October 9th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, October 09, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Wayne National Forest, by Alex Snyder on Flickr
Photo credit: Wayne National Forest, by Alex Snyder
October 9th is... Fire Prevention Day, Curious Events Day, National Moldy Cheese Day, Leif Erikson Day, International Beer and Pizza Day, Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day, National Sneakers Day, Nautilus Night (Cephalopods), National Pro-Life Cupcake Day, World Post Day, National Chess Day, National Dance Marathon Day, First two way telephone Conversation (1876), National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust (Romania)

MORE (2nd Tuesday): Ada Lovelace Day, National Face Your Fears Day, World Child Development Day, Headspace Day (Australia)

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: Fire Safety and Prevention, by Laura K Marshall (Author). Publisher: Wooden Tulip Press (September 1, 2012)Fire Prevention Day
- The Great Chicago fire sparked major efforts in fire prevention. Forty years later, the Fire Marshall's Association of North America (FMANA) held the first Fire Prevention Day. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Fire Prevention Week.

Read: Fire Safety and Prevention
-- Learn the basics of fire safety and prevention in this collection of lesson plans (K-12). There full of fun and educational material your students will love. Each section has information, tips, class activities and outside of class work. Lesson Plan Content - Listening and Reading – Mrs. O'Leary's Cow, Reading, and Writing, Fire Safety Preparedness, Learning about Smoke Alarms, Home Fire Safety, Identifying Fire Hazards, Fire Safety Cleaning Day, Facts on the Nature of Fire, Trip to the Fire Station, Craft, and Recipes.

Image: Firefighters, Fire Trucks and Fire Safety: Videos, Games, Photos, Books and Interactive Play and Learn Activities for Kids by The Danger RangersThe Danger Rangers Fire Fighters FREE app -- Filled with videos, books, photos and activities featuring real fire fighters and real fire trucks mixed with firefighter and fire-safety-related video clips featuring the Danger Rangers. This app is designed to engage and entertain kids while teaching them lessons which can significantly reduce the risk of fire-related deaths.

Fireproof Document Bag -- Enough space to store your legal document files, passport, cash, jewelry, photos, laptop and other valuables. Two layers made of supreme fire retardant fiberglass material. 100% fireproof guarantee! Stands up against fire and heat up to 1000℉(550℃).

Fire Safety Temporary Tattoos -- Give your little ones Fire Safety Tattoos to make learning about fire safety extra fun. These temporary tattoos are the perfect giveaway or favor to keep your children engaged while learning important fire safety lessons.

Fire Safety Coloring Books

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Fire Prevention Week - Coloring Pages
Free Fire Safety Printables and Montessori-Inspired Fire Safety Activities
Teaching Fire Prevention Week | Safety Tip Sheets, Activities, Videos, Lessons, Apps and Games
Fire safety for the whole family!
Everything you need to create a special day for your little firefighter!
DLTK's Crafts for Kids: Fire Safety Ideas
FREE Foldable Fire Truck Printable and Maze
Emma Ramey's Firetruck 3rd Birthday Party
Wheels on the Truck Felt Board
Fire Truck coloring page

First two way telephone Conversation (1876)
- The first two-way long-distance conversation took place on October 9th between Boston and Cambridge using borrowed telegraph lines and magneto telephones designed to both transmit and receive.

National Sneakers Day
- the official, cross-Canada launch of SummerActive 2000, the national promotion of healthy, active living and physical activity awareness sponsored by Health Canada, in partnership with the provinces and territories.

Columbus Day
- to commemorate the historic landing of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492.

World Post Day
- marks the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union's establishment. The union aimed to create and maintain a structure for the free flow of international mail around the world.

Leif Erikson Day
- honoring Leif Ericson, who brought the first Europeans known to have set foot on North American soil, and the contributions of Scandinavian peoples to American society.

National Face Your Fears Day
- to help regular people confront and overcome the fears that hold them back. The purpose of this event is to encourage people to discover more about themselves, their fears and what they can do about them.

National Chess Day
- To give special recognition to a game which generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for citizens of all ages.

National Pro-Life Cupcake Day
- one in three children will never celebrate their first birthday due to abortion. We simply don't think it's fair so many children don't ever get to have a birthday party. So we thought we would schedule a day to remember the children, who never get to blow out the candles, unwrap their gifts and eat some cake.

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