August Special Days Volume 1 Resource Page

The following resources have been provided to help with the ideas and suggestions in the:

August’s Special Days Activity Companion

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Learning Tangent: August Special Day Activity Calendar

  • Spiderman Day

Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Spiderman
Biographical information about the Amazing Spiderman, plus coloring pages, puzzles and videos. Links and videos offered.

  • Engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant born 1754

  • Watermelon Day

Funschooling and Recreational Learning
Watermelon Day – Watermelon resources include: Research questions, information about watermelons and Watermelon Day, recipes, health information, activity suggestions, and crafts.

  • Musician Louis Armstrong
Still Learning Something New: Louis Armstrong – Links to Biographical information, achievements, a photo gallery, Jazz slang, greatest hits playlist and more.
Biography: Louis ArmstrongBiographical information about this amazing musician.

  • Astronaut Neil Armstrong

Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Neil Armstrong – Learn about Neil Armstrong via links, videos and fun activities.
Phases of the Moon – Moon Resources Include: Moon cycles, names, tides, videos and more.

Still Learning Something New: Considering The Moon – Links to moon related resources.

  • Fresh Breath Day

Thank Your Body: DIY Breath Mints

  • Lighthouse Day

Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Lighthouses

Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night

Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Three Sisters – Squash/Pumpkin

  • Book Lover’s Day

Funschooling and Recreational LearningFree Online Classic Book Resources – Download, read online or listen to classic literature.

  • Snoopy’s Birthday

Still Learning Something New: Peanuts

  • Play in the Sand Day

Funschooling and Recreational LearningPlay In The Sand – Fun activities you can do with sand. Links and videos.

  • World Elephant Day

Still Learning Something New: Elephants – Links to information about African and Asian elephants, myths and folklore, jokes and more.

  • Annie Oakley

Funschooling and Recreational LearningAnnie Oakley – Learn about the life and accomplishments of Annie Oakley. Links and videos.
Still Learning Something New: Annie Oakley – Links to biographical information, quotes, videos and more.

  • Wiffle Ball

Wikipedia: Wiffle Ball – Information about the history of the game.

  • Chocolate Chip Day

Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Chocolate – Learn about the history of chocolate, recipe for an old fashioned chocolate egg cream, chocolate puzzles and links to other chocolate related resources, including chocolate chips.

  • Tell A Joke Day

Reader’s Digest: Jokes 1000’s of clean, funny jokes, one-liners and riddles.

  • Black Cat Appreciation Day

Funschooling and Recreational LearningBlack CatsFind why black cats are considered good luck to some and bad luck to others and do a balancing activity.

  • Virginia Dare

Still Learning Something New: Roanoke Colony

  • Root Beer Float Day

Funschooling and Recreational LearningRoot Beer Float

  • Radio Day Guglielmo Marconi – Biographical information about the man who broadcast the first transatlantic radio signal. Article format.

  • Hawaii Statehood

Funschooling and Recreational LearningHawaii: Information about Hawaii. Links and videos about the history, culture and attractions. &
Ukulele: Links to the most popular songs, tuner, and info. Videos include: The history of the ukulele, how to make one, and play one.

  • Eat A Peach Day

MedicalNewsToday: Peaches: Health Benef
its, Facts, Research
Article about the benefits of peaches.

  • Ride the Wind Day

Funschooling and Recreational LearningPlay With The WindActivities you can do with wind power and information about National Ride The Wind Day.

  • Pluto Demoted

NASA: What is Pluto?Article explains what Pluto is, what it’s like, and how it is being explored today.

  • Joshua Lionel Cowen

Funschooling and Recreational Learning: Joshua Lionel Cowen – Learn about the American inventor who co-found Lionel Corp and the Lionel Train.
Still Learning Something New: Lionel Trains – Biographical information about Cowen, links to train related activities, and videos about Lionel’s Train Factory.

  • Mother Teresa

Still Learning Something New: Mother Teresa – Kid friendly biographical information, timeline info, quotes and more.

  • 1st Tarzan Story Published, 1912

Gutenberg Project: Tarzan – Choose a story you want to read or listen to!

  • Dream Day

Still Learning Something New: Teaching Resources for Martin Luther King DayResources include: Background information about the holiday, a quiz, historic site info, civil rights timeline, and more.

  • According to Hoyle Day
Wikipedia: Edmond Hoyle Short biography about the man who wrote the rules down for many of the well known card games we play today.

  • Frankenstein Day

Funschooling and Recreational Learning
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Biographical information about Mary Shelley, and links to her literary works, including her most well known novel, Frankenstein.

  • Kinetoscope

Funschooling and Recreational LearningKinetoscope – Kinetoscope resources include, links to informative sites and videos.

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