National Word Nerd Day (January 9)
Check out the weird holiday National Word Nerd Day on January 9. Learn the history of Word Nerd Day and get ideas on how to celebrate.
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History of National Word Nerd Day
We just can’t find the words to explains the history of Word Nerd Day. Literally – we have no clue when this weird holiday first began being celebrated.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the official definition of word is: a speech sound or series of speech sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning usually without being divisible into smaller units capable of independent use.
Words can be communicated verbally or visually (with writing). Words have been around since mankind began walking the earth and communicating with one another.
Throughout history, stories and ideas were typically communicated orally. The written word and the ability to read was left to religious leaders and members of the higher classes. It wasn’t until the middle of the 1700s that reading and writing became accessible to the general population.
The first dictionary was written in English by Dr. Samuel Johnson and was published in 1755. Since then, the written word has become one of the core foundations of civilizations across the world.
On January 9th each year, we pay tribute to the vital role words play in our lives.
Ideas for National Word Nerd Day
Other than playing Scrabble or Boggle, here are some fun ways for word nerds to celebrate this weird holiday.
Free Printable Mad Libs For Kids | The Ultimate Collection
Mad Libs are a fantastic way to celebrate National Word Nerd Day! Here are a bunch of free printable Mad Libs for you.
Easy Word Art Project Idea For Kids
Are you looking for a fun way to create word art on National Word Nerd Day? This art lesson is a perfect way to analyze how artists use letters and words to create unique word art ideas and is so much fun.
20 Obsolete words you should add to your vocabulary today because the words were pretty awesome
Are you a true word nerd? If so, then you should take the opportunity this National Word Nerd Day to learn these obsolete words and include them as part of your daily vocabulary!
Rainbow Fish Sight Words
This year on National Word Nerd Day, create a beautiful rainbow fish with some of your favorite words!
Jello Alphabet Sensory Bin
Inside: Learn the ABC’s and have some good ol’ squishy fun with this easy Alphabet Jello Sensory Bin on National Word Nerd Day!
Popular Word Games for Middle School You Need to Play
Playing some of these word games for middle school is an excellent way to celebrate National Word Nerd Day! Kids and adults alike will enjoy these word games.
Free Printable Word Searches
If you're looking for a free printable word search puzzle for National Word Nerd Day, you've come to the right place!
Tracing Letters with Slime (VIDEO)
Learning the alphabet has never been so much fun! Kids will love tracing letters with SLIME on National Word Nerd Day!
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