So, it’s June already. Any summer travel plans? I don’t have a specific plan yet, but hopefully I’ll be making a trip to Northern California to visit family. What’s on your summer calendar that has you excited? Hit reply, and let me know!
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Flag Day Printable(** for Premium Members only)
With roots in the nineteenth century, June 14th wasn’t officially established as Flag Day until May 30, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation. It’s celebration continued in various communities for many years, but it didn’t really take off until August 3, 1949 when President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress designating it National Flag Day.
Apples 4 the Teacher: Flag Day Activities for Kids
Along with a short history of the holiday, Apples 4 Teachers Flag Day Activities include interactive flag coloring, printable patriotic poems, printable short stories, and articles about flag etiquette and how to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. For additional activity ideas, visit related patriotic holidays Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veterans’ Day.
Enchanted Learning: US Flag Day Crafts
For Flag Day, Enchanted Learning offers dozens of patriotic crafts for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary ages. All can be made with common craft supplies, such as paper, scissors, glue, string, pencils and Popsicle sticks. Projects that caught my eye include a flag-themed wind sock, a patriotic pinwheel, and a flag pebble. Some of the printable activities are only available for paid members.
Library of Congress: Today in History: June 14
“To date, there have been twenty-seven official versions of the flag, but the arrangement of the stars varied according to the flag-makers’ preferences until 1912 when President Taft standardized the then-new flag’s forty-eight stars into six rows of eight.” Visit the Library of Congress to learn about the history of Flag Day, and the history of the American flag.
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Flag Day Printable
Flag Day Wikipedia Printable
Printable History of the American Flag Quiz
Printable American Flag Word Search
Pledge of Allegiance Printable
Declaration of Independence Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~~ T. S. Eliot ~~ (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) American poet, dramatist, literary critic. If you want to check out more quotes about risk, click this link.
Surfing the Calendar
National Rose Month June
Cancer From the Sun Month June
Dairy Month June
National Rivers Month June
National Fireworks Safety Month June
Great Outdoors Month June
Zoos: Zoo and Aquarium Month June
Aquariums: Zoo and Aquarium Month June
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month June
D-Day Normandy Invasion Jun 6, 1944
World Oceans Day Jun 8, 2021
“$64,000 Question” Game Show Premiered Jun 7, 1955
Paul Gauguin’s Birthday Jun 7, 1848
Maurice Sendak’s Birthday Jun 10, 1928
Anne Frank’s Birthday Jun 12, 1929
President Reagan Urges Gorbachev to Tear Down Berlin Wall Jun 12, 1987
47th Mersenne Prime Number Found Jun 12, 2009
World’s First Roller Coaster Opened at Coney Island Jun 13, 1884
First American Flag Adopted Jun 14, 1777
John Bartlett’s Birthday Jun 14, 1820
Phrase “under God” Added to Pledge of Allegiance Jun 14, 1954
Flag Day Jun 14, 2021
Twelfth Amendment Added to US Constitution Jun 15, 1804
Duct Tape Days Jun 15-17, 2021