May 10th Special Days

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | 0 comments
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May 10th is... National Train Day (1869),World Lupus Day,

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

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Image: The Big Book of Trains | Hardcover: 32 pages | by DK (Author). Publisher: DK Children; Revised edition (October 25, 2016)National Train Day (1869)
-- Celebrates the experience only trains and train travel can give. Today marks the anniversary of the creation of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the golden spike was driven into the final tie, joining 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, forever transforming the face and character of America.

Read: The Big Book of Trains
-- From the first locomotive built in 1804 to the high-speed bullet train, The Big Book of Trains is the perfect book for kids who love trains. Packed with amazing facts and photographs of trains around the world, The Big Book of Trains covers the history of trains and train travel. Different types of trains are featured on their own spreads, and each page features multiple images to give a close-up view as well as informative text about each train. See the differences among monorails, passenger trains, and TGVs.

Free Printables:
🚂 Train Printables and Activities
🚂 Train Ideas and Printables
🚂 Trains Coloring Book

Image: When Lupus Throws You For A Loop: A Handbook For The Newly Diagnosed, Lupus Veterans, And For Those Who Love Them | Paperback: 126 pages | by MSW, ACSW, Donna Oram (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 3, 2017)Lupus Day
-- began with a Proclamation 8 years ago by an international steering committee representing lupus organizations from 13 different nations when they met in Eaton, United Kingdom to organize the first observance of World Lupus Day. The Proclamation is a call to action for governments around the world to increase their financial support for lupus research, awareness and patient services.

Read: When Lupus Throws You For A Loop: A Handbook For The Newly Diagnosed, Lupus Veterans, And For Those Who Love Them
-- A handbook for those newly diagnosed, lupus veterans, and those who love them. It takes you on a journey to acceptance acknowledging the difficulty of incorporating lupus into your life. You learn ways to communicate effectively, live with unpredictability, imperfection, stress, and loss of control. You learn to read your body’s signals, enhance your relationships regarding intimacy, and increase your positivity and resilience.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Lupus Awareness Kit

Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental RailroadGolden Spike Day (1869)
-- The "Golden Spike" (aka "The Last Spike") is the ceremonial final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.

Read: Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Free Printables:
Trains Theme Unit Study
Train Printables
Train Coloring Book

How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy StepsClean Your Room Day
-- If you've got kids, it is very possible that their rooms are a vast wasteland, completely filled with "good stuff". Get out the shovels. Call in an industrial sized dumpster. Its time for everyone to clean your rooms!

Read: How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps

Free Printables:
Kids' Homekeeping Handbook
Diego's Clean Room Promise
Clean Your Room Activity - Sorting and classifying
Wubbzy's Clean Room Door Hangers
Clean Room Award Children's Certificates

Willie the WindmillWindmill Day
-- More than 600 of Holland's 1000 windmills fly a blue pennant each year to welcome visitors on National Windmill Days. The event is a chance to visit Amsterdam's working mills, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

Read: Willie the Windmill

Free Printables:
Windmill Colouring Pages
Printable Windmill Booklet
Pinwheel or Windmill Template
Dutch Colouring and Activity Pages

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