July 22nd is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Picture of the English Seaside in the Summer (c) FreeFoto.com. Photographer: Ian Britton
Photo Credit: English Seaside in the Summer, by Ian Britton
July 22nd is... Pied Piper of Hamelin Day (1284), Hammock Day, Lions Share Day, Casual Pi Day / Pi Approximation Day, National Ratcatcher's Day, National Penuche Fudge Day, Spooner's (Spoonerism) Day, Summer Leisure Day, International Childbirth Education Awareness Day, Fragile X Awareness Day, Parents' Day  (4th Sunday), Anne Hutchinson Memorial Day (4th Sunday), Auntie's Day (4th Sunday), Tisha B’Av (Jul. 21-22, 2018)

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


Image: The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Michael Morpurgo (Author), Emma Chichester Clark (Illustrator). Publisher: Candlewick (October 25, 2011)Pied Piper of Hamelin Day (1284)
-- As the story goes, in 1284, townspeople hired a rat catcher to lure away the vermin overrunning their village. He did, except the citizens of Hamelin cheated the man out of his payment. So the man — a pied piper — returned a year later, and lured their children away, too. Source

Read: The Pied Piper of Hamelin, by Michael Morpurgo
-- In the town of Hamelin, the rich folk live high off the hog, while the poor and sick must scavenge in the trash left behind. And the trash keeps building up and up until a horde of rats overruns the town. In this lively retelling, a spunky street kid narrates the age-old tale of a piper who offers to rid a town of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town's children, when the greedy mayor reneges on the deal.

Image: Rubber Duck Pied Piper of Hamelin | approx. 3 inch long | with squeaker functionRubber Duck Pied Piper of Hamelin -- approx. 3 inch long, with squeaker function

The Pied Piper Board Game -- A friendly take-that game to share with family, friends, and neighbors! Real (wooden) rats in the box!

The Pied Piper of Hamelin -- 100% authentic German Erzgebirge handcraft. Sweet little figure from the famous German fairy tale.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin -- A Colouring Book by Anthony Caro

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Pied Piper of Hamelin coloring pages
Pied Piper printable visual aids
Pied Piper Activities
DIY Puppet Crafts: Make your own Rat Rod Puppet
How to Make a Pied Piper Costume







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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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