The elusive origin story surrounding the Hot Dog

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Where does the Hot Dog come from?

The history of the Hot Dog is as mysterious as the actual meat used to make them…. Historians are not even clear how these delicious staples of Backyard BBQs got their name “Hot Dog”.

Two European cities are connected to the origin story of the hot dog… Frankfurt Germany and Vienna Austria. Most people trace the hot dog back to Germany through the common sausage known as the frankfurter. But there is also the Vienna wienerwurst, and although not as desirable among mothers, hot dogs were also called wieners as a result of this town.

If you want to know more about the History of the Hot do you will find all the fascinating facts in our History of the Hot Dog Curriculum.

Fun Hot Dog Facts

In the meantime, here are some Fun Hot Dog Facts to delight your senses this  National Hot dog Day:

National Hot Dog Day is September 10th

The most popular hot dog topping is mustard

Astronauts on the Apollo 11 ate hot dogs while in space

Summer is the most popular time for Hot dogs in the USA – especially between The 4th of July and memorial day.

Hot dog eating contests are popular in many places. Nathan’s Famous holds one each year at their original stand in Coney Island New York.

A hot dog is not considered a sandwich

Hot dogs are actually good for you! A beef hot dog is about 190 calories and has 7 grams of protein. It also has 30% of the Vitamin B12 we need. This vitamin is important for a normal metabolism, children’s brain development and mental clarity in adults.  

The first thing Mickey Mouse said in a cartoon was:
“Hot Dog!”

Celebrating Hot Dog Day

I hope you will celebrate national Hot Dog day by learning more about this fun food with our Hot Dog History and Mini Book.

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You can make homemade floats and host a Hot Dog Parade like we did here at the Happy Hive Homeschool back in 2010.


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Look! Up in the sky!

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane….

I remember watching re-runs of the classic Superman Television show as a child. Even as special effects became more and more advanced, I didn’t mind the archaic graphics of my hero. After all he was:

Faster than a speeding bullet ~ More powerful than a locomotive ~ Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

This line from the television series: The Adventures of Superman (aired September 1952 through April 1958) has Superman, jumping over a then, modern day skyscraper. Superman was pretty cool.

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Look up in the sky… It’s a SKYSCRAPER!

More than just a tall building

Today we celebrate the skyscraper. A Skyscraper is more than just a tall building or a large structure. In fact, a skyscraper must have more than 40 floors to be designated as such. The first skyscraper was much smaller, however. It was the 10 – story Home Insurance Company Building designed by William Le Baron Jenney. It was built in Chicago in 1885. Jenney trained Louis H. Sullivan, who became known as “the father of skyscrapers.

September 3, skyscraper day, is Sullivan’s birthday and why we celebrate National Skyscraper day!

Black and White photograph of the first skyscraper. The 10 story Home Insurance Company Building in Chicago.
Black and White photograph of the first skyscraper! – The 10 story Home Insurance Company Building in Chicago.
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Brief history of skyscrapers

At first any building that was taller than its surrounding buildings was called a skyscraper (Because as their name suggests, the seem to “scrape the sky”). As architecture improved, so did our ability to build upward, and the standard for being classified as a “skyscraper” was set at 40 floors. Back in The 1950’s when television Superman was leaping “over tall buildings in a single bound”, the tallest buildings were in New York City. The Chrysler Building (54 stories) and soon after the Empire State Building (102 stories).

Manhattan skyline with World Trade center towers at dusk, New York City.

New York has a reputation for the tallest sky scrapers for many years. After the Empire State Building, the tallest skyscrapers in the world were the twin towers. They were completed in 1973 and stood 110 stories tall before the events of September 11, 2001. Currently, Jeddah Tower, or Kingdom Tower, is under construction in Saudi Arabia.When it is finished it will be the tallest in the world at 200 floors! Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emeritus is currently the tallest in the world, taking the place of the Twin Towers in 2010.

How to celebrate

You can celebrate today by building your own Skyscrapers. Use whatever material you have on hand… Blocks, plastic cups, Index cards, marshmallows and spaghetti, craft sticks, even a tower of cookies! See who can get their skyscraper the tallest using the same quantity of materials.

You can also use part of the Homeschool Holiday Dollar Deal Curriculum. We have A unique activity called: Skyscraper Day – Name City! Learners use the letters in their name to graph their own one of a kind cityscape! Directions and printables are ready to go! To purchase simply click on the image below to visit the HomeschoolHoliday store in the Amped Up Learning Marketplace!

Each learner creates a unique skyscraper using their name. First and middle, or first and last! Use a nick-name for added fun.

If you would like to build a “Skyscraper” of cookies, why not try our Oreo Stacking Challenge. In this activity learners can work as teams or independently to see how high they can stack cookies! There is even a printable award for the winner! Tie in your math by calculating the mean, median and mode using data gathered by the participants. Math never tasted so good. This resource is also available in my Amped Up Learning store for only $3.00. Simply click the image below to shop.

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What’s the most popular pet in the World?

Over 470 million of these animals are kept as pets worldwide. (as of 2018). It is reported that 37% of Americans give this pet a present on it’s birthday. The fastest growing population of this animal is in India. They were not always “pet” material and in fact, started out as wild animals millions of years ago. Can you guess what the most popular pet in the world is?

The answer revealed:

That’s right – Man’s Best Friend – the Dog is the most popular pet, and today August 26th we celebrate National Dog Day.

Perhaps you have a dog, or you may be curious about how the dog ended up with the title: Man’s Best Friend. Today is a good day to explore that!

The dogs we keep as pets today are classified as domestic animals. Domestic animals are animals that are tamed and kept by humans as a work animal, food source, or pet. Domestic animals are members of a species that have, through selective breeding, become very different from their wild ancestors.

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History of Domestication

The process of taming “wild dogs” began when a population of wolves moved to the outskirts of hunter-gatherer camps to scavenge for leftover food. Looking at the cute and cuddly little ( or even big) ball of fur beside you today it’s hard to believe – but if you go back far enough: All dogs descended from wolves.

Scientists are having a hard time agreeing on exactly where dog domestication began taking place and WHEN. There is even a theory that wolves were domesticated into ‘dogs’ twice over history.

Yet another theory of dog domestication follows the concept of what is called self-domestication. This theory is based on a study done with a particular breed of fox, and the idea that the tamer, friendlier, more attractive wolves would have had better access to the food supply of the hunter-gatherer and therefore an advantage within the pack.

I know it’s hard to resist giving my dog something to eat when she looks at me with that cute little face and wags her tail! Ancient Humans perhaps did the same.

The studies of dog domestication continue as fossils are found and newer, more advanced work with DNA develops. In the meantime, we know the end result: Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, Hamster and (dare I say it…) even snakes enrich our lives through pet ownership.

How to Celebrate

You can celebrate National Dog day with the Homeschool Holiday Paper Plate Craft: DOG. We have more than 12 different Paper Plate Crafts to choose from all priced at just $1.00 each or $4.50 in a bundle. They come with 2 different skill levels: easy and advanced, as well as with full color and color your own patterns ! These are great for households with multi age learners, combo classes or a learning co-op!

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If you want to celebrate Pet ownership – Pet Paper Dolls & Animal coloring pages is a fantastic way! This set not only has FULL COLOR paper Dolls for Dog and Cat, it has Color-Your-Own paper dolls for: DOG, CAT, TURTLE, MOUSE, SNAKE, HAMSTER, GUINEA PIG, FISH, CAT, BIRD, & BUNNY. There are also 16 different coloring pages and a writing activity all for just $2.00.

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Famous Dog Holiday

You may have missed this famous dog’s special day: Pluto the Pup. Pluto is a Mouse’s best friend – Mickey Mouse! Learn the history of this special relationship, and if you are a member of our CURRICULUM CLUB be sure to download the SENSATIONAL SIX freebie that has links and activities for all 6 of the main characters!

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When your teeth land on the roof, I hope they land Straight!

Fairy Magic

There truly is nothing like fairy magic. Glitter. Pixie Dust. Whatever it takes. Fairies are meant to bring joy into our lives. (Unlike the Leprechauns who bring mischief.)

If you would like to read up on Fairies, Gnomes, and tInternational Fairy Day, June 24th you can HERE

Today’s holiday, National Tooth Fairy Day (also celebrated on February 28th), surrounds the western culture’s folklore that when children leave a lost tooth under their pillow, the Tooth Fairy comes to collect it and leaves them something in it’s place. In our home the first lost tooth was always rewarded with a new toothbrush as well as a $2.00 bill! The Tooth Fairy likes to leave a trail of glitter to show she has been in the house as well!

Because she is magic, she has the ability to do different things for different children, following rules of parents ( like perhaps no glitter in your house!) or leaving candy instead of money. She also leaves a variety of denominations. The tradition of leaving money comes from Northern Europe, where the tooth fee was paid when a child lost their first tooth. It has been recorded in the Old Norse traditions known as the Edda (a collective of Norse literary works circa 1200)

Tooth Fairy Around the World

The Tooth Fairy, and Loosing teeth is celebrated in different ways around the world. Here are a few of them.

In the United States, England, Australia and Denmark, children most often put their tooth under their pillow when they go to sleep . When they wake up, the tooth is gone and it has been replaced with $1.00 (or other amount)

In Ireland, Anna Bogle, A mischievous leprechaun girl who was playing in the forest one day and knocked out her front tooth. She does not like how she looks without it, but can’t put it back in. She get’s the idea to get a human child’s tooth to replace her own. Stealing is against the leprechaun’s code of ethics, so she must leave a coin in return. Anna keeps trying until she finds a tooth that will fit.

In many Spanish speaking countries like Spain, Argentina Guatemala, and Mexico they have the “Tooth Mouse”. In some of these countries the Tooth mouse takes the tooth out of a glass of water (after drinking it!)

Still another fun tradition is throwing your teeth onto the roof! In Greece, China, Singapore, and Vietnam, children who toss teeth try to get them to land straight. That’s because, if the tooth lands crooked, it is believed the new tooth will grow in crooked!

In Turkey they do not have any “fairy” Instead they believe a lost tooth holds a child’s future. The family chooses special place to bury the tooth so their dreams for their child will come true.

If you are able to talk to friends or family in different countries, ask them about their tooth fairy traditions and compare them to your own. Use the opportunity to BRUSH UP on good dental hygiene! If you haven’t seen the dentist – use this Holiday as the perfect opportunity to schedule your next appointment!

Easy Ideas for Celebrating the Day

A fun and Free activity for celebrating the day is toothbrush art. Have your learner create a painting with an old toothbrush instead of a traditional paint brush. Be sure to cover the area with plenty of newspaper if you will be attempting the splatter paint technique!

Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have enjoyed learning about some unique tooth fairy traditions from around the globe.

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This dog is a Mouse’s best friend! Happy Birthday Pluto the Pup!

Pluto (and what you might call his twin brother) got his start August 18th, 1932 when the Walt Disney Studio’s released The Chain Gang. The two then nameless blood hounds with a striking resemblance to the pup we know as Pluto, were sniffing out the Mouse himself after he had escaped from a chain gang. Pluto was then re-imagined as a pet, but in his second cartoon – he belonged to Minnie Mouse- and she called him Rover. Finally Pluto the Pup (his full name) settles in a Mickey’s best friend and pet in The Moose Hunt.

Pluto differs from the other friends in the Sensational Six in that he is the only character not who is not anthropomorphic (giving a character human tenancies beyond personification). Pluto’s personality relies solely on animation.

In 1942 Pluto was presented with the Tailwagger’s own Academy Award® called the Boscar. Pluto won for being the most promising dog actor of the year. This is considered a grand honor and great achievement in dog circles. The same year, to Lend A Paw, won the Oscar for Best Cartoon.

Pluto has remained steadfast and lovable over the years certainly deserving of his own special Holiday – Pluto Day August 18th.

You can also celebrate today with a FREE download of THE SENSATIONAL SIX by Happy Hive / Homeschool Holiday. This Set includes activities for EACH of the 6 main characters in the group.

For each character there is a brief history, information about their first animated appearances as well as some fun facts. I have linked to the best quality version of the cartoons mentioned as possible, for educational / historic purposes only.

I have also included a brief explanation of the literary terms personification and anthropomorphism. This is aimed at older learners in grades 5 and above as all of the characters except Pluto are considered anthropomorphic.

There are Comic Book Templates, a Cartoon Discussion guide as well as a link to a short video on the 5 Types of Animation all included for extension activities. This is a JAM PACKED FREEBIE! to celebrate 6 Amazing characters and their impact on cartoon culture.

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As a matter of fact – all the AMAZING teacher authors I have featured on the blog (AND MORE!) have their stores on sale! The sale is site wide and we worked extra hard to get our REMOTE READY (distance learning) as well as Face to Face products loaded and downloadable for you!

We know times are uncertain, and your new protocols are just being rolled out. Homeschool Holiday has what you need to help develop those relationships from the start. Fun, engaging products that student’s love!

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National Coloring Book Day

History –

National Coloring Book day stems from the modern craze in “Adult” coloring books… At Happy Hive Homeschooling, we believe coloring is an ageless activity and has many benefits.

The first coloring book for children was invented in 1879 by The McLoughlin Brothers, a New York publishing firm that was later sold to Milton Bradley.

The Little Folks’ Painting Book, was a critical step in making “coloring books” popular among children.

You see, ADULTS had been learning to paint with “books you color yourself” for some time. So Adult coloring books were truly the first coloring books.

Painting Books –

Wax crayons were not invented until 1903, therefore watercolors were the way in which these early books were colored by adults, and children alike. They were not called coloring books like we call them today, but instead were called “painting books.”

Coloring as Enrichment –

Adding color makes a picture come to life. Coloring books are for fun and in no way should replace other forms of art especially drawing on your own. If your learner enjoys coloring by all means let them color. Coloring pages make a creative addition to lessons and art activities but are not something the Happy Hive use as busywork.

Coloring pages can be used to complement lessons, to relax, or to introduce a topic. Using crayons, colored pencils, pastels or even watercolor paints as they did in the beginnings of coloring books,  your coloring can truly be a work of art.

“Coloring Books” from Homeschool Holiday –

Homeschool Holiday has put together 2 unique coloring products you won’t find anywhere else!

Detailed Designs and Mighty Mosaics.

The Detailed Designs line contain holiday themed pages and some additional “general” coloring pages for anytime use.

The Mighty Mosaics are along the line of the “adult” coloring books with repeated patterns. Each contains a title of what we call a HERO quality you can use for discussion.

How to Celebrate –

Celebrate National Coloring book day with these great products or by :

Creating your own coloring book by drawing line art for a younger sibling or friend

Host a coloring party where everyone comes over to color (Give a new box of crayons to all!)

Host a coloring contest

Splurge on some new coloring supplies

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Magical and mystical wrapped up into one special day!

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June 24th we celebrate International Fairy Day…. you may be imagining pretty creatures fluttering around in glittery dresses with  wands and magic… and you’re not wrong, but fairies have a rich history and they are more than just winged creatures.

History of Fairies

Fairies are creatures of legends – they are mythical creatures. We find their beginnings in European folklore. Stories of fairies were passed down through traditional beliefs, customs and stories. We don’t know if fairies are real.

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The most popular view of fairies is as magical creatures, like the tooth fairy (She is so popular there are 2 days set aside to celebrate her – February 28th and August 22) and Tinkerbell. However, The land of the Fairies contains fairies, gnomes, whisps, and dwarfs.

In Germany fairies or dwarfs are known to have lived in mines. They were called Knockers. These fairies would “knock” to warn the miners of pending cave ins and danger. That’s why they got the name = Knockers!

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The Gnomes we are familiar with, that often wear red hats, are designed after creatures from the far north. (Santa’s elves perhaps???) They spent their time living near the homes of humans which they would sometimes help out!

Celebrating Fairy Day

Fairies have found their way into literature, movies, and artwork  and yes our gardens over the years. Celebrating Fairy Day is an easy thing to do. Today is a great day to read a fairy tale, watch a movie starring fairies or honor them with a garden playground in your yard. Don’t forget the family of dwarfs and gnomes too!

If you are looking for a QUICK activity that is FUN for the whole family – Try the Happy Hive Fairy Pin Art. For just $1.00 you get 4 different pin art patterns and HOURS of fun!

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Poke art is fast and fun. It is something learners of all ages can do.

I would love to see what you do for Fairy Day. Leave a comment in the comments section.


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This big shot duck has 2 days for us to celebrate his greatness – Donald Duck Day

It may seem like Mickey and Donald have always been friends…But Donald didn’t come into the cartoon picture until June 9, 1934 – 6 years after Mickey and Minnie made their successful debut in Steamboat Willie. This marks June 9th as Donald Duck Day! (or does it…keep reading)

Donald enters the scene as a character in the Silly Symphonies cartoon The Wise Little Hen. This is Disney’s adaptation of the fairy tale, the Little Red Hen. In the cartoon we see a playful duck and his friend Peter Pig dancing and playing to avoid helping. In the end wise Mrs. Hen teaches the animals the value of labor.

Like other Disney characters, this may not have been the actual first time Donald appeared as one of Mickey’s friends. In the book The Adventures of Mickey Mouse Donald appears with some other yet-to-be-seen-in-cartoon-friend’s of Mickey!

In this book Donald is seen wearing pants. A rarity indeed.

He may have had a “late start” as one of the Sensational Six (The 6 main characters in the Disney franchise.), however Donald Duck is credited with appearing in more feature films than the Mouse himself. Donald is also the proud owner of an Oscar, for his role in the 1943 animated short Der Feuhrer’s Face (an anti-Nazi cartoon).

Traditionally a Character’s “Birthday” is celebrated based on the day of their first appearance – making June 9 Donald’s Birthday. Fans also come up with character Birthday’s based on their findings. According to some, Donald was born on March 13, 1914. The concept behind this comes from the 1949 cartoon “Donald’s Happy Birthday”. In this cartoon it is revealed his birthday is March 13th. In Walt Disney’s The Life of Donald Duck, his authorized biography, published in 1941, we find out he was born on Friday the 13th. Some dedicated fans found all of the instances of Friday, March 13 and, using other clues from the Duck-verse, determined that Donald was born on March 13, 1914. It’s fitting that this over the top Duck who loves to be in the spotlight would have 2 days in which we can celebrate as DONALD DUCK DAY!

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For each character there is a brief history, information about their first animated appearances as well as some fun facts. I have linked to the best quality version of the cartoons mentioned as possible, for educational / historic purposes only.

I have also included a brief explanation of the literary terms personification and anthropomorphism. This is aimed at older learners in grades 5 and above as all of the characters except Pluto are considered anthropomorphic.

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Delightfully Delicious – Doughnuts!

With so many to choose from, you are bound to find one pleasing to your palate! The first Friday in June is set aside as National Doughnut day. It honors a time in America when, during World War I ladies of the Salvation Army called the “Salvation Army Lassies” served doughnuts to the men fighting on the front lines in Europe. Doughnuts had been invented before this time, but their mission during The Great War as well as during the Depression helped to make the doughnut one of America’s most popular treats.

Twenty-two Salvation Army officers went from the United States to the trenches of France in 1917, four of them women. Their goal was simple and straightforward – to help the troops forget about the war. They passed out hot chocolate and hosted dances, but the most successful campaign was when they took bits of dough and fried it using lard inside the metal helmets of the soldiers. The operation grew until they were making 2,500 doughnuts a day.

During World War I American infantrymen were often called doughboys, but the reason has nothing to do with the sugary treat.

Soldiers were likely called DOUGHBOYS stemming from their time fighting to defend the border of the United states against the Mexican rebel Pancho Villa. Foot soldiers were often covered in the wite dust from the adobe and mounted soldiers began calling them “adobes” or “dobies”. Within a few months, these dobies, or “Doughboys”, were redeployed to Europe to fight in World War I.

There they found the distraction served up by the Salvation army by the lovely Salvation Army Lassies!

When the soldiers came home to the United States, they asked their wives and neighborhood bakeries to make doughnuts. Before you knew it – The doughnut became a permanent part of American cuisine.

When the Great Depression rolled around… the Salvation Army in their attempt to raise money in desperate times, went back to this old standby. They declared the First Friday in June National Doughnut Day, and in exchange for a few coins in their red bucket, you could get a piping hot doughnut!

So, go out and grab some doughnuts today in honor of the Doughnut Lassies and do what they did best – Share them!

PS – if you are wondering about the spelling of DOUGHNUT vs DONUT

…if you’re into that sort of thing—is “doughnut.” The Americanized spelling is “donut.”

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