Yes… there is indeed an official day to celebrate dragons! January 16th of every year is “Appreciate a Dragon Day“. It’s one of those observances you might not be aware of unless of course you travel in dragon circles. We’re big fans of dragons over here so we decided to post a few extra cool ideas we found across the web in honor of the day. As is typical here at Our Peaceful Planet the ideas are aimed at adults but that doesn’t mean kids can do some of them too! I mean we are talking dragons here.
Sew a Sock Dragon
How cute is this little guy? And he’s made from socks! View the full tutorial here.
Do Some Dragon Word Searches
Who doesn’t love a good word search. Download a pdf of three below.
Listen to Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul & Mary
Depending on your age this will take you back! If your too young to remember it but love dragons its a MUST listen.
Make a Dragon Bookmark
This tutorial shows you how to fold this nifty little dragon corner bookmark. View complete instructions here.
Grab Some Popcorn
You might already have some dragon videos in your collection. If so this is the day to pull a couple out! If you don’t own any you can always find some to stream online. Netflix has a great selection if your a member. So does Amazon Video On Demand streaming movies. I’ve linked to some of those below.
Make Your Very Own Dragon Egg
This is our own tutorial which shows how to make this beautiful dragon egg with a foam egg and some thumbtacks! View full tutorial here.
Print, Color & Assemble This Flying Dragon
Get image here. Save to computer, print, cut, color & assemble.
Download A Free Quote To Hang
This is also from our personal collection. This quote hangs in our home. (pdf)
Make a Dragon Cake
Print & Color These Nice Dragon Drawings
Download Image #1 Here. Right mouse click on image and save to computer.
Download Image #2 Here. Download button on top right.
Sew a Dragon Hat
The tutorial shows a baby in the example. But the pattern is easily adaptable for any size including adults! Full instructions here.
Grab a Book
I’ve read dozens of books through the years on dragons my first being The Hobbit. Pull out any that you might have for another read! Below is a link to Amazon books about dragons.
Print, Cut & Wear a Dragon Mask
Download printable pattern here.
Put Dragon Wallpaper On Your Computer
I regularly have a dragon as one of my desktop backgrounds. (You see mine below.)
Click here for lots of dragon wallpaper choices.
Play an Online Game With Dragons
There are video games out there that allow you to actually fly on dragons!
Wear Something With a Dragon On It
Blatant Advertisement Included: You can of course find all kinds of t-shirts with dragons on them! This one just happens to be one Roy drew for his online store.
Feel free to pin and share this guy below and encourage others to celebrate this most awesome day!
Oh, I love the sock dragon! Looks really great!!
Thanks Liz. Ü
That sock dragon is too cute!
Thanks for linkin up to the Oh My Heartsie Girl WW Linky!
Jenny @ renovardesign.com
These are such great ideas! I am also a dragon lover, but I had no idea there was a day to celebrate them. That sock dragon is too cute! 🙂 Found you at the Best of the Weekend link-up.
Thank you Amber. I’m so happy you found these useful. Dragons Rock! Ü
This is such a cute post idea! (: Great work. Found you via the Shabby Nest link up!
Thanks so much for saying so Andie and stopping by!
These are all great ideas! Just love them all!
Thank you Robin!
What cool ideas! I’m pinning this for my little dragon-obsessed girl! This will give us lots to do!!
So glad you liked them! I tried hard to find unique dragony things. I hope you and your daughter have a ball!