April 8th Special Days - Featuring 43+ Zoo Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, April 08, 2020 | 0 comments
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Image: Red Panda at the Zoo, by Pexels on Pixabay

April 8th is... National Zoo Lovers Day, Milk in Glass Bottles Day (1879), Colorism Awareness Day, Dog Farting Awareness Day, National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, Draw a Picture of a Bird Day/Draw a Bird Day, National All Is Ours Day, International Feng Shui Awareness Day, International Romani Day/International Roma Day, Trading Cards For Grown-ups Day, National Empanada Day, Step into the Spotlight! Day, Rex Manning Day, Hana Matsuri, Prince Siddhartha Gautama's birthday/Buddha's Birthday (Japan), Vesak Day (Japan)

More Special Days: Holy Wednesday/Good Wednesday/ Holy and Great Wednesday/Spy Wednesday, International Day of Pink, Passover, Ta'anit Bechorot

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

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

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Image: Life at the Zoo | Hardcover: 32 pages | by Michael George (Author). Publisher: Sterling Children's Books (October 30, 2018)National Zoo Lovers Day
-- A day for all who love visiting the zoo and seeing all the unique animals who call the zoo home. A day when the world celebrates the education and awareness brought by zoos around the world. Zoos allow us to observe these animals in their habitats and learn about their habits. Zoos also allow us to help protect endangered species through research and reproduction in captivity. In the U.S., an estimated 175 million people visit one of the nation's 350 zoos every year.

Read: Life at the Zoo
-- This is the perfect book for every budding zoologist and animal-loving kid! Featuring illuminating photography and writing from Michael George, Life at the Zoo provides a precious glimpse inside the beloved institution. Children can meet the creatures who live there — and the people who care for them, too. They will have so much fun, they won't even realize how much they are learning!

Image: Watch The Secret Life Of The Zoo | Through the use of cameras equipped with the latest technology, this program takes viewers behind the scenes of the zoo, capturing animal behavior close up, as well as the relationships the animals share with their keepersThe Secret Life Of The Zoo -- Chester Zoo is one of the most popular wildlife parks in Great Britain, attracting more than 1.8 million visitors annually. Through the use of cameras equipped with the latest technology, this program takes viewers behind the scenes of the zoo, capturing animal behavior close up, as well as the relationships the animals share with their keepers.

Image: Animals Figure, 54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set, ValeforToy Realistic Wild Vinyl Plastic Animal Learning Party Favors Toys For Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Animals Playset Cupcake TopperZoo Animal Figures -- Whether you roam alone like tigers, preferring a solitary safari, or in herd-like gazelles and elephants with friends this set provides plenty of imaginative play possibilities. Big Bag of Jungle Animals - 54 Piece Set, including 32 wild animals, 17 fence pieces, 4 grass, 1 coconut tree. Includes the most popular animals: cheetah, elephant, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, gorilla, hippo, lion, rhinoceros, tiger, zebra, and more!

Zoo Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Watch Zoo Babies | A heart warming and inspiring series welcoming the arrival of new members of the animal kingdom in Zoo's around the world, as well as showcasing endangered species being born in captivity. Perfect family viewing packaged with fun, colourful graphics designed to capture the attention of little ones
Zoo Babies
Amazon Freebies:

🐵 Free Zoo ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🦁 Read Zoo ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🐺 Free Zoo apps

🐪 Free Zoo game apps

🦍 Free book and comic apps

🐼 Listen to Zoo Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🐸 Watch Zoo Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

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

🐨 Free Alexa Skills | Zoo



Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🐵 Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Web Cams

🦁 The Cincinnati Zoo: Around 3 p.m. the Zoo holds a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live Feed

🐺 The Chicago Shedd Aquarium shares some pretty adorable behind-the-scenes footage of their residents

🐪 National Aquarium: Walkthrough tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium

🐼 Atlanta Zoo: The Georgia zoo Panda Cam Livestream

🐸 Zoo Animal Picture Cards

🐧 Georgia Aquarium: Sea-dwellers like African penguins and Beluga Whales live cam

🐨 San Diego Zoo Live Cams: lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting

🦏 Zoo Printables at Preschool Printables by Gwen

🐘 Houston Zoo Live Cam: There are plenty of different animals you can check in on, including watching the playful elephants.

🐵 Zoo Animals Theme Activities and Printables

🦁 Free Zoo Worksheets and Printables

🐺 Folding Paper Zoo Animals

🐪 Zoo Animals Counting Mats

🐼 Live Webcams! See what the animals are up to right now - Dublin Zoo, Ireland

🐸 Printable Zoo Scavenger Hunt Book

🐧 Safari Theme Zoo Date and Printables - From The Dating Divas

🐨 Zoo Board Game | Free Printable Papercraft Templates

🦏 Crafts and Activities | San Diego Zoo Kids

🐘 Zoo Check-Up - Teaching Mama

🐵 Zoo Animals Coloring Pages

🦁 Family Outdoor Activities for Winter: Zoo Bingo Printable

🐺 Zoo Scavenger Hunt Printable

🐪 Zoo First to 20 and First to 50 Maths Game

🐼 Zoo Scavenger Hunt FREEBIE

🐸 Free Zoo Printables and Crafts Themed by Animal Species

🐧 Zoo Color by Numbers

🐨 Zoo Name Puzzles

🦏 Printable Animal Puzzles {Busy Bag}

🐘 HUGE Printable Zoo Pack

🐵 Zoo Animals: Tracing Lines for Fine Motor Skills

🦁 Zoo Animals Roll and Move Printable Game

🐺 Dear Zoo - Play Ideas + Printables For Preschool

🐪 Put Me In A Zoo Craft



Draw a Picture of a Bird Day/Draw a Bird Day
- In 1943, 7-year-old Dorie Cooper visited her uncle in the hospital (who was wounded in the war) and asked him to draw her a bird. This turned into a contest, and soon all the men on the ward got involved. When Dorie died in a car accident three years later, the soldiers, nurses, and doctors filled her coffin with bird pictures. Ever since then, those men and women remembered the little girl who brought hope to the hospital ward by drawing birds on her birthday, April 8th.

Buddha's Birthday
- Prince Siddhartha Gautama's birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mahayana Buddhism. In Japan, Buddha's birthday -- Hana Matsuri, or Flower Festival -- is celebrated every year on April 8th. Those who go to temples bring offerings of fresh spring flowers. It is a time for hanging lanterns and enjoying communal meals. Joyous parades of musicians, dancers, floats, and dragons are common throughout Asia.





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