May 22nd Special Days - Featuring 23+ Oregon Trail Freebies!

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May 22nd is... A Thousand Pioneers Head West (1843), Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft (1906), Buy-A-Musical-Instrument Day, Crater Lake National Park Established (1902), Bitcoin Pizza Day, Canadian Immigrants Day, Harvey Milk Day, National Craft Distillery Day, International Day for Biological Diversity, National Maritime Day, National Solitaire Day, National Vanilla Pudding Day, Sherlock Holmes Day, World Goth Day, US Colored Troops Day, World Paloma Day, Iced Coffee Day, National Gout Awareness Day, Growing Flavor in the Garden Day, Ewokalypse, National Day (Yemen), National Heroes Day (Sri Lanka), St. Julia's Day

MORE: Emergency Medical Services for Children Day/EMSC Day, Lag B'Omer

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

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Image: Roughing It on the Oregon Trail (The Time-Traveling Twins) | Paperback: 48 pages | by Diane Stanley (Author), Holly Berry (Illustrator). Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (July 24, 2001)A Thousand Pioneers Head West (1843)
-- On May 22, 1843, some 1,000 men, women, and children climbed aboard their wagons and steered their horses west out of the small town of Elm Grove, Missouri. The train comprised more than 100 wagons with a herd of 5,000 oxen and cattle trailing behind. Dr. Elijah White, a Presbyterian missionary who had made the trip the year before, served as a guide.

Read: Roughing It on the Oregon Trail, by Diane Stanley, Holly Berry
-- What if you could close your eyes and open them to find you were amongst hundreds of pioneers in 1843, packing up your covered wagon to travel the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail? In their first journey, the twins spend eight months crossing the country on foot and by covered wagon, braving the mountain ranges and river valleys, battling floods and droughts, and cooking slam-johns and sowbellies over buffalo chips.

Image: Watch Westward Ho The Wagons! | The Stephen wagon train journeys to the Northwest Territory via the Oregon Trail in 1844
Westward Ho The Wagons! -- The Stephen wagon train journeys to the Northwest Territory via the Oregon Trail in 1844. The pioneers deal with the elements and occasional raids, but after hostile Pawnees drive off their spare horses, they realize they may not make it to the Oregon Territory. While stopping at Fort Laramie, the pioneer children make friends with Sioux children. After the Sioux chief's son is injured in an accident, Doc Grayson helps heal him, earning the trust of the Sioux. As the story ends, the Sioux warriors escort the wagon train safely through Pawnee territory.

Image: The Learning Company - Oregon Trail 5th Edition | by The Learning Company | Platform : Mac, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95The Learning Company - Oregon Trail -- Explore the West, live the adventure, and survive the trail! Kids will build real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills as they choose their wagon party and supplies, read maps, plan their route, and guide their team through the wilderness. Can they survive the dangers of the long journey, raging rivers, buffalo stampedes, sickness, and starvation? The trail explodes with adventure as you face the rugged challenges and experience real-life events.

Oregon Trail Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Oregon Trail (You Choose: History) | Kindle Edition | by Matt Doeden (Author). Publisher: Capstone Press (August 1, 2013)
The Oregon Trail
(You Choose: History)
Amazon Freebies:

🤠 Free Oregon Trail ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🤠 Read Oregon Trail ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🤠 Free Oregon Trail apps

🤠 Free Oregon Trail games

🤠 Listen to Oregon Trail LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🤠 Watch Oregon Trail Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🤠 Listen to Oregon Trail Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🤠 Free Alexa Skills | Oregon Trail

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
🤠 Conestoga Wagon Printables

🤠 Pioneer Life Printables

🤠 The Oregon Trail: FREE Unit Studies and Resources

🤠 Pioneer Covered Wagon Craft

🤠 Packing Your Covered Wagon | Little House Crafts and Activities

🤠 Pack Your Wagon Lesson Plan

🤠 Oregon Trail Lapbook - Lapbook Lessons

🤠 100 Oregon Trail Homeschool History Resources

🤠 Oregon Trail Connect the Dots

🤠 Oregon Trail pdf - Nebraska Department of Education

🤠 Oregon Trail Coloring Page

🤠 Oregon Trail Coloring Pages

🤠 Free Oregon Trail Activity Guide | Download or by mail

🤠 Make Your Own Covered Wagon - Nevada State Parks

🤠 Covered Wagon - LDS Family Fun

Image: First Flight: The Wright Brothers (DK Readers, Level 4) | Paperback: 48 pages | by Leslie Garrett (Author). Publisher: DK Children (July 21, 2003)
Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft (1906)
-- On May 22, 1906, the Wrights received a patent for their method of flight control and fiercely defended it in the years afterward, suing foreign and domestic aviators and companies, especially Glenn Curtiss, in an attempt to collect licensing fees. The legal threat suppressed the development of the U.S. aviation industry.

Read: First Flight: The Wright Brothers, by Leslie Garrett
-- Follow the amazing story of brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright as they plan and build a flying machine! Stunning photographs combine with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories in DK Readers, a multilevel reading program guaranteed to capture children's interest while developing their reading skills and general knowledge.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
The Wright Brothers Printables
25 Airplane Projects Kids Love
Aircraft Papercraft
The Wright Brothers' Resource and Activity Book

Image: Musical Instruments Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books) | Paperback: 48 pages | by Ellen J. McHenry (Author). Publisher: Dover Publications; Clr Csm edition (October 19, 1995)Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day
-- If you are a musician in need of a new instrument, today could be a very good day indeed! If you have been considering taking up a musical instrument, today can be your starting point. And, the good news is you are never too old to begin playing a musical instrument.

Read: Musical Instruments Coloring Book, by Ellen J. McHenry
-- In this instructive and entertaining coloring book, you will find 44 lifelike vignettes of students playing, including a double-page illustration of a full school orchestra performing in concert. Here are boys and girls playing the piccolo, bassoon, bugle, sousaphone, snare drum, xylophone, maracas, violin, string bass, and electric guitar — and even the banjo and bagpipes. These, plus 32 more popular musical instruments, grouped according to instrument type, are ready for crayons, watercolors, or magic markers.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Musical Instruments Printables
Music Basics Printables | 62 coloring pages of Musical Instruments
52 Homemade Musical Instruments to Make
33 free guitar paper model for your collection

Image: Crater Lake: The Story Behind the Scenery (Discover America: National Parks) (Discover America: National Parks: The Story Behind the Scenery) | Paperback: 48 pages | by Ronald G. Warfield (Author), Lee Juillerat (Author), Larry Smith (Author), Peter C. Howorth (Editor), K. C. DenDooven (Designer). Publisher: KC Publications, Inc. (August 3, 1982)Crater Lake National Park Established (1902)
-- Crater Lake National Park is the fifth oldest national park in the United States and the only one in the state of Oregon. The park encompasses the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of a destroyed volcano, Mount Mazama, and the surrounding hills and forests. Crater Lake National Park was established May 22, 1902, by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Read: Crater Lake: The Story Behind the Scenery, by Ronald G. Warfield, Lee Juillerat, Larry Smith
-- Crater Lake National Park, located in south-central Oregon, was established in 1902 to preserve this deep blue lake encircled by multicolored lava walls. The ultimate blue lake draws travelers who enjoy incomparable views--remnants of Mount Mazama, the forest mosaic, colorful wildflowers, and a diversity of wildlife.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Top 10 Lake Coloring Pages
The Official Oregon Coloring Book - Oregon Secretary of State
U.S. National Parks Coloring Book
Crater Lake National Park Maps

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