October 30th Special Days - Featuring 9+ War of the Worlds Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: War of the Worlds, by Liline on Flickr

October 30th is... War of the Worlds Anniversary, Haunted Refrigerator Night, Checklist Day, Create a Great Funeral Day, Devil's Night/Mischief Night, National Candy Corn Day, Buy a Doughnut Day, National Publicist Day, Pumpkin Bread Day, Sugar Addiction Awareness Day, National Speak Up For Service Day, Zero Tasking Day, World Audio Drama Day, International Orthopaedic Nurses Day, Africa Day for Food and Nutrition Security

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 War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 16, 2017)War of the Worlds Anniversary
-- Performed as a Halloween episode on Sunday, October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network, directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles as an adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds (1898). It became famous for causing panic among the audience; the scale of panic is disputed, however, as the program had relatively few listeners. Source

Read: The War of the Worlds
-- The War of the Worlds has thrilled countless readers since it was first published in 1891. The story even caused widespread panic among a radio audience listening to a dramatization of the tale in 1938. This gripping tale by a master storyteller will thrill new generations with its exciting accounts of interplanetary travel and cosmic warfare.

Image: Pegasus Hobbies War of the Worlds (2005) 1:144 Scale Alien Tripod Model KitWar of the Worlds Alien Model Kit -- Based on the original CGI model used from the movie. The model comes with one tripod with arms laser, tentacles, and cages. Features a transparent hood or smoked ABS, and clear eye lenses for lighting. Includes base with the movie's logo.

War Of The Worlds Drink Coaster -- Made on 4x4 cork-lined tiles to protect your furniture. Sealed 3x to combat damage. Each tumbled stone is unique.

LEGO Space Tripod Invader -- Stomping through the city streets, the alien invader spots a human running for cover. The alien detaches from its legs and swoops down after the human in the saucer. Will the terrified earthling be caught by the Alien Clinger and held captive in the saucer's prison pod or will he escape the clutches of this outer space villain?

War of the Worlds Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🎙️ The War of the Worlds (50th Anniversary Edition) -- 1988 radio adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, produced by NPR for the 50th anniversary of Orson Welles' infamous 1938 broadcast.

🎙️ War of the Worlds Worksheets -- Interesting facts and fun activities related to Orson Welles's War of the Worlds broadcast.

🎙️ The War of the Worlds - Planet Publish

🎙️ Martians attack the Earth in The War of the Worlds coloring page

🎙️ The War of the Worlds Coloring Book

🎙️ The War of the Worlds Papercraft

🎙️ The War of the Worlds: The 1938 Radio Script

🎙️ War of the Worlds Martian Ship Paper Toy

🎙️ Wells, War of the Worlds - Google My Maps

Haunted Refrigerator Night
- Who knows what evil lurks in the refrigerators of men and women? It’s time to be afraid, very afraid. Gather friends, open the refrigerator door and venture into the realm of the lower shelf, rear. That “thing” inside that container is much more horrifying than any haunted hayride.

Checklist Day
- In recognition of the development of the first well-known checklist, following the crash of a B-17 Flying Fortress prototype caused by pilot error on this date in 1935. Use checklists to help avoid tragedy and disappointment and take advantage of opportunities.

Create a Great Funeral Day
- A day to remind people of all the benefits of creating their own unique funerals or memorial services, regardless of age or state of health.

Devil's Night
- Formerly a Mischief Night on the evening before Halloween and an occasion for harmless pranks, chiefly observed by children. However, in some areas of the US, the destruction of property and endangering of lives has led to the imposition of dusk-to-dawn curfews during the last two or three days of October.

National Candy Corn Day
- Created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company, the three colors of the candy are meant to mimic corn. Each piece is approximately the size of a whole kernel of corn as if it fell off a ripe or dried ear of corn. The candy is usually tri-colored with a yellow base, orange center, and white tip, although the color combinations may vary.

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