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

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Skateboard Park, South Shields (c) FreeFoto.com. Photographer: Ian Britton
Photo Credit: Skateboard Park, South Shields, by Ian Britton
June 21st is... Atheist Solidarity Day, Cuckoo Warning Day, Global Orgasm Day, International Yoga Day, Go Skateboarding Day, National Selfie Day, National Cherry Tart Day, Tall Girl Appreciation Day, National Peaches and Cream Day, World Handshake Day, World Music Day, National Aboriginal Day, World Humanist Day.

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

Image: Locals Only: California Skateboarding 1975-1978, by Steve Crist (Editor), Hugh Holland (Photographer). Publisher: AMMO Books; popular ed edition (May 1, 2012)Go Skateboarding Day
-- Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) is an official annual holiday conceived by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to promote skateboarding. Source

Read: Locals Only: California Skateboarding 1975-1978, by Steve Crist, Hugh Holland
-- One afternoon in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland drove up Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Los Angeles and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. Immediately transfixed by their grace and athleticism, he knew he had found an amazing subject. Although not a skateboarder himself, for the next three years Holland never tired of documenting skateboarders surfing the streets of Los Angeles, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, and as far away as San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico. LOCALS ONLY features more than 120 beautiful color images, plus a Q+A format interview with the artist.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Skateboarding Printables
Skateboarding Printable Coloring Pages
Skateboarding Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans
Skateboarding Certificate
Skateboarder Papercraft

Image: Cuckoo/Cuc£: A Mexican Folktale/Un Cuento folkl¢rico Mexicano, by Lois Ehlert (Author), Gloria de Aragón Andújar (Translator). Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (August 1, 2000)
Cuckoo Warning Day
-- They say, if you hear the call of a cuckoo bird on June 21, it's going to be a wet summer. No idea where this superstition came from, or if it's true. In Europe (where cuckoos live in the spring and summer after spending the winter in Africa), the cuckoo call is considered a welcoming sign spring is finally here! The green grass and summer have begun.

Read: Cuckoo/Cuc£: A Mexican Folktale, by Lois Ehlert, Gloria de Aragón Andújar
-- Cuckoo is beautiful. Trouble is, she's lazy. She never does her share of work that is, until a field fire threatens the season's seed crop and Cuckoo is the only one who can save it. But will she risk harming her lovely feathers by flying through the thick smoke and flames?

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
DIY Printable Cuckoo Clock
An Animated Cuckoo Clock Free Paper Toy Download
Color and Create Your Own Cuckoo Clock
How to make a cuckoo bird craft
DIY Adorable Cuckoo Clock

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