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By Christine Jennings

Activity Professionals know that themes are a great way to spruce up any activity program. The following themes are a compilation of various holidays, fun themes, anytime themes, and cultural themes. These themed activity programs may be stretched out for an entire week or condensed into a day. In addition, many of the activity themes can be done throughout the year but I have categorized many of the themes to spread out your creative programs throughout the year. I hope you find these pages easy to use and helpful in your activity planning. Have fun!


New Year Traditions
Black and White Gala
Oh Baby It's Cold Outside

February Fun
Engagement Party
Winter Olympics

March Madness
Celebrate Amazing Women
Garden By Design
St. Patrick's Day
Johnny Appleseed Day
Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Doctor Appreciation Day


Volunteer Week
Spring Clean
Sliders (Baseball Theme)
Poetry in Motion

Sail the Seven Seas

Flower Power
Patio Party
Gentlemen Start Your Engines (Indy 500)

National Hug Your Cat Day
Children's Books Theme
Eight Men Out
Nursing Home Week-2009

Dare Day
Space Day
Gingerbread Day
Applesauce Cake Day

Donald Duck Day
National Yo Yo Day
Kamehameha Day
Flag Day
Smile Power Day
Hollerin Contest Day
Ice Cream Soda Day
Father's Day
Chocolate Eclair Day
Pink Day
Log Cabin Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Camera Day
Corvette Day


Blueberry Day
Independence Day
Circus Day (PT Barnum's B/D)
World Population Day
International Town Criers Day
Clerihew Day
Hotdog Day
National Lollipop Day
Summer Camp Theme
Christmas In July
National Day of the Cowboy
All American Soap Box Derby
Johnny Appleseed Day
Cheesecake Day

Swiss National Day
Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Friendship Day
Watermelon Day
Lighthouse Day
Dog Days of Summer
Book Lovers Day
National Aviation Day
Radio Theme Day
Beach Blanket Bingo
Park Explorations
Mind Your Manners
Vacation Day

Give My Regards to Broadway
Extra Extra Read All About It
Fall Decorating
Autumn Theme

Hispanic Heritage
Classical Music Month
Sewing Basic
Swap Ideas Day
School Days
Native American Day
Wild Kingdom
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival


Fall Decorating
Autumn Theme
German (Oktoberfest)
Pastor Appreciation Day
Dictionary Day
Bridge Day
United Nations Day
Mad Science
Italian-American Fun Day
Great Pumpkin

Space Theme (2)
Egyptian Theme
Basketball Day
Magazine Day
Tuscany Theme
Weather Theme
World TV Day
Math Theme
National Game and Puzzle Week
Family Stories

Hanging of the Greens
Baby Shower Event
Wrap it Up
Winter Wonderland
Christmas Around the World
New Year With Activities
Snowball Day

Theme Activities
Theme Activities
Cultural Theme Activities

To Market We Go
Country Fair
Country Living
Cookbook Day
Mystery Day
Davy Crockett Day
To Tell The Truth Day
Ice Age Day
Ball Day
Trains Theme
Tell An Old Joke Day
John Henry Theme
Disney Week
What’s in a Name?
Communication 101
Team Day
Watergate Day

Just Because Day
Picture This Day
Our House
Food For Thought
Birthday Celebrations
Jungle Theme
Postage Stamp Day
Family Reunion Day
Comic Relief Day
Game Show Day
Comic Book Day
Pied Piper Day
Daniel Boone Theme
Calamity Jane Theme
Big City Games
Machine Day

Letter Day
Famous Couples

Rocky Road Day

Vietnamese Theme
German (Oktoberfest)
Italian-American Fun Day
Renaissance Theme
Hispanic Heritage
Tuscany Theme
Egyptian Theme
St. Patrick's Day-Irish
Swiss National Day
Native American Day
Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
Kamehameha Day

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