Leap Day

Leap Day

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.”

Have you ever found yourself wishing for extra hours to do or to rest? Well, every four years we’re gifted with an entire extra day! Leap Day is nearly here, and I’ve compiled some games, activities, and more to help you make the most of your additional 24 hours. There’s also a mini study available at the end of the post for just $2.29 (see what I did there?). 

Leap into February 29th prepared to make memories that’ll last four years – and more!

  • Put Google to use and research different animals that leap. Which one has the longest jump? Which can leap farthest compared to its body length? 
  • Have your own jumping contest. Download the Frog Jumping Contest .pdf from the NC Zoo for some fun questions and facts.
  • More Time to Teach has this awesome (FREE) model of the earth and moon’s orbit around the sun! This is a great resource for Leap Day, or just for learning about the solar system. 

    model earth orbit
  • Create your own calendar. Keep the seasons in mind as you decide how many months each year should have, and how many days will  be in each month. Give your new months and days new names.
  • Learn how dancers differentiate between hopping, skipping, jumping, and leaping. Do you have a favorite?

Grab a bucket of these Leap Day Jumping Frogs and challenge your family to a frog jumping competition.
leap day jumping frogs toy

Looking for more ideas? Grab our 8-page mini study now for just $2.29! This unit covers why we have Leap Day and when it began, includes some fun activities, jokes, and more!

leap day unit study

Leap Day Mini Unit Study

I’m having trouble getting my payment button to work, so we’re just going to use the honor system for now.

Download the Leap Day unit study here, and then you can send a payment via PayPal or Venmo

4 thoughts on “Leap Day

  1. Thanks for all the great ideas on how to make the most of our “extra” day! The mini-unit study is just what we needed – short, sweet, and FUN! Thanks 🙂

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