National Donut Day is just around the corner, and I for one am excited. I mean any excuse to get a donut…am I right? National Donut Day is the first Friday in June and this year it happens to be June 1st. Of course, eating a donut is a must on National Donut Day, (keep a look out for free donuts in your area) but the celebration doesn’t have to end there. I’ve rounded up 10 sweet and simple ways to really get in the donut spirit. 1. Read some donut themed books. Hereare few to get you started: If you Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff Donuts: The Hole Story by David W. Miles The Hole Story of the Doughnut by Pat Miller Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony The Donut Chef by Bob Staake 2. For a fun little surprise Plant some Donut Seeds– the night before have your kids plant some cheerios in the ground and then “plant” some mini donuts on a skewer before they wake up. 3. If you feel like a good laugh, hang donuts on a string from a stick or branch and watch the shenanigans as they try to eat them without using their hands. 4. Set up a pretend play Donut Shop. We did this recently using cardboard donuts. 5. Take your donut shop up a notch and whip up these cute and simple sock donuts. 6. Print off some donut coloring pages and have fun dreaming up some yummy new donut flavors. 7. Break out the paints and craft some of these donuts out of paper plates. 8. Make play doh donuts of all shapes and sizes. Use a donut pan or circle cookie cutters to shape them. 8. Try your hand at making donuts from scratch. There are so many recipes out there. 9. Share the love and surprise some one with donuts-–neighbor, friend, librarian or firefighter, anyone that would appreciate a sweet delivery. 10. Sneak in a little Math practice by polling your friends and family and graphing their favorite flavor of donuts. I love that these activities are all simple, fairly cheap and don’t require to much prep or planning, but they would all add a little excitement to the day! Do you have any plans for National Donut Day?
Hey, I’m Megan, wife to Chad, mama to our three rambunctious boys, Grady, Marshall, Stafford and our sweet little girl, Ainsley Nell. I have a passion for celebrating holidays, cherishing seasons, creating memories, collecting traditions, connecting hearts and chasing joy. Thanks for coming along for our journey.