May 4th Special Days - Featuring Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, May 04, 2016 | 0 comments
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May 4th is... Star Wars Day/Intergalactic Star Wars Day/Luke Skywalker Day, National Bird Day, Rhode Island Independence Day, International Firefighters Day, Rhode Island Independence Day (1776), National Weather Observer's Day, Anti-Bullying Day, International Respect for Chickens Day, National Candied Orange Peel Day, National Orange Juice Day, National Kids Fitness Day, Petite and Proud Day, Renewal Day/Relationship Renewal Day, World Give Day, International Payroll Day, Cassinga Day, Greenery Day (Japan), Remembrance of the Dead Day (Netherlands), Coal Miners Day (India), Ramune Day (Japan)Youth Day (China), Kent State Shootings Remembrance Day (Ohio),

MORE: World Beer Pong Day, Bladder Cancer Awareness Day, Childhood Stroke Awareness Day/Pediatric Stroke Awareness Day, Free Comic Book Day, National HerbDay, International Drone Day, Join Hands Day, Kentucky Derby Day, National Auctioneers Day, National Homebrew Day, National Scrapbooking Day, Pilates Day, Lemonade Day (Weekend), National Bombshells' Day, National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Day, National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, Global Marijuana March Day, International Female Ride Day, World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day, World Naked Gardening Day, Start Seeing Monarchs Day, Green Up Day (Vermont), Rosh Chodesh Iyar

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: About Birds: A Guide for Children (The About Series) | Paperback: 40 pages | by Cathryn Sill (Author), John Sill (Illustrator) (Author). Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (March 1, 1997)National Bird Day
- The oldest of the days set aside to recognize birds. You can celebrate by birdwatching, studying birds, and other bird-related activities. According to the U.S. Library of Congress, National Bird Day was first observed on May 4, 1894. It was started by Charles Almanzo Babcock, superintendent of schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Bird Day events are focused upon conservation training and awareness.

Read: About Birds: A Guide for Children

Free Printables:
Science Birds Worksheets
Busy Bee Bird Printables

Image: I Want to Be a Firefighter | Paperback: 24 pages | by Dan Liebman (Author). Publisher: Firefly Books (September 1, 1999)International Firefighters Day
- A proposal to institute this day was emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999, due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a wildfire in Australia. May 4th used to be a traditional Firefighters' Day in many European countries, because it is the day of Saint Florian, patron saint of firefighters.

Read: I Want To Be A Firefighter

Free Printables:
Fire Prevention Printables
Free Firefighter Printables
Fireman Coloring Page
Firefighter Coloring Pages

Image: Rhode Island (Hello USA) | Paperback: 84 pages | by John F. Warner (Author). Publisher: Lerner Pub Group; Revised, Expanded edition (September 1, 2002)Rhode Island Independence Day (1776)
- On this day in 1776, Rhode Island, the colony founded by the most radical religious dissenters from the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony, becomes the first North American colony to renounce its allegiance to King George III. Ironically, Rhode Island would be the last state to ratify the new American Constitution more than 14 years later on May 29, 1790.

Read: Rhode Island (Hello U.S.A.)

Free Printables:
Printable Rhode Island Map Collection
Rhode Island Coloring Pages

Image: The Weather Observer's Handbook 1st Edition | Paperback: 458 pages | by Stephen Burt (Author). Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (June 29, 2012)National Weather Observer's Day
- Professional meteorologists work around the clock to monitor conditions and create forecasts aimed at protecting life and property. But, there are also non-professionals who are awe-inspired by the show Mother Nature puts on everyday. These enthusiasts love to observe and talk about the weather.

Read: The Weather Observer's Handbook

Free Printables:
Free Printable Weather Chart for Home or School
Free Weather Printables
Free Printable Weather Game - Playdough To Plato
How to make a weather station

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