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Happy Independence Day

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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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http://www.military.com/independence-day/history-of-independence-day.html


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Canada Day

doodles-ave-canada-squirrelHappy Canada Day! On July 1, 1867, the nation was officially born when the Constitution Act joined three provinces into one country: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Canada province, which then split into Ontario and Quebec. However, Canada was not completely independent of England until 1982. The holiday called Dominion Day was officially established in 1879, but it wasn’t observed by many Canadians, who considered themselves to be British citizens. Dominion Day started to catch on when the 50th anniversary of the confederation rolled around in 1917. In 1946, a bill was put forth to rename Dominion Day, but arguments in the House of Commons over what to call the holiday stalled the bill.

The 100th anniversary in 1967 saw the growth of the spirit of Canadian patriotism and Dominion Day celebrations really began to take off. Although quite a few Canadians already called the holiday Canada Day (Fête du Canada), the new name wasn’t formally adopted until October of 1982.

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Finding Dory

Finding Dory is almost here!

The animated film reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this beautifully illustrated hardcover Big Golden Book that’s based on the film.

Click the links below to download the doodle coloring sheets.

Bailey
Crush
Destiny
Dory
Finding Dory Characters
Marlon and Dory
Mr. Ray
Squirt

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Salvation Army Day

doodles-ave-salvation-armyOn March 10, 1880, Commissioner George Scott Raiton and seven women officers knelt on the dockside at Battery Park in New York City to give thanks for their safe arrival. At their first official street meeting, these pioneers were met with unfriendly actions, as had happened in Great Britain. They were ridiculed, arrested, and attacked. Several officers and soldiers even gave their lives.Three years later, Railton and other Salvationists had expanded their operation into California, Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. President Grover Cleveland received a delegation of Salvation Army officers in 1886 and gave the organization a warm personal endorsement. This was the first recognition from the White House and would be followed by similar receptions from succeeding presidents.

Happy Birthday Salvation Army and thanks for all you do!

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Click here to support the salvation army.

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http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/history-of-the-salvation-army


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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.

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Zootopia

Who else is excited about the launch of Zootopia? I know I am.

Here’s a summary: The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery*.
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Enjoy!
* http://www.comingsoon.net/movie/zootopia-2016#xrBqsew862zlJLQK.99


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Valentines Coloring Fun

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For a little Valentines Day coloring fun, click the above images to download the coloring sheet and/or cards craft.

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

doodles-ave-childrens-dental-healthNational Children’s Dental Health observances began with a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio and a one-week event in Akron, Ohio during February 1941.

Since then, the concept has grown from a two-city event into a nationwide program. The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. The single day observance became a week long event in 1955. And in 1981, the program was extended to a month-long celebration known today as National Children’s Dental Health Month.

 

NCDHM messages reach millions of people in communities across the country and at
numerous armed service bases. Local observances often include poster, coloring and essay
contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations and dental office tours.
Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. By participating in the annual celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, members of the dental team, parents, teachers and others can help keep children’s smiles beautiful now and for years to come.*
Click the above image to download the coloring sheet and get your little one excited about dental health today. Enjoy!
* http://www.ada.org/~/media/ADA/Public%20Programs/Files/NCDHM/2016-NCDHM-Program-Planning-Guide.ashx


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12 Days of Christmas Coloring Fun-Day 10

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On the tenth day: ten cookies for Santa

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To make your own chocolate chip cookies for Santa use this recipe*.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION:
PREPARE
dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (5,200 feet): Increase flour to 2 1/2 cups. Add 2 teaspoons water with flour and reduce both granulated sugar and brown sugar to 2/3 cup each. Bake drop cookies for 8 to 10 minutes and pan cookie for 17 to 19 minutes.

* https://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18476/original-nestle-toll-house-chocolate-chip-cookies/
Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

 

 


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12 Days of Christmas Coloring Fun-Day 4

 

On the fourth day: four shape tools

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Stocking , snowflake, ornament and star shape tools.

These fun shape tools could be used for decorating doors, refrigerators, Christmas tree ornaments, scrap book inserts, and much more!

Stay tuned for day five.
Enjoy!