Where has January gone? Hopefully, you missed the snow like we did, or you’ve thawed out if you got hit. If you enjoyed the activities in my Homeschool Through the Year: January post, you’ll love what I’ve got featured this month.
February is packed full of learning opportunities both traditional and quirky. What are you looking forward to exploring with your kiddos?
Homeschool Through the Year: February
February is American Heart Month.
Kids of all ages can read about the human heart at their own level with some of the books shown below. After reading about the heart, they may enjoy these learning activities:
- Older kids can make and label an anatomically correct heart out of playdough.
- We used this site years ago to build an edible model of the heart.
- How about building an inflatable heart model
February 2 is Groundhog Day. Will Punxatawny Phil see his shadow this morning? Will winter stick around for a little while longer? Or is spring on its way? I have created two sets of printables that your kids are sure to love. I have a Groundhog Day Activity Pack and a Groundhog Day PreK-K Pack.
Your kids may also enjoy:
- Enjoy a Groundhog Day pudding cup.
- Here’s a fun pop-up groundhog craft.
- Who knew a footprint would make such a cute groundhog painting!
- Your kids are sure to enjoy these groundhog masks.
- Your kids can make a Chinese Dragon out of a toilet paper tube.
- Here are some fun ideas for a Chinese New Year party.
- Make a Chinese Good Luck ornament.
- Decorate the room with handmade Chinese lanterns.
February 12 is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Your middle schoolers can learn more about his life with one or more of these books I shared last week.
- Your little ones will enjoy this Abraham Lincoln Paper Plate craft.
- Or, they can make an Abraham Lincoln paper plate mask.
- If they don’t want to make a full mask, how about a stovepipe hat in honor of Lincoln.
- Snack time will be a blast with this edible log cabin.
February 15 is President’s Day. In this month’s printable pack, I’ve included a President’s Day word scramble page. And, be sure to check out the Duck for President activities in my Doreen Cronin Author Study. Here are some books your kids will enjoy:
February 22 is George Washington’s birthday. Next week, I’ll be sharing a list of middle school books about George Washington. Don’t miss them. (I’ll be sure to come back and link it here.)
- Get crafty with your kids and make Washington’s cherry tree.
- Let your kids role play with George Washington’s wig.
- Make George Washington with paper and cotton balls.
More fun dates to celebrate include:
- Mardi Gras on February 9 – Here’s a list of 17 Mardi Gras activities for kids.
- Polar Bear Day on February 27 – I’ll be posting a fun Polar Bear printable on Monday!
- Tooth Fairy Day on February 28 – 10 Tooth Fairy traditions make losing teeth more fun!
- Leap Day on February 29!! – Leap on over and grab my free frog-themed printable pack for little ones.
February ‘Homeschool Through the Year’ Printable
In this month’s printable, you’ll find the following activity pages:
- Calendar of fun days to celebrate
- Groundhog Day coloring page
- Chinese New Year coloring page
- Abe Lincoln & George Washington notebooking pages
- President’s Day word scramble with answer key
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