to be a time traveler. The original blog post that got the day rolling can be found here. For more resources on how to be a time travel or at least act like one, we can explore the wide array of television and movies produced over the decades.
For example, the original Doctor Who produced 26 seasons. Some might say that might be plenty of resource material right there. Let’s not stop, though. We’ve made a list and some of them might surprise you.
The Time Tunnel
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osborne
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Back to the Future
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Midnight in Paris
Edge of Tomorrow
Peggy Sue Got Married
HOW TO OBSERVE #PretendToBeATimeTravelerDay
Act like a time traveler. Choose your time period and decide whether you are traveling to the past or the future. Be overly shocked when someone says, “I’d kill for a double mocha latte right now,” or “That car is the bomb.” Misuse technology. When someone offers you earbuds to listen to a new song, sniff them to see if they smell good.
Do you need inspiration for your time-traveling antics? We have 9 Books to Unleash the Time Traveler in You. Some of them are mentioned above, but this list will give you some insight into the stories and help you take a deep dive into the world of time traveling for the true enthusiast.
Use #PretendToBeATimeTraveler to share on social media.
Educators and families, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for more ways to Celebrate Every Day.
PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELER DAY HISTORY
This time-traveling observance began in 2007.