May 13th is... (includes Printable Freebies)

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May 13th is... Happy Mother's Day, Frog Jumping Day, Leprechaun Day, Mexican American War Began, Tulip Day, National Apple Pie Day.

PLUS - books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages. 

Little Critter: Happy Mother's Day!Happy Mother's Day
-- Julia Ward Howe was the first to proclaim Mother's Day in 1870. Her Mother's Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Source
Read: Little Critter: Happy Mother's Day!
Free Printables and Crafts:
DLTK Mother's Day Printables
Kaboose Mother's Day Printables
Activity Village Mother's Day Printables
AllFree Mother's Day Printables
Mothers Day Printables and Worksheets
Family Fun Mother's Day Printables

Jimmy the Racing FrogFrog 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”. Source
Read: Jimmy the Racing Frog
Free Printables and Crafts:
Make a origami frog craft
Make a Toad and Frog House craft
Frog Activities

That's What Leprechauns DoLeprechaun Day
-- Leprechauns are sly and sneaky fairies dressed in shades of green that lead solitary yet busy lives. These spiffy dressers typically don waist coats, buckled shoes and hats. Many little leprechauns are hard-working shoemakers. They are talented musicians and love to dance. Source
Read: That's What Leprechauns Do
Free Printables and Crafts:
To Catch a Leprechaun craft
Set Your Rainbow Leprechaun Trap Crafts
Leprechaun Colouring pages
Leprechaun Worksheets

The War With Mexico: The Classic History of the Mexican-American WarMexican American War Began
-- 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. Source
Read: The War With Mexico: The Classic History of the Mexican-American War
Free Printables and Crafts:
Mexico Printables
James K. Polk Printables
Mexico Worksheets
Mexico Themed Activities for Kids
Mexican Crafts

The Great Tulip TradeTulip 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. Source
Read: The Great Tulip Trade
Free Printables and Crafts:
Spring Tulips Coloring Page
Spring Printables
Egg Carton Tulip Craft
Tulips Bookmarks Printable Paper Craft

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple PieNational 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). Source
Read: Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie
Free Printables and Crafts:
Pie Coloring Page
Apple Worksheets
Apple Theme Activities
Printable Apple Pie Boxes

Printable May 2012 Colouring CalendarPrintable May Colouring Calendar
- colour and use to keep track of your commitments and social life.

May Icons - These icons are designed to be used as each event is explored. The icons can be glued onto the May Coloring Calendar.

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