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May 15th Is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies

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May 15th is... National Chocolate Chip Day, Police Officer's Memorial Day, Nylon Stockings Day, International Day of families, Straw Hat Day.
PLUS - books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages.
Hats!: Make Classic Hats and Headpieces in Fabric, Felt, and StrawStraw Hat Day
-- The exact date of Straw Hat Day varies somewhat in the United States, but May 15th is often cited. Straw Hat Day is the unofficial start of summer and the official start of straw hat season if you are worried about when you could begin wearing yours. Source
Read: Hats!: Make Classic Hats and Headpieces in Fabric, Felt, and Straw
- Innovative milliner Sarah Cant takes you step-by-step through the process of creating many types of hats.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Hat Coloring Page - color the hat, practice printing the word "hat"
Straw Hat Pins Craft - these little straw hat pins are easy to put together and oh-so-festive!
Making Straw Hats Craft - make a real straw hat with straw braid
Beautiful Straw Bonnet Craft - make a beautiful Easter bonnet with wallpaper or wrapping paper.
Chocolate Chip Cookie RecipesNational Chocolate Chip Day
-- celebrates and enjoys sweet, tasty chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a great invention, and certainly deserve a little recognition. After all, where would chocolate chip cookies, cakes and muffins be without the chocolate chip!? Source
Read: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes
- There are few things in life that can compare to the taste of warm, soft, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip cookies.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Chocolate Colouring Pages and Activities - Color these pictures or cut out and use for a shapebook.
• Chocolate Chip Cookies In a Jar Photo Design Printable Tag - Print out this free recipe tag, trim, punch a hole in the corner, and attach it to the Chocolate Chip Cookies in a jar gift using ribbon!
Printable Cookie Jar and Chocolate Chip Cookies- Can be used with Mmm, Cookies by Robert Munsch
• Chocolate Chip Diagraph Game - Print out and play this word game.
Police Officers on PatrolPolice Officer's Memorial Day
-- an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers. The holiday was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. Source
Read: Police Officers on Patrol
- With high-energy rhyming text that begs to be read aloud, and warm and silly illustrations, this picture book is a fun and reassuring way to tell kids about what police officers do.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Police Colouring Pages - USA National Law Enforcement Symbols, Police Officer Equipment RCMP and more to color.
• Police Printables - Have fun learning more
about police with your child with these printables! Includes Police Officer Hat and Badge crafts

Crime Prevention Coloring Book - Colour this 20 poge San Diego Police Department Crime Prevention Coloring Book.
• Kindergarten Police Officer Printables - This was a fun unit since it included learning about dogs and taking our finger prints!
Knit a Vintage Pair of Stocking Knitting Patterns from the 1940'sNylon Stockings Day
-- May 15th marks the 72nd anniversary of the first sale of women’s nylons. Prior to 1940, women's hosiery consisted of wool, cotton, or silk stockings. Du Pont Corporation were the first to introduce them back on May 15th, 1940 and sold over 5 million pair on that day. Celebrate today by wearing a pair of nylons! Source
Read: Knit a Vintage Pair of Stocking Knitting Patterns from the 1940's
- These great looking stockings are knitted from a 1940's knitting pattern for a pair of stockings. Made using a fingering weight yarn and 2 fold using 2 strands at time.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Nylon Stocking/Pantyhose Crafts - Crafts Projects with pantyhose / stockings with the crafts ideas, instructions, patterns, and printables
• Nylon Witch Doll Craft - Make this fun witch using an old nylon stocking and a few other supplies.
Grow A Grass Head Monster - Nature craft for kids, create your own grass head monster with a nylon stocking and watch him sprout hair!
FamiliesInternational Day of Families
-- proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. Source
Read: Families
- In frank, funny, touching, and often surprising interviews, children from fourteen different families talk about how they identify themselves as a family.

Free Printables, Colouring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Family Printables - My Family Workbook: There are spaces for children to draw pictures and write about each family member.
• Family Lesson Plans, Activities, Printables and Ideas - Family Tree, Family Crest, Awards, My Family and Me Printable Book Activity and more!
Family Theme: Information, Quizzes, and Printouts to Color - A short book for early readers with phrases to finish, questions to answers, and pictures to draw.
Family Puppets Craft - These can be treated as coloring pages, puppets or felt board characters.
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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