Science Fiction Day (January 2)
Check out the weird holiday Science Fiction Day on Jan 2. Learn the history of Science Fiction Day, as well as get ideas on how to celebrate.
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When did Science Fiction Day first begin?
This sci-fi day is actually a relatively new holiday. It was first celebrated in the United States in 2012. Thanks to the internet, it’s popularity has grown quickly amongst “nerds” and “geeks,” as well as other sci-fi fans.
This genre historically became popular around the 1800s when authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells wrote futuristic novels that rapidly became popular. This drove an interest in the possibilities of science.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is considered to be the first sci-fi novel (which is a term that was coined in the 1950s). The father of sci-fi, however, is widely considered to be Isaac Asimov, who wrote about 500 books and short stories, as well as inventing the three laws of robotics.
The reason January 2 is chosen as Science Fiction Day is because it is Isaac Asimov’s birthday. The holiday is officially recognized by Scholastic and the Hallmark Channel.
Ideas for Science Fiction Day
Other than reading sci-fi books and watching sci-fi movies, here are some other fun ways to celebrate!
How to Make Alien and UFO Paper Craft Puppets for Space Fun and Learning
These cool alien and UFO paper craft puppets can also be used as bookmarks in the fun books you read on Science Fiction Day,
DIY Homemade Upcycled Box Robot Costume
One of the best parts of science fiction in the robots. Celebrate Science Fiction Day with a fun robot costume!
Galaxy Ice Cream
This space flavored homemade galaxy ice cream with sprinkles could not be easier. Perfect for Science Fiction Day!
Diy Lava Lamp – Summer Science Projects for Kids
Nothing seems more like outer space and the marvels of the universe like a purple and blue DIY Lava Lamp! Make one for Science Fiction Day this year.
Easy and Fun Star Wars R2D2 Torn Paper Craft for Kids to Make
This easy torn paper Star Wars R2D2 Craft is perfect for kids to make on Science Fiction Day and so much fun!
Solar System Finger Puppets
Explore outer space with your younger children on Science Fiction Day with these free printable solar system finger puppets!
Doctor Who Craft Roundup, 21 Great Tutorials
For Science Fiction Day, make one of these fun Dr. Who crafts!
Star Wars Baby Yoda Guacamole Platter
Science Fiction Day is coming up fast and if you're planning to watch the Star wars movies back to back, or to binge watch The Mandalorian, you're going to need snacks!
Cute Alien UFO Party Platter (made with household items!)
Whether you’re planning an alien themed party for Halloween or a space party for your future astronaut, your celebration won’t be complete without a UFO party platter hanging around.
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