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May 13th Special Days - Featuring 32+ Frog Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, May 13, 2023 | 0 comments
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Image: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County: Simplified for Modern Readers (Accelerated Reader AR Quiz No. 8604) | Kindle Edition | by Mark Twain (Author), George Lakon (Editor). Publication Date: December 27, 2013
The Celebrated Jumping Frog
of Calaveras County
May 13th is... National Frog Jumping Day, Cough Drop Day, International Hummus Day, National Fruit Cocktail Day, National Apple Pie Day, National Leprechaun Day, Top Gun Day, Tulip Day, World Cocktail Day, IEEE Global Engineering Day/IEEE Engineering the Future Day, Children of Fallen Patriots Day, Mexican American War Began, Crouton Day, National X-Men Day, World Climate Civility Day, Inge Lehmann Day, Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

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

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Image: The Jumping Frog | Kindle Edition | by Mark Twain (Author). Publication Date: April 2, 2020
Frog Jumping Day
-- The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog. Later, he published it as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County. It is also known under a third title The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

Read: The Jumping Frog
-- Containing the original story (in English), a french translation which was published in La Revue des Deux Mondes and which Twain finds to be a travesty of the original text, and Twain's re-translation of the french back into English, word for word (this is where things degenerate). Best appreciated if you can read both French and English, but even if you skip the french version it's truly brilliant. As good old Samuel Clemens himself put it in his foreword I cannot speak the French language, but I can translate very well, though not fast, I being self-educated.

Image: Folkmanis Jumping Frog Hand Puppet
Folkmanis Jumping Frog Hand Puppet -- The Folkmanis jumping frog is ready for summertime fun and bound to be a big winner at the next County fair! Animate the mouth and forelegs of this awesome amphibian and squeeze the airbag in his belly to extend the rear legs. This puppet measures 15 x 10 x 4 inches (LxWxH). Since 1976, Folkmanis has been encouraging young imaginations to blossom with its innovative and engaging specialty puppets, promoting creativity and discovery while winning nearly every industry, child development, and kid-tested award.

Image: Frog The Peg Solitaire Jumping Board Game Children Intellect Chess Toys Game | by ElectronicStorm
Frog The Peg Solitaire Jumping Board -- Aim: Jump green and red frog on the board, remove green frog been jumped over, until the single red frog is left on the card. You win the game only when the red frog remains on the card. Size: 11X11X5CM (LxWxH). Recommended ages: 3+

Frog Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Jimmy the Racing Frog | Paperback: 36 pages | by M. Sterling Jones (Author, Illustrator), Charles Snook (Illustrator). Publisher: Sterling Matthews (June 3, 2011)
Jimmy the Racing Frog
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Frog Crafts:

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Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

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🐸 Jumping Frogs Craft

🐸 Frog Crafts

Image: That's What Leprechauns Do | Hardcover: 32 pages | by Eve Bunting (Author), Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator). Publisher: Clarion Books (January 17, 2006)
That's What
Leprechauns Do
Leprechaun Day
-- Leprechauns are sly and sneaky fairies dressed in shades of green who lead solitary yet busy lives. These spiffy dressers typically don waistcoats, buckled shoes, and hats. Many little leprechauns are hard-working shoemakers. They are talented musicians and love to dance.

☘️ Easy Leprechaun Trap Ideas

☘️ Leprechaun Colouring pages

☘️ Leprechaun Worksheets

Image: The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War | Hardcover: 512 pages | by Peter Guardino (Author). Publisher: Harvard University Press (August 28, 2017)
The Dead March
Mexican American War Began (1846)
-- The Mexican–American War, also known as the First American Intervention, the Mexican War, or the U.S.–Mexican War, was an armed conflict between the United States of America and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.

🇲🇽 Mexico Coloring Pages

🇲🇽 Social Studies Mexico Worksheets

🇲🇽 Mexico Activities for Kids

🇲🇽 Mexican Crafts

Image: The Great Tulip Trade (Step into Reading) | Paperback: 48 pages | by Beth Wagner Brust (Author). Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 22, 2005)
The Great Tulip Trade
Tulip Day
-- The meaning of tulips is generally perfect love. Like many flowers, different colors of tulips also often carry their own significance. Red tulips = true love, while purple = royalty, yellow tulips = cheerful thoughts and sunshine, white tulips = message of forgiveness, variegated tulips = beautiful eyes.

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🌷 Egg Carton Flower Craft for Kids

🌷 Tulips Bookmarks Printable Paper Craft

Image: Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie | Hardcover: 32 pages | by Herman Parish (Author), Lynne Avril (Illustrator). Publisher: Greenwillow Books (July 27, 2010)
Amelia Bedelia's
First Apple Pie
National Apple Pie Day
-- Apple pie is the quintessential American dessert! However, apple pie wasn't even invented in the U.S. It was invented in Europe sometime during the 14th century. The first apple pie recipe was printed by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1381 in England. The ingredients in the recipe included apples, spices, figs, raisins, pears, saffron, and cofyn (a casing of pastry).

🍎 Pie Coloring Page

🍎 Printable Apple Pie Boxes

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