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29 Jun 2012
Purple Pencil Independen

Wednesday is the 4th of July aka Independence Day! How are you celebrating? With a barbecue? Fun at the beach? A fireworks show?For this week's Purple

15 Jun 2012
Purple Pencil FatherR

It's Father's Day weekend! If you have a father or father figure, spend some time with him this weekend. Have an adventure. Go to a baseball game. Pla

9 Jun 2012
Purple Pencil Animation

Today is the 78th “birthday” of Donald Duck. Mickey Mouse's pal made his screen debut in the Disney short The Wise Little Hen in 1934.Who is

1 Jun 2012
Purple Pencil Food Holid

Today is National Doughnut Day! Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts at participating locations and Dunkin Donuts is giving away a free donut wi

12 May 2012
Purple Pencil MotherR

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13th!Make the day memorable - write a Mother's Day story!You can:- Write a story as her Mother's Day present.- Take M

4 May 2012
Purple Pencil Star Wars

It's Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you!Do you like reading or watching science fiction? If you are a fan of Harry Potter or The Hunger Games or &

28 Apr 2012
National Poetry Month Ad

April is National Poetry Month, So, write a poem. If you have never written a poem before, just give it a shot. It doesn't have to rhyme, but it can.

31 Mar 2012
Purple Pencil April Fool

April Fools' Day is this Sunday, April 1st!Are you a practical joker? Do you like pulling pranks? Or are you usually the one who gets punked?If you co

24 Mar 2012
Purple Pencil Women̵

March is Women's History Month! What woman has had the biggest influence on your life? What women currently in power do you respect? In what way(s)? W

16 Mar 2012
Purple Pencil St. Patric

St Patrick's Day is tomorrow, March 17th!Irish or not, people dress in green, watch parades - and basketball, eat traditional foods like corned beef a