* February Crafts and Special Days

February Arts, Crafts and Activities for Kids from KinderArt.com

Summary:

Here’s a list of seasonal arts, crafts, activities, ideas and more for the month of February.

Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Many lessons are adaptable.

FEBRUARY 1

First meeting of the US Supreme Court, 1790

FEBRUARY 2

Groundhog Day

Job Shadow Day
Try this: ► What can you do with an Art Degree?

FEBRUARY 3

Artist Norman Rockwell’s Birthday, 1894

FEBRUARY 4

Rosa Park’s Birthday, 1913

Charles Lindbergh’s Birthday, 1902

FEBRUARY 5

Girls and Women in Sports Day

Disaster Day

Weather Forecaster’s Day
Try this: ► Make a Folk Art Weathervane

FEBRUARY 6

Pay a Compliment Day

Babe Ruth’s Birthday, 1895

FEBRUARY 7

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday, 1867
Try this: ► Laura Ingalls Wilder Books

Independence Day (Grenada)

FEBRUARY 8

Boy Scouts’ Day
Try this: ► Make Recycled Crafts

FEBRUARY 9

Toothache Day

FEBRUARY 10

Umbrella Day

FEBRUARY 11

Inventor’s Day
Try this: ► Invention Convention

Thomas Edison’s Birthday, 1847

FEBRUARY 12

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, 1809

FEBRUARY 13

Artist Grant Wood’s Birthday, 1892

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras (French for “Fat Tuesday”) is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called “Shrove Tuesday” or “Pancake Day”. Mardi Gras always falls exactly 46 days before Easter ▼

MARDI GRAS CRAFTS
Celebrate this colorful holiday by creating razzle dazzle masks!

FEBRUARY 14

Saint Valentine’s Day
Every February 14th, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. ▼

Try this: ► VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFTS
Here we have lots of gift ideas for kids to make including these great “I give you my heart” cards. Also, find out how you can download Valentine’s Day coloring pages.

Ferris Wheel Day
Try this: ► Make 3-D Amusement Parks

FEBRUARY 15

Gumdrop Day

“I Want Butterscotch” Day
Try this: ► Eat butterscotch “mashed potatoes”

Sea Monkey Day

FEBRUARY 16

King Tut’s Burial Chamber Opened, 1923
Try this: ► Egyptian Book of the Dead

FEBRUARY 18

Pluto Discovered, 1930
Try this: ► Cosmic Mobile
Try this: ► Create a Planet

FEBRUARY 19

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus’ Birthday, 1473
Try this: ► Cosmic Mobile
Try this: ► Create a Planet

FEBRUARY 20

Photographer Ansel Adams’ Birthday, 1902

John Glenn Day [1st U.S. Astronaut Orbits Earth, 1962]

FEBRUARY 21

President’s Day (USA)

Women Dentists Day

FEBRUARY 22

George Washington’s Birthday, 1732

FEBRUARY 24

Flag Day (Mexico)
Try this: ► Mexican Metal Tooling
Try this: ► Yarn Painting
Try this: ► Maracas and Shakers (Paper Cups)
Try this: ► Maracas and Shakers (Recycled Objects)
Try this: ► Maracas and Shakers (Oranges)
Try this: ► Maracas and Shakers (Balloons)
Try this: ► Make a Poncho

Artist Winslow Homer’s Birthday, 1836

FEBRUARY 25

Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Birthday, 1841

Quiet Day

FEBRUARY 26

Artist Honore Daumier’s Birthday, 1808

Levi Strauss’ Birthday, 1829

Grand Canyon National Park Established, 1919

FEBRUARY 27

Polar Bear Day
Try this: ► Carve a Polar Bear

FEBRUARY 28

Gold Seekers Arrived in San Francisco, 1849

FEBRUARY 29

Leap Day
A leap year is a year containing one or more extra days in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. For example, February would have 29 days in a leap year instead of the usual 28.

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH

February is…

American Heart Month
Try this: ► Make a Heart Mosaic

Black History Month
Try this: ►Make a Box of Crayons to Honor Our Differences
Try this: ► “Monster” Shoes (learn about Jan Matzeliger)

Bird Feeding Month
Try this: ► Bird Binoculars
Try this: ► Easy Bird Feeder

Cherry Month

Dental Health Month

Friendship Month
Try this: ►Make a Friendship Pin

Grapefruit Month

Snack Food Month

FEBRUARY 1

First meeting of the US Supreme Court, 1790

Serpent Day
Try this: ► Make a snake

FEBRUARY 2

Groundhog Day
Try this (external link) Groundhog Day activities from Anitra Redlefsen.

Job Shadow Day
Try this: ► What can you do with an Art Degree?

Candlemas Day

Hedgehog Day

World Wetlands Day

FEBRUARY 3

Artist Norman Rockwell’s Birthday, 1894

Eat ice cream for breakfast day (First Saturday in February)
Try this: ► Pop Art Ice Cream Pictures

Take Your Child to the Library Day

FEBRUARY 4

Rosa Park’s Birthday, 1913

Charles Lindbergh’s Birthday, 1902

Sweater Day

FEBRUARY 5

Girls and Women in Sports Day

Disaster Day

Weather Forecaster’s Day
Try this: ► Make a Folk Art Weathervane

Western Monarch Butterfly Day
Try this: ► Coffee Filter Butterflies
Try this: ► Bella Butterflies
Try this: ► Zip Bag Butterflies
Try this: ► Paper Bag Butterflies
Try this: ► Coffee Filter Tissue Paper Butterflies

FEBRUARY 6

Pay a Compliment Day

Babe Ruth’s Birthday, 1895
Try this: ► Make a baseball plaque

FEBRUARY 7

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday, 1867
Try this: ► Laura Ingalls Wilder Books

Independence Day (Grenada)

Ballet Day

FEBRUARY 8

Boy Scouts’ Day
Try this: ► Make Recycled Crafts

Kite Flying Day
Try this: ► Paper bag grocery kites
Try this: ► Japanese windsock

FEBRUARY 9

Toothache Day

Pizza Day
Try this: ► Shape Collage Pizzas

FEBRUARY 10

Umbrella Day

FEBRUARY 11

Inventor’s Day
Try this: ► Invention Convention

Thomas Edison’s Birthday, 1847

Make a Friend Day

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
Try this: ► Milk Bubbles

FEBRUARY 12

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, 1809

Lost Penny Day

FEBRUARY 13

Artist Grant Wood’s Birthday, 1892

Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras (French for “Fat Tuesday”) is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called “Shrove Tuesday” or “Pancake Day”. Mardi Gras always falls exactly 46 days before Easter ▼
Try this: ► MARDI GRAS CRAFTS
Celebrate this colorful holiday with masks and maracas!

FEBRUARY 14

Saint Valentine’s Day
Every February 14th, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. ▼
Try this: ► VALENTINE’S DAY CRAFTS
Here we have lots of gift ideas for kids to make including these great “I give you my heart” cards. Also, find out how you can download Valentine’s Day coloring pages.

Ferris Wheel Day
Try this: ► Make 3-D Amusement Parks

FEBRUARY 15

Hippo Day

Gumdrop Day

“I Want Butterscotch” Day
Try this: ► Eat butterscotch “mashed potatoes”

Sea Monkey Day

Gumdrop Day
Try this: ► Paint something sweet.
Try this: ► Make a sweet jar.

FEBRUARY 16

King Tut’s Burial Chamber Opened, 1923
Try this: ► Egyptian Book of the Dead
Try this: ► Make a Sistrum

Innovation Day

FEBRUARY 17

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Pangolin Day

FEBRUARY 18

Pluto Discovered, 1930
Try this: ► Cosmic Mobile
Try this: ► Create a Planet

FEBRUARY 19

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus’ Birthday, 1473
Try this: ► Cosmic Mobile
Try this: ► Create a Planet

Tug of War Day

FEBRUARY 20

Photographer Ansel Adams’ Birthday, 1902

John Glenn Day [1st U.S. Astronaut Orbits Earth, 1962]

Love Your Pet Day
Try this: ► Make a Pet House
Try this: ► Read about Pets in the Classroom

FEBRUARY 21

Women Dentists Day

Sticky Bun Day

FEBRUARY 22

George Washington’s Birthday, 1732

Walk the Dog Day

World Thinking Day

FEBRUARY 23

Dog Biscuit Day

Play Tennis Day
Try this: ► Tennis Ball Prints

FEBRUARY 24

Flag Day (Mexico)
Try this: ► Mexican Metal Tooling
Try this: ► Yarn Painting
Try this: ► Maracas and Shakers (Paper Cups)
Try this: ► Maracas and Shakers (Recycled Objects)
Try this: ► Maracas and Shakers (Oranges)
Try this: ► Maracas and Shakers (Balloons)
Try this: ► Make a Poncho

Artist Winslow Homer’s Birthday, 1836

FEBRUARY 25

Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir’s Birthday, 1841

Quiet Day

FEBRUARY 26

Artist Honore Daumier’s Birthday, 1808

Levi Strauss’ Birthday, 1829
Try this: ► Make a bag out of a pair of blue jeans

Grand Canyon National Park Established, 1919

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

FEBRUARY 27

Polar Bear Day
Try this: ► Carve a Polar Bear

Pokemon Day

Strawberry Day

FEBRUARY 28

Gold Seekers Arrived in San Francisco, 1849

Pink Day (Last Wednesday in February)

Floral Design Day
Try this: ► 6 Ways to Make Flowers

FEBRUARY 29

Leap Day
A leap year is a year containing one or more extra days in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. For example, February would have 29 days in a leap year instead of the usual 28.

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH

February is…

American Heart Month
Try this: ► Make a Heart Mosaic

Black History Month
Try this: ►Make a Box of Crayons to Honor Our Differences
Try this: ► “Monster” Shoes (learn about Jan Matzeliger)

Bird Feeding Month
Try this: ► Bird Binoculars
Try this: ► Easy Bird Feeder

Cherry Month

Dental Health Month

Friendship Month
Try this: ►Make a Friendship Pin

Grapefruit Month

Snack Food Month

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