December 27th - Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, December 27, 2018 | 2 comments
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Image: Children at the Yang Zoo, by g4488 on Pixabay

December 27th is... National Visit the Zoo Day, Howdy Doody TV Premiere (1947), Louis Pasteur (1822), Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day, Free Balloon Day, National Fruit Cake Day, St. Fabiola's Day, St. John the Divine's Day, Wine Blessing Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: My Visit to the Zoo (Trophy Picture Books), by Aliki (Author, Illustrator). Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (May 5, 1999)National Visit the Zoo Day
-- Zoo exhibits have changed significantly over the years. Before the 20th century, animals were often kept in cages with bars which left them very little room to move around, let alone explore their surroundings. In today's zoos, enrichment activities — things the animals enjoy doing and demonstrate their species-specific behavior — are viewed as essential to animals' welfare as proper nutrition and veterinary care. Source

Read: My Visit to the Zoo
-- How would you like to travel from a tropical rain forest to the African plains, and down into a deep canyon all in one day? Then get ready for a wild trip to the zoo and up close look at all kinds of animals! See snow leopards lurking on a ledge, zebras and ostriches running across the open plains, and a tiger splashing in a stream. Find out everything -- from what elephants roll in after their baths to which bird might laugh at your jokes. Come take a visit to an amazing zoo!

Image: Zoo Babies | heart warming and inspiring series welcoming the arrival of new members of the animal kingdom in Zoo's around the world, as well as showcasing endangered species being born in captivityZoo Babies -- A heart warming and inspiring series welcoming the arrival of new members of the animal kingdom in Zoo's around the world, as well as showcasing endangered species being born in captivity, Zoo Babies is perfect family viewing packaged with fun, colourful graphics designed to capture the attention of little ones.

54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals -- Whether you roam alone like tigers, preferring a solitary safari, or in a herd like gazelles and elephants with friends this set provides plenty of imaginative play possibilities. Big Bag of Jungle Animals - 54 Piece Set, including 32 no repeats wild animals, 17 fence, 4 grass, one coconut tree. Your child will LOVE this set of Jungle Animals, which includes the most popular animals - cheetah, elephant, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, gorilla, hippo, lion, rhinoceros, tiger and zebra etc.

Zoo Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Animal Mothers And Babies (Rhyming Children's Picture Book), by Linda Groves (Author). Publication Date: January 19, 2013
Animal Mothers And Babies
Amazon Freebies:

Free Zoo ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

Read Zoo ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

Free Zoo apps

Free Zoo games

Listen to Zoo LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

Watch Zoo Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Listen to Zoo Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Free Alexa Skills | Zoo




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
25 Interesting Zoo Animals Coloring Pages
Zoo Activities - Downloadable resources, advice on reading to your child and plenty of make and do's for children.
Zoo Membership and Free Printables
Zoo - Fun Learning Printables for Kids
Going to the Zoo Printable Book
Zoo Masks | Zoo New England
Printable Zoo Valentines
Zoo Scavenger Hunt | Free Summer Printable
Rock Pet Printables: Zoo Edition
Printable Zoo Maps
Zoo Animals - Activities, Printables and Books | Curious George
Safari - Zoo Animal Activities for Kids



Howdy Doody TV Premiere (1947)
- The first popular children's show was brought to TV by Bob Smith on December 27, 1947, and was one of the first regular NBC shows to be shown in color. It was set in the circus town of Doodyville. Children sat in the bleachers' Peanut Gallery and participated in activities such as songs and stories. Did anyone watch this show?

Louis Pasteur (1822)
- French chemist-bacteriologist born at Dole, Jura, France on December 27, 1822. Died at Villeneuve l’Etang, France, Sept 28, 1895. Discoverer of prophylactic inoculation against rabies. Pasteurization process named for him.

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
- Here's a day to show your crafty skills, as you make paper snowflakes. Making cut out snowflakes is a great project for kids. However, you don't have to be a kid, to have fun making paper snowflakes. It's a skill practiced by many people.

National Fruit Cake Day
- It wouldn't be Christmas if the traditional fruit cake wasn't sitting on the dessert table. Fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices, and optionally soaked in spirits. In the United Kingdom, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated.





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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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2 comments

  1. Reiza says:

    It's not Yom Hashoah. Yom Hashoah is actually the 27th of the Hebrew month of Nisan which is in the Spring (usually in April or early May).

  2. Catherine says:

    Thanks for the correction Reiza! I was going by what I read online, I appreciate having the correct info.

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