May 22nd is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 0 comments
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May 22nd is... Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft, Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day, Crater Lake National Park Established, A Thousand Pioneers Head West, International Day for Biological Diversity, National Maritime Day.

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

Image: First Flight: The Wright Brothers (DK Readers, Level 4), by Leslie Garrett. Publisher: DK Children (July 21, 2003)Wright Brothers Patented the Aircraft
-- In 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 development of the U.S. aviation industry. Source
Read: First Flight: The Wright Brothers, Leslie Garrett
-- Growing up in rural Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright were fascinated by all kinds of vehicles -- a toy helicopter, bicycles, and the first motorized cars -- but what they dreamed of was flight. They were convinced they could build a machine that a man could pilot-and they did.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
The Wright Brothers Printables
25 Airplane Projects Kids Love
Aircraft Papercraft
The Wright Brothers' Learning Activities and Worksheets

Image: Musical Instruments Coloring Book (Dover Design Coloring Books), by Ellen J. McHenry. 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're never too old to begin playing a musical instrument. Source
Read: Musical Instruments Coloring Book, Ellen J. McHenry
-- Entertaining and instructive book includes over 40 lifelike vignettes of young music makers — playing the cello, viola, guitar, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, concert tuba, trumpet, flute, French horn, snare drums, triangle, and more.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Musical Instruments Printables
Music Basics Printables
Musical Coloring Pages
Making Musical Instruments by Sherri Osborn, Guide to Family Crafts
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), by Ronald G. Warfield), Lee Juillerat, Larry Smith, Peter C. Howorth, K. C. DenDoovenCrater Lake National Park Established
-- 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. Source
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:
Crater Lake National Park Coloring Page
Oregon Printable Pages
US National Parks Coloring Pages
Crater Lake National Park Maps

Image: Roughing It on the Oregon Trail (The Time-Traveling Twins), by Diane Stanley, Holly Berry. Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (July 24, 2001)A Thousand Pioneers Head West
-- On this day in 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 guide. Source
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.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Conestoga Wagon Printables
Pioneer Life Printables
Oregon Printables
Pioneer Covered Wagon Craft
Covered Wagon Craft Instructions

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