September 30th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Clowns chewing gum bubbles, by Thomas Tangelder on PixabaySeptember 30th is... Chewing Gum Day, International Blasphemy Rights Day/Blasphemy Day/International Blasphemy Day, National Hot Mulled Cider Day, International Translation Day, International Podcast Day, The Time for Yoga Day, National Mud Pack Day, National PrepareAthon! Day, National Love People Day, Safety Pin Invented (1849), Fiscal Forecast Day, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Day, World Rivers Day, Pink Out Day, World Pole Dance Day, Snagglepuss's Birthday (1959)

MORE (last Sunday): Gold Star Mother's Day, World Rivers Day, World Deaf Day/International Day of The Deaf, Shemini Atzeret

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages...

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

Image: Chewing Gum in America 1850-1920: The Rise of an Industry, by Kerry Segrave (Author). Publisher: McFarland (February 10, 2015)Chewing Gum Day
-- The cultural tradition of chewing gum seems to have developed through a convergent evolution process, as traces of this habit have arisen separately in many of the early civilizations. Each of the early precursors to chewing gum were derived from natural growths local to the region and were chewed purely out the instinctual desire to masticate. Early chewers did not necessarily desire to derive nutritional benefits from their chewable substances, but at times sought taste stimuli and teeth cleaning or breath-freshening capabilities. Sitting in his workshop one day, tired and discouraged, Thomas Adams popped a piece of surplus chicle stock into his mouth. In 1870, he opened the world's first chewing gum factory. Source

Read: Chewing Gum in America 1850-1920: The Rise of an Industry
-- Americans began chewing gum long before 1850, scraping resin from spruce trees, removing any bits of bark or insects and chewing the finished product. Commercially-made gum was of limited availability and came in three types--tree resin, petroleum-based paraffin, and chicle-based -- the latter, a natural latex, ultimately eclipsing its rivals by 1920. Once considered a women-only bad habit, chewing gum grew in popularity and was soon indulged in by all segments of society. The gum industry tried vigorously to export the habit, but it proved uniquely American and would not stick abroad.

All Metal Gumball Machine -- The perfect option for your countertop treat dispenser, game room or bulk vending route! All metal including the colored base. The globe is a shatter resistant polycarbonate. Candy capacity: 10 lbs Gumball capacity: 375 1-inch gumballs. Coin capacity: Up to $150 in quarters.

Glee Gum - All Natural Chewing Gum -- No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Aspartame-free. Non-GMO Project Verified. Made with chicle, a tree sap harvested sustainably to help conserve the rainforest. Comes in nine great flavors: peppermint, tangerine, cinnamon, bubblegum, spearmint, mixed berry, sugar-free lemon-lime, sugar-free refresh-mint, and sugar-free wild watermelon.

Dubble Bubble Arcade Pinball Machine and Bubble Gum Dispenser -- The whole family will want in on this action! Use the double side flippers to keep the stainless steel ball in play as long as possible, hitting bumpers to score points. Hit the pink bumper to release a gumball reward!

Gum Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

Easy FREE Teacher Appreciation Printable For Gum

Printable Tags for Extra Gum Special Gifts

Chewing Gum Science Project

Family Fun: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest!

You've Blown My Mind – Teacher Appreciation Gift

Bubble gum, bubble gum game

Free Bubble Gum Teaching Resources

Homemade Bubble Gum Recipe

Homemade Bubble Gum Play Dough

How to Remove Gum from a T-Shirt with Goo Gone

Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum Guide for Educators

Free Bubble Gum Contest Measuring Tool

Bubble Gum Girls Planner Printable

Gumball Machine Activities

National Mulled Cider Day
- Hot mulled cider is a delectable drink to warm you up on a cool September afternoon.

National Mud Pack Day
- A day for learning and appreciating the use of mud on the face or really any part of the body. Mud has been known to have health properties for a very long time and has been a popular way of sustaining beauty and staving off old age.

Snagglepuss's Birthday (1959)
- A Hanna-Barbera cartoon character created in 1959, a pink anthropomorphic mountain lion voiced by Daws Butler. He is best known for his famous catchphrase, Heavens to Murgatroyd!, along with phrases such as Exit, stage left!

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