May 30th Special Days - Featuring Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 30, 2016 | 0 comments
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May 30th is... Ice Cream Freezer Patented (1848), Lincoln Memorial Dedication (1922), Loomis Day (1872), National Creativity Day, My Bucket's Got A Hole In It Day/National Hole in My Bucket Day, World MS Day/World Multiple Sclerosis Day, National Mint Julep Day, Water a Flower Day, Indianapolis 500 Anniversary/Indianapolis 500 Day (1911), National Scone Day, Garden Amazement Day, National Nail Tech Day, Lod Massacre Remembrance Day (Puerto Rico), Parliament Day (Croatia), Anguilla Day (Anguilla), Indian Arrival Day (Trinidad and Tobago), No Garbage Day (Japan), Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc/St. Joan of Arc Feast Day

MORE: National Seniors Health and Fitness Day, World Otter Day, Ascension Day

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

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Image: Milk to Ice Cream (Welcome Books: How Things Are Made), by Inez Snyder. Publisher: Children's Press(CT) (March 1, 2003)Ice Cream Freezer Patented (1848)
-- Nancy Johnson invented the hand-cranked freezer in 1846. Because Nancy Johnson lacked the foresight to have her invention patented, her name does not appear on the patent records. A similar type of freezer was, however, patented on May 30, 1848, by a Mr. Young who at least had the courtesy to call it the Johnson Patent Ice Cream Freezer.

Read: Milk to Ice Cream (Welcome Books: How Things Are Made), by Inez Snyder
-- Photographs and simple text explain how a boy and his father make ice cream together at home.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Ice Cream Printables
Making Learning Fun: Ice Cream Printables
Activity Village: Ice-Cream Printables
Ice Cream Craft

Image: early 1900s photo Naval training station, Newport, R.I., learning wireless telegraphers, by Historic Photos

Loomis Day (1872)

-- The First Wireless Telegrapher. Less than 150 years ago wireless communication was just the wild dream of a New York born dentist. Mahlon Loomis (1826-1886) believed it was possible to harness the upper atmosphere’s electrical currents to successfully transfer telegraph messages without wire.

Read: Textbook For Station Agents And Telegraphers (1907), by Chicago National School Of Railroading
-- Section One, Telegraphy And Section Two, Course For Station Agents And Telegraphers.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
How to Build a Small Telegraph
How to Use Morse Code
Telegraph Research Worksheet
Boost Your Wireless Signal With a Homemade Wifi Extender

Image: The Lincoln Memorial (Patriotic Symbols), by Nancy Harris. Publisher: Heinemann (August 18, 2008)

The Lincoln Memorial Dedication (1922)

-- The Lincoln Memorial stands at the west end of the National Mall as a neoclassical monument to the 16th President. The memorial, designed by Henry Bacon, after ancient Greek temples, stands 190 feet long, 119 feet wide, and almost 100 feet high.

Read: The Lincoln Memorial (Patriotic Symbols), by Nancy Harris
-- Introduce young readers to the United States government through a discussion of our country's patriotic symbols. In The Lincoln Memorial, children learn about Abraham Lincoln and his memorial in Washington, D.C. They also learn how this memorial is a symbol of patriotism for the United States of America.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Abraham Lincoln Printables
Abraham Lincoln: A Printable Book for Early Readers
President Abraham Lincoln: Worksheets and Printables
Abraham Lincoln's Hat Activity

Free National Seniors Health and Fitness DayPrintables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Health, Nutrition and Food Printable Worksheets
Senior Citizens Colouring Pages
Senior Budget Planner Worksheet

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