January Links


lunch line

January is "Be Kind to Food Servers" Month
Be sure to say "thank you" to the food servers at your school.


Alaska became the 49th state on January 3, 1959.

To learn more about Alaska, visit the "Alaska Kids' Corner"


January 5 is National Bird Day
for information on the purpose of National Bird Day and for related activities.


January is National Soup Month
Read some of these books about soup:

Soup Day - Melissa Iwai
Chicken Soup with Rice - Maurice Sendak
Stone Soup - John J. Muth
Cactus Soup - Eric Kimmel
Surprise Soup - Mary Ann Rodman

eye doctor

January is National Eye Care Month
How much do you know about your eyes? Take the quiz at KidsHealth to find out.




Ben Franklin was born on January 17, 1706.

Visit Ben's Guide to U.S. Government For Kids to learn more about this early statesman/printer/librarian and inventor.


Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.Day is celebrated on January 18.
For activities to celebrate Martin Luther King Day, go to


January is a good month to go eagle watching.

To learn more about eagles and where you can go to see them, click here



January 19 is National Popcorn Day!

Pop up some of this yummy treat and enjoy it along with one of the following popcorn books.

Popcorn by Elaine Landau
Popcorn by Alex Moran
Popcorn Poems by James Stevenson
Popcorn at the Palace by Emily Arnold McCully
The Popcorn Dragon by Jane Thayer
The Popcorn Book by Tomie De Paola


January 20
Penguin Awareness Day

gold rush

In early January 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in California.

To learn more about the California Gold Rush visit the San Francisco Virtual Museum


January 29 is National Puzzle Day.

Check out these puzzles:
Jigsaw Puzzles (from TheKidzPage)
Hidden Picture Puzzles (from Highlights Kids)

Author Birthdays

January 4 - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - video interview
January 18 - A.A. Milne - Winnie the Pooh
January 26 - Jules Feiffer - video interview
January 29 - Rosemary Wells
January 30 - Polly Horvath