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June 1st Is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies

Image: Pageant of children with sculptures, Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering(c)
Photo Credit: Pageant of children with sculptures, Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering

June 1st is... Stand for Children Day, Oscar the Grouch's Birthday, Donut Day, Flip a Coin Day, Kentucky Admission Day, Tennessee Admission Day, Artists of America Day, International Children's Day, National Frozen Yogurt Day
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages.
Image; Stand for ChildrenStand For Children Day
-- On June 1, 1996, over 300,000 people rallied in Washington, DC for Stand for Children Day at the Lincoln Memorial. This event was the largest demonstration for children in US history, and it also sent a clear message about how strongly Americans felt about improving the lives of children across the country. Rosa Parks, civil rights movement icon, made a statement that challenged the people of nation to commit themselves to improving the lives of children, saying, If I can sit down for justice, you can stand up for children. Source
Read: Stand for Children, by Marian Wright Edelman, Adrienne Yorinks
-- Adults familiar with Edelman, president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund, will hear her voice in this picture-book call to action on behalf of children everywhere, comprising portions of a speech she gave at a rally for children's rights advocates. Her message of inclusion is appropriately carried out in the effective artwork.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Printable Rights for Every Child Booklet
Printable Kid’s Guide to Building Great Communities Booklet
Stand Up For Children's Rights - Unicef
Image: Oscar's Rotten Birthday (Sesame Street Start-to-Read Books), by Dan Elliott. Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (February 18, 1992)Oscar the Grouch's Birthday
-- June 1st is Oscar the Grouch's birthday and since his introduction to the well-known PBS show Sesame Street in 1969 he has been a trash loving character cherished by all. Along with his pet's Slimy the worm and Fluffy the elephant Oscar is sure to give us all a humble reminder of why he has such a disdain for humanity. Source
Read: Oscar's Rotten Birthday, by Dan Elliott
-- Oscar lives in a trash can, and gets regular deliveries from the Mudman -- so there's no way that he'll enjoy the birthday party that the Sesame Street residents are preparing. Everyone on Sesame Street helps Oscar to have the rottenest birthday ever.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Oscar The Grouch Games, Art and Activities
8 Sweet Treats for Oscar the Grouch's Birthday
DLTK Oscar The Grouch Craft
Oscar the Grouch cupcakes
• Oscar The Grouch Papercraft
Image: The Donut Book, by Sally Levitt Steinberg. Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (October 15, 2004)Donut Day
This holiday actually traces its roots all the way back to 1938, when the Salvation Army declared the first Friday of every June to be National Donut Day, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. It was originally intended to help the needy during the Great Depression.
Read: The Donut Book, by Sally Levitt Steinberg
-- What Americans really want to eat is something deep-fried and sugar-packed . . . hence our undying love affair with the beloved donut. Covers high points in donut history: the arrival of the first donuts in America with the Dutch settlers in the 17th century, and the donut in World War I, when it became the favorite nosh of the boys in the trenches. Visits the campus of Dunkin' Donuts University and reveals the secret that makes Krispy Kreme donuts irresistible.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
• Free donuts at Krispy Creme and Dunkin' Donuts
Mini Donut Box Crafts
Doughnut Seeds Printable
The Donut Game
• Printable Donuts With Dad banner
Animal Donut Box craft
Image: Why Flip a Coin: The Art and Science of Good Decisions, by H. W. Lewis. Publisher: Wiley (August 27, 1998)Flip a Coin Day
-- Julius Caesar is credited with starting the practice of flipping a coin to make decisions. His own head was on one side of every Roman coin, so heads determined the winner in each flip. People thought heads meant that Caesar agreed with the decision. The coin flip was used in serious litigation involving property, marriage and even criminal guilt. Just think how many lawyers would be out of a job if we went back to flipping a coin as a form of justice. Source
Read: Why Flip a Coin: The Art and Science of Good Decisions, by H. W. Lewis
-- Using examples gleaned from everyday life, noted physicist H. W. Lewis explains what science has discovered about the rules that govern good-and not-so-good-decision making. Full of provocative insights into human psychology and behavior, Why Flip a Coin? will leave you laughing-even as you're learning.
Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Flip a Coin: Learning Probability
Coin Count Flip Book
Counting Pennies and Nickels
Counting Dimes, Quarters and Half-dollars

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