Looking for a Leap Day craft with a math connection? Here's a cute Leap Day Frog Glyph that will let your students create a great take-home craft and help them learn about data analysis and graphing. They can follow up with a Venn Diagram and a Leap Day Frog writing assignment. You can post all these Leap Day ideas on your bulletin board too. This packet includes the following Leap Day Fun items!
1- cover page
2-3 directions/supply list
4- assembly picture/ student directions
5-7 frog patterns
8-10 Glyph Question Sheets
11-19 Graphs for students to complete based on Leap Day Frog glyph
20-21 Leap Day Frog Key poster for posting with student Leap Day Frogs
22-26 Writing assignment pages
28 Leap Day Frog Venn diagram and writing assignment
*There is also a Pre-K/ K version of this packet that may be suitable for 1st graders too.
Just a few Leap Day 2012 Facts to get your started:
Leap Day Facts
Every four years is a Leap Year.
The last Leap Year was in 2008.
Some of your students may have been born during the Leap Year in 2008.
February 29th is Leap Day.
Some children are born on Leap Day.
These children have a birthday every year, but they can only celebrate it on February 29th every four years.
We add a Leap Day every four years to the calendar because each year is about 365 days and 6 hours. If we miss six hours every four years, then our calendar is off by a day.
Leap means to spring or jump forward.
There are some animals that leap like frogs and kangaroos.
Some toys like pogo sticks leap too.
Learning should be fun. I'm Robin Sellers of Sweet Tea Classroom and my shop is full of products that integrate fun across the curriculum. Be sure to check out my many glyphs and writing prompt craftivites. The kiddos love them! I have been a teacher for over 15 years, and I have taught many different grades and classes. I believe that learning should be fun. One of my favorite parts of teaching is being able to create meaningful classroom materials and resources for students. I also share my ideas and techniques with other teachers in my online continuing education courses for teachers.