Updated: Apr 8
You've dressed, mixed, decorated and invited the guests, now it's time to entertain unicorns!
1. Join unicorn authors and illustrators online!
Award-winning and bestselling authors are sharing their own unicorn love throughout the day on April 9, 2020. Here is a schedule of appearances and links to read along with them. Be sure to peruse their activity packs, too, for puzzles and other games.
2. Put on a unicorn play!
Take one of the stories you've learned about unicorns today and put on a play. Perhaps turn your own Unicorn Tapestry story into a show or song.
3. Dance to unicorn songs!
Listen to enchanting "unicorn" music! We recommend the fairy-tones of Enya and Loreena Mckennitt, as well as "The Unicorn Song" by the Irish Rovers, based on the poem by Shel Silverstein and "The Last Unicorn" by America.
4. Watch a unicorn movie!
The Last Unicorn (1982): This G-rated animated classic is based on the novel The Last Unicorn written by Peter S. Beagle. A sharp-eyed unicorn expert should be on alert for some very familiar scenes from the Unicorn Tapestries. This movie available for free if you already have a subscription to Hulu or HBO. Hulu is currently offering a two week free trial to its subscription list. Alternately, it can be rented for $3.99 on Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube and iTunes for $3.99.
The Secret of Moonacre (2008): This is a PG movie based on the novel The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge. To tie into the unicorn party, ask why the director/author included a lion in a story about unicorns. The movie is available for free if you have Amazon Prime. It can also be rented on Google or YouTube for $2.99.
5. Read Unicorn books!
Keep the magic of International Unicorn Day going by starting a new unicorn book. Every day can be a Unicorn Day! Check out a list of unicorn books here.