Celebrate World Turtle Day (5/23) with Henry from Squishmallows!

Friday, May 22, 2020
Are you ready to 'shellebrate' World Turtle Day? Sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue, this is the perfect time to show your support for these gentle and beloved reptiles. You can help spread the word about this amazing day!


About World Turtle Day

Here's some info directly from the World Turtle Day website: "American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is sponsoring its 18th annual World Turtle Day® on May 23rd. The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world."


"American Turtle Rescue created and launched World Turtle Day to increase respect for and knowledge of one of the world’s oldest creatures. Now observed around the globe, turtle and tortoise lovers are taking “shellfies” and holding “shellebrations” in the U.S., Canada, Pakistan, Borneo, India, Australia, the UK, Greece, and many other countries."

 It's time to join the fun, right?



How Can I Help?

Spreading the word about World Turtle Day is a great way to start! You can visit the World Turtle Day website and download their free, fun #WorldTurtleDay Party Pack! It has social media photos such as a Facebook cover photo, postcard, badge and more! Use these photos and icons on your social media channels to help spread the word and join the cause.


Free Turtle Printables and Resources

Check out these fun, free sites and printables to help with your celebration of World Turtle Day!

Living Montessori Now: Free Turtle Activities and Printables

National Geographic Kids : Green Sea Turtle Coloring Page

National Geographic Kids: Green Sea Turtle Lesson Plans, Activities and More

Make Your Own Yertle the Turtle Stacking Game

Sea Turtle Word Search and Vocabulary Sheets

Kid Zone Turtle Word Search

Favorite Turtle Books for Kids 

Into the Sea by Alix Berenzy

National Geographic Readers: Turtles

National Geographic Readers - Sea Turtles

I'll Follow the Moon by Stephanie Lisa Tara

How the Turtle Got its Shell by Justine Fontes

Kellytoy and Squishmallows Show Support for World Turtle Day

When I visited the Kellytoy booth at 2019 Toy Fair New York (you can read about that here), they hinted to me that their adorable Squishmallows Henry the Turtle was going to play a part in helping to spread the word about World Turtle Day. Kellytoy CEO Jonathan Kelly says, “Kellytoy wants to show our support for American Turtle Rescue, which originated World Turtle Day back in 2000.  Let’s help call more attention to the increasingly threatened plight of these magnificent creatures that have been around since the days of dinosaurs some 200 million years ago. And, of course, what better spokesman could we have than our own eloquent, Henry the Turtle?” So share some pics of your Henry celebrating his special day on social media, and be sure to tag @WorldTurtleDay!


In case you don't know about Squishmallows, each one is as soft as a cloud and comes with their own story. According to his Squishmallows tag, Henry "is known by all of the Squishmallows for his fantastic voice and is a famous sports announcer. He regularly provides commentary on basketball, football and baseball games. His favorite sport is volleyball."

Learn more about World Turtle Day through their website and social channels below:

World Turtle Day website: https://www.worldturtleday.org/


Be sure to check out my other Squishmallows posts here on The Jersey Momma:

New Squishmallows for 2019: Kellytoy Booth at Toy Fair New York

Squishmallows: Where to Find, What's Coming, What's New

Flashback to 10 Fun Finds from Toy Fair New York

And you can find more Squishmallows plush on their website or through my Amazon affiliate links below:





12 comments

  1. I don't have a favorite, but they are all SO adorable!

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  2. My favorite squishmallow is Hans The Hedgehog.

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  3. I like Sharie, it’s super cute!

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  4. I like them all but really love the squirrel.

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  5. Not sure yet, but if they had a panda one maybe. I like the turtle one too

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  6. I love them all but I think Zoe is my favorite, I love unicorns!

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  7. We like Zoe the pink unicorn

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  8. <3 the seal pup

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  9. My favorite Squishmallows is Trudy the ladybug.

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  10. The unicorn would be my favorite Squishmallow. They are all so cute though.

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