February 20, 2013-Today is National Hoodie-Hoo Day. Sounds like a made up Dr. Seuss sort of thing, but Hoodie-Hoo day falls on the 20th of February every year and is celebrated at high noon. This is a particularly fun day for preschoolers and preschool teachers alike, because at noon on Hoodie-Hoo Day, you go outside and yell, “HOODIE-HOO!” at the top of your lungs to the sky.
Why? To scare away winter and bring on spring, of course.
Hoodie-Hoo day is an actual copyrighted holiday developed by Wellcat.com, and is only celebrated in the United States.
What makes National Hoodie-Hoo Day such an awesome day?
For teachers, you can incorporate an entire weather unit filled with sensory play, scientific experimentation, and lots of cloud watching.
For students, you get to yell and not get in any trouble at all, learn about all of the cool things in the realm of weather, and make art projects like puffy cloud painting and tin foil lightning bolts.
So, if you’re in the Portland area, and you hear the call of, “Hoodie-Hoo!” off in the distance, it’s not a strange new breed of owl in trouble, it’s more likely a group of children yelling at the sky to scare winter away. You might want to join them.