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Two’s Day (2/22/22) Ideas & Activities

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Written by: Katie Palmer

We have all heard of the 100th day of school, and maybe even celebrated it in the classroom. However, 2nd grade teachers (and any grade, really) have an amazing once in a lifetime special school day this year. We are calling this day Two’s Day! The date will be February 22, 2022, or 2/22/22! AND it takes place on a Tuesday! (Think Two’s day). Twos all around!

Note: Hold your event on 2/2/22 if that works better. In fact, why not start a tradition and celebrate Two’s Day every year on 2/2 or 2/22? Keep reading for some fun and engaging ways to celebrate Two’s Day with students in 2022 and beyond!

Two's Day ideas and activities for 2-22-22

Mini Two’s Day Room Transformation

Room transformations get the day off to an amazingly fun start AND create lasting memories! A quick room transformation is possible for Two’s Day. Ideas:

  • Hang big 2s from the ceiling and on the walls. (Students could guess how many are hidden around the room.)
  • Set up a “store” where everything cost 2 or 22 cents
  • Have students decorate large paper twos OR have them transform the two into something else (disguise their 2)
Two's Day decorations and activities for the 1st or 2nd grade classroom

If you like the idea of a room transformation, check out these transformation ideas:

Beach Day Classroom Transformation

Earth Day Classroom Transformation

Camp Read-A-Lot

Two’s Day Snack Ideas

There are some fun ideas of what to eat for a Two’s Day Treat! These treats either come in pairs or have something to do with the pairs or the number two!

  • Twix Bars
  • Twinkies
  • Double Mint Gum
  • Many Little Debbies snacks
  • Pears
  • Tootsie Rolls

Candy Taco Two’s Day

Yep, you read that right…candy tacos! (These could be substituted for REAL tacos as well.) Check out this great recipe from Erica’s Sweet Tooth for her amazing Mini Oreo Tacos.

What you’ll need:

  • Golden Oreos (could be substituted with sugar cookies or Nilla Wafers)
  • Brownies (store bought or premade)
  • Shredded Coconut (add green food dye) or Green licorice sliced to thin pieces-this is for the lettuce
  • Red candies for the tomatoes: this could be red gummies or hot tamales
  • Yellow & Orange Starbust sliced to look like shredded cheese
  • Frosting to hold everything together

AND…if you are going to do these Candy Tacos, why not read or listen to Dragons Love Tacos to tie in literature?

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Two’s Day Student Gifts

Giving a gift is totally optional of course, but if you want to, here are some great ideas!

  • New #2 pencil: these could be generic pencils (hey they have a 2 on them!) OR personalize them with “Happy Twosday” from Oriental Trading.
  • Two’s Day Bookmarks: students (and teachers) love bookmarks. They also love FREEBIES! Grab your free bookmarks right here.
FREE Two's Day themed bookmarks for a Two's Day second grade celebration

Two’s Day Dress Up

Kids love special dress up days! Why not make Two’s Day one?

Dress up Ideas:

  • Kids dress like twins with another student
  • They wear “two” inspired/sounding items: tutus, toupee (HA!), tunics, two ties, two bows, etc…

Teacher’s Need Something Cute to Wear Too!!

Two's Day 2-22-22 free svg files for t shirts or stickers

Make a cute t-shirt for yourself (and your teaching partners too!) Click below to download three different SVG designs. (They can be cut with a machine such as a Cricut or Cameo Silhouette, with materials such as vinyl & cardstock.)

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3 Free Two's Day SVG Designs

Two's Day Activities Pack

Don’t stop there! How about adding some bling with these free designs for buttons and stickers?

free designs for 2-22-22 lucky Two's Day buttons or stickers
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Free Two's Day Sticker/ Button Designs

Math & Language Arts Two’s Day Ideas

If you want Two’s Day to be an ALL day event, why not incorporate it into your academic routine as well? Team Lucky Little Learners has been hard at work putting together Math and Language Arts Twos Day Ideas for you! In the BRAND new pack of Two’s Day activities, you will find:

  • Brag Tags special for Twos Day
  • Compound Word activities (two words!)
  • Double Bubble Graphic Organizer (think fancy venn diagram)
  • Math Worksheets including double digit addition & subtraction and early multiplication (x2),
  • Double Consonant Center
  • Double It Dice Partner Game
Two's Day decorations double digit math and compound word activities
  • Dynamic Duo Writing Prompt
  • Famous Pairs Word Search
  • Pairs I Spy activity
  • lanyards to wear the day of
  • Number 2 Directed Drawings: turn the 2 into something else!
  • Pattern Blocks “2” activities
  • Shoot for two Basketball Game: using a waste basket hoop and paper ball!
two's Day activities for a wide variety of subjects included in the lucky little learners two's day pack
  • Skip Counting by 2s Maze
  • Twenty Years writing prompt
  • Two Syllable words partner game
  • Twos Day Color by Number
  • Crowns
  • Joke of the day Handwriting featuring the number 2
  • Grammar lesson focusing on to, two and too
Two's Day activities for 2nd grade to keep kids celebrating twos in every subject area all day or week long on 2/2 or 2/22 every year

Two’s Day Read Alouds

So many books could be read on this special day! Here are some favorites!

Tuesday by David Wiesner

Read this book and complete the Tuesday comprehension questions and reading passages included in the Lucky Little Learners Two’s Day resource!

Two of Everything Book by Lily Toy Hong

In this book, everything the main character puts in a magic pot doubles! This could be a fun book to correlate with input/output math tables!

One Grain of Rice by Demi

This book is about doubling and would go great with working on addition doubles or multiplying by 2.

Two’s Day Theme Music

A good celebration needs it’s own theme music to get everyone into the spirit, don’t you agree?! Play this fun ditty in the background or kick off a dance party in Two’s Day style!

Two’s Day Artifact Museum

This idea requires a note sent home ahead of time. Students could bring in something that comes in twos or looks like doubles. For example, egg crates, 6 packs of pop, yogurt packs, etc.. Set the items on a table in the classroom and call it the “Two Cool Museum”.

Big Buddies/Little Buddies

If allowed in your school, invite over older or younger students and have then work in twos for the day!

Two’s Day STEM

What special day is complete without a STEM activity or two? Here are a couple of Two’s Day STEM ideas:

  • Have students work in twos to build a tower using two of each supply. Supplies could be blocks, dice, boxes, pieces of tape, etc..
  • Have them build a boat that will float using only TWO materials. The teacher can set out cardboard, newspaper, tinfoil, paper, etc and the students build a boat. Test to see which one can float with 22 paper clips added.

Make planning easy with these sample Twosday activities from the Lucky Little Learners Two’s Day Pack!

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3 Free Two's Day SVG Designs

Two's Day Activities Pack

Free Two's Day Sticker/ Button Designs

Hopefully these Twos Day ideas make your special day great! Happy teaching!

Two's Day 2/22 or 2/2 ideas for celebrating the number two in the classroom with 1st or 2nd grade students

5 Comments

  1. Gloria Menifield

    Thank you for sharing so many great ideas ❤.

    Reply
  2. Mrs. Jeannette Noble

    These sound like fabulous ideas! Thank you for sharing and making it possible for other teachers to incorporate these ideas into their curriculum.

    Reply
  3. Angienette Damiani

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea!

    Reply
  4. Rhoda

    Hi! Will you be making any of this digital for virtual teaching ?
    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Jess Dalrymple

      Hello Rhoda, this is a great question! Our team has been hard at work adding digital versions of all the Two’s Day activities to our pack!

      Reply

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