October 12th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, October 12, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Farmer Clem meets the 21st Century, by Bill Davenport on FreeImages
Photo credit: Farmer Clem meets the 21st Century, by Bill Davenport
October 12th is... National Farmers Day/Old Farmers Day, Cookbook Launch Day, Freethought Day (1692), International Moment of Frustration Scream Day/Scream and Shout Day/Moment of Frustration Day, National Savings Day, National Gumbo Day, World Arthritis Day, Destiny Day, National Day in Spain, Columbus Day True (1937), Day of the 6 Billion, Drink Local Wine Day, Discovery Day in Bahamas, National Savings Day, UN Spanish Language Day, Stem Cell Awareness Day, National Pumpkin Pie Day, Vet Nurse Day, National Vermont Day, Hispanic Day (Spain), Black Jewish Drinking Day, Children's Day (Brazil), Indigenous Resistance Day (Venezuela)

MORE: (2nd Friday): World Day Against the Death Penalty, World Egg 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: Farmers (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers), by Cari Meister (Author). Publisher: Jump! (March 1, 2016)National Farmers Day
- honors the hard labor of farmers throughout history. Take time to thank farmers for their hard work in producing the food enjoyed around the world. According to the 2011 Canadian Census of Agriculture, there were 205,730 farms in Canada. According to the 2012 American Census of Agriculture, there were 2,109,303 farms in the United States. Source

Read: Farmers (Community Helpers)
-- In Farmers, early readers will learn how farmers work to raise crops and animals. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover what a farmer's job is like. A labeled diagram helps readers identify different areas of a farm while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about farmers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Farmers also features reading tips for teachers and parents.

Image: Schleich Farmer with Goat PlaysetSchleich Farmer with Goat Playset -- The farmer has brought his goat some fresh apples from the garden. It is crazy about the juicy fruit. While it happily chews away, the farmer grabs the pitchfork, cleans the stable and then milks the goat.

Fisher-Price Little People Vehicle Tractor -- Farmer Hudson wakes up early every day to tend to his crops and take care of his animals. As toddlers roll the helpful harvester tractor along and open the gate to let the animals out to play, they're beginning to understand the important role farmers play in providing the food we need!

Artistic Reflections So God Made a Farmer Framed Art -- Enjoy this exclusive design from Artistic Reflections. It is the famous Paul Harvey poem So God Made A Farmer. It is size 14.25x21 and protected with glass.

Farmer Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Farm Theme Unit Worksheets | Printable Resources List
DLTK's Songs for Children: The Farmer in the Dell
Free Farm Printables and Montessori-Inspired Farm Activities Using Replicas and Printables
The Farmer in the Dell Coloring Pages and Tracer Pages
Farm Animal Crafts and Activities for Kids
EnchantedLearning.com's Farm Crafts
Farmer Papercraft
Farm Picture-Word Cards
Top 10 Farm Coloring Pages Your Toddler Will Love To Color
Farm Animal Finger Puppets

International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day
- Also called Scream and Shout Day. To share any or all of our frustrations, everyone around the world will go outdoors at 1200 hours Greenwich time and scream for at least 30 seconds.

National Day in Spain
- marks the emergence of a large Spanish speaking community of more than 350 million people who share language, values, and traditions.

Discovery Day in Bahamas
- the name of several holidays commemorating the discovery of land, gold, and other significant national discoveries. In the Bahamas Discovery Day is a public holiday on October 12, celebrating the arrival of Christoper Columbus in the New World in 1492. It coincides with the Columbus Day celebrations of many other countries in the Americas. Columbus's initial landfall was on the now-unknown island of Guanahani in the Bahamas in 1492.

FreeThought Day
- Over 300 years ago, on October 12, 1692, Governor William Phipps of the Colony of Massachusetts made a decision that brought to an end the horrendous Salem Witch Trials.

World Sight Day
- an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

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