August 13th, International Left-Hander’s Day is quickly approaching. It’s time to get planning on the projects and activities you will be doing with your friends and family to celebrate this wonderful day. Here are just some of the fun projects we are planning for all of us lefties. Take a few or more of these ideas and create your own Left-Hander’s Day celebration.
- Collect together all the left-handed tools, utensils and supplies you have and allow any right-handers you know experience the fun of trying to use the wrong tool.
- Take pictures of everything lefty you or your child has and make a “The Joy of Being Left-Handed” collage.
- Purchase something new in the left-handed equipment or tools collection and give it to your left-handed child, or yourself.
- Pull out your favorite book about being left-handed and choose a special passage or chapter that makes the most sense to you or your child. Read it aloud to reaffirm how special a left-handed person really is.
- Write up a list of the best things about being left-handed. Make this extra special and personal. (Keep a watch for our next post where we will share our own list with you.)
Although, Left-Hander’s Day was originally designed as a day to raise awareness about the discrimination of lefties in a right-handed world, we can now celebrate the fact that we are lefties or that we gave this marvelous gift to our children. So help your kids celebrate and take the time to be thankful you are left-handed.