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Mitten Tree Day

Friday, December 06, 2013

Mitten Tree Day



When : Always December 6

Mitten Tree Day is today. It's a great holiday for grade school children. But, we've got ideas for people of any age to enjoy this day at work, too.



Here are some ways you can celebrate and enjoy Mitten Tree Day:

Read the story The Mitten to young children. This is a grade school favorite activity.
Set up a christmas tree and have people bring in mittens to donate. This is popular in both schools and work environments.
Take a poster board and cut out the shape of a Christmas trees. Have the children color and decorate it. Hang it on a wall. Then, have each child cut out a mitten from construction paper. Have them color and decorate it. Make sure they put their name on it, before hanging it on the tree.
Have a fun and happy Mitten Tree Day.



Origin of Mitten Tree Day:
Mitten Tree Day was likely created by a grade school teacher. It's the perfect grade school craft project or story hour. And, the timing of this holiday in early December is perfect.

This Day in History December 6

The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published. (1768)

The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1790)

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery. (1865)

The first edition of the Washington Post is published. (1877)

The Washington Monument in Washington D.C. is completed. (1884)

London becomes the world's first city to host licensed taxicabs. (1897)

Theodore Roosevelt announced his "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine stating that the United States would intervene in the Western Hemisphere should Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable. (1904)

A coal mine explosion at Monongah, West Virginia kills 362 workers. (1907)

World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest. (1916)

Halifax Explosion: In Canada, a munitions explosion kills more than 1,900 people and destroys part of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia. (1917)

World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine SM U-53. (1917)

The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives. (1921)

One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence. (1922)

U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene. (1933)

World War II: The United Kingdom and Canada declare war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War. (1941)

The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated. (1947)

Vladimir Nabokov completes his controversial novel Lolita. (1953)

Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit. (1957)

Pakistan's Islamic Ideology Advisory Committee recommends that Islamic Studies be made a compulsory subject for Muslim students from primary to graduate level. (1965)

Adrian Kantrowitz performed the first human heart transplant in the United States. (1967)

Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones's concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. (1969)

The Twenty-fifth Amendment: The United States House of Representatives votes 387 to 35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on November 27, the Senate confirmed him 92 to 3). (1973)

The École Polytechnique massacre (or Montreal Massacre): Marc Lépine, an anti-feminist gunman, murders 14 young women at the École Polytechnique in Montreal. (1989)

NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars. (2006)
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MARTYLYNN1 12/6/2013 1:36PM

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HANSBRINK 12/6/2013 12:54PM

  Mitten Day?!? Guess its a use for all the single mittens whose mate has been lost.

thanks for the history tidbits.

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PMAY0313 12/6/2013 12:24PM

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JUDYAMK 12/6/2013 9:59AM

    Love history thanks for posting. The mitten tree that would be an awesome project to go to a local K mart or Walmart ( any store ) ask them about putting up a tree to have a mitten tree or even a hat tree and donating them to a Salvation Army or a mission house or church giveaway we have lots of those in the winter months here in my town. You gave me a good idea thanks
Judy

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