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May 25th Is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies

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May 25th is... National Tap Dance Day, 1st National Spelling Bee Held, National Missing Children's Day, Babe Ruth Hits 714th Home Run, Grizzly Bear Threatened Species, Jesse Owens Set Three World Records, Don't Fry Day, Cookie Monster's Birthday, Heat Awareness Day, Nerd Pride Day/Geek Pride Day, Towel Day, National Wig Out Day, Old Tyme Player Piano Day.
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages.
Image: The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth, by Leigh Montville. Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (May 1, 2007)Babe Ruth Hits 714th Home Run
-- On May 25, 1935, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hits his 714th home run, a record for career home runs that would stand for almost 40 years. This was one of Ruth’s last games, and the last home run of his career. Ruth went four for four on the day, hitting three home runs and driving in six runs. Source
Read: The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth, by Leigh Montville
-- Babe Ruth was more than baseball’s original superstar. For eighty-five years, he has remained the sport’s reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century . . . more than once. But who was this large, loud, enigmatic man? Why is so little known about his childhood, his private life, and his inner thoughts?
Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
George Herman "Babe" Ruth Coloring Page
Baseball Printables
Babe Ruth Colouring Pages
Benny Baseball Paper Craft
How to Make a Baseball Bat Toilet Paper Roll
Image: Face to Face with Grizzlies (Face to Face with Animals), by Joel Sartore. Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (May 12, 2009)Grizzly Bear Threatened Species
-- Today, the grizzly mainly occupies high mountain wilderness areas and associated foothills in western and south central Montana. Grizzlies are known to use low-elevation habitats, notably along the east front of the Rocky Mountains and along the base of the Mission Mountains. Grizzlies in the Cabinet-Yank area are being augmented by Canadian populations. Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem populations are stable and at recovery levels. Yellowstone grizzly populations appear to be increasing or stabilizing. Source
Read: Face to Face with Grizzlies, by Joel Sartore
-- Joel Sartore has been face-to-face with a grizzly bear—and lived to tell this and other great tales in Face to Face with Grizzlies. Through stunning photography and engaging storytelling, this expert challenges young readers to coexist with this fearsome creature.
Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Grizzly Bear Coloring Page
Bear Coloring Page - Letter B Coloring Book
Printable Animal Masks: Bear Mask
Bear Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Papercraft: Bear Mask
Image: Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive, by Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez. Publisher: Walker Childrens (December 26, 2006)Jesse Owens Set Three World Records
-- Jesse became a contestant in the Olympics. Again, he carried the day when he he won the hundred meter dash, the two hundred meter dash, and the broad jump. He also was part of a relay team that won the four hundred meter race and the gold medal. Jesse Owens finished the Olympics that year by winning a total of four gold medals. Source
Read: Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive, by Carole Boston Weatherford, Eric Velasquez
-- Jesse Owens grew up during an age when segregation laws forced him to eat at separate restaurants and stay at different hotels. But Jesse never let it slow him down while setting world records and winning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Once in Berlin, the triumph of Jesse's will helped him run through any barrier, winning not only Olympic gold, but countless fans.
Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
• Summer Olympics Printables
Athletics Printables
Olympic Papercrafts
Running Games for Kids
Olympics Printables
Image: HHappy Birthday, Cookie Monster (Step into Reading), by Sesame Street. Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 12, 1986)Cookie Monster's Birthday
-- Even though the Muppets officially like to recognize Cookie Monster’s Birthday as November 2, it looks like it is also recognized on May 25, the birthday of Frank Oz, one of the famous Jim Henson puppeteers. Source
Read: Happy Birthday, Cookie Monster!, by Sesame Street
-- Cookie Monster plans a party to celebrate his birthday, but before the guests arrive, he can't resist a tiny taste of the cake. It isn't long before the cake disappears. Fortunately, Cookie's friends help him solve his party dilemma in a story that makes learning to read a piece of cake.
Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
How to make a Cookie Monster Puppet
Cookie Monster Printables
• Cookie Monster Coloring Pages
Cookie Monster games, colouring pages and videos
• Cookie Monster Toilet Paper Roll Craft
Cookie Monster PaperCraft



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