March is the third month of the modern-day Gregorian calendar, coming after January and February. There are 30 days in the month of March.
The month of March earned its name from the Latin Martius or Martius mensis, after the Roman God of war, Mars. During Roman times, March was the month or resuming armed conflicts after the winter months.
Previously, the month of March was not the third, in fact, it was the first month in early versions of the Roman calendar. It was considered to be the month of new beginnings as it coincided with the time of the March equinox and the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. When in the 450 BCE January and February were named the first and second months of the calendar, March was pushed to the third position,
The birthstones for March are aquamarine and bloodstone that symbolizes courage. Its birth flowers are daffodils.
There is much more to celebrate in the month of March beyond Saint Patrick's Day. You can volunteer to help the Red Cross, the largest medical charity in the United States, or you can commemorate the birthday of the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss by participating in a reading at your local library or school. March is also National Peanut Month, and even people with peanut allergies can enjoy learning about this interesting little legume.
The worksheets below are all themed around the month of March. Fun Fact: the specific fear of having peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth is called "arachibutyrophobia."