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Paul Bunyan Day - June 28th

Lumberjack photo on Unsplash.com

Photograph by Abby Savage on Unsplash.com

Paul Bunyan Day is celebrated on June 28th each year.

Paul Bunyan was a giant lumberjack from American folktales (he wasn't a real person).  His best friend was a blue ox named Babe.  According to the folktales told by American pioneers, they wandered around the American wilderness cheerfully and naively performing superhuman feats.

The tall talles of Paul Bunyan started circulating quite a long time ago. People say that the tall tales began amongst lumberjacks in the United States and Canada. In the early 20th century the first story of Paul Bunyan was published by a journalist and a few years later a logging company used the folktale for their advertising. William Laughhead's stories from the advertising campaign were later published in 1922, and were very popular because they kickstarted the classis plaid-shirt look and incredible characteristics of the Paul Bunyan tales we know and love today..

Below we have included several tall tales of Paul Bunyan as well as many fun activities and crafts to go along. All of which is fantastic for building a Paul Bunyan Day lesson plan or for helping children enjoy the holiday with some fun reading and crafting!

Paul Bunyan  

It can be fun to make up your own "Tall Tales" about Paul Bunyan. But we also have some traditional tales that Carol sent in to us.

Watch, Read, or Print the Tall Tales of Paul Bunyan.

or, Read/Print the tales all on one page

Paul Bunyan coloring pages  

Coloring Pages

Paul Bunyan Activities
babe, the blue ox paper craft  

Babe, the Blue Ox, Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

ox craft  

Babe, the Blue Ox, Toilet Paper Roll Craft

preschool and kindergarten

Paul Bunyan felt board images  

Felt Board Characters

Paul Bunyan craft   

Paul Bunyan Toilet Paper Roll Craft

preschool and kindergarten

jigsaw puzzle  

Paul Bunyan and Babe On-line Jigsaw Puzzle

tall tales worksheets with Paul Bunyan  

Tall Tales - Creative Writing Worksheets

Paul Bunyan Worksheets
Paul Bunyan anagram puzzles  

Anagram Puzzles

Paul Bunyan crossword puzzles  

Crossword Puzzles

Paul Bunyan sentence sequencing  

Sentence Sequencing Activities

Paul Bunyan tracer pages  

Tracer Pages

Paul Bunyan vocabulary list  

Vocabulary Words

Paul Bunyan word ladder puzzles  

Word Ladder Puzzles

Paul Bunyan word mine puzzles  

Word Mine Puzzles

Paul Bunyan word search puzzles  

Word Search Puzzles

Paul Bunyan word wall words  

Word Wall Words

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