Animal and Environmental
Observances and Events Calendar
Preschool Activities and Crafts

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Animal and environmental observances calendar with links to printable activities and crafts suitable for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten.  Visit an observance date and information links to find resources, lesson plans that include crafts, easy instructions and a list of materials needed.

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Printable Monthly Calendars
Featuring Holidays or Blank
January   February   March   April   May   June  July   August   September   October   November   December

Walk Your Pet Month
5th: National Bird Day* [info.]


Bird Feeding Month [info.]
Pet Dental Month [AVMA-info.]
Responsible Pet Owner Month
1st week M-F: 4th Tuesday:  Spay Day [HSUS-info.]
1st: Serpent Day* [Snake]
2nd: Groundhog Day*
2nd: Hedgehog Day*
20th: Love Your Pet Day*
22nd: Walking the Dog Day*

 3rd week: Poison Prevention Week [ASPCA, National Animal Poison Control Center]
1st: National Pig Day*
22nd: World Water Day * [UN]

National Frog Month
National Garden Month
National Pet First-Aid Awareness Month
Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month [ASPCA]

Pets are Wonderful Month
World Habitat Awareness Month
3rd week: National Pet ID Week
Last Friday: Arbor Day
Last Saturday:  World Veterinary Day*
Last Sunday: International Day of the Dog*
2nd: Ferret Day*
4th: World Rat Day*
18th: Pet Owner's Day*
22nd: Earth Day & International Mother Earth Day* [UN]

Be Kind to
Animals Month
National Egg Month
Flower Month
1st full week: National Pet Week [info.]
2nd Saturday: Animal Disaster Preparedness Day*
2nd Saturday: International Migratory Bird Day* [info
2nd weekend: World Migratory Bird Day [info.]
3rd week:  National Dog Bite Prevention Week [AVMA]
Bird Day* [info.]
13th: Frog Jumping Day*
15th: Hug Your Cat Day*
3rd Friday: Endangered Species Day [USA]
23rd: World Turtle Day*

Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month
Fruit and Vegetable Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month
2nd Sunday: World Pet Memorial Day *
5th: World Environment Day* [UN]
8th: World Oceans Day [UN]

18th: Cow Appreciation Day*

Water Quality Month


National Chicken Month
World Animal Remembrance Month
1st Saturday: National Hummingbird

3rd Saturday: Responsible Dog Ownership Day [American Kennel Club]
4th Saturday: International Rabbit

Last full week: National Dog Week
World Water Monitoring Day* [info.]
22nd: Elephant Appreciation Day*
29th: World Rabies Day* [info.]
29th: National Goose Day*

Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month
Pet Wellness month [AVMA]
Dinosaur Month

First Monday: World Habitat Day* [UN]
2nd: World Farm Animals Day*
 16th: World Food Day* [UN]
21st: Reptile Awareness Day*


Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month [ASPCA]

11th: International Mountain Day
* [UN]
13th: National Day of the Horse*
27th:  Visit the Zoo Day*
:Environmental Education Coloring Pages and Printable Activities
Animals and nature topics
Signifies observances on the same month and day every year.
ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
AVMA:  American Veterinary Medical Association
HSUS:  Humane Society of the United States
UN: Recognized by the United Nations [observances]