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May 10th Is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies

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Big Book Of TrainsNational Train Day
-- celebrates the sense of experience that only trains and train travel can give. Today marks the 143rd anniversary of the creation of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, in Promontory Summit, Utah, the 'golden spike' was driven into the final tie that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways, forever transforming the face and character of America. Source
Read: Big Book Of Trains
Free Printables:
Train Printables
Train Ideas and Printables
Printable Train Signs
Trains Theme Unit Study
All New Holiday Crafts for Mother's and Father's DayFirst Mother's Day Celebrated
-- On May 10, 1908, the first Mother's Day service was held at St. Andrew's Church in Grafton, West Virginia in response to the request of one daughter, Anna Jarvis. Anna's mother had provided strength and support as the family made their home in West Virginia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where her father served as a minister. When Mrs. Jarvis died on May 5, 1905, Anna was determined to honor her. Source
Read: All New Holiday Crafts for Mother's and Father's Day
Free Printables:
Printable Mother's Day Coupon Book and Activities
Mother's Day Quiz
• Mother's Day Poems
• A Mother's Day Tribute
• If Mom Were President
Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental RailroadGolden Spike Day
-- The "Golden Spike" (aka "The Last Spike") is the ceremonial final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. Source
Read: Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
Free Printables:
Trains Theme Unit Study
Train Printables
Train Coloring Book
How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy StepsClean Your Room Day
-- If you've got kids, it is very possible that their rooms are a vast wasteland, completely filled with "good stuff". Get out the shovels. Call in an industrial sized dumpster. Its time for everyone to clean your rooms! Source
Read: How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps
Free Printables:
• Kids' Homekeeping Handbook
• Diego's Clean Room Promise
Clean Your Room Activity - Sorting and classifying
• Wubbzy's Clean Room Door Hangers
Clean Room Award Children's Certificates
Willie the WindmillWindmill Day
-- More than 600 of Holland's 1000 windmills fly a blue pennant each year to welcome visitors on National Windmill Days. The event is a chance to visit Amsterdam's working mills, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Source
Read: Willie the Windmill
Free Printables:
Windmill Colouring Pages
• Printable Windmill Booklet
Pinwheel or Windmill Template
Dutch Colouring and Activity Pages
Printable May 2012 Colouring CalendarPrintable May 2012 Colouring Calendar
- color and use to keep track of your commitments and social life.
May Icons - These icons are designed to be used as each event is explored. The icons can be glued onto the May Coloring Calendar.
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