May 17th Special Days - Featuring 28+ Merry-Go-Round Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, May 17, 2019 | 0 comments
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May 17th is... First Merry-Go-Round Built, National Cherry Cobbler Day, Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex Exhibit Opened (2000), First Kentucky Derby (1875), Watergate Hearings Began, Pack Rat Day, World Hypertension Day, World Information Society Day, World Telecommunication Day, Syttende Mai.

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

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

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Image: Art of the Carousel, 1st Edition | Hardcover: 223 pages | by Charlotte Dinger (Author), Betty-May Smith (Editor), Richard C. Carter (Photographer), William Manns (Designer). Publisher: Carousel Art; 1st edition (June 1, 1984)First Merry-Go-Round Built
-- The earliest known depiction of a carousel is in a Byzantine bas-relief dating to around 500 A.D., which depicts riders in baskets suspended from a central pole. The first carousel to be seen in the United States was created in Hessville, Ohio, Located approximately 25 miles from Toledo, Ohio on U.S. Route 20 during the 1840s by Franz Wiesenhoffer. The first steam-powered mechanical roundabout, invented by Thomas Bradshaw, appeared at the Aylsham Fair in about 1861.

Read: Art of the Carousel
-- Accompanied by over 400 color photographs, a guide to the art of the carousel, or merry-go-round, traces its development by describing style variations and identifiable features of carousel animals.

Image: The Gallery Wrap Store | Carousel Horse Merry Go Round DecorCarousel/Merry Go Round Decor -- Perfect for wall art dΓ©cor, a modern canvas print for any room in the home. Not a reproduction of a painted work, but an original digital painting available in a variety of different sized options to fit your decorating needs. This beautiful canvas artwork is printed using the highest quality fade resistant inks on premium quality varnished canvas to extend its life and will become a focal point in your home or office.

Image: Faller 140316 Merry Go Round HO Scale Building KitMerry-Go-Round HO Scale Building Kit -- Scale building kit or scenery item; not a toy. Designed for model builders and collectors. Highly detailed plastic. Scale models for use in dioramas or model railway layouts. May require assembly.

Merry-Go-Round Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Horses in Motion: History of Carousels in Monroe County, NY and Beyond | Kindle Edition | by Linda M. Bartash (Author). Publisher: Penman Publishing, Inc. (August 17, 2013)
Horses in Motion:
History of Carousels
Amazon Freebies:

🎠 Read Merry-Go-Round ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🎠 Free Merry-Go-Round apps

🎠 Free Carousel apps

🎠 Free Merry-Go-Round/Carousel apps

🎠 Listen to Carousel LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🎠 Watch Merry-Go-Round Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🎠 Listen to Merry-Go-Round Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🎠 Free Alexa Skills | Carousel

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

🎠 Merry-Go-Round Colouring Pages

🎠 How To Make A Toy Merry-Go-Round

🎠 Make a Miniature Merry-Go-Round

🎠 Amusement Park (Merry-go-round)

🎠 Gingerbread Merry-Go-Round Recipe

🎠 Merry Go Round Coloring Page | Woo! Jr. Kids Activities

🎠 Lego Merry-Go-Round - A Sample Activity from Simple Machines

🎠 How to Make Wind-Up Moving Cardboard Carousels or Merry-Go-Rounds

🎠 Spinning Carousel Centerpiece - Oh Happy Day!

🎠 Carousel Coloring Pages

🎠 Magic Pony Carousel | Spot The Difference

🎠 Carousel Hidden Objects Puzzle

🎠 From Kit to Carousel - Paper Source Blog

🎠 Make an Origami Carousel

🎠 Carousel Coloring Pages

🎠 DIY Circus Carousel Party Centerpiece

🎠 Printable French cirque carousel with sweet tiny little circus performers and horses

🎠 Make a Carousel Cake

🎠 A Carousel Box That Really Spins

🎠 How to Make Carousel Cupcake Toppers

Image: Best Cobblers and Crisps Ever: No-Fail Recipes for Rustic Fruit Desserts (Best Ever) | Paperback: 128 pages | by Monica Sweeney (Author). Publisher: Countryman Press; 1 edition (July 26, 2016)National Cherry Cobbler Day
-- Celebrates the cherry dessert created to allow pioneer travelers to enjoy dessert while on the road. Cobblers originated in the west as pioneers traveled across the country in the 19th century. With no baking capabilities while traveling, the groups had to devise ways to cook the dishes they enjoyed in Dutch ovens over campfires.

Read: Best Cobblers and Crisps Ever: No-Fail Recipes for Rustic Fruit Desserts
-- Cobblers, crisps, and crumbles are classic American desserts for a reason: They are delicious ways to showcase seasonal fruit by combining them with a sweet, crispy topping. And, best of all, they are quick and easy to make ― think of them as pie's less intimidating, equally delicious cousins. Make amazing weeknight desserts or entertain a crowd with this collection of 50 recipes, accompanied by beautiful full-color photography.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Pioneer Life Printables
Fruit Cobbler Recipes - Delicious Fruit Cobblers for Any Occasion

Image: When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex | Hardcover: 32 pages | by Toni Buzzeo (Author), Diana Sudyka (Illustrator). Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (May 14, 2019)Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex Exhibit Opened (2000)
-- Sue is the nickname given to FMNH PR 2081, the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found. Discovered in the summer of 1990 by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and named after her. The Sue exhibit opened on May 17, 2000, with more than 10,000 visitors. Paleoartist John Gurche painted a mural of a Tyrannosaurus for the exhibit.

Read: When Sue Found Sue: Sue Hendrickson Discovers Her T. Rex
-- From a very young age, Sue Hendrickson was meant to find things: lost coins, perfume bottles, even hidden treasure. Her endless curiosity eventually led to her career in diving and paleontology, where she would continue to find things big and small. In 1990, at a dig in South Dakota, Sue made her biggest discovery to date: Sue the T. rex, the largest and most complete T. rex skeleton ever unearthed.

Buy: Schleich Tyrannosaurus Rex
-- This hand painted replica comes equipped with booklet containing scientific data about Tyrannosaurus Rex and a figure of a human in the same scale, to facilitate comparison of the size. Sculpted in close cooperation with the Natural History Museum of the Humboldt-University Berlin.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Dinosaur Printables
35 Unique Dinosaur Coloring Pages
Dinosaur Coloring Pages
Dinosaur Worksheets
Tyrannosaurus Paper Craft
Tyrannosaurus rex Paper Craft

Image: Kentucky Derby (Sporting Championships) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Blaine Wiseman (Author). Publisher: Weigl Pub Inc (July 15, 2010)First Kentucky Derby (1875)
-- On May 17, 1875, the horse, Aristides, and his rider, Oliver Lewis, crossed the finish line ahead of the rest of the field at the first ever Kentucky Derby. The horse's owner, H.P. McGrath, and a roaring crowd in the stands looked on. The first Kentucky Derby was a 1.5-mile race, and the traditional distance of 1.25 miles was not established until the 1896 Derby.

Read: Kentucky Derby (Sporting Championships)
-- Introduces the Kentucky Derby, including its history, rules, equipment, qualifying for the race, other notable horse races around the world, women participants, and notable past winners.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
55 Best Horse Coloring Pages
Kentucky Derby Printables
Thoroughbred Horse Paper Craft
Kentucky Derby Coloring Pages
Kentucky Derby Party Games and Ideas
Customize Kentucky Derby Bingo Cards

Image: The Pack Rats | Paperback: 62 pages | by Diane K. Potter (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 3, 2011)Pack Rat Day
-- It is really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. You just never know. Making the decision to discard something of even remotely questionable value, is sometimes difficult, if not impossible to do.

Read: The Pack Rats
-- The Pack Rats had everything - and I mean everything! This rhyming rummage is riddled with reasons to repeatedly read and root for these rats. Over 50 pages of color illustrations will engage and entertain all ages.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Rat Printables, Crafts, and Worksheets
Printable chore lists, schedules, calendars and more
Clutter Jail Printables
Clutter Bug Paper Craft
Declutter and Organize Calendar

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