40+ Stories and Activities for Kids

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Full Moon Names

This Month's Full Moon

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Monthly History Highlights

June 1910 – Father's Day

The first Father’s Day was started thanks to Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, raised his six children by himself after his wife died. Mrs. Dodd wanted to have one day to honor fathers and asked local ministers in Spokane, Washington, for their support. The ministers agreed and chose June 19, 1910, for the first Father’s Day celebration. Later, Congress officially changed the date to the third Sunday in June. This year, the holiday falls on Sunday, June 21!

June 16, 1903 – An Eye for Protection

On this day, Andrew Jackson, Jr.—son of President Andrew Jackson—received a patent for eye protectors for chickens. The device protected them from other fowls that might attempt to peck their eyes.

Animal Tracks

Animal Groups

Amazing Pet Facts

Most landfills contain more paper than anything else. Paper makes up about 40 percent of the contents of landfills, on average.

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