40+ Stories and Activities for Kids

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Full Moon Names

May's Full Moon

Sky Watch

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Monthly History Highlights

May 9, 2021 - Mother's Day

Although the custom of setting aside a day to honor mothers has ancient roots, our observance of Mother’s Day originated in 1907 with the efforts of a devoted daughter, Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia, who conceived the idea of an annual nationwide celebration. The public and the press quickly embraced the idea, and villages, towns, cities, and states soon began unofficial Mother’s Day observances.

On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day, and within a few years, the idea gained worldwide prominence. The day is now characterized by gift giving, sending greeting cards and flowers, and giving mother a “day off” by taking the family out to eat. Treat your Mom to something nice!

May 22, 1819 – National Maritime Day

In 1933, Congress designated May 22 as National Maritime Day. On this day in 1819, the “first successful transoceanic voyage under steam propulsion” began when the steamship S.S. Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia. It arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 20.

National Maritime Day is an occasion to honor the past and present contributions of the U.S. merchant marine during both peace and war.

Animal Tracks

Animal Groups

Amazing Animal Facts

The ostrich has the largest eyes of any land animal. Each eye can be up to 2 inches in diameter.

Weather Watch

Enter a Location

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