Richter Scale Day
-- The Richter Scale measures the seismic waves of an earthquake and assigns a number based on a 31.5 logarithmic scale. Charles F. Richter developed the Richter Scale in 1935. Richter Scale Day honors Charles F. Richter's birthday of April 26, 1900, in Hamilton, Ohio. Source
• Earthquake Worksheets and Coloring Pages
•Earthquake Crossword Puzzle
National Pretzel Day
-- the pretzel can be traced back to ancient times when they were enjoyed during Lent. One story says that in 610 A.D. a monk took rolls of leftover dough and shaped them into criss-crossed arms in the shape of praying hands. He called the treat a "pretiola" or "little reward." Others dubbed his treats "brachiola" or "little arms." The actual word "pretzel" has German origins and it is said to be similar to the word for "bracelet". These first pretzels were soft. Source
Read: Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 and Up
• Pretzel Colouring Pages
• Pretzel Crisps BOGO coupon
Hug an Australian Day
-- A fun day to appreciate Australians – and possibly give them a bit of a fright if they aren’t aware of the day! Hug an Australian Day is also a good excuse to try out your accent, and play “Land Down Under” by Men At Work, or your favourite Kylie Minogue tracks all day. Source
Read: It's a Baby Koala!
• Australia Printables
• Australia Day Printables
Take Your Daughter to Work
-- Acting on research that showed adolescent girls received less attention than boys, this day was initiated in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation for Women. The intention was to give girls additional direct attention and an insight into work world opportunities available to them. It was to serve the multiple purpose of increased self esteem for young girls as well as give them some ideas of the wealth of careers in the world. Thirdly, it allowed them more one-on-one time with mom or dad. Source
Read: Take Your Daughter to Work Day
• Take Your Daughter to Work Day : Word Search Worksheets Builder
• Take Your Daughter to Work Day : Theme Word Scramble Worksheets Builder
• Sons and Daughters 2012 Activity Guide
John James Audubon's Birthday
-- John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of North America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Source
Read: The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon
• Birds Printables
• John James Audubon Notebooking Pages
• Backyard Birds Lapbook
More Special Days:
• Lucille Ball died at the age of 77 on April 26, 1989 following open heart surgery. She was born August 6, 1911.
• John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 at his family home near Bel Air, Maryland. He died April 26, 1865.
• Irene Ryan - Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies died on April 26, 1973 at the age of 70.
Printable April 2012 Colouring Calendar
- colour and use to keep track of your commitments and social life.
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