Plan to See 6 Planets

If you plan it right, you’ll be able to see 6 planets tonight, along with the Moon. You’re standing on the first planet, of course. In the sky, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus, and Mars will line up in an arc. Look west just after sunset, where Jupiter and Mercury will start the show.

I Wonder If Manatees Moo

It’s Manatee Appreciation Day! Manatees, also known as sea cows, are slow-moving aquatic mammals, that are vulnerable to extinction. They’re about 10 to 15 feet long, and have 4 rows of teeth! Manatees live in warm shallow waters, and graze on underwater vegetation. Here’s a fun fact; baby manatees drink milk from their mom’s armpit!

Tickling the Ivories

A piano has 88 keys, so the 88th day of the year, is the perfect time to celebrate Piano Day. Play your piano for anyone who will listen, and open the windows so your neighbors can enjoy the music. There are also virtual pianos online, and free apps to teach you how to play.


Today is Mom And Pop Business Owners Day. Visit a small, family-owned business the next time you need something, because they need something too. Your business! Try checking out a Magic Shop, since it’s also Smoke And Mirrors Day. Magicians use those things, to hide what they’re doing. Presto-here’s-your-change-o! Now practice your new tricks.

That Time Niagara Didn’t Fall

It’s Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day! Each minute, more than 6,000,000 cubic feet of water gushes over Niagara Falls, a group of 3 waterfalls on the border of United States and Canada. On this day in 1848, the rivers feeding Niagara Falls froze and the water completely stopped for the only time in recorded history!

So That’s Where All the Water’s Hiding!

When China’s Chang’e 5 lunar rover went to the Moon, it collected soil samples, that contained microscopic glass beads. The beads can form when space rock collides with other objects, vaporizing materials that cool into glass. Scientists have found, that the beads can also hold water, derived from solar wind. There’s water everywhere!

These Books Make Me Want Cake

Today is Children’s Picture Book Day. Read all of your favorite picture books, check out new ones from the library, or create your own book! Since it’s also Black Forest Cake Day, try reading Chocolate Cake, by Michael Rosen, 5 Cherries, by Victoria Facchini, and Whipped Cream Princess, by Brooke Wilson and Chuck Horton.

Give the Weeds a Warm Welcome

Spring is here, and so are the weeds. Luckily, it’s Weed Appreciation Day! Instead of putting weed-killer on your lawn, welcome weeds like dandelions and clover. They are some of the first flowers to bloom, and bees depend on them! You can also eat dandelions, wild onions, chickweed, and purslane. Pick your own salad!

Stick All the Stuff On a Stick

Put your forks away. It’s Something On A Stick Day! Pierce your peas with a toothpick, freeze your juice on a popsicle stick, and skewer your entire dinner on a kebab. Dip strawberries on a chopstick in chocolate fondue. Then roast marshmallows on a stick over a campfire. Everything’s better cooked on a stick!

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