I may not be a kid anymore, but I still adore rubber duckies. Considering how much I love them, I'm pretty happy that January 13 is Rubber Ducky Day. I plan on doing a few things to
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participate, and wherever you are, you can do the same. Whether you're doing a craft project or entering a race, there are many ways you can celebrate the day in NYC.
Paint your own
A cute craft to do by yourself or with kids is to paint your own rubber ducks. You can go with the single Decorate-Your-Own Duck or make it a group project by getting 1 dozen 2-inch Rubber Duckies. They're adorable to keep for yourself or decorate as gifts and are an especially cute option for an art class to do.
Leave rubber duckies lying around
The world can always use a little more cuteness and bright color, especially on rainy days. Purchase colorful mini rubber ducks and leave them lying around where people can find them. Put them in puddles on the sidewalk, sitting on a ledge outside of a store or in a park; if you choose, you can also tie a small note around it wishing whomever finds it a good day.
On January 13, sign up for a 4-H Rubber Duck Race & Fun Run where thousands of duckies will take the plunge over Cascadilla Falls in upstate New York. The race is April 29 from 10am to 4pm. Take a chance on a duck for $5 or bet on a flock of 5 for $20. For up-to-date information, check out the event page.
Visit a Rubber Duckie museum
Take a trip up to Cheshire, Connecticut to visit the Rubber Duckie section at the Barker Character Comic & Cartoon Museum. There are a huge line of "Celebriducks" that include the Barack Obama Celebriduck, a Gene Simmons Celebriduck and a Glow in the Dark Scream Duck among many others. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4pm; admission is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under and free for kids under 2. There are many other items to see while you're there including lunch boxes and puzzles.
On January 13, put on your best rubbery ducky attire and celebrate Rubber Ducky Day. Rubber ducks are so cute you can't help but want to participate in a day that pays tribute to them.