Hobbit Day

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Happy Hobbit Day! What exactly is a hobbit, you may ask? A hobbit is a member of an imaginary race similar to humans, of a small size, and with hairy feet in stories by J.R.R. Tolkien. Here is a free audiobook of The Hobbit (The Lord of the Rings). Did you know?

  • September 22 is designated as Hobbit Day because it is the birthdate of two of JRR Tolkien’s main characters
  • Bilbo Baggins and Frodo Baggins are hobbits
  • Bilbo Baggins is the leading character of Tolkien’s hugely popular 1937 children’s novel, The Hobbit
  • Bilbo Baggins was born on September 22, Third Age 2890
  • Frodo Baggins is 78 years younger than Bilbo, having been born in the Third Age year of 2968
  • Bilbo volunteers to take care of the ring
  • To celebrate: Don’t wear shoes on this day because the hobbits in the books are always barefooted

Homeschoolers/Educators/Parents: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: rings. List five facts about hobbits. Read/listen to the audiobook story called “Seven Ravens” in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures  (Kindle/Audiobook/Paperback). Put these words in alphabetical order: gold, ring, ravens, dwarf, hobbits. Finish this sentence: I noticed in the “Seven Ravens” that… Describe what happened to the gold ring in the story “Seven Ravens”. (Skills: identify, comprehend, describe, analyze, creativity).

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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