Tuesday, April 5

26 Ways to Celebrate National Unicorn Day!

A symbol of happiness, fantasy, and wonder, the unicorn is a mythical creature steeped in history and mythology...it's also a creature that has its own holiday.  National Unicorn Day (April 9) is your chance to express some unicorn love, so come and delve into the magnificence of unicorns with us!

Did you know....?

  • The unicorn is a mythological creature resembling a white horse with a single large, pointed, rainbow, spiraling horn in the middle of its forehead.  
  • A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
  • The word unicorn comes from the Latin word unus, meaning one, and cornu meaning horn.
  • The unicorn horn was said to hold the power to cleanse poisonous water and to heal sickness. In medieval times, they would sell the tusks of the Narwhal whale and advertise it as a unicorn horn.
  • In Greek mythology, it was believed that unicorns were running wild in a faraway distant realm. That distant realm was India, where they believed there was a one-horned horse, but some argued that it was the Indian Rhinoceros. 
  • In Iran, unicorns were said to be found in Persepolis, and the Hebrew Bible describes an animal called the ‘‘re’em,’’ which some believe to be the unicorn.
  • Unicorns were found in early Mesopotamian artworks and also appeared in many stories and myths of India and China. 
  • Unicorns were also written by the ancient Celts, Persians, and Romans, describing it as a white horse with the single horn and magical power. The Celts considered the unicorn to be a creature that symbolized grace, strength, and freedom. 
  • It is the national animal of Scotland, but the fact is unicorn never existed scientifically.  It has been a symbol of Scotland since 12th Century when it was used on Scottish coat of arms by William I. Unicorns can be found in Scotland’s historic buildings, in the form of statues and images.

Book List

There's a Unicorn In Your Book

Unicorns love to sing, but this unicorn isn't singing because a worry gremlin has crept in! Help unicorn up by using your finger wand and listening to its worries in this interactive book with an important social-emotional message about expressing your emotions.

Uni the Unicorn

Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! But no matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are REAL. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far away), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her, too.

Uni the Unicorn (board book & toy for littles)

In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there's no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there's no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true.

Uni Brings Spring

Spring has sprung! Join Uni on this all-new adventure in the land of unicorns! Unicorns can fix things with their horns, and Uni needs to bring back the new growing things of spring.Will Uni be able to restore the signs of spring?  Step 2 readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Uni the Unicorn in the Real World

Uni the Unicorn visits her best friend in the real world. Now everyone will know that unicorns exist, and that Uni is real after all.  But when the little girl introduces Uni to her family and friends, they can't see the unicorn.  Then, with the power of believing and Uni's magic horn, one little boy begins to see something. And then all the kids begin to believe in magic. And as the real world grows brighter and brighter, all kinds of other magical creatures appear, ending the book with the most dazzling array of imaginary creatures.

Unicorn's Birthday

It's Unicorn's birthday! Everyone is having fun, but Unicorn wishes that it would stop raining so that they can have the party outside. Will Unicorn's wish come true?  Kids will laugh out loud as they turn the wheels on each page to fill in silly words and images. At the end of the book they'll find a special, sparkly surprise! Includes five double-sided wheels, including one on the cover!

I'm a Unicorn (Little Golden book)

I am moonlight white.
I have a magical horn.
I look a lot like a horse, of course. . .

So begins this charming Little Golden Book that introduces the magical unicorn to the littlest readers! In this sweet story, gorgeously illustrated by Disney artist Joey Chou, a unicorn tells the readers all about herself ("My horn can make water clean, or heal a hurt") and her magical life ("I frolic in the forest, I prance in the fields"). Sure to delight little ones who love the magic of fairy tales and beautiful creatures!

Homeschool Activities

Unicorn Activity Sheets (free)

Mini Unicorn Writing Journal (free)

Unicorn Snacks (home ec)

Crafts & Activities

Stained Glass Window

An exciting yet easy way to create elegant and beautiful "stained glass" arts and crafts. Simply peel and press stickers onto the stained glass kit’s grooved frame to create luminous art!

Dress up as a Unicorn

Imagine the joy you can bring to kids of all ages by dressing up and walking through the streets like a unicorn!

Garden Stepping Stone

Be a Unicorn in a field of horses — or flowers! This ready-to-paint 7” ceramic unicorn stepping stone by Creative Roots will have you dancing on rainbows! Unleash your creativity as you design unique color patterns and details that Express your style and artistic eye. Discover the art of color mixing as you create magical hues, vibrant color schemes, and decorative accents. Display your stellar stepping stone on a shelf, in an indoor plant, or an outdoor garden!

Paint Your Own Unicorn

Explore a magical world when you paint and embellish 2 DIY unicorn figurines—a unicorn head with the words “BE MAGICAL,” and a whole unicorn laying in front of a rainbow!


A different Unicorn Plush in your mailbox every month! The perfect gift for girls age 4-12 years old. Monthly packages include a high-quality Unicorn Plush and also 3-4 unicorn surprises, including (but not limited to): unicorn school supplies, unicorn hair accessories, unicorn jewelry, storybooks and more!

Make some Unicorn Toast

These toasts are a really fun, easy way to dress up your breakfast or mid morning snack!

Unicorn Dream Box

Unicorn Dream Box is a surprise box full of magic and pixie dust! The Unicorn Dream Box comes with 6 to 9 magical unicorn items. Boxes also include a themed Unicorn Educational Flash Card and exclusive stickers!

Unicorn Fun Box (various age options)

Unicorn Fun Box makes the perfect gift! Storybook insert plus unicorns delivered to your door step that's ensured to put a smile on every face! Tailored for Kids, Teens, and even the Young at Heart Adults. We are proud advocates of the Love Yourself campaign!

Unicorn Party Activities


These twenty-four masks are coated with a black substance that one scratches off to reveal a beautiful rainbow of colors. You have the option of creating your own design with the included small wooden dowels, or scraping off all of the black for a more colorful mask!

Multi-Craft Box

Includes 8 Unicorns to paint, 2 Unicorn Headband & 10 unicorn magic crystal gems.

All Things Magical Box

Create a rainbow of crafts with your Unicorn craft kit, complete with a dreamcatcher, sleep mask, bag charms, headband, wand, and parfait recipe!

Learn the History & Mythology of the Unicorn


Wish Upon a Unicorn

Two sisters and their father move from the city to the country to live with their grandmother. On her farm, they miraculously discover and befriend a baby unicorn named Rocco. Rocco has magical powers and gives the girls a little bit of luck, hijinks and a lot of laughter, which makes the adjustment to their new home and school easier. But when the local good-for-nothing cowboys learn about the magical unicorn, the gang steals Rocco to use his powers for themselves. The sisters must embark on a fun Western adventure to save Rocco in this original story full of heart, humour and magical escapades – perfect for the whole family.

The Last Unicorn

A brave unicorn and a magician fight an evil king who is obsessed with attempting to capture the world's unicorns.

My Little Pony: the Movie

At Dream Castle, the Little Ponies are preparing a festival to celebrate the first day of Spring. From the Volcano of Gloom, the evil witch Hydia watches the event via her cauldron and, disgusted by the frivolity, tells her daughters that they must ruin it. Hydia's daughters, Draggle and Reeka, are inexperienced at causing mischief and fail utterly at ruining the festival.

Looking for more elementary fun?!

Chocolate! - History, Hershey & How It's Made

Learn about Milton Hershey, the founder of Hershey’s chocolate. Take a virtual field trip, and learn how chocolate is made! Includes a guided reader, as well as unit study links and resources.

Bricks Through the Year

Celebrate a new holiday each month with your Legos or other building blocks! Each of the twelve unit studies included covers writing prompts, real-worth math, building activities, and art projects. There are also longer essay prompts.

Recycled History

Designed by a kid, and for kids, these projects will keep them enthusiastic about learning! All projects are created with items found around the house….many that would be headed for the trash bin….and the book includes directions and photo-directions. Projects are history-based, and span from ancient civilizations to modern times. They are designed to get kids excited about learning, and include sculpture, costumes, flat art, woodworking, and more!

Zoo Studies

Prepare for a zoo or aquarium field trip with these focused studies. Sixteen different units focus on fourteen different animals, plus classification / taxonomy and animal adaptations. Activities include : reading, writing, research, online learning, videos, crafts, and more!

Bricks Through the Ages

Study history, from the Ancient Egyptians through World War II, with your Legos or other building blocks in this fun, cross-curricular bundle! These units contain writing prompts, real-world math activities, and art projects. They also cover essay writing and building activities! Most units have an additional, unique activity included.

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