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September 26th Special Days - Featuring Whale Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | 0 comments
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Image: Sea World - Shamu Stadium, by Stig Nygaard on Flickr

Image: Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity | Kindle Edition | by David Kirby (Author). Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Reprint Edition (July 17, 2012)
Death at SeaWorld

September 26th is... Shamu the Whale's Birthday/Shamu the Whale Day (1985), European Day of Languages, Beverly Hillbillies Debuted (1962), Human Resource Professional Day, Record Player Released (1887), Johnny Appleseed Day/Johnny Appleseed Birthday (1774), Banned Books Day, Mesothelioma Awareness Day, Lumberjack Day/Eat Like a Lumberjack Day/Talk Like a Lumberjack Day, National Better Breakfast Day, National Dumpling Day, National Pancake Day, National Key Lime Day, National Compliance Officer Day, National Situational Awareness Day, International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Forget-Me-Not Day, World Contraception Day, NICU Remembrance Day, Pearl Thusi Day, Dominion Day (New Zealand), Winnie Mandela Day (South Africa)

PLUS - interesting books and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

🏷️ Tag a teacher, homeschooler, or daycare provider!

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Image: Shamu: The 1st Killer Whale in Captivity (Famous Firsts: Animals Making History), by Joeming Dunn (Author), Brian Denham (Illustrator). Publisher: Magic Wagon (September 1, 2011)Shamu the Whale's Birthday (1985)
- Did you know killer whales live in all oceans of the world? Most are found near the Arctic and Antarctic where it's icy cold. Shamu was a killer whale (orca) that appeared in shows at SeaWorld San Diego in the mid/late 1960s. She was the fourth orca ever captured, and the second female. She was caught in October 1965 and died in August 1971, after about six years of performance. After her death, the name Shamu continued to be used in SeaWorld.

Read: Shamu: The 1st Killer Whale in Captivity (Famous Firsts: Animals Making History)
-- Animals have been an influential part of science, technology, and travel throughout time. Shamu: The 1st Killer Whale in Captivity provides readers information on orcas, background on Shamu, a chronology of Shamu's life, and how her captivity influenced history. Colorful graphic art, fast facts, and a glossary will bring the historic animal to a younger audience.

Image: Orca Plush, Stuffed Animal, Plush Toy, Gifts for Kids, Cuddlekins, 20 inches | Visit the Wild Republic StoreOrca Plush, Stuffed Animal
-- Orcas or Killer Whales belong to the Dolphin family which gives a false sense of security whether to approach them or not. Just like any carnivorous animal, an Orca can become violent and attack. Wild Republic ocean stuffed animals take the danger out of the equation. All these sea animal toys are waiting to be hugged and played with. The detail and quality of the material they are made of is what creates the lifelike appearance. Perfect for any age from toddler to teen. Finding a unique and entertaining kids' toy can be a struggle. Remove the stress and bring home a sea creature today. Wild Republic has been developing animal plush and educational toys for kids of all ages since 1979, with a unique specialization in realistic stuffed animals.

Image: Intex Whale Inflatable Pool Ride-OnIntex Whale Inflatable Pool Ride-On
-- Finally, a Shamu of your very own: an inflatable Orca, minus the teeth. At six feet long, he'd take up the whole bathtub but is ideal for endless rides in the pool. There are two big grab handles cemented to the sides. Two air chambers for extra safety. Unless you have an Orca's deep-sea lungs yourself, we recommend a good pump for this one.

🐋 Whale Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Whales: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 1) | Kindle Edition | by de Silva, Kay (Author). Publication Date: December 6, 2013

Amazon Freebies:

🐋 Free Whale ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🐋 Read Whale books for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🐋 Free Whale apps

🐋 Free Whale game apps

🐋 Free Whale wallpaper apps

🐋 Free Whale books and comic apps

🐋 Listen to Whale Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🐋 Watch Whale Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🐋 Listen to Whale Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🐋 Free Alexa Skills | Whale

🐋 Listen to Free Whale Podcasts - No membership required.

🐋 Amazon Kids+ Free Trial - Unlimited access to more than 16,000 kid-friendly books, videos and apps, as well as parental controls to help create a unique experience for each child. (US, Germany, UK)

🐋 Prime Gaming Free Trial - Unlock instant access to tons of exclusive content for your favorite games, and a collection of PC games for free... each and every month.

Image: A Boat, a Whale and a Walrus: Menus and Stories | Hardcover | by Renee Erickson (Author), Jess Thomson (Author), Jim Henkens (Photographer) | Publisher: Sasquatch Books; First Edition (September 30, 2014)
A Boat, a Whale and a Walrus

Whale Recipes:

🐋 White Whale Monster Cookies – Bakers Anonymous

🐋 Whale-Shaped Watermelon Salad: Recipes: Cooking

🐋 To a Whale of a Wife Cake - Cartoon Cuisine Cartoon Cuisine

🐋 Whale Cakes: Cool Homemade Birthday Cake Ideas for Kids

🐋 Watermelon whale - Taste

Image: Whale Coloring Book for Adults (Animal Coloring Books) | Paperback | by Alisa Calder (Author) | Publisher: Creative Coloring Press (April 12, 2018)
Whale Coloring Book for Adults

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🐋 Killer Whale Printables and Worksheets | TPT

🐋 Collection of Orca Whale Coloring Page (27)

🐋 Free Printable PDF with Killer Whale Facts

🐋 Whale watching with live video feed

🐋 ORCA LIVE | Enjoy the voices of the orcas

🐋 Live Whale Webcams

🐋 Whale Watchers: Virtual Marine Biology Camp

🐋 Whale Printable Activities For Kids

🐋 Whale Papercraft

🐋 SeaWorld and Busch Garden Teacher's Guides

🐋 All About Killer Whales | Seaworld

🐋 Orca Whale coloring pages

🐋 Whales Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

🐋 Orca Whale Papercraft

🐋 Whale Crafts and Activities for Kids

🐋 Easy Origami Whale Craft for Kids

🐋 Whales Coloring Pages and Printable Activities

🐋 Whales Lesson Plans, Themes, Printouts, Crafts, Games

🐋 Whale dot-to-dot printable worksheets

🐋 Whale Printables | ThoughtCo

🐋 Printable Whale Books | EnchantedLearning.com

🐋 Whale Print-outs and Activities

🐋 Ocean Diorama Craft

🐋 Jonah and the Whale Story Printables

🐋 Free Sock Shark Pattern

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