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Friday, February 10, 2012

Leap Into Leap Year!

February 29, 2012 is right around the corner. How will you celebrate it in your classroom? After all, it only happens every four years! Leap Year! It's a fascinating topic for your students.

Resources for Leap Day/Leap Year:

Leap Day Party: Activities for younger kids like Pin the Crown on the Frog Prince; Musical Lily Pads; Frog Hunt and more.

Leap Year Coloring Page

Fun Facts About Leap Day - for Kids: contains poems; Leap Day/Year Age Chart

Leap Day Trivia: for Older kids-Trivia about events that occurred on Leap Days.

Leap Year eCards: Send an eCard to a friend or loved one on this fun day. Send via email, Facebook or Twitter

Why Leap Days are Used? - For adults to use as background knowledge.

Leap Year Calculator: Find out how to calculate a leap year or use the calculator.

Leap Year/Day Books: A compilation of books about Leap Year/Day. (These are for purchase)

I would like to hear how YOU will be celebrating Leap Day/Year!


  1. How do you explain to kids why we have a leap year?

  2. Hi BA - I think I might try using this visual with the kids. It really is a confusing concept.


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