Monthly Activities

JULY 2020  FLOWER:  LARKSPUR                 BIRTHSTONE:  RUBY 

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COURTYARD WILL

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WEATHER

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SOCIAL

DISTANCING

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1  INTERNATIONAL JOKE

    DAY

 

We will share funny jokes and maybe watch a comedy show!  Do you have a favorite “joke of the day?”

2  A “WUNNERFUL,

    WUNNERFUL” DAY

 

The Lawrence Welk Show premiered on July 2, 1955.  We will enjoy some “bubbly”, blow some bubbles, and listen to some great music.

 

3  HAPPY BIRTHDAY,  

    QUEBEC

 

Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec on this day in 1608.  We may learn some French phrases and play a guessing game too.

 

4  INDEPENDENCE

    DAY

 

The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was passed by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1776.  We will have some patriotic puzzles and music today.

5  FULL MOON DAY

 

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, July’s full moon is known as the Full Buck Moon.  That’s because it’s normally the month when a buck deer gets the beginnings of his new antlers!       

 

6  NAME THAT TUNE TV

    PREMIERE

 

Name That Tune premiered on this day in 1953.  Do you remember that game show?  Do you like to play, Name That Tune?

 

7  STRAWBERRY SUNDAE  DAY

 

What a delicious holiday!  We will enjoy a strawberry sundae today and reminisce about picking our favorite fruits, where and how much we actually picked and how much we ate while picking!

8 COLORFUL CHARACTER   DAY

 

In celebration of Color Your World Month, we will see who can dress the most colorful today.  The goal is to wear as many colors as possible – and staff will be eligible to win a prize!  We will see how many “colorful” characters we can name, too.  Hint – Charlie Brown, Snow White….

9  “LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF

     CHOCOLATES” DAY

 

It is Tom Hanks’ birthday!  We will learn more about his life and watch some of his movies.

 

10  NATIONAL

      MOTORCYCLE DAY

 

Rev those engines, hold on tight, and deep your rubber side down!  This day, always held the second Friday of July, is intended to show the positive impact that the motorcycle industry has on our communities.  Did you ride?  Maybe we will learn some slang and reminisce today.

11  BLUEBERRY

      MUFFIN DAY

 

We will learn all about the amazing blueberry with fast facts and maybe make some homemade bird feeders today.

 

12  UNCLE MILTIE DAY

 

Milton Berle was born on this day in 1908.  Did you listen to him on the Texaco Star Theater?  Which one of his movies was your favorite?

 

13  CAT’S MEOW DAY

 

The first official cat show in Great Britain took place at the Crystal Palace in London on July 13, 1871.  We will plat a cat trivia game and watch some funny cat videos.

 

14  SHARK AWARENESS

       DAY

 

We will learn some basic facts about sharks, talk about their importance in maintaining the ecosystem of the ocean, and reminisce about the movie Jaws!

 

15 CELEBRATE THE HORSE DAY

 

We will talk about horses, watch some videos and maybe do a craft related to horses.

 

16  NATIONAL CAPITAL DAY

 

On this day in 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington, D.C., to be the capital of the United States.  Have you visited our capital?  What was your favorite spot?

 

 

17  PHYLLIS DILLER DAY

 

Comedienne Phyllis Diller was born on this day in 1917.  We will talk about her life and some of her funny lines.

 

18  PERFECT 10 DAY

 

On this day in 1976, the first perfect 10 score in Olympic history was awarded to Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci for her performance on the uneven bars.  Were you watching?

19 SUNDAE SUNDAY

 

A great day to enjoy a Sundae!  We will have some puzzles too.

 

20  ANNIVERSARY OF

     THE MOON LANDING

 

On July 20, 1969, the lunar module Eagle touched down in the Sea of Tranquility.  We will reminisce and watch some famous videos.

21  RAIL TRAVEL DAY

 

It was on July 1904, that the Trans-Siberian railway was finally completed.  Have you ever travelled by rail?  Maybe we will take a virtual ride today!

22  I’VE GOT A QUESTION

      DAY

 

Alex Trebek was born on this day in 1940. We will learn more about him and watch Jeopardy.

 

 

23  ICE CREAM CONE

      ANNIVERSARY

 

The first ice cream cones were sold at the St. Louis World’s Fair on this day in 1904.  We may find out some facts and enjoy some ice cream too!

 

24  INSTANT COFFEE DAY

 

Instant coffee as we know it, was invented on this day in 1938.  Do you like instant coffee?  Are you a coffee drinker?  We might learn a little more about it today.

 

25 MERRY-GO-ROUND

     DAY

 

This favorite amusement ride was invented in 1871.  What was your favorite ride at the fair?

 

26  BERRIES FOR

      HEALTH DAY

 

We will learn more about the health benefits of eating berries that you might be surprised about.

 

27  HULA-HOOP DAY

 

The Hula-Hoop appeared on this market on this day in 1958.  We just might try it out today…with a few modifications! 

 

28  OVER THE RAINBOW

      DAY

 

Judy Garland’s first commercial recording of the song “Over the Rainbow” took place on this day in 1939.  Maybe we will have an art class painting rainbows today.

29  EARN YOUR STRIPES

      DAY

 

Today is Global Tiger Day, an international event dedicated to raising awareness about and promoting conservation of wild tigers.  Let’s talk tigers!

 

30  INTERNATIONAL DAY

      OF FRIENDSHIP

 

The U.N. proclaimed International Day of Friendship in 2011 with the idea that friendship between countries, cultures, and individuals and inspire peace.

31  WORLD RANGER DAY

 

Today is a day to appreciate the work a forest ranger does day in and day out.  We may take a virtual tour of a national park today.