January Links


Betsy Ross

January 1 is Betsy Ross's Birthday
Learn more about this Revolutionary seamstress


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

eye doctor

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


Martin Luther King



Martin Luther King, Jr.Day is celebrated on January 16.
For activities to celebrate Martin Luther King Day, go to

Ben Franklin

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.


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

Eagle Cam Decorah, IA



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.

Try some online puzzles