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Labor Day Coloring Fun

doodles-ave-snoopy-labor-dayLabor Day: What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor Day Legislation

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories*.

Founder of Labor Day

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers*.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold*.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic*.

After your exciting outdoor activities or you finish resting from your labor, top off the holiday with some coloring fun! 

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Happy Independence Day

The History of the 4th of July. On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event*.
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Father’s Day

Let’s celebrate the men in our lives who dare us to dream! Click the links below to download the coloring sheets and templates.

Greeting Card
Coloring Sheet


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Happy Birthday Ohio

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On  March 1, 1803, Ohio became the 17th state to join to the union. To celebrate this date, we’re sharing coloring sheets from our Doodles Buckeye State Coloring Fun book. This book will be available April 1st on Amazon! If you are a retailer and are interested in carrying our Ohio state book, contact Independent Publishers Group at (800) 888-4741 or email us for more information.

Book Description
Nestled in the Midwest, south of Lake Erie, the fourth largest lake of the five Great Lakes in North America at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Ohio is home to a host of natural oases and historical sites. Doodles Buckeye State Coloring Fun features 35 detailed images that highlight state symbols and educational attractions, including Ulysses S. Grant’s birthplace, The Great Serpent Mound, and more. The doodles are accompanied by interesting facts, which are reinforced through interactive games and activities, such as a crossword puzzle, word search, maze, and writing prompts.

Click the above images to download the coloring sheets. Enjoy!


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Black History Coloring Sheets

Here’s an ode to some of the most inspirational African Americans who have positively impacted U.S. History as well as their career industries. I can only hope to be this determined for greatness in my journey here on earth.

Click the links below to download the coloring sheets. Enjoy!

George Washington Carver
Jackie Robinson
Shirley Chisholm
Mae C. Jemison
Bessie Coleman
Louis Armstrong

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Snoopy 2016 Calendar


Click the above image to download the Snoopy 2016 calendar.
Happy New Year and Enjoy!

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12 Days of Christmas Coloring Fun-Day 6


On the sixth day: six gift tag templates

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What you’ll need:
1. Scissors
2. Colors and/or markers
3. Hole puncher
4. String or ribbon like material

How to make these:
1. Color the tags.
2. Cut them out.
3. Hole punch the string holes.
4. Run the string or ribbon through the holes and around the gifts.
5. Write “to” and “from” information on the tags.
6. Now you’re done!

Stay tuned for day seven.


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Muppet-Puppet Craft

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What You’ll Need:
1. Glue
2. Scissors
3. Colors and or Markers
4. Paper sack (lunch size)
4. Puppet Template(s) (Click the images above to download)

How to Make Them:
1. Print out your favorite character(s)
2. Color the muppet
3. Cut the shapes out
4. Glue the facial features onto the paper sack (be sure to line-up the mouth(s) with the bottom crease/fold.
5. Now you are finished!


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Inspire Your Heart With Art Day


Inspire Your Heart With Art Day celebrates art and the effect it can have on your heart. Art is valued and appreciated for all sorts of reasons.

Look at a piece of art and ask yourself: What is is telling me? How does it make me feel? What emotions is it evoking (if any) within me?

A sense of love and romance is one of those feelings and emotions that a piece of artwork can awaken and inspire. Looking to create a little romance with that special someone? Try setting the mood, with an appropriate piece of art.

While the title of this day suggests you inspire “your” heart, we’re guessing you may
use today to inspire someone else’s heart…to romantic thoughts….of you.
That’s perfectly okay*.

Click the image above to download the coloring sheet. Remember, It’s never
too early to begin inspiring your kiddo’s heart with art. Enjoy!