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  FEBRUARY CRAFTS
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
Try this: ► Ways to Celebrate 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
Try this: ► Make a Sun Mask
Try this: ► Have You Seen the Wind?


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
Try this: ► Flossing your teeth
Try this: ► Make a healthy food chart
Try this: ► Watch a tooth brushing video

FEBRUARY 10

Umbrella Day
Try this: ► Make a Paper Umbrella

FEBRUARY 11

Inventor's Day
Try this: ► Invention Convention

Thomas Edison's Birthday, 1847

FEBRUARY 12

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, 1809
Try this: ► Visit the Whitehouse to learn about President Lincoln (external link)

FEBRUARY 13

Artist Grant Wood's Birthday, 1892

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. ▼

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. read more

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
Try this: ► See photography created by children

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

FEBRUARY 21

President's Day (USA)

Women Dentists Day
Try this: ► Flossing your teeth
Try this: ► Watch a tooth brushing video

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
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 Franciso, 1849
Try this: ► Hunt for the Gold
Try this: ► Gold Rush video

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 Blotto

Black History Month
Try this: ►Make a Box of Crayons to Honor Our Differences
Try this: ► "Monster" Shoes (learn about Jan Matzeliger)
Try this: ► Sole People
Try this: ► Visit the Black History Website (external link)

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

Cherry Month

Dental Health Month
Try this: ► Floss Your Teeth

Friendship Month
Try this: ►Make a Friendship Pin
Try this: ► Create Crafts with your Friends

Grapefruit Month

Snack Food Month
Try this: ► Visit the KinderArt Kitchen

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Kids Celebrate
by Maria Bonfanti Esche, Clare Bonfanti Braham
Skipping the typical green shamrocks and orange paper pumpkins, here are 100 days to remember with 200 related activities for children and grownups.

Kids Holiday Fun
by Penny Warner, Kathy Rogers
This year-round guide provides fresh new ideas, month by month, for holiday activities the whole family can enjoy together. Ideal for busy parents, the guide organizes every holiday clearly, with detailed "what-you-need" lists and time guidelines for each activity.


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February Daily Journal Writing Prompts

February Daily Journal Writing Prompts

Give young writers plenty of practice with Daily Journal Writing Prompts. These valuable resources include ready-to-use journal starters, along with special holiday topics for each month. Word banks are provided to help introduce seasonal vocabulary, and topical prompts give students plenty of writing practice throughout the month.


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Reading, Language & Math Activities: Winter
These quick and easy-to-implement seasonal activities provide students with fun-filled learning experiences. The activities are related to a variety of winter themes and holidays such as snow, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and the 100th day of school.