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Toy Soldier Day - March 4

Toy Soldiers Day is a holiday for everyone who has toy soldiers, from small to large, from young to old. This is the day to take the soldiers out of the box, drawer or closet where they are hiding, play with them, show them off, compare them with other people's toy soldiers, buy new soldiers to increase the collection and most importantly - fight a toy war.
Kids really like to play with toy soldiers, and today when screens have taken over our lives, they tend to play more with soldiers in computer games rather than physical dolls. If you have children, it's time to get them off the screens and let them play with the soldiers' dolls which are usually made of plastic.

The history of Toy Soldiers Day
The Toy Soldiers Day was created by fans of musician Dr. Steele. Dr. Steele began his career in 1999 in Los Angeles, performing on the street in shows that incorporated puppets in a special style called steampunk.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that presents a world that is technologically based on mechanics and steam engines that also contain elements of fantasy and horror. The steampunk genre depicts an alternative world in which technologies such as digital electronics and the diesel engine have not evolved, and in their place the old technologies based on mechanics and steam engines have thrived. The "punk" component refers to a particular emphasis on the true nature of man driven by low instincts - lust, anger, arrogance, greed and jealousy. The scenery of the steampunk works is usually similar to the British Victorian style or the American Wild West. It consists mainly of cars, locomotives, telephones and other objects that look outdated. In the steampunk style you can find fashion, design, cinema and music.
Dr. Steele began his career in steampunk-style videos and later went on to perform in clubs and released several CDs. Dr. Steele's stage personality was very original - he introduced himself as a mad scientist determined to take over the world and become his emperor, which was also why Need an army of toy soldiers.

The Army of Toy Soldiers consists of four battalions: Toy Soldiers, Nurses, Toy Scouts and Engineers, and is currently led by 2 site managers, based in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Army was created on March 4, 2006, hence the decision to celebrate this date today Toy Soldiers Every Year.
The Army's mission is to advance Dr. Steele's philosophy on transhumanism, freedom of thought, and subjective reality, which he performs by so-called "occasional" invasions of theme parks around the world. When Dr. Steele's toy soldiers invade parks, they are dressed. In full uniforms appropriate to the battalion to which they belong. They are also famous for the charity work they do in military uniforms.
Poster for the recruitment of Dr. Steele's toy soldiers - Source
In 2010 Dr. Steele announced his intention to start working on a new album, called "Toymonger". However, in July 2011, after a long period of silence, he announced that he was retiring from music. He wrote this in a personal letter to the current head of the Toy Army. The military decided to continue as an organization, shifting the focus from advancing Dr. Steele to advancing the philosophy he presented, such as the creative importance of building your own utopian playground.
Image source: Amazon

March 4 is also Scrapbooking Day

Pokemon Day - February 27

On February 27, 1996, Pokemon - the video game of the Japanese company Nintendo - went live.
Pokemon are pocket monsters that first appeared in green and red. The green Pokemon came out only in Japan, and the red one came out outside Japan as well. It was designed by Satoshi Tajiri, a Japanese computer game designer who grew up in Tokyo and was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
At first there were 150 Pokemon and "Mew", number 151 which was unknown or achievable. Today, in 2020, there are 890 Pokemon divided into eight generations.

Pokemon are creatures of different sizes with different traits and abilities. Many of them are based on living creatures like dinosaur, mouse, fish, bird and more, and some are on plants like coconut tree, stills like mug, teapot, keychain and more.
Pokemon are divided into eighteen types according to their traits and fighting abilities: In the first generation the types were presented: normal, fire, wind, water, earth, grass, poison, dragon, electricity, compression, ice, rock, supersensible, insect, flying and metal. The second generation also featured the dark and the sixth generation the fairy (which was already introduced in the first generation but without meaning).

Pokemon have spectacular and natural fighting abilities with each type of different ability such as: blowing fire, shooting water, generating electricity, freezing, telekinesis and more.
Anyone who plays Pokemon is called a Pokemon Trainer. The trainer gets the Pokemon among the Pokemon where he captures them by Pokémon. After the Pokemon are in the hands of the trainer, he trains them and strengthens them so that they can fight the Pokemon of other Pokemon trainers. To train fight in institutes, places where coaches fight against opponents' Pokemon.
Following the game's great popularity, a TV anime series was released in 1997 that followed a 10-year-old boy named Ash Katcham from the city of Palt on his adventures on his way to fulfilling his life dream of becoming the greatest Pokemon trainer of all time.
In 2016 came out the game Pokemon Go, an augmented reality video game designed for smartphones, where players would search for the Pokemon in the actual space where they are, capture them and train them in real places where the battles took place in augmented reality.

How to celebrate Pokemon Day?
Today is your day to become Pokemon trainers. If you do not have the game on your smartphone, download the app (for free) and start capturing Pokemon everywhere you go. If you are already a Pokemon trainer, you can participate in the Pokemon Day celebrations that start today and last until March 2 at 21:00 according to Pacific Time (PST).
Learn more about Pokemon Day celebrations

International Tug of War Day - February 19th

Pulling the rope is one of the simplest sports, but with the longest history, which has been popular in many cultures around the world.
Pull rope is a sports competition in which two teams compete against each other in a strength test using a rope pull, each team at a different end. The team that manages to pull the whole team that holds the other end beyond the midline, it wins.
The sources of the tug of war are uncertain, but it is known that this sport was practiced in Cambodia, ancient Egypt, Greece, India and China.
In the 8th to 5th centuries BCE, in China during the Shang Dynasty, the military commander of Chu State used a tug of war, under the name "hook pull" (牽 鉤), to train warriors. There were 500 people at each end of the rope and each side had its own drumming team that encouraged the participants.
Archaeological evidence shows that tug of war was popular in both ancient Greece and India in the 12th century.

In most cultures there is a reference to strength competitions involving pulling in opposite directions that can be found on stone carvings, texts and ancient legends. The Vikings used the skins of animals stretched over a fire pit, to give another incentive to pull.
When high ships were common at sea, pulling the rope was a common way for sailors to show their physical fitness with the heavy ship ropes.
Sport was part of the Olympic Games from 1900 to 1920. Although tug of war is no longer an Olympic sport, there are still many competitions between teams in many organizations around the world. There are organized tug-of-war competitions of various weights, with defined rules and there are also spontaneous tug-of-war games that take place on sports days or school trips, in the workplace, in the military, etc.

Rope-pulling competition in which the loser falls into the mud (a version that is preferable to the Viking version, with the fire pit)
The number of people participating in the competition can vary from just a few to a large audience, with the world record for single attraction standing at 1,574 participants. It is not surprising that such a popular event has its own annual day; International Tug of War Day. There are many games taking place around the world today, and if you want to celebrate this day, join a tug of war game, organize your own game or go watch and cheer.
 February 19 is also the Day of Temporary Insanity and Chocolate Mint Day

Puzzle Day - January 29

Every year on January 29, the puzzle day is meant to remind us that using our brain to solve puzzles is among its many benefits.
Whether it's a puzzle, crossword puzzle, trivia, bulk, puzzle or sudoku, thinking games force our minds to work. Studies have found that when we work on a puzzle, we use both sides of the brain. Spending time every day working on puzzles improves our memory, cognitive function and problem-solving skills.
The puzzles also help us improve our social skills. When we work on these cerebral stimuli with someone, we enhance our social interactions. Whether we join a group or play with our children, these interactions make us socially active and teach our children social skills as well.
Working quietly on the puzzle also provides the mind with an opportunity to focus the mind in a meditative way that is not forced.
Bottom line, the puzzles stimulate the brain, keep it active and practice its skills which is why they are so important and they deserve a day of their own.

The history of the puzzle
The first puzzle was created around 1760 by the engraver and map maker John Spilsbury. John attached to the tree the world map he had drawn and cut it into pieces, with each part being a country in the world. John's puzzle was used by British students in geography studies.
John Spilsbury's puzzle

Until the 20th century, puzzles that were made of wood were used for educational purposes.
At the beginning of the 20th century, puzzles also began to be made from cardboard. The puzzles are made by stamping (a process in which a metal board to which sharp metal strips are attached in a suitable pattern is pressed into the cardboard by force from above and by this pressure the cut is created).
In the early 20th century, the Parker Brothers, famous game makers, began producing puzzles as an entertaining mind game. The puzzles were so successful that in 1909 they stopped producing other games and their factory started producing only puzzles.
After World War II, wooden puzzles began to disappear because of the high cost and high length of time required to manufacture them.
During this period, the improvement in lithography and the method of cutting made cardboard puzzles more common.
Today puzzles are mainly used as a mind game and are produced with more and more pieces. The largest jigsaw puzzle in the world contains 42,000 pieces.
The biggest puzzle in the world - link

How to celebrate Puzzle Day?
If you do not have a puzzle, it is today to get one and start solving. You can buy in the store and you can also go to online gaming sites and solve online.

How to solve a puzzle? 
First prepare the work surface on which you will place the puzzle. It should be a large enough surface that the whole puzzle picture can be placed on.
Gather the frame parts and separate them from the rest of the parts. The parts of the frame can be identified by having one side completely straight.
Sort the pieces of the puzzle by colors and textures. Once sorted, it will be easier for you to assemble each piece in the puzzle.
Use the puzzle picture to assemble the pieces of the puzzle frame.
Focus on assembling one set of parts at a time. If you get stuck, move on to another area. This is not terrible because the goal is to get rid of as many parts as possible to facilitate the assembly craft later on.
If there are parts that are difficult to assemble, do not try by force. The quality manufacturers create the puzzles when the appropriate pieces fit together easily.
If you have lost a piece of a puzzle, contact the company that makes it and ask for the missing part. Most companies tend to respond to these requests in the affirmative and mail the missing parts.
A puzzle of the Sistine Chapel of the Ravensburger Company 

January 29 is also Curmudgeons Day

Rubber Duckie Day- January 13

The rubber ducks have a long and respectable history in the world of children, and most of us had at least one rubber duck in the collection of childhood toys.
It is not clear why January 13 was announced as the rubber ducks day, but it is quite clear that this bath toy deserves a respectful day of its own.

Fun facts about rubber ducks:

The first rubber ducks were made in the 19th century and were yellow in color. The manufacturers used vulcanized rubber, invented by Charles Goodyear. The ducks could not float at that time but were used as chew toys.

In the 1940s sculptor Peter Ganine created a floating duck toy and patented it. The toy has sold over 50,000,000 units.

In the 1970s, Jim Hanson created a song that Eric from Sesame Street sang about his rubber duckling, which boosted the sales of the rubber ducklings.

In 1992, 29,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea on their way from China to Seattle, USA. They fell from a ship during a storm. After more than a decade and voyage across three oceans, the ducks reached the shores of New England in the USA.

In 2001 the rubber ducklings became famous again when a rubber duck with an inflatable crown was discovered in the bath of Queen Elizabeth II of England. The duck was discovered by one of the workers who repaired the bathtub after the duck got stuck in the pipes.

In 2007, a world Guinness record was set for the largest collection of rubber ducks in the world, which included 1,439 rubber ducks, by Charlotte Lee.

In 2013, the rubber ducks entered the "American Toy Hall of Fame." This hall is a place where old toys have been preserved for many years and it contains only 63 toys since it was established in 1998.

The largest rubber duck in the world is found in Sydney, Australia, 16.5 meters high, 20 meters wide and 32 meters long. It weighs 600 pounds.

In Europe, the USA and Australia rubber duck races are held in different lakes.

Today you can buy rubber ducks in different colors, disguised as different characters (both movie and culture stars and even politicians) and in different sizes.
Poop-shaped brown rubber ducks (link)  
How to celebrate Rubber Ducks Day?
If you have rubber ducks at home, you can take a bath with them, take photos and upload them to the social network (you do not have to take photos with them).
You can go to a lake, stream or pool and do rubber duck racing with friends.
If you do not have a rubber duck, you can buy one. You can start a collection of rubber ducks in different shapes, figures and colors.
What is important, today is to remember the rubber ducks and the experiences you had with them in the bath as a child.

In the photo: Who has no memories of rubber ducks in the bath with foam? (source)  
January 13 is also Sticker Day and Skeptics Day

Trivia Day- January 4

Trivia Day is the day to pull out the information you have in your mind and show it off. On Trivia Day, the whole family or friends gather together and play trivia games. You can play trivia with cards, you can also trivia on the computer, alone or with friends, you can ask trivia questions in forums, social networks and more.
Trivia games are healthy for our brain, they encourage us to retrieve information from memory and thus train and strengthen it, and learn new facts while playing.
The purpose of the Trivia Day is to raise our awareness of the significant impact of trivia on the development of human curiosity, knowledge and just for fun.

January 4 is also Hypnotism Day and World Braille Day

Printable Mazes for children

Easy mazes for kids on various topics.
PS- To save paper and help our planet, you can print on used pages, on the blank side ♥
mazes for children kindergarten Dungeons Pets
Pet mazes
Easy dungeons for kids to print for free
Puppy and bone maze
easy mazes for children in kindergarten
Girl and lollipop maze 
easy mazes for kids
Maze- knight and castle
easy mazes for kids
Henzel and Gretel maze
Help the Eskimo reach his igloo maze
Help the Eskimo reach his igloo
numbers maze for kids 1-10
Help the butterfly get through all the mazes and get to the flower

Cards playing day- December 28

Winter is in full swing, and the days and nights are cold and rainy. No one wants to leave the house. This is just the time to sit down with your family or friends and play card games in the warm home.

What is your favorite card game? Texas hold'em, Poker, Bridge, Blackjack, War or Solitaire?

It doesn't matter which card you like best, as long as you find someone to play with.

History of card games

There are many types of card games and it is difficult to know who invented the first card game. It is believed that the first card game was invented in China at about the time the paper was invented, and has since spread throughout the world through India and Persia. The oldest cards recorded in history were found in China in the seventh century CE.

Card games feature different cultures and peoples. There are gambling games like poker and blackjack, which are played in homes and in casinos. There is the Wist game from which the "bridge" game, originating in Britain in the 17th century, developed and characterized the upper class. There is the Solitaire game of French origin and it is a single card game.

There is a quartet game that is suitable for children and can be educational.

There are dozens if not hundreds of card games, so in honor of the day of card games, wear something comfortable, where at the table and played in a fun card game!

December 28 is also the Anniversary of dishwasher patent

Games Day- December 20

Games Day began on December 20, 1975 in London. This day was announced by the Games Workshop company, as a day for gathering together to play.
Games Day was announced by the company following the cancellation of the other games day that was scheduled to be held that year in August in London. Today it's sponsored by the Conference Games Workshop and annual running games. Games Workshop decided to fill the gap and initiated its own gaming day. The first day of the Games was held at Seymour Hall, London on December 20, 1975.
Gamers have met and played with each other in Games Workshop's games, which are war games with miniature characters.  
Following the successful start and extensive media coverage, they held an annual game day later, in Chelsea, near London, on February 12, 1977. The event was delayed somewhat due to the logistics of rapidly expanding business. After this day also conducted the "Dungeons & Dragons Day" in the city of Fulham, on 12 March.


Today the Games Day Conference is held regularly in the UK at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham. Fans of the three main games of James Warhammer (Warhammer, Lord of the Rings) gather together, play and perform presentations.  
Alongside the games there is also a commercial area where products such as miniatures of the fortress, soldiers and armies that are suitable for games are sold. Another attraction is the Golden Demon, a drawing contest of miniatures. There is also competition in varying degrees of seriousness, such as the contest of the demon-dump, where competitors create plastic models.  
In the coming years, the United States also joined the celebration of the Games Day, because what is better than taking a break in the pressures of life and taking part in games such as box games, computer games, video, chess, checkers, etc. Of course, this day also smiles very much for the gaming industry.
So if you want to enjoy this day, you can meet and play together, any game you want.
Happy Games Day!


Coloring pages of Friday Night Funkin

Coloring pages of Friday Night Funkin'an open-source donationware rhythm game. The game revolves around the player character, simply named "Boyfriend", who has to defeat a variety of characters in singing and rapping contests, in order for him to be able to date his love interest, "Girlfriend". Gameplay revolves around mimicking the opponent's notes with timed inputs while trying to not run out of health for the duration of the song. 

Choose the  Friday Night Funkin' coloring page you want to paint, print and paint for your enjoyment.
To print the page you would like to color, click on download page and then click Ctrl+P.
Want to add the child's name to the drawing? Get in here. 
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