May 21st is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 0 comments
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Image: Rhododendron, by Ian Britton | (c), licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
Photo Credit: Rhododendron, by Ian Britton |
May 21, 2016 is American Red Cross Founder's Day, Armed Forces Day, Do Dah Day (Salute to Silliness), End of the World or Rapture Party, National Strawberries and Cream Day, I Need A Patch For That Day, Preakness, National Learn To Swim Day, National Heritage Breeds Day, National Wait Staff Day, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

PLUS - books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages.

Image: The American Red Cross: The First Century, by Patrick F. Gilbo. Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (February 1981)
American Red Cross Founder's Day
-- Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1881. The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need across the US and, along with other Red Cross networks, around the world. They depend on the generous contributions of time, blood, and money to support their lifesaving services and programs. Source
Read: The American Red Cross: The First Century, by Patrick F. Gilbo
-- A concise introduction of the largest and most diverse service organization in the United States, the American Red Cross. This First Edition features more than 300 photographs culled from the Red Cross archives.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
The Red Cross Be Ready Book
Give Blood Please - colouring book
Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book
Make It Safe - Home Family Activity Sheets
American Red Cross colouring pages

Image: Wild Strawberries and Cream, by Jo-Anne Clark Brown. Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (May 1, 1999)
National Strawberries and Cream Day
-- A popular dish for centuries has been the simple combination of fresh sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream. In medieval England, the wedding breakfast custom was for newlyweds to enjoy strawberries and soured cream. Source
Read: Wild Strawberries and Cream, by Jo-Anne Clark Brown
-- a collection of 125 mouth-watering recipes that use strawberries as the main ingredient. Arranged in seven chapters -- breakfast and brunch; salads and main courses; desserts; pies and tarts; frozen desserts; beverages and ices; and jams, jellies, and syrups -- the recipes are originals by the author.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Four Strawberry Themed Printables
Fruit Paper Model - Strawberry Papercraft
Ice Cream Papercrafts
Strawberries and Cream colouring pages

Image: Teaching You to Teach Your Child to Swim, by Benjamin Roberts. Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (January 31, 2013)
National Learn To Swim Day
-- dedicated to educating and raising awareness with parents and children about water safety as well as the importance and benefits of learning to swim. With summer around the corner, to learn this invaluable life skill is essential for fun as well as safety. Source
Read: Learn to Swim: Teaching You to Teach Your Child to Swim, by Benjamin Roberts
-- an experienced Swimming instructor, School Teacher and Lifeguard combines his first class knowledge of teaching beginners to swim with his professional understanding of how children learn in order to write this book which will help parents, step parents, grand parents and anyone else who wants to teach their child to swim.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Swimming Printables
National Learn to Swim Day activities, printables and colouring pages
Water Safety Coloring and Activity Book
National Learn to Swim Day swimming certificate

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