April 30th Special Days - Featuring 12+ Mr. Potato Head Freebies

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April 30th is... National Mr. Potato Head Day, National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, National Animal Advocacy Day, National Honesty Day, First U.S. President Sworn In (1789), Minerva released into the Wild (2004), Louisiana Territory Purchased (1803), National Oatmeal Cookie Day, International Jazz Day, Bugs Bunny Day, Day of the Child/Day of the Book/El día de los libros/El día de los niños, National Bubble Tea Day, National Military Brats Day, National Sarcoidosis Day, National PrepareAthon! Day, National Raisin Day, Spank Out Day (US), National Tabby Day, Mic Drop Day, Children's Day (Mexico), National Braid Day, Walpurgisnacht/Walpurga's Night

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PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid 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

Mr. Potato Head: School Rush
Amazon Freebies:

🥔 Free Mr. Potato Head apps

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

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

🥔 Mr and Mrs Potato Head - Web.UVic.ca

🥔 Free Mr. Potato Head Worksheets and Printables

🥔 Mr. Potato Head coloring pages

🥔 Make Mr. Potato Puppet from a Paper Bag

🥔 Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Craft for a Toy Story Birthday Party

🥔 Mr. Potato Head Homer - Connect the Dots

🥔 Mr Potato Head Birthday Party Printables | Birthday Buzzin/a>

Mrs Potato Head Easy Coloring Pages

🥔 Mr. Potato Head Quiet Book Page

🥔 Mr. Potato head Archives | Fun Family Crafts

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
-- 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.

Read: Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big

Free Printables:
Honesty Lesson Plans, Printables, Resources, Worksheets, Coloring Pages, and Activities
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)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.

Read: Who Was George Washington?

Free Printables:
George Washington Printables
Presidential Election Printables
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)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 the cataracts and implanted new artificial lenses. After her recuperation time, Minerva was released back into the wild on April 30, 2004.

Read: Great Horned Owls

Free Printables:
Owl Coloring Pages
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 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.

Read: Louisiana Purchase

Free Printables:
Louisiana Purchase Map
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)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.

Read: The 50 Best Oatmeal Cookies in the World

Free Printables:
Cookie Monster Printables
Printable Cookie Bags
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)
International Jazz Day (1991)
- A world-wide 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.

Read: The History of Jazz

Free Printables:
Rent Party Jazz Printables, Classroom Activities, Teacher Resources
Free 5-Page Jazz Printable Pack

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