Special Days in June

juneThe learning possibilities from June’s special days and activity calendars are many .  Historic figures and authors birthdays, science based observances, invention patent anniversaries, desserts to create, and more coming this June.  Whether you’re a homeschooling family or just someone looking for something extra to learn about or wanting a day to celebrate,  June offers several opportunities.

Here is my list of June’s special days:

June 1

  • National Trails Day
  • International Children’s Day

June 2

  • Cancer Survivors Day
  • Rocky Road Day
  • Radio patented 1896
  • Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

June 3

  • 1st US Space Walk 1965
  • Chimorazo Day
  • Egg Day

June 4

  • 1st Ford built 1896
  • Aesop birthday 620 BC
  • Do Dah Day

June 5

  • Author Richard Scarry birthday
  • 1st Hot Air Balloon launched 1783
  • World Environment Day

June 6

  • Author Cynthia Rylant birthday
  • National Yo Yo Day
  • D-Day 1944

June 7

  • Colonies became the USA 1775
  • Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • Author Louise Erdich birthday
  • Daniel Boone Day

June 8

  • Best Friends Day
  • Frank Lloyd Wright birthday 1867
  • World Ocean Day
  • Young Eagles Day

June 9

  • Donald Duck debut 1934
  • Race Unity Day
  • Peter the Great birthday 1672

June 10

  • Ball Point Pen Day
  • Ice Tea Day
  • Ben Franklin’s kite and lightening experiment 1752

June 11

  • Explorer Jacques Cousteau birthday 1910
  • Great Barrier Reef discovered 1770
  • Corn on the Cob Day
  • German Chocolate Cake Day

June12

  • Author Anne Frank birthday 1929
  • Baseball invented
  • Author Johanna Spyri birthday 1827

June 13

  • Poet William Butler Yeats birthday 1865

June 14

  • Flag Day
  • Illustrator Bruce Degen birthday
  • World Blood Donor Day

June 15

  • Global Wind Day
  • Nature Photography Day
  • Lobster Day
  • Magna Carta signed 1215

June 16

  • Father’s Day
  • Fudge Day

June 17

  • Artist M.C. Escher birthday 1898
  • Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 18

  • Go Fishing Day
  • Sushi Day
  • Napoleon defeated at Waterloo 1815
  • Sally Ride becomes 1st woman in space 1983

June 19

  • Slavery Abolished (US) 1865
  • Garfield (the cartoon cat) birthday

June 20

  • Bald Eagle Day
  • Ice Cream Soda Day
  • Picnic Day

June 21

  • 1st Day of Summer
  • World Handshake Day

June 22

  • Great American Backyard Campout
  • Chocolate Eclair Day

June 23

  • UN Public Service Day
  • Kids Day

June 24

  • Fairy Day
  • UFO Day

June 25

  • Author Eric Carle birthday
  • Log Cabin Day
  • Author George Orwell birthday 1903

June 26

  • Tooth Brush invented 1498
  • Chocolate Pudding Day
  • Bicycle patented 1819

June 27

  • Helen Keller birthday 1880

June 28

  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • WW1 began 1914
  • Artist Peter Paul Ruben birthday 1577

June 29

  • Camera Day
  • Tour de France

June 30

  • Meteor Day

Here’s the links to my favorite calendar resources:

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/june-2013.html

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-june

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2013/05/june2013-making-the-days-count-activity-calendar/

http://www.currclick.com/newsletter_tm.php

Happy June and may everyday be educational and special!

betty jo

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