Wednesday is Leap Year Day! What does this mean exactly? About every 4 years an extra day has to be added to our calendars to align with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It is also considered a superstitious day, and traditionally a day where a woman can pursue and/or propose to a man. But for kids, it is known as a day to celebrate leaping, jumping, and frogs!
There are a lot of really great activities on frogs throughout the web. I thought I would type up a list to give you some ideas. And since 13 is considered by some as a superstitious number- here are 13 different activities/websites to help you celebrate!
Leap Year Activities for Families and Kids
1. Craft Jr has a good compilation of frog activities. I especially like the frog paper plate craft and a frog catch game for preschoolers.
2. Make frog cupcakes- check out the Cutest Food for some pretty darn cute cupcakes!
3. Preschool Lesson Plans as some math and literacy games for kids centered around Leap Year.
4. Squidoo has a ginormous frog unit study- with everything from a frog life cycle, poetry, writing activities, books, fractions, etc....- it's a very comprehensive list of activities!
5. Leap Year Day frog cookies with Oreos from the Celebration Shoppe. SO cute!
6. Plan a Leap Day Party with ideas from the Party Shelf. Of course, this could be adapted for a fun FHE.
7. If you are looking for something a little more healthy, try this cute apple frog snack from Family Fun. If Jacs liked green apples I would definitely try this!
8. Make Frog Eye Salad for dinner. I found this recipe at All Recipes.
9. Watch Princess and the Frog or Kermit the Frog movies.
10. Buy plastic frogs at the dollar store and have a frog jumping contest!
11. Play Leap Frog
12. Dissect a frog! And if you don't have a dead frog lying around, try this Frog Dissection app for your iPad.
13. Sing and read some fun frog songs and rhymes from Preschool Express.
I hope this list helps you plan your Leap Year Day with success! I love planning fun activities on random holidays- we need to take the time to cherish and celebrate each moment with our little ones.