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June 15th Special Days - Featuring 19+ Ben Franklin Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 0 comments
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Image: The philosopher and his kite, by Sadd, Henry S., engraver; Morton, John Ludlow, 1792-1871. Library of Congress

Image: olt Of Fate: Benjamin Franklin And His Fabulous Kite | Kindle Edition | by Tom Tucker (Author). Publisher: PublicAffairs; Export Ed edition (April 24, 2009)
Bolt Of Fate
June 15th is... Ben Franklin's Kite Experiment (1752), Fly a Kite Day/Go Fly a Kite Day, Global Wind Day, National Electricity Day, Justice for Janitors Day, Magna Carta Day, National Smile Power Day/Power of a Smile Day, National Kiss a Wookiee Day, National Lobster Day, National Photography Day/Nature Photography Day, Native American Citizenship Day, Worldwide Day of Giving, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Beer Day Britain, Farmer's Day, Vlademar's Day, National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers, Prune Day, Spill the Salt Day, Lion King Day, National License Plate Frame Day, World Dengue Day, Admission Day (Arkansas), Dia del Arbol (Costa Rica), Day of Valdemar and Reunion Day (Denmark), National Bug Busting Day (UK)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: Who Was Ben Franklin?, by Dennis Brindell Fradin, John O'Brien, Nancy Harrison. Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap (February 18, 2002)Ben Franklin's Kite Experiment (1752)
-- In 1750, Franklin proposed an experiment with conductive rods being used to attract lightning to a Leyden jar, an early form of the capacitor. The experiment was supposed to be executed on the top of the spire on Christ Church in Philadelphia. Franklin conducted the experiment in June 1752. By this time, he had realized the dangers of using conductive rods and instead used a kite because the increased height allowed him to stay on the ground and because the kite was less likely to electrocute him.

Read: Who Was Ben Franklin?
-- Ben Franklin was the scientist who, with the help of a kite, discovered that lightning is electricity. He was also a statesman, an inventor, a printer, and an author-a man of such amazingly varied talents that some people claimed he had magical powers! Full of all the details kids will want to know, the true story of Benjamin Franklin is by turns sad and funny, but always honest and awe-inspiring.

Image: Funko Pop! Icons: History - Benjamin Franklin, MulticolorBenjamin Franklin -- From history, Benjamin Franklin, as a stylized POP vinyl from Funko! The figure stands 3 3/4 inches and comes in a window display box. Check out the other historical figures from Funko! Collect them all!

The Ben Franklin Book of Easy and Incredible Experiments -- At a time when science was a mystery to most people, Benjamin Franklin performed incredible experiments that revealed amazing facts about light, heat, sound, electricity, the weather, and other aspects of the natural world. Now the enormously popular Franklin Institute Science Museum shows you how to do your own exciting experiments Ben Franklin's way. He used common objects such as cooking oil, a glass bottle, or pieces of colored cloth to chart the Gulf Stream, predict the weather, or measure how much a molecule weighs.

🪁 Ben Franklin Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin | Paperback: 136 pages | by Benjamin Franklin (Author). Publisher: Independently published (February 16, 2020)
Autobiography of
Benjamin Franklin

Amazon Freebies:

🪁 Free Ben Franklin ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🪁 Read Ben Franklin ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🪁 Free Ben Franklin apps

🪁 Listen to Ben Franklin Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🪁 Watch Ben Franklin Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🪁 Listen to Ben Franklin Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🪁 Free Alexa Skills | Ben Franklin

Image: Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin: A Founding Father's Culinary Adventures | Kindle Edition | Print length: 304 pages | by Rae Katherine Eighmey (Author). Publisher: Smithsonian Books (January 16, 2018)
Stirring the Pot
with Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin Recipes:

🪁 The Ben Franklin-Inspired Super Bowl Recipes You Never Knew You Needed

🪁 Stirring culinary adventures with Benjamin Franklin

🪁 Benjamin Franklin: Milk Punch Aficionado. Here's His Recipe

🪁 Benjamin Franklin Meal Replacement Energy Bars Recipe

🪁 The Ben Franklin Breakfast Bowl

🪁 Benjamin Franklin's Gingerbread (1770)

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🪁 11 Benjamin Franklin Coloring Pages

🪁 Benjamin Franklin Coloring Pages

🪁 Fun with Franklin! - Games, puzzles, and experiments honoring the one and only Ben Franklin

🪁 Benjamin Franklin Quote Generator

🪁 Benjamin Franklin Teacher's Guide | PBS

🪁 Inventors: Benjamin Franklin - EnchantedLearning.com

🪁 Benjamin Franklin | Make a Kite

🪁 Benjamin Franklin Worksheets and Printables | TPT

🪁 Benjamin Franklin Printables

🪁 Ben Franklin Lapbook

🪁 How to Make a Paper Kite

🪁 Arts and Crafts With Kites for Children

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