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February 26th - Featuring Grand Canyon Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Grand Canyon, by  ID 12019 on Pixabay
February 26th is... Grand Canyon becomes National Park (1919), New York Subway (1870), Tell a Fairy Tale Day, National Pistachio Day, Thermos Bottle Day, For Pete's Sake Day, For Goodness' Sake Day, Levi Strauss Day (1829), Carnival Day, National Personal Chef Day, First Movie Cartoon (1909), International STAND UP to Bullying Day, Trayvon Martin Day, Liberation Day (Kuwait), Gator Nation Giving Day (Florida), St. Alexander's Day, St. Porphyrius' Day
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PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
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Image: The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim | Hardcover: 236 pages | by Pete McBride (Author), Kevin Fedarko (Introduction), Hampton Sides (Foreword), The Grand Canyon Conservancy (Contributor). Publisher: Rizzoli (September 25, 2018)Grand Canyon becomes National Park (1919)
-- 100 hundred years ago today, on February 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon was recognized as a National Park, in the new state of Arizona. The Grand Canyon had been protected by the U.S. government for several years, then in 1908 President Teddy Roosevelt made it a National Monument. President Woodrow Wilson, upon signing Senate bill 390, made the Grand Canyon an official American National Park. Today the Grand Canyon is one of the most recognizable land marks in the state of Arizona. Source
Read: The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim
-- This is the most spectacular collection of Grand Canyon imagery ever seen, showing beauty from vantages where no other photographers have ever stood. It will also highlight the conservation challenges this iconic national park faces as visitation numbers grow and development pressures surrounding it mount. This photography will inspire and remind us why we protect such a cherished public space. By hiking the entire 750 miles of Grand Canyon National Park -- from the Colorado River to the canyon rim -- McBride captures the majesty of as well as calling us to protect America's open-aired cathedral.
Image: 11x14 inches | Decoration Poster printed on CANVAS.US National Park.Travel.Grand Canyon.1083• Grand Canyon Travel Poster -- The image was carefully restored and in many ways upgraded from its original version. My purpose is to bring you a quality decoration, a lasting work of art which will dress up any wall with a superior quality, making it an interesting gift to others. It will be sent rolled and protected with tissue paper, inside a sturdy mailing tube. Inkpress Glossy Canvas, 350 gms/20 mil poly-blend, acid free coated canvas cloth with a finish that is waterproof and smudge resistant
Image: MasterPieces Travel Suitcases Grand Canyon Jigsaw Puzzle, Art by Eric Dowdle, 1000-Piece• Grand Canyon Jigsaw Puzzle -- Grand Canyon - Suitcase Collection 19.25" x 26.75" 1,000Pc Puzzle by Eric Dowdle. Travel to your favorite national park and visit popular historical Grand Canyon landmarks. All packed in an antique keepsake suitcase and a large poster to help you reach your destination.
• Grand Canyon Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Rafting the Grand Canyon (Bucket Adventure Guides Book 1) | Kindle Edition: 241 pages | by Keith McGowan (Author). Publication Date: September 25, 2014

Rafting the Grand Canyon

Amazon Freebies:
Free Grand Canyon ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App
Read Grand Canyon ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
Free Grand Canyon apps
Free Grand Canyon games
Listen to Grand Canyon LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
Watch Grand Canyon Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
Listen to Grand Canyon Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Free Alexa Skills | Grand Canyon

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Grand Canyon Visitor Guide Printables
Download PDF Map of Grand Canyon Area
Be a Junior Ranger | Free Booklet and Badge
Grand Canyon coloring page
• Grand Canyon: Download and Print Bookmarks
Free Topo Maps of Grand Canyon National Park
• Grand Canyon Arizona Series: Printable Worksheet Booklet
• Free Grand Canyon Teaching Resources | Teachers Pay Teachers
• Grand Canyon General Activities Lesson Plans
• Grand Canyon Trip Planner - National Park Service

Tell a Fairy Tale Day
- On this day, we are encouraged to have fun reading fairy tales and discussing fairy tale stories! A fairy tale is a fictional story which may feature folkloric characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and talking animals, and usually enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events.
National Pistachio Day
- Pistachios are a pretty filling snack. An ounce of pistachios is equal to about 49 nuts, which is a fairly large serving. These yummy nuts are also a rich source of plant protein, with 6 grams in a serving. Heart-healthy monounsaturated fat makes up the majority of the fat in pistachios. A diet containing healthy fat will keep you satisfied and energized.
Thermos Bottle Day
- Ah, the old fashioned glass-lined thermos bottle with the twist-off red plastic coffee cup. Today's a day to celebrate these miracles of 1950s modern science. Keeping your coffee hot for hours. Don't settle for some modern space-age contraption. Some things just can't be improved upon.
New York Subway (1870)
- Inventor Alfred Ely Beach opens New York City’s first subway line, a pneumatic demonstration project in a 300-foot tunnel under Broadway. After only 58 days of construction, Beach's subway opened as a demonstration project on February 26, 1870. Passengers entered the railway through a station in the basement of Devlin's clothing store and offered as a fare a small donation to a home for orphans of Union soldiers and sailors from the Civil War.
For Pete's Sake Day
- The day we celebrate Mr. Pete. But the world still wonders... who exactly is he? And why is he so great we should do all these things for his sake? Then again, why not just do random things for his sake?
Levi Strauss Day (1829)
- Bavarian immigrant Levi Strauss created the world's first pair of jeans — Levi's 501 jeans — for California's gold miners in 1850. Born at Buttenheim, Bavaria, Germany on February 26, 1829 - he died in 1902, at San Francisco, CA.
Carnival Day
- Celebrates a popular entertainment venue. Each year, millions of Americans flock to carnivals and put down big bucks to be entertained by death-defying treats, clowns, elephants, lions, animal acts, and much more. Often, carnivals are preceded by a parade. It is a way to let the townspeople know the carnival has come to town. Don't limit your thinking about Carnival Day to a professional carnival. There is a wide range of summer and winter carnivals. School carnivals are popular. Towns and even businesses hold carnivals of all types.

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