May 25th Special Days - Featuring Cookie Monster Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 27, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Cookie Monster, by Skeeze on Pixabay

May 25th is... Cookie Monster's Birthday, Babe Ruth Hits 714th Home Run (1935), Grizzly Bear Threatened Species (1975), Jesse Owens Set Three World Records (1935), Geek Pride Day/Nerd Pride Day, National Brown-Bag-It Day, National Missing Children Day (US)/International Missing Children's Day, National Tap Dance Day, African Languages Day, National Wine Day, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Day, Towel Day, World Thyroid Day, Africa Freedom Day, St. Aldhelm's Day, St. Bede the Venerable's Day, St. Gregory VII's Day

MORE: Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day/ARMAD, International Jazz Day, Julia Pierpont Day (West Virginia), International Heritage Breeds Day

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: appy Birthday, Cookie Monster (Step into Reading) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Sesame Street (Author). Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 12, 1986)Cookie Monster's Birthday
-- Even though the Muppets officially like to recognize Cookie Monster’s Birthday as November 2nd, it looks like it is also recognized on May 25th, the birthday of Frank Oz, one of the famous Jim Henson puppeteers.

Read: Happy Birthday, Cookie Monster!, by Sesame Street
-- Cookie Monster plans a party to celebrate his birthday, but before the guests arrive, he can't resist a tiny taste of the cake. It isn't long before the cake disappears. Fortunately, Cookie's friends help him solve his party dilemma in a story that makes learning to read a piece of cake.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
🍪 How to make a Cookie Monster Puppet

🍪 Cookie Monster Printables

🍪 Cookie Monster Coloring Pages

🍪 Cookie Monster games, colouring pages and videos

🍪 Cookie Monster Toilet Paper Roll Craft

🍪 Cookie Monster PaperCraft

Image: The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth | Paperback: 416 pages | by Leigh Montville (Author). Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (May 1, 2007)Babe Ruth Hits 714th Home Run (1935)
-- On May 25, 1935, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hits his 714th home run, a record for career home runs which would stand for almost 40 years. This was one of Ruth's last games and the last home run of his career. Ruth went four for four on the day, hitting three home runs and driving in six runs.

Read: The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth, by Leigh Montville
-- Babe Ruth was more than baseball's original superstar. For eighty-five years, he has remained the sport's reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century . . . more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts?

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Babe Ruth Coloring Page
Baseball Printables
Babe Ruth Career Stats
Benny Baseball Paper Craft
How to Make a Baseball Bat Toilet Paper Roll

Image: Face to Face with Grizzlies (Face to Face with Animals) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Joel Sartore (Author). Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (May 12, 2009)Grizzly Bear Threatened Species (1975)
-- Today, the grizzly mainly occupies high mountain wilderness areas and associated foothills in western and south-central Montana. Grizzlies are known to use low-elevation habitats, notably along the east front of the Rocky Mountains and along the base of the Mission Mountains. Grizzlies in the Cabinet-Yank area are being augmented by Canadian populations. Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem populations are stable and at recovery levels. Yellowstone grizzly populations appear to be increasing or stabilizing.

Read: Face to Face with Grizzlies, by Joel Sartore
-- Joel Sartore has been face-to-face with a grizzly bear—and lived to tell this and other great tales in Face to Face with Grizzlies. Through stunning photography and engaging storytelling, this expert challenges young readers to coexist with this fearsome creature. Along with his vast experience and knowledge, Sartore's contagious passion for the grizzly shines through on every page of this fascinating book.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Bear Coloring Pages
Be Bear Aware Coloring Book
Printable Animal Masks: Bear Mask
Bear Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Papercraft: Bear Mask

Image: Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive | Hardcover: 32 pages | by Carole Boston Weatherford (Author), Eric Velasquez (Illustrator). Publisher: Walker Childrens (January 1, 2007)Jesse Owens Set Three World Records (1935)
-- Jesse Owens grew up during the time of Jim Crow laws, but segregation never slowed him down. After setting world records for track in high school and college, he won a slot on the 1936 U.S. Olympic team. That year, the Olympics were in Berlin, then controlled by the Nazis, and Hitler was certain they would be a chance to prove to the world that Aryans were superior to all other races. But the triumph of Jesse's will helped him run through any barrier, winning four gold medals and the hearts of millions, setting two world records, and proving the Nazi dictator unmistakably wrong.

Read: Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive, by Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez
-- Jesse Owens grew up during an age when segregation laws forced him to eat at separate restaurants and stay at different hotels. But Jesse never let it slow him down while setting world records and winning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Once in Berlin, the triumph of Jesse's will helped him run through any barrier, winning not only Olympic gold but countless fans.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Summer Olympics Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lessons
Athletics Printables
Olympic Papercrafts
11 Fun Running Games for Kids
Olympics Printables

Image: World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion | Paperback: 92 pages | by Lisa L Spahr (Author), Austin S Camacho (Author). Publisher: Intrigue Publishing (December 5, 2007)
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day 
(observed 9 days before the first Monday in June)
-- We ask Amateur Radio Operators from around the world to team up during this effort to allow the people from our communities to gather at public locations such as shopping centers, parks, VA hospitals, and sporting events to express verbal positive support LIVE over two way radio for members of the Military, Veterans, Reserves, National Guard, Retired, Coalition Forces, First Responders, and Military Support Groups.

Read: World War II Radio Heroes: Letters of Compassion, by Lisa L Spahr, Austin S Camacho
-- More than 60 years had passed before she found them. Dozens of letters written to her family during WWII - from total strangers - to tell her great-grandmother her son had been captured and was being held as a POW. How did they know this? Through short-wave radio, POWs were allowed to state their names and hometowns and sometimes relay a short message to their families. Scores of Americans, listening to the German propaganda from so far away, heard her grandfather's information and took it upon themselves to write to her great-grandmother. All of these dear people wanted to give her great-grandmother a measure of comfort to know her son was alive. This was only the beginning of her journey. This book is a dedication to them - the radio heroes of WWII.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Printable Amateur Radio Logbooks
Turn your PC or Smartphone into a virtual Ham Radio station
The Adventures of Zack and Max - Ham Radio To The Rescue! - free colouring books and comic books
Military Colouring Pages

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