October 11th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Scotland's Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, by Greg Montani on PixabayOctober 11th is... Myths and Legends Day (For All Fantasy Movie, Books and Legends Cephalopods), National You Go, Girl Day, General Pulaski Memorial Day, International Day of the Girl Child/Day of Girls/International Day of Girls, National It's My Party Day, National Coming Out Day (NCOD), Southern Food Heritage Day, National Sausage Pizza Day, World Chicken Day, Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday (1884), Headspace Day (Australia)

MORE (2nd Tuesday): National Depression Screening Day (1st full week Tuesday), World Sight Day, Kof Awareness Day

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: Myths and Legends: An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings, by Philip Wilkinson (Author). Publisher: DK; First Edition edition (June 15, 2009)Myths and Legends Day
-- All over the world there are extraordinary stories—stories when once upon a time were believed to be true but are today limited to the sphere of ancient myths and legends. The question remains, are those myths and legends stories something existing in the minds of our ancestors, or are they based on true events? Source

Read: Myths and Legends: An illustrated guide to their origins and meanings
-- Retells the stories central to every culture passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. Coverage extends from the well-known tales of the Ancient Greeks, which hold the key to the origin of such phrases as Achille's heel, to the lesser-known, but richly colorful, myths of the Americas and the East. Explore characters and stories in terms of their cultural, psychological, and religious meanings and show their power, purpose, and influence both in their own time and in today's world.

Image: WWG Sleeping Baby Dragon Fantasy Miniature by Wargaming Myths and LegendSleeping Baby Dragon -- This Sleeping Baby Dragon from War World Gaming is a beautiful addition to your Fantasy Scenery or Battleboard. Created by David Heathfield, the Multi Award-Winning Head of Design and cast in Resin, this little mythical creature will seamlessly fit as a decorative piece or objective marker for your game. Be careful not to awaken the beast, it may be small but its claws are sharp and jaws are deadly!

DaVinci's Secret Sacred Myths and Legends Collection -- Aided by sacred scrolls, coded engravings and pictorial fragments of historical, geographical and mystical importance, participants are challenged to adventure through six cryptic wooden puzzles to unlock the secrets leading them closer to their final puzzle destination. Break the codes to uncover the secret scroll entombed deep within DaVinci's greatest mystery and reveal the clues to solving The Equation, the next puzzle in the challenge.

Munchkin Legends Deluxe Card Game -- Prepare to fight the creatures of legend... and take their stuff! In Munchkin Legends Deluxe, you'll face mythical monsters and collect legendary treasures. Comes with everything you need to play: cards, a die, and a board and pawns to track your levels.

Myths and Legends Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Myths and Legends -- Explore some of the most amazing myths and legends from around the world
All of the Myths and Legends we have gathered
Myths And Legends Teaching Resources | Teachers Pay Teachers
Myths and Legends Podcasts
Myths and legends - Coloring Pages for Adults - Adult Coloring Pages
Fantasy and Mythology coloring pages
Worksheets – Myths and Legends
Creation Stories from around the World
Mythology, Folklore, and the Hero's Journey
Legends Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans

It's My Party Day
- What a great opportunity to have some fun. It's a party day. You can make it simple, or elaborate. Invite family and friends. Being mid-October, a Fall or Halloween theme is in order.

Eleanor Roosevelt's Birthday
- Eleanor Roosevelt began life as a shy, awkward, love-starved child and ended up at least in the opinion of Time Magazine as one of the 100 greatest leaders and revolutionaries of the 20th century. Her birthday, on October 11, is a good excuse to get better acquainted with this precedent-breaking first lady.

National Sausage Pizza Day
- Preparing pizza at home is the perfect way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. Add sausage to the mix and they’re sure to roll up their sleeves to help prepare a delicious meal the whole family can enjoy together!

General Pulaski Memorial Day
- in honor of General Kazimierz Pułaski (spelled Casimir Pulaski in English), a Polish hero of the American Revolution. This holiday is held every year on October 11 by Presidential Proclamation, to commemorate his death from wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779, and to honor the heritage of Polish Americans.

National Coming Out Day
- an internationally-observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues.

International Top Spinning Day
- According to the Spinning Top and Yo-Yo Museum in Burlington, Wisconson, tops are found in virtually every culture. What can kids learn from playing with tops? Principles of physics, art (optical illusions) and math. Go give your top a spin!

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