Adding PLAY into your parenting using Doughnut Day!

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JUNE 3th is the official DOUGHNUT DAY!


Of COURSE you can choose to make it Doughnut Day any day you choose.


The Official Dictionary Spelling of the word in question—if you’re into that sort of thing—is “doughnut.” The expedited, simplified, Americanized spelling of “donut,” as Grammarist tells us, has been around since at least the late 19th century. It didn’t catch on, though, until late in the 20th century.Jun 6, 2014


Food Ideas:

Doughnuts for Breakfast, a Lunch box addition or a little bit of after Dinner deliciousness!

OR purchase from the grocery store or from your favourite bakery & pass them into the back seat once you pick up your children from school!

Make your own using this:


Craft Ideas:

Playdough doughnuts, no playdough, no problem recipe listed here:

Cut the tube from the centre of the paper towel roll into rings and play a game of stacking doughnuts.

Cut doughnut shapes out of paper and use markers, glitter or stickers to decorate them.


Book Ideas:

The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World by Maria Dismondy and P.S. Brooks

Invasion of the Ufonuts: The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller

Big Words Small Stories: The Missing Donut by Judith Henderson and T.L. McBeth

Doughnuts for a Dragon by Charlotte Guillain, Adam Guillain, et al.


Classroom Ideas:

For teachers, setting up an experience that acknowledges the day.

Have the children imagine that the rings from the ring toss game are actually doughnuts, flying doughnuts!

Have children cut doughnut shapes out of paper and use markers, glitter or stickers to decorate them.

Have them give their doughnut to a friend, paying forward kindness on doughnut day!

For the rest of us, taking something to school to share.

Mini doughnuts or cake pops (doughnut holes) are always a hit!


Mindful Minutes:

Time spent together doing something that acknowledges the day.

Close your eyes and imagine that around your tummy is a soft squishy air filled doughnut that is going to allow you to float into the sky.  How high would you like the doughnut to take you? How far

would you like to go?  What would you like to see from way up there?


Doing fun things with our children creates a deeper connection with them.  With deeper connection we create opportunities to talk, to laugh & to be seen experiencing joy, which is so important! Love, Stacey 


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