May 23rd Special Days - Featuring 22+ Turtle Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 0 comments
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May 23rd is... World Turtle Day®, National Taffy Day (1882), Lucky Penny Day, Bifocals Invented (1784), Declaration of the Bab Day, International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, World Crohn's and Colitis Day, Mesmerism Day, Harvesting Healing Day, National Fill Your Thermos Brand Bottle Day, Stormy Daniels Day, National Day (Morocco), Linnaeus Day (Sweden)

MORE: Lag B'omer, Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day, EMSC (Emergency Medical Services) Day, World Orienteering Day, Chardonnay Day, KIDS OCEAN DAY (California), Red Nose Day (US), Outdoor Classroom Day (UK)

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: Fun Facts About Turtles! (I Like Reptiles and Amphibians!) | Paperback: 24 pages | by Carmen Bredeson (Author). Publisher: Enslow Publishers (March 1, 2009)World Turtle Day®
-- The purpose of World Turtle Day®, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive. World Turtle Day® is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities.

Read: Fun Facts About Turtles!, by Carmen Bredeson
-- What is a turtle's shell made of? How long do turtles live? Accompanied by pictures of turtles in their environment, author Carmen Bredeson answers these and other questions.

Image: Bememo 16 Pieces Realistic Sea Turtle Lifelike Tortoises Ocean Animal Plastic Small Turtle Figurines for Party Favor DecorationRealistic Sea Turtle/Lifelike Tortoises -- Realistic turtles come with different styles, intricate artwork on the shells ensure the turtle decoration is realistic and eye-catching. Good gift for children, can be applied to party favors, art decoration, educational toy and so on, can also be served as cake toppers and make a sea turtles animal-themed cake.

Image: Vintoys Soft Plush Sea Turtle Stuffed Animals Plush 10 inches | Soft and adorable, perfect size for playingPlush Sea Turtle -- This lovely Sea Turtle is very cute. Soft and adorable, perfect size for playing. Suitable for children from 3 years old. About 10 inch length, 4 inch height.

Turtles Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Sea Turtles: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts on Animals in Nature (Our Amazing World Series Book 4) | Kindle Edition | by Kay de Silva (Author). Publication Date: December 6, 2013
Sea Turtles: Amazing Pictures and Fun Facts
Amazon Freebies:

🐢 Free Turtles ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🐢 Read Turtles ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🐢 Free Turtles apps

🐢 Free Turtles games

🐢 Listen to Turtles LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🐢 Watch Turtles Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🐢 Listen to Turtles Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🐢 Free Alexa Skills | Turtles

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
🐢 Reptiles Coloring Book

🐢 Sea Turtle Printables

🐢 Turtles Colouring Pages

🐢 Turtle Crafts

🐢 10 totally awesome facts about turtles!

🐢 Free Turtle Printables and Worksheets

🐢 Turtle Printables and Ideas

🐢 Turtle Coloring and Activity Book - Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

🐢 10 Cute Sea Turtle Coloring Pages

🐢 Turtle Dot to Dot printable worksheets

🐢 Robot Turtles - ThinkFun

🐢 Endangered Caribbean Sea Turtles: An Educator's Handbook

🐢 Paper Strips Turtle Craft Printable Template

🐢 Little Turtle Puppet -

Image: Atlantic City Then and Now (Then and Now Thunder Bay) | Hardcover: 144 pages | by Edward Arthur Mauger (Author) Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (October 1, 2008)National Taffy Day (1882)
-- The origins of taffy is often debated, but this chewy candy has been part of American life since the late 1800s. Salt water taffy was created in Atlantic City in 1883 by a shopkeeper on the boardwalk named David Bradley. In 1883, a storm surge flooded Bradley's store and covered his candy inventory in seawater, the day after the storm he was cleaning up when a girl entered the store and asked for a bag of taffy. With sarcasm, he told the girl to help herself to his salt water taffy, and the name stuck.

Read: Atlantic City Then and Now, by Edward Arthur Mauger
-- Welcome to Atlantic City, New Jersey, the birthplace of many pop culture phenomena, including Monopoly, the Miss America Pageant, salt-water taffy and The Donald (Trump, that is). Discover the extraordinary history of this glamorous resort town. Fascinating then-and-now photographs highlight Atlantic City's evolution - from its early days as a get-away for Philadelphians, through its decline in the mid-20th century, to its 21st-century incarnation as a gambling and entertainment mecca.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Saltwater Taffy Recipe
Salt Water Taffy Centerpiece
Beach Colouring Pages | SuperColoring
Top 20 Interesting Beach Coloring Pages

Image: Deena's Lucky Penny: Money (Math Matters ®) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Barbara deRubertis (Author), Cynthia Fisher (Illustrator), Joan Holub (Illustrator). Publisher: Kane Press (August 1, 2006)Lucky Penny Day
-- Make it a point to look on the ground everywhere you go today and see if you can find a lucky penny. Finding a penny is sometimes considered lucky and gives rise to the saying, Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day: you'll have good luck.

Read: Deena's Lucky Penny, by Barbara Derubertis, Cynthia Fisher
-- Deena's mom's birthday is coming and Deena has no money to buy a present for her. She finds a lucky penny and through the help of neighbors and family, she trades up until her penny gradually becomes a dollar. Now Deena can afford a gift for mom.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Math and Money Worksheets
Teaching Money Counting Skills
Money Colouring Pages
Coin Worksheets

Image: Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin | Paperback: 40 pages | by Gene Barretta (Author, Illustrator). Publisher: Square Fish; First edition (December 23, 2008)Bifocals Invented (1784)
-- Benjamin Franklin is widely credited as the inventor of bifocals. According to the Antique Spectacles and Other Visual Aids museum, curated by Dr. David A. Fleishman, an archived political cartoon dated 1764 and held by The Library Company of Philadelphia, which was co-founded by Franklin, shows Franklin wearing an unusual pair of eyeglasses resembling bifocals.

Read: Now and Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, by Gene Barretta
-- What would you do if you lived in a community without a library, hospital, post office, or fire department? If you were Benjamin Franklin, you would set up these organizations yourself. Franklin also designed the lightning rod, suggested the idea of daylight saving time, invented bifocals and the odometer — all inspired by his common sense and intelligence. Franklin wrote, in August 1784 to his friend George Whatley, he was happy in the invention of double spectacles, which serving for distant objects as well as near ones, make my eyes as useful to me as ever they were.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Benjamin Franklin Printables
Funny Glasses |
Fun Glasses Craft
Spectacles Holder Craft

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