January 18th - Featuring Snowman Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, January 18, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Cute Snowmen, by Alexandra / München on Pixabay

January 18th is... World Day of the Snowman (2011), National Peking Duck Day, Winnie the Pooh Day/A. A. Milne Birthday (1882), Thesaurus Day (1779), National Gourmet Coffee Day, Unsliced Bread Day, National Michigan Day, Arbor Day (Florida), Four an' Twenty Day (Scotland), Northarvest Bean Day (North Dakota)

MORE (3rd Friday): International Fetish 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: The Illustrated History of the Snowman, by Bob Eckstein (Author). Publisher: Globe Pequot Press (September 1, 2018)World Day of the Snowman (2011)
-- The snowman is the beloved symbol for winter. He is one of the most popular figures worldwide. World Day of the Snowman was first held in 2011, the 18th was chosen due to the form of the Snowman: 8 symbolizes the snowman and the 1 stands for his stick or broom. Moreover, January is usually cold enough to build snowmen and is therefore a perfect chance to celebrate the snowman.

Read: The Illustrated History of the Snowman
-- A thoroughly entertaining exploration, this book travels back in time to shed light on the snowman's enigmatic past -- from the present day, in which the snowman reigns as the King of Kitsch, to the Dark Ages, with the creation of the very first snowman. Eckstein's curiosity began playfully enough, but soon snowballed into a (mostly) earnest quest of chasing Frosty around the world, into museums and libraries, and seeking out the advice of leading historians and scholars. With over two hundred illustrations, The Illustrated History of the Snowman is a truly original winter classic -- smart, surprisingly enlightening, and quite simply the coolest book ever.

Image: Bearington Snowball Plush Stuffed Animal Snowman with Scarf, 6 inchesPlush Snowman with Scarf -- You will love the fine detail award winning Bearington Collection uses to bring Snowball the snowman to life. Hand crafted using soft plush materials this snowman is perfect for any stuffed animal lover or a special child in your life. Soft and pose-able Snowball will make a great companion or accessory to your Christmas or holiday decor.

Snowman Making Kit -- This is an all in one Snowman Making Kit - Just add snow! Inside the the black felt hat (with red/white stripe decorated with a holly leaf and berries) is a kit including one red scarf, two eyes, one carrot nose, one pipe and three buttons.

Snowman Coloring and Activity Books


Image: My Snowman, Paul (Snowman Paul Book 1), by Yossi Lapid (Author), Joanna Pasek (Illustrator). Publisher: Yosef Lapid; 1 edition (November 1, 2016)
My Snowman, Paul
Amazon Freebies:

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

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

Free Snowman apps

Free Snowman games

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

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

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

Free Alexa Skills | Snowman




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

Top 24 Snowman Coloring Pages

Snow or Snowman Emergent Readers

5 Little Snowmen: Printable Puppets and Song

Free snowman clipart, template and printable coloring pages

Snowman Popcorn Craft
Printable Snowman Bingo Game

Free Printable Pack: Snowman Activity and Coloring Book

Printable Snowman Template

Snowman Clip Cards Printable: Counting 1-20

Snowman Printable Playdough Mat

Snowman Listening Game Printable

Roll a Snowman Printable Dice Game

Snowman coloring pages, crafts, games and fun activities

DIY Snowman Kisses (plus FREE Printable)

Snowmen Counting Book (Free Printable)

Quick Gift: SNOWMAN CANDY JAR... plus FREE printable

Snowman Snack Idea (with printable)

Free Printable Pin the Nose on the Snowman Game

Free Printable Melted Snowman Water Bottle Label

Snowman Twister



National Peking Duck Day
- One of China's national dishes, Peking Duck has been served for centuries to emperors, diplomats, and plain folk alike. This roast duck is known for its delicious, crispy skin, which is sometimes served separately from the meat, which is often served wrapped in thin pancakes.

Image: The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne (Author). Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers; 1st Thus. edition (October 1, 1996)Winnie-the-Pooh Day (1882)
-- Winnie the Pooh Day is an opportunity to enjoy your favorite bear and all of his friends. This day was created to celebrate the birth of A.A. Milne on January 18, 1882. He was an author of children's storybooks and created Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Winnie's pals include Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, and Roo. Have some fun today. Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day by reading some storybooks about the adventures of Winnie and his friends. Don't read them alone. Read them with young children.

Thesaurus Day (1779)
- Peter Mark Roget FRS (January 18, 1779 – September 12, 1869) was a British physician, natural theologian and lexicographer. He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus), a classified collection of related words.





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