October 10th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

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Image: Ruler - INCOMPETENT MANUFACTURERS - by Bay Area Biking Nikon on Flickr
Photo credit: Ruler - INCOMPETENT MANUFACTURERS, by Bay Area Biking Niko
October 10th is... National Metric Day, Hug a Drummer Day, International Stage Management Day, National Angel Food Cake Day, National Cake Decorating Day, National Love Your Hair Day, National Handbag Day, National Tuxedo Day/Tuxedo Birthday (1886), Powers of Ten Day, National SHIFT10 Day, U.S. Naval Academy Day, World Homeless Day, Squid and Cuttlefish Day/Squidturday, World Mental Health Day, World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, World Porridge Day, International African Penguin Awareness Day, World Day Against the Death Penalty, International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, Motorsports Memorial Day, National Tic Tac Day, National Curves Day, Ham and Cheese Croissant Day, European Fragile X Awareness Day, Bonza Bottler Day, Curacao Day, Mochi Day (Japan)

MORE (2nd Wednesday): National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day, Emergency Nurses Day, International Top Spinning Day, International Walk to School Day/National Walk Our Children to School Day, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, National Stop Bullying Day/Bullying Prevention Day, Stop America's Violence Everywhere Today/SAVE Today

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: The Metric System (My Path to Math), by Paul Challen (Author). Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company (August 1, 2009)National Metric Day
- The 10th day of the 10th month is known as National Metric Day in the US. The metric system is recognized as the preferred system for weights and measures, science, engineering, and mathematics. Currently, there are only 3 countries (including the US) who do not recognize the metric system as the preferred standard of measurement. Source

Read: The Metric System (My Path to Math)
-- This fascinating book takes young readers on a trip to a science lab where they will learn about the metric system. Simple text shows ways of measuring length (meters and centimeters), temperature (Celsius), and weight (grams and kilograms). Comparisons between key metric measurements and similar U.S. customary measurements, such as yards, inches, and Fahrenheit, help children understand the two systems.

Image: DIY Vinyl Growth Chart Ruler Decal Kit, Metric Combination by Little AcornsDIY Growth Chart Ruler Decal Kit -- You can easily make your own professional looking growth chart ruler - a great way to track and display the growth of little ones in your home or nursery! Join thousands of DIYers who have used this vinyl decal kit to successfully and easily make their own growth chart ruler by saving the time and headache of hand painting the lines and numbers on the board themselves!

Magnetic Metric Staircase -- Convert measurements. Includes magnetic staircase depicting the metric prefixes: kilo-, hecto-, deca-, deci-, centi-, and milli- and two magnetic markers.

Metric Measures Lotto Game -- This challenging, photographic lotto game helps children learn how to read a variety of scales relating to metric measures of length, mass, and capacity. Each board has 9 playing squares, showing clear images accompanied by a range of scales. Players read these scales and match the measures to cards on which the same measures are shown as numerals.

Metric Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Measuring units worksheets
Make a Poster About the Metric System
How to Make a Metric System Conversion Table With an Envelope
Measurement Activities For Kids
Metric on the Move
Horrendous Soup – A Metric System Game
Some printable paper rulers
Adjustable Printable Graph Paper
Adjustable Printable Scale Rulers
Math Conversion Charts - Template.net

Image: Much Loved, by Mark Nixon (Author). Publisher: Abrams Image (October 29, 2013)Bring Your Teddy Bear to School Day
- Think about your teddy bear sitting at home alone and bored all day. Wouldn't you like to give your bear a day to remember?

Read: Much Loved
-- Award-winning photographer Mark Nixon has created a trove of quirky and nostalgic portraits of teddy bears and other stuffed animals that have been lovingly abused after years of play. Much Loved collects 60 of these images along with their accompanying background tales. An exhibit in the photographer's studio led to a small sensation on the Internet when a few of the pictures circulated unofficially on scores of blogs and on many legitimate news sites. Viewers have been intrigued by the funny, bittersweet images and their ironic juxtaposition of childhood innocence and aged, loving wear and tear. When you see these teddy bears and bunnies with missing noses and undone stuffing, you can't help but think back to childhood and it's earliest companions who asked for nothing and gave a lot back.

Image: GUND Philbin Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Plush, Chocolate BrownGUND Philbin Teddy Bear -- one of GUND's most popular character bears in an 18" chocolate colored seated plush toy format. This classic design features cute paw pad accents and a curious expression that's impossible not to love! As always, high-quality and huggable soft plush ensures GUND products remain loyal pals for years to come.

Teddy Bear Cookie Cutter -- Our Tiny Bear cookies are great fit for adorable party favors and treats for Valentine's day, Baby showers and Birthdays. Create 3D printed cookies to match your 1st, 21st, 40th or even 50th birthday shower decorations or bring a homemade gift to the new happy parents. Children love little bear Paddington so they will love to lend a hand with baking gifts.

Teddy Bears Sewing Pattern -- The Bears are designed for medium weight fabrics. Suggest fake fur, chenille, Polarfleece®, velvet, felt, wool, boiled wool, boucle, denim, corduroy, terry cloth. Bears in two sizes are stuffed with polyester fiberfill.

Teddy Bear Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
How to Use Teddy Bear Counters in the Elementary Math Classroom
Teddy Bear Writing Activity for Kids
Teddy Bear Printables
Top 18 Teddy Bear Coloring Pages Your Toddler Will Love To Color
Teddy Bear Picnic - A to Z Kids Stuff | Special Days
Happy Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear Papercrafts
Teddy Bear Crafts
Teddy Bear and Activity Crafts
Teddy Bear Day: Resources, crafts, and coloring pages with a teddy bear theme

National Angel Food Cake Day
- Making an angel food cake is the best way to celebrate this day. A homemade cake beats a store bought one. Then, enjoy it with your family, friends, and at work.

Tuxedo Birthday 1886
- The tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.

World Mental Health Day
- a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy.

Hug a Drummer Day
- Today's the day when we want ordinary, everyday people, to pour out their love for the drummers in their life. Or maybe even a complete stranger, who happens to be a drummer. Stuck up the back of a stage, working harder than anyone else in the band, the drummer is often heard but not seen. They need your love.

Powers of Ten Day
- all about celebrating the potential in adjusting perspective with scale, viewed from the beautiful natural order of math and science.

World Homeless Day
- to draw attention to homeless people's needs locally and provide opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage an "international day" provides.

National Cake Decorating Day
- Have you ever tried your hand at cake decorating? Today is the day to take a class and whip up some buttercream frosting so you can decorate your own edible masterpiece.

National SHIFT10 Day
- a national movement to encourage shoppers to shift 10% of their spending to local businesses in communities across the United States. Shifting 10% of spending to local businesses over big-box stores makes an impact in communities across the United States.

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