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May 17th Special Days - Featuring 27+ Merry-Go-Round Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 0 comments
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Image: Carousel Horses: A Photographic Celebration | Hardcover: 176 pages | by Sherrell S. Anderson (Author). Publisher: Courage Books; 1st Edition edition (September 1, 2000)
Carousel Horses
May 17th is... First Merry-Go-Round Built, National Cherry Cobbler Day, National Mushroom Hunting Day, National Pack Rat Day, Pinot Grigio Day, National Walnut Day, World Recycling Day, World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day/World NF Awareness Day, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day/World Information Society Day/World Telecommunication Day, World Hypertension Day, International Child Helpline Day, Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex Exhibit Opened (2000), First Kentucky Derby (1875), National Graduation Tassel Day, National Pinkfix Day, National Emo Day for Women, Same-Sex Marriage Day, International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia Transphobia/International Day Against Homophobia/International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Norway's Constitution Day/Norwegian Constitution Days/Syttende Mai (Norway), National Curves Day (Illinois)

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

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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: Couple of Vintage Carousel Horses Merry go Round in a Holiday Park Wall Art Painting Pictures Print On Canvas Stretched and Framed Artworks Modern Hanging Posters Home Decor 3PANELVintage Carousel Wall Art -- High Definition modern canvas printing artwork, photo printed on high-quality canvas with vivid colors. Perfect contemporary art paintings for bedroom, living room, kitchen, office, hotel, guest room, dining room, bathroom, bar, etc. The gallery canvas print is already perfectly wrapped and stretched with a wooden frame on the back. It comes with hooks for easy hanging.

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

🎠 Listen to Carousel Digital Music 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

Carousel Cake Recipes:

🎠 Carousel Cake Recipe - Snackworks

🎠 Carousel Cake | Rose Bakes

🎠 Unicorn Carousel Layer Cake

🎠 The Carousel - Yeners Way

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

🎠 Carousel in Pink: Free Party Printables

🎠 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)
Best Cobblers
and Crisps Ever
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.

🥧 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)
When Sue Found Sue
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.

🦖 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)
Kentucky Derby
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.

🏇 55 Best Horse Coloring Pages

🏇 Kentucky Derby Printables

🏇 Thoroughbred Horse Paper Craft

🏇 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)
The Pack Rats
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.

🐀 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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