Twos-day is coming! Are you prepared?
In just a few weeks an historic day will be upon us–February 22, 2022 or 2/22/22. And what’s more, it falls on a Tuesday! This rare calendar event definitely calls for celebration. With so many teachers and students feeling the weight of pandemic schooling right now, a day to party is just what is needed!
A holiday like Twos-day begs for some silly (or “cringy” if you work with teens), outlandish, forget-about-your-troubles kind of fun so get ready for our EPIC list of ideas for celebrating Tues-day in style. Pick one or pick them all!
- Wear “tutus”
- Dress up as famous pairs
- Draw or write about what you’ll be doing in 22 years
- Focus your grammar lesson on “to, too and two”
- Write couplets in ELA
- Practice doubles and halves in math
- Allow students to work in pairs all day
- Read aloud the book Tuesday by David Weisner
- Share a treat like Little Debbies (they come in pairs), Double Bubble Gum or Twix
- Make compound words or words with 2 syllables
- Review content with Trash Can Basketball where students earn 2 points for each answer
- Arrange a Big Buddies/Little Buddies activity where students work in pairs
- Number 2 Directed Drawings: turn the 2 into something else (like a shark)
- Make a playlist of songs that include the number two (or twenty)
- Challenge students to create a funny meme for Twos-day
- Skip count by 2s as you line up or leave the classroom
- Create art using only the number 2 (like these cute monsters)
- Groups compete to name as many things that come in pairs as they can in 2 minutes
- Engage students in exercises in sets of 22 (jumping jacks, squats, pushups)
- Students summarize a unit or lesson with “2 important things to know about _____” prompt
- Challenge students to classroom or school wide Photo Scavenger Hunt for things in pairs
- And last, but not least, buy streamers, noisemakers, and shakers, then have a dance party at 2:22pm!