Did you know that National Doughnut (or Donut) Day falls on the 2nd of June every year in the United States. The history of this day celebrating these wonderfully delicious fluffy sweet snacks dates back to World War One. It is said that the provision of doughnuts to frontline soldiers fighting the war in France were a huge respite from the sadness and violence on the battle fields. The tradition continued after the war to provide those in need during the Great Depression and helped to raise fund for the Salvation Army in Chicago.

This creative design challenge is a fun printable activity to creatively pay tribute to these tasty treats! Let's get started!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring pencils, scissors and sticky tape.

In this activity, your child or student will learn about doughnuts, the history of National Doughnut Day and have fun decorating doughnut inspired paper bracelets.

It will help your child or student:

  • Learn about the history of the one of the world's favourite snacks and how it became a symbol of hope for soldiers in World War One.
  • Improve his/her artistic and unique creative skills by adding their own designs, colours and ideas on the printable paper doughnut bracelets.

Let's go!

Classroom Resources

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and gather more information about doughnuts! Here's a video about the origins and history of the doughnut i.e. who put the hole in the doughnut :)

Here's a video about how doughnuts (or technically, fried dough) look like in different cultures around the world:

Here's a video explaining the history of National Doughnut Day:

  • Start working on the printable worksheets!

What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable pack consists of 2 printable creative design worksheets for your child or student to design and colour his or her own doughnut paper bracelets.

Once the designs and colour are completed, cut the bracelets out with a pair of scissors. Use some sticky tape to connect the ends of the bracelet on your student's wrist.

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