February 8th Special Days - Featuring 37+ Potato Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, February 07, 2020 | 0 comments
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February 8th is... National Potato Lover's Day, National Girl Scout Cookie Day, National Boy Scouts Day/Boy Scout Anniversary Day (1910), Colorism Awareness Day, Laugh and Grow Rich Day/Laugh and Get Rich Day, Opera Day, National Kite Flying Day/Fly a Kite Day, Propose Day, Opera Day, National Molasses Bar Day, International Scotch Day, Rebel Day, National Iowa Day, Hari Kuyo (Japan), Preseren Day (Slovenia), Narvik Sun Pageant Day (Norway)

More Special Days: Global Movie Day, International Purple Hijab Day

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

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked--and Fried, Too!: A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes, by Raghavan Iyer (Author). Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (November 15, 2016)National Potato Lover's Day
-- The word potato is derived from a Native American word Batata. The first cultivated potatoes date back to 5000 BC in Peru. Originally, they were purple and when cooked they turn a deep blue color. Most of the nutrients found in potatoes are in their skin. The average American eats 140 pounds of potatoes per year. The word spud actually means to dig a small hole in the ground, similar to spade, a tool to dig small holes.

Read: Smashed, Mashed, Boiled, and Baked--and Fried, Too! A Celebration of Potatoes in 75 Irresistible Recipes
-- Who knew a potato could ever taste so good? Raghavan Iyer, that's who! A master teacher and beloved, award-winning cookbook author, Raghavan pays tribute to his favorite ingredient in a continent-by-continent celebration of the amazing potato. Its recipes, inspired by a diversity of cuisines and accompanied by enticing full-color photographs, feature scrumptious starters, like Ecuadorean Llapingachos and Sweet Potato Samosas. Includes a guide to potato varieties, uses, and storage, plus fascinating stories in potato history for the truly obsessed.

Image: Potato Pal - Your FACE on a real potato! Upload your own image. Novelty and Gag gift. As Seen On Shark Tank, by Potato ParcelPotato Pal - Your FACE on a real potato! -- Send your face, a friend's face, or the face of a celebrity on a potato to anyone you know! Potatoes can be anonymous or not. Perfect for birthdays, invitations, love notes, congrats messages, or any reason to catch someone's attention. A funny and unexpected gift for the person that has everything! As Seen on Shark Tank!

Image: Potato Gun | A clever toy shooter using the simple potato as ammunition
Potato Gun -- A plastic pistol shaped toy which shoots slugs of raw potato. Push the barrel into a potato, break off the slug, aim and shoot up to fifty feet. Loads of fun, environmentally harmless, and about as safe as any projectile toy can be!! Pulls apart for cleaning. For ages 5 and up.

Potato Coloring and Activity Books


Image: The Untold History of the Potato | Audible Audiobook – Unabridged | by John Reader (Author), Martin Hyder (Narrator), Audible Studios (Publisher). Audible.com Release Date: January 12, 2010
The Untold History of the Potato
Amazon Freebies:

🥔 Read Potato ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🥔 Free Potato apps

🥔 Free Potato games

🥔 Listen to Potato Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🥔 Watch Potato Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

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

🥔 Free Alexa Skills | Potato




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🥔 Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Printables | Web.UVic.ca

🥔 Free Potato Worksheets and Teachers Resources

🥔 Learning About the 5 Senses Potato Head Game and Free Printable

🥔 Flower Potato Stamping Craft and The Tiny Seed Free Printables

🥔 Speech, Language, Early Literacy Activities / Mr. Potato Head

🥔 Science for Kids: Sprouting Sweet Potatoes

🥔 Potato Assembly Station Sign and Labels

🥔 Potato Man Vegetable Modelling Activity for Kids

🥔 Mr. And Mrs. Potato Head Craft For A Toy Story Party

🥔 The Potato Man Printables

🥔 How to Plant and Grow Potatoes | Spring Garden Tasks

🥔 Easy Crafts For Kids | How To Make Potato Stamps and How To Create Potato Prints

🥔 What is the Fastest Way to Bake a Potato? Baked Potato Science Fair Project

🥔 Potato PayTM is the latest in mealtime bribery

🥔 Potato Stamped Wrapping Paper: Three Ways

🥔 Potato People Craft

🥔 Growing Potatoes in a Bag - Farm to Preschool

🥔 Holiday Party Mashed Potato Bar with Printable Table Tents

🥔 Potato Activities Potato Resea - Making Learning Fun

🥔 Potatoes coloring pages

🥔 Fun and Easy Potato Bar

🥔 How to Sew a Microwave Potato Bag

🥔 57 Mr. Potato Head Coloring Pages

🥔 How to Make Kraft Paper Snack Bags for Your Summer Parties

🥔 Free printable Mr. Potato Head

🥔 How to Make a Potato Clock - Science Project

🥔 Spud's wacky world of adventures

🥔 ZhiBox is a series of paper toys for free

🥔 Potato Archives | Fun Family Crafts

🥔 Make Edible Paper in 3 Easy Steps



Fly a Kite Day
- Today is a great time to go fly a kite. People have enjoyed flying kites for thousands of years. It's an ever-popular activity for children and enjoyed by many adults. Did you know? Kites were first used by the military in ancient China over 3,000 years ago.

National Molasses Bar Day
- Molasses was first discovered during the 1500s in Europe. It was commonly used there as a sweetener in baking until the invention of refined white sugar. Molasses was not forgotten though. Its distinctive taste is still desired in many recipes including gingerbread, sauces, cookies, toffee, baked beans, fruitcake, and molasses bars. Spicy yet sweet, molasses bars are a very popular snack in the Southern United States. Grab one to celebrate National Molasses Bar Day today!

National Boy Scouts Day (1910)
- Celebrates the birthday of Scouting in America. On February 8, 1910, Chicago publisher William Dickson Boyce filed incorporation papers in the District of Columbia to create the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 4.5 million youth members in its age-related divisions. Since its founding in 1910, as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.

Laugh and Grow Rich Day/Laugh and Get Rich Day
- Recognition of laughter's power to add to the bottom line. People who laugh are more effective and tend to remember things better, and laughter helps to lower the turnover rate. The point of this holiday is to see the good points in your job and forget about the bad points. Or another angle talked about is to See the humor in your work no matter how bad the job is and grow rich! So this holiday celebrates laughing and growing rich!





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