May 7th Special Days - Featuring 29+ Very Hungry Caterpillar Freebies!

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Image: Very Hungry Caterpillar, spotted on Phinney Ridge, by Chelsea Nesvig on Flickr

May 7th is... Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, National Tourism Day (1983), Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Premiered (1824), Space Shuttle Endeavour (1991), Macaroni Patented (1660), Kodak Cameras First Sold (1888), National Barrier Awareness Day, National Cosmopolitan Day, International Paste-Up Day, National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, National Packaging Design Day, St. John of Beverley's Day, Beaufort Scale (Wind) Day, Cystinosis Awareness Day, Worldwide Day of Genital Autonomy, International Tell Your Crush Day, Be Best Day, Love's Baby Soft Day, Gamma Day, Privy Diggers Day, National Masturbation Day

MORE: Childhood Depression Awareness Day/Green Ribbon Day, National Concert Day, National Teacher Day/Teacher Appreciation Day, World Asthma Day, Poem on Your Pillow Day, National Foster Care Day, Yom HaZikaron (Israel)

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

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Image: The Very Hungry Caterpillar | Hardcover: 32 pages | by Eric Carle (Author). Publisher: World of Eric Carle (October 15, 1981)
Very Hungry Caterpillar Day
-- Each year people around the world celebrate The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day in honor of one of Eric Carle's most beloved picture book characters. Carle's books have helped generations of children learn basic concepts like colors and counting, encouraged healthy eating, and inspired kids to grow their imagination.

Read: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
-- THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a beautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages.

Image: World of Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Plush | by Kids Preferred | All-time favorite is now a cuddly, huggable large plush toyThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Plush -- Bring to life the beloved main character of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This all-time favorite is now a cuddly, huggable large plush toy sure to wiggle its way into your heart. Little ones can pretend to follow The Very Hungry Caterpillar as it grows from egg, to cocoon to a beautiful butterfly. All Eric Carle toys include The World of Eric Carle sewn-on logo label and a hangtag featuring the original book cover art on the front.

Image: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Butterfly and Props | by Constructive Playthings | After stuffing all the padded food props into his roomy pouch, simply flip it over for the transformation into a butterflyThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Butterfly and Props -- Feed the Caterpillar an Apple, Plum, strawberry, orange, pear and other 11 scrumptious foods. After stuffing all the padded food props into his roomy pouch, simply flip it over for the transformation into a butterfly. The padded, felt Caterpillar is not a Puppet.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Coloring and Activity Books

Image: My Very Hungry Caterpillar | StoryToys | Have fun playing together, help him explore, pick him up, or take a peek into his colorful toy box
My Very Hungry Caterpillar
Amazon Freebies:

🐛 Free Very Hungry Caterpillar ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🐛 Read Very Hungry Caterpillar ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🐛 Free Very Hungry Caterpillar apps

🐛 Free Very Hungry Caterpillar games

🐛 Listen to Very Hungry Caterpillar LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🐛 Watch Very Hungry Caterpillar Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🐛 Listen to Very Hungry Caterpillar Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

🐛 Eric Carle FAQ, Newsletters, Downloads, and Games

🐛 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Ideas and Printables

🐛 Hungry Caterpillar Teaching Resources and Story Sack Printables

🐛 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Printables, worksheets and Activities

🐛 25 Activities for The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Pre-K Pages

🐛 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities and Games - Twinkl

🐛 27 of The Very Best Hungry Caterpillar Activities

🐛 Retell Literacy Center Activity - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

🐛 The Very Hungry Caterpillar~ Tot-Book

🐛 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity – I Spy - Simple Play Ideas

🐛 Caterpillar Crafts and Activities for Kids | From ABCs to ACTs

🐛 The Hungry Caterpillar Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

🐛 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

🐛 Very Hungry Caterpillar Do-a-Dot Pack | Totschooling

🐛 30+ Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities

🐛 Very Hungry Caterpillar Puzzles

🐛 Very Hungry Caterpillar Party - Free Printable Invitations - De Su Mama

🐛 15 Wonderful Eric Carle Coloring Pages

🐛 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Mini books - Tinker Studio

🐛 Have fun with The Very Hungry Caterpillar

🐛 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Booklet - FamilyEducation

🐛 The Very Hungry Idaho Caterpillar - National Agriculture

Image: People on Holiday (Going Places) | Hardcover: 29 pages | by Barbara Taylor (Author), Tessa Richardson-Jones (Illustrator). Publisher: Gardners Books (August 31, 1995)National Tourism Day (1983)
-- A day for municipalities and tourism sites around the world to promote their area or region. Municipalities and entertainment venues big and small, use today to let people know about activities and events in their areas. National Travel and Tourism Week was first celebrated in May 1983, as President Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation urging all citizens to observe the week.

Read: People on Holiday

Free Printables:
Tourism Printables and Worksheets
Travel Games and Printables
Free Printable Travel Coloring Pages

Image: The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 | Paperback: 240 pages | by Harvey Sachs (Author). Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (November 8, 2011)Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Premiered (1824)
-- The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is the final complete symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. Completed on May 7, 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works of the Western classical repertoire. Among critics, it is universally considered to be among Beethoven's greatest works and is considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written.

Read: The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824

Free Printables:
Ludwig van Beethoven Printables and Worksheets
Music Basics Printables
Musical Instruments Printables

Image: The Space Shuttle (Pull Ahead Books ― Mighty Movers) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Jeffrey Zuehlke (Author). Publisher: First Avenue Editions TM (January 1, 2007)Space Shuttle Endeavour (1991)
-- Endeavour (OV-105) first arrived at KSC's Shuttle Landing Facility May 7, 1991, atop NASA's new Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (NASA 911). The space agency's newest orbiter began flight operations in 1992 on mission STS-49, the Intelsat VI repair mission.

Read: The Space Shuttle

Free Printables:
NASA Kids Club
Free Solar System Printables
NASA Space Place | Activities for the Classroom

Image: We Called It Macaroni: An American Heritage of Southern Italian Cooking--KCA Pbk (Knopf Cooks American) | Paperback: 368 pages | by Nancy Verde Barr (Author). Publisher: Knopf; We Called It Macaron edition (February 13, 1996)Macaroni Patented (1660)
-- The invention of macaroni (what the Italians call pasta secca and which specifies dried -- versus fresh, pasta fresca -- pasta) was attributed to the Etruscans, the Chinese, the Greeks, and the Romans, as well as the Arabs. On May 7, 1660, Isaack B. Fubine received the first patent for macaroni.

Read: We Called It Macaroni: An American Heritage of Southern Italian Cooking

Free Printables:
Noodles Coloring Pages
How to Dye Pasta for Fun Sensory Play | Little Bins for Little Hands

Image: George Eastman and the Kodak Camera (Inventions and Discovery) Paperback: 32 pages | by Jennifer Fandel (Author), Al Milgrom (Author), Gordon Purcell (Illustrator). Publisher: Capstone Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2007)Kodak Cameras First Sold (1888)
-- The use of photographic film was pioneered by George Eastman, who started manufacturing paper film in 1885 before switching to celluloid in 1889. His first camera, which he called the Kodak, was first offered for sale in 1888. It was a very simple box camera with a fixed-focus lens and single shutter speed, which along with its relatively low price appealed to the average consumer. The Kodak came pre-loaded with enough film for 100 exposures and needed to be sent back to the factory for processing and reloading when the roll was finished.

Read: George Eastman and the Kodak Camera

Free Printables:
The Kindness-Catcher Camera
Printable Working Paper Camera
Camera Colouring Page

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