April 30th Special Days - Featuring 30+ Mr. Potato Head Freebies!

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Image: Playskool Mr. Potato Head has had a makeover and now has legs, more accessory holes, and a slimmer look
Playskool Mr. Potato Head
April 30th is... National Mr. Potato Head Day, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, National Animal Advocacy Day, National Tabby Day, National Therapy Animal Day, World Robberfly Day, National Bugs Bunny Day, Day of the Child/Day of the Book/El dΓ­a de los libros/El dΓ­a de los niΓ±os, National Military Brats Day, Hairstyle Appreciation Day, National Honesty Day, National Bubble Tea Day, National Oatmeal Cookie Day, National Raisin Day, National Turkey Bacon Day, National Braid Day, International Jazz Day, Mic Drop Day, National PrepareAthon! Day, World Land Rover Day, Louisiana Territory Purchased (1803), National Sarcoidosis Day, First U.S. President Sworn In (1789), Camerone Day (France), Spank Out Day (US), DΓ­a: Children's Day | Book Day (Mexico), Walpurgisnacht/Walpurga's Night, Beltane

More Special Days: Thank You Thursday, Buddha Day, National Poem in Your Pocket Day, Dining Out For Life, Buddha's Birthday

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

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Image: Mr. Potato Head Inventor: George Lerner (Toy Trailblazers) | Library Binding: 32 pages | by Paige V. Polinsky (Author). Publisher: Checkerboard Library (September 1, 2017)National Mr. Potato Head Day
-- In the early 1940s, Brooklyn-born toy inventor George Lerner came up with the idea of inserting small, pronged body and face parts into fruits and vegetables to create a funny face man. Mr. Potato Head was born on May 1, 1952. The original toy cost $0.98 and contained hands, feet, ears, two mouths, two pairs of eyes, four noses, three hats, eyeglasses, a pipe, and eight felt pieces resembling facial hair. The original Mr. Potato Head kit did not come with a potato body, so parents had to provide their own potato which children could stick in the various pieces.

Read: Mr. Potato Head Inventor: George Lerner
-- In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of Mr. Potato Head, George Lerner. Follow the story of Lerner as he takes Mr. Potato Head from its start as a cereal-box prize to a kit of pieces kids stuck into real potatoes to the addition of Mrs. Potato Head and the entire Potato Head family to stardom in the movie Toy Story. Sidebars, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic.

Image; Playskool Mr. Potato Head Super Spud | Including both Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head bodies, two pet potatoes and over 45 accessory pieces, this Playskool Super Spud set offers endless mix-and-match optionsPlayskool Mr. Potato Head Super Spud -- Includes Mr. Potato Head container, baseball cap, one pair of eyes, nose, tow ears, and mouth. Two potato bodies, four arms, two noses, two tongues, pair of lips, two ears with earrings, two ears, three pairs of eyes, hairdo, two pairs of pants with legs, four hats, pair of glasses, three mustaches, and mouth. Two small potato bodies, cat face, cat ears, cat feet, fog face, dog ears, and dog feet.

Image: Hasbro Interactive Mr. Potato Head Activity Pack Ages 3 Up - PC/MacInteractive Mr. Potato Head Activity Pack -- Everyone's favorite master-of-disguise comes to life in this fun preschool activity pack. Your kids can join up with Mr. Potato Head and enjoy hours of activities, including printing their own greeting cards, posters, coloring books, and puzzles; and even creating wild and wacky costumes for Mr. Potato Head toys. So grab your spuds and get ready for some fun.

Mr. Potato Head Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Mr. Potato Head Playskool Movin' Lips Electronic Interactive Talking Toy for Kids Ages 3 + Up
M. Potato Head
Interactive Talking Toy
Amazon Freebies:

πŸ₯” Read Potato ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

πŸ₯” Free Mr. Potato Head apps

πŸ₯” Listen to Mr. Potato Head Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

πŸ₯” Watch Mr. Potato Head Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

πŸ₯” Free Alexa Skills | Potato




Five Mr. Potato Head Recipes:

πŸ₯” Mr. Baked Potato Heads

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Cake Pops

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Sundae | The Soda Fountain Review

πŸ₯” Mr Potato Head Cupcakes

πŸ₯” Fun Food Mr. Potato Head Pancakes




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

πŸ₯” Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head - Web.UVic.ca

πŸ₯” Free Mr. Potato Head Worksheets and Printables

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head coloring pages

πŸ₯” Mr. And Mrs. Potato Head Craft For A Toy Story Birthday Party

πŸ₯” How To Make A Potato Face Leprechaun

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Homer - Connect the Dots

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Birthday Party Printables | Birthday Buzzin

πŸ₯” Mrs. Potato Head Easy Coloring Pages

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Quiet Book Page

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato head Archives | Fun Family Crafts

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Template – Large

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head body parts clipart

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Coloring Pages

πŸ₯” Body Part Mr. Potato Head Clipart

πŸ₯” FREE 5 Senses Potato Head Game

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head - English ESL Worksheets

πŸ₯” Felt Mr. Potato Head Busy Bag

πŸ₯” Potato Head Snowmen – Making Potato Head People with Snow

πŸ₯” Step by Step Drawing tutorial on How to Draw Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story

πŸ₯” Potato Head Felt Busy Box - Teach Me, Mommy

πŸ₯” 18 Mr. Potato Head printable coloring pages

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Sequencing Cards Activity *Free Printable*

πŸ₯” DIY Mr. Potato Head Costume | AllFreeSewing.com

πŸ₯” Mr. Potato Head Quiet Book Tutorial

πŸ₯” Making a Crafty Mr. Potato Head for St. Patrick's Day


Image: Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big (Storyopolis Books) | Paperback: 40 pages | by Berkeley Breathed (Author). Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 17, 2003)
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big
-- M. Hirsh Goldberg, a former press secretary to a Maryland governor and author of several books, said he chose April 30 because the first day of the month, April Fools Day, celebrates lying, so he wanted to end the month with a focus on honesty. During his research, Goldberg found that individuals lie up to 200 times a day, including white lies, lying by omission, and fudging the truth.

πŸ““ Honesty Lesson Plans, Printables, Resources, Worksheets, Coloring Pages, and Activities

πŸ““ Honestly Worksheet


Image: Who Was George Washington? | Paperback: 112 pages | by Roberta Edwards (Author), Who HQ (Author), True Kelley (Illustrator). Publisher: Penguin Workshop (January 8, 2009)
Who Was
George Washington?
First U.S. President Sworn In (1789)
-- The first inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States took place on April 30, 1789. The inaugural ceremony took place on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, then the first United States Capitol and the first site where the first United States Congress met.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ George Washington Printables

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Presidential Election Printables

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Presidents of the United States Worksheets and Coloring Pages


Image: Great Horned Owls (Tony Stead Nonfiction Independent Reading Collections) | Paperback: 24 pages | by Doug Wechsler (Author). Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group (January 1, 2006)
Great Horned Owls
Minerva released into the Wild (2004)
-- On January 22, 2004, a great horned owl named Minerva was found starving on a fence. She had cataracts preventing her from hunting for food. Veterinarians surgically removed cataracts and implanted new artificial lenses. After her recuperation time, Minerva was released back into the wild on April 30, 2004.

πŸ¦‰ Owl Coloring Pages

πŸ¦‰ Great Horned Owl Worksheets and Activities


Image: Louisiana Purchase (Ready-for-Chapters) | Paperback: 80 pages | by Peter Roop (Author), Connie Roop (Author), Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator). Publisher: Aladdin (October 1, 2004)
Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Territory Purchased (1803)
-- By a treaty signed on Apr. 30, 1803, the United States purchased from France the Louisiana Territory, more than 2 million sq km (800,000 sq mi) of land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The price was 60 million francs, about $15 million; $11,250,000 was to be paid directly, with the balance to be covered by the assumption by the United States of French debts to American citizens.

πŸ’° Louisiana Purchase Map

πŸ’° The Louisiana Purchase | Worksheet | Education.com


Image: The 50 Best Oatmeal Cookies in the World: The Recipes That Won the Nationwide 'Ah! Oatmeal Cookies' Contest | Paperback: 149 pages | by Honey Zisman (Author), Larry Zisman (Author). Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (February 15, 1994)
The 50 Best Oatmeal Cookies
in the World
National Oatmeal Cookie Day
-- April 30 marks National Oatmeal Cookie Day in America; though the cookie's roots stretch all the way back to the 1800s as Rome attempted to conquer England.

πŸͺ Cookie Monster Printables

πŸͺ Printable Cookie Bags

πŸͺ Cookie Swap Party | Cookie Exchange Christmas Printables


Image: The History of Jazz | Paperback: 452 pages | by Ted Gioia (Author). Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (May 9, 2011)
The History of Jazz
International Jazz Day (1991)
- A worldwide celebration of America's only indigenous art form, and the musicians, past, and present who created and sustain it. Created and promoted in 1991, by an avocational musician and bandleader, D. Michael Denny, while he was serving on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Jazz Society.

🎺 Rent Party Jazz Printables, Classroom Activities, Teacher Resources

🎺 Free 5-Page Jazz Printable Pack





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