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‘Twos’-Day Celebrations

January 26, 2022 by Christopher Olson




Perhaps you haven’t heard this yet…but there is a special Tuesday coming up in February!  No, it isn’t ‘Taco-Tuesday’ – that could be every Tuesday if you wish!  It is “Twos-Day!”  Where everything ‘two’ and ‘pairs’ come into play!  February 22, 2022, falls on a Tuesday, so it makes a GREAT ‘TWO’s-Day themed day!  

I am ALL about a theme!  I love themed parties, themed units/lessons, and even themed school days!  Themes always help with the engagement level in the classroom.  Might as well use this idea in February!  What can your theme be? Anything you’d like it to be!  You can focus on the numbers 2 and/or 22, things in pairs, tutus, tacos, etc.  

Perhaps you are on winter break or other things planned on the 22nd of February this school year. Don’t worry!  You can also celebrate on February 2nd!  2/2/22 is another two-themed day for you, however, the only bummer is that it doesn’t fall on a Tuesday.  So I do have to say the stars definitely aligned for the perfect ‘Twos’-Day Celebration on 2/22/22!  

Are you ready for some s-’two’-pendous ideas?!  Some incom-’pair’-able activities!? 
As-’two’-nishing resources!?  Alright, I’m sorry I will totally stop.  

 

‘Twos’-Day Attire

Looking for some ideas for your students or teachers to wear for your ‘twos’-day Celebration?  Have any more attire ideas to add to this list?  Make sure to let us know, however, I already did order my tutu.   Well, I will get to that in a little bit.  

“Twin Day! – Students can dress up as twins wearing the same clothes, same color, same styles, etc.” ~ Wendy G.   

“I’ll make sure kids know that they can wear their class shirts in case they don’t have a twin.  This way they’ll end up matching somebody.”  ~ Christina P. 

“Two-piece suit” ~ Carolyn B.  

“Toupees” ~ Joelle M. 

“Two of Everything Day – two hair bows, two belts, two ties, two pairs of socks, etc.” ~ Maryann V. 

“Tube Socks” ~ Jared G.  

“Tuesday Ties” ~ Kendra D. 

“We’re going to wear tutus” ~ Samantah M. 

Just like Samantha, I am already planning on wearing a tutu.  Wait… a guy wearing a tutu??  Yup, you read that correctly.  Doesn’t matter and I support the idea that clothing and color do not represent gender.  

Food / Snacks

Is it even a party without snacks!?  If you want to go all out for your ‘Twos’-day Celebration consider some of these snacks and treats!  Worried about the sugar?  Save them for the end of the day or a ‘take-home’ treat to enjoy!  

“Double Bubble, bubble gum, to have as an end of the day treat.” ~ Richanda C. 

“Our Second Grade teacher said she was giving away Twix!” ~ Elizabeth M.

“A Kit-Kat would be cool “TWO”!” ~ Mandi S. 

“A parent at my school owns a bakery and makes cookies.  I’m going to ask her to make “2” cookies for the class.” ~ Elizabeth G. 

“Peanut Butter and Jelly”  Talk about the perfect duo food pair.  Not my personal favorite, I’m more of a peanut butter and marshmallow guy.  Anyways, always take allergies into account.  

“Carrots and Celery” – If you prefer to add a few healthy snacks like me, pair it accordingly with a classic duo.  Feeling a bit adventurous? Add some dips like ranch or hummus to dip (Personal dip dishes are highly recommended!  No double dippers!) 

Education to the Core ‘Twos’-Day Resource

Are you a paid basic member or a premium member?  Well, if you are this is your lucky day!  Education to the Core just released their “Twos’-Day Packet” for our members only!  That’s right, an entire bundled packet for instant download on the premium membership site

Not a member yet?  Don’t worry because there is still time!  With two low-cost options for every educator, this membership gives you immediate access to every single Education to the Core printable resource!  Choose between a monthly or annual subscription!  Instant download and access to resources, early access to new resources, and ‘Members-Only Deals’ like this 30-page ‘Twos’-Day Packet!  

  • Morning Work 
  • Wearable Twosday Crown 
  • I Spy Dynamic Duos 
  • Hunt for Twos
  • Twos Gross Motor Challenges
  • Literacy Activities and Crafts
  • Transformation Station 
  • Two-Syllable Words
  • Taco Tuesday Activities and Craft 
  • Math Count by Twos 
  • Doubles Math Scoot
  • Crack the Code Activity 
  • Read Alouds 
  • Science Push and Pull Sort 
  • Songs 
  • Social Studies Same and Different 

‘Twos’-Day Activities

Ready for some music?  I mean who doesn’t love Jack Hartmann!?!  Ever do the Tooty Ta?!?   Shared videos are a must in the comments!  Don’t be shy!  

“Tutor Me”.  Have students take turns tutoring you in any subject matter.  This will also be a good way to check those skills and see how much they have learned!  

“Drawing and cutting out creative number 2s of different sizes and colors.  Place them throughout the hallways, cafeteria, and special area rooms.  Students will tour the school and guess how many 2s were hung by writing their guesses down.  There will be a special drawing that afternoon at 2:22!”  ~ Denise H. 

“I plan on pairing my students up for reading, pairing for math games, count by twos.” ~ Diane F. 

“How many exercises in 2 minutes?” ~ Jenna T.
 

“I made some animal pair pictures and am having kids do a caption.”  ~ Jenna T. 

“We are going to do some partner work – working in “2s”.” ~ Dawn E. 

“We are doing a time capsule in first grade to be opened on 3/3/33 when they are seniors!”  ~ Denise H. 

“Writing prompt:  Twins spending $22.  What would they buy, what would they do with it?” ~ Luke O. 

There is an age progression filter on Snapchat that you can estimate what 22 would be for your students!  Sounds pretty awesome!  However, this comes with some concern because it is a filter. Districts may not allow Snapchat, etc.  So this one comes with some caution, but is still pretty cool even for your own children at home!

Book List ~ Read Alouds

I cannot pass by a themed day or idea and NOT provide some books to read!  Check out this list of fun topics like pairs, two, Tuesday, and more!  Feel free to grab some of these titles to read on the day and even on the days leading up to your big event!  Several of these titles may be familiar to you and your students already.

The first couple of recommendations are sets of books in a series.  However, there may be some unfamiliar and new texts on this list.  Don’t be afraid to check out a few of these texts by clicking on the title.  Keep returning to check out the rest of this amazing list!  Any others you would add?

Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows

Elephant & Piggy by Mo Willems

Frog & Toad by Arnold Lobel

Officer Buckle & Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Juana & Lucas by Juana Medina 

Tuesday by David Wiesner 

It Smells like Tuesday by Amy Thomas.

My Even Day by Doris Fisher 

Dragon Loves Tacos by Adam Rubin

Dragon Loves Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin

One of Each by Mary Ann Hoberman

Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong 

Two Times the Fun by Beverly Cleary 

Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border 

Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg 

Double Trouble in Walla Walla by Andrew Clements

Two by Kathryn Otoshi 

I Am Living in 2 Homes by Garcelle Beauvais and Sebastian A Jones 

I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow

Just Right for Two by Tracey Corderoy

CREATE YOUR OWN : ex: Have them each write a page and they write about 2 things they want to do on 2’s day in second grade.   Or work in pairs to create their own story.  Even that can be broken down into both writing or 1 writer 1 illustrator.  

Wow!  There is just so much stuff that I want to jam-pack this ‘Twos’-Day Celebration!  Unfortunately, it is only one day!  I think there is just so much off of this list that I want to try that I may do two celebrations.  A smaller celebration on February 2nd (2/2/22) and then a larger full-day celebration on Tuesday, February 22nd (2/22/22)!  ETTC’s ‘Twos’-Day Packet can fill the entire day itself!  

Alright, I already downloaded my ‘Twos-Day’ Packet from ETTC, the snacks and treats are on my grocery list, and I have two read alouds picked out.  What else am I missing?  What are some things that will be on your lesson plans that day?  Don’t be shy to reach out and let me know what I missed on this list!  Yes, it is only one day, but let’s make it a fun and memorable one!

Written By – Christopher Olson

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