May 12th Special Days

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 12, 2016 | 0 comments
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Where Do the Birds Go?; A Migration MysteryMigratory Bird Day
-- the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Source
Read: Where Do the Birds Go? A Migration Mystery
Free Printables:
Bird Day Activities
Bird Crafts and Activities
Bird Colouring Pages

Image: Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure | Reprint Edition | Paperback: 310 pages | by Richard E. Byrd (Author). Publisher: Island Press; Reprint edition (August 8, 2003)First Flight Over North Pole (1926)
-- On May 12, 1926, Admiral Richard E. Byrd became the first person to fly over the North Pole. In 1929, he successfully flew over the South Pole.

Read: Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure

Free Printables:
Richard Byrd Printable and Coloring Sheet
Lessons and Activities about Exploration
Arctic Animals Printables

Dear BirthmotherBirth Mother's Day
-- The Saturday before Mother's Day is not a holiday marked on calendars, nor is it one in which Hallmark makes a card. It is not a holiday recognized by general society. A group of Seattle area birth mothers created this special day in an effort not only to educate, but more importantly, to honor and remember. The first gathering was on the Saturday before Mother's Day 1990. Source
Read: Dear Birthmother
Free Printables:
(This was a hard topic to find applicable printables. I hope that these seem appropriate and not offensive. If anyone has a better resource - please share!)
Printable Life Book
Christian Coloring Book for Explaining Adoption to Children
Jochebed, Mother of Moses

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cookbook: Delicious and Wellness Enhancing Recipes Created Especially for Cfs SufferersFatigue Syndrome Day
-- Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is a complex chronic illness that results in profound fatigue and a number of other debilitating symptoms. Source
Read: Natural Remedies for Chronic Fatigue
Free Printables:
Printable Symptom and Activity Logs
Printable Medication Wallet Card

Twimericks: The Book of Tongue-Twisting LimericksLimerick Day
-- Observed on the birthday of one of its champions, Edward Lear. The limerick, which dates from the early 18th century, has been described as the “only fixed verse form indigenous to the English language.” It gained its greatest popularity following the publication of Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense (and its sequels). Source
Read: Twimericks: The Book of Tongue-Twisting Limericks
Free Printables:
Reproducible / Writing A Limerick
Limericks: Reading and Appreciating Limericks
Limericks: What's My Line?

A Picture Book of Florence NightingaleFlorence Nightingale / International Nurses Day
-- Florence Nightingale OM, RRC (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. International Nurses Day is celebrated on her birthday each year. Source
Read: A Picture Book of Florence Nightingale
Free Printables:
Nurse Coloring Page
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit Coloring Page
Printable Florence Nightingale mini-book
Florence Nightingale Printables
International Nurses Day Crafts

Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly ThemKite Day
-- celebrates the tradition of kite flying. People of all ages enjoy flying kites. Make or buy a kite - and go out and fly it!
Read: Kites for Everyone: How to Make and Fly Them
Free Printables:
Kite Coloring Page
Kite Puzzle
Kite Printables
How to Make Your Own Kite
Kite Games, Printables and Resource

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