March AND April Monthly activities

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I am just so far behind!! So today I’m going to post both March and April activities, so I’ll be ahead for a change.

March Activities

March 2 – Dr. Seuss’ birthday
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
March 20, 2014 – Spring begins

Study Dr. Seuss’ life
Read Dr. Seuss books – especially “Hurrah for Diffendoffer Day”, Dr. Seuss’ last book.
Eat green eggs and ham

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Make Truffula Trees pencils – The Country Chic Cottage has over 40 crafts to celebrate Dr. Seuss.

Study the life of St. Patrick and Ireland
Sing “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” or listen to it.

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Make a Luck of the Irish mobile

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Make Rainbow Pudding Treats – Recipe

Mom It Forward has 16 St. Patrick’s Day crafts

**Make toothpick and tissue paper mini-kites for the Season’s Tree.

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Make a sled kite.

Make wind chimes. Remember March is the windy month.

March 1st – Iditarod Race begins
National Peanut Butter Lovers Day
National Pig Day

March 2nd – Read Across America Day

March 3rd – National Anthem Day
Mardi Gras

March 4th – First meeting of Congress (1789)

March 5th – Boston Massacre (1770)

For more daily events go to The Teachers Corner

April Monthly Activities

“April Showers Bring May Flowers”

**Make mini umbrellas for the Season’s tree

April 13 – Palm Sunday
April 15 – Full Moon
April 20 – Easter
April 22 – Earth Day
April 25 – Arbor Day

Sing, sing, sing – “Rain, Rain, Go Away”, “Raindrops Keep Falling On my Head”, Though April Showers May Come Your Way”, and “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”.

Make a Rainy Day Can of activities – Write on separate cards some activities that would be fun and entertaining on a rainy day. Decorate the can with raindrops and umbrellas.

Write a poem about rain

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Study ocean creatures and make paper plate creatures.

Study the phases of the moon. For a month starting April 15 make a Moon Phase journal. To make the journal, 1)cut blank typing paper in half, 2)stack, 3)get one piece of construction paper and fold over stacked sheets, 4)staple together.

Every night for a month, go outside before bedtime and look at the moon. Record the date, time and what you see. Allow your child to draw the moon that he/she sees. At the end of the month, you should see all the phases of the moon. If it is cloudy and you cannot see the moon, record that in your journal.

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Study the phases of the moon. Go to DLTK Teach for directions.

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Make an edible moon phase craft.

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Make your own Resurrection Eggs – At Life Your Way, she shows you how and you can download a booklet as well.

April 1st – April Fool’s Day
One Cent Day

April 2nd – Author Hans Christian Andersen born, 1805
International Children’s Book Day

April 3rd – First Documented Ice Cream Sundae Made in 1892
Find-A-Rainbow Day
Pony Express established (1860)
First iPad sold in the U.S. (2010)

For more daily events go to The Teachers Corner

I hope you enjoy the monthly activities. If you are making your own Season’s Tree, I would love to see pictures.

Blessings!

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February Activities

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Activities for February. I’m sorry I’m so late getting this done. I will be posting the March activities early, I promise.

Make a cherry pie.
Make stuffed fabric hearts.
Make a heart shaped cake.
Read I Cor. 13.
Find love passages and make small posters, laminate if possible
Study the lives of Presidents Washington and Lincoln.
Make sillouettes of them using the penny and dollar as models.

Season’s Tree – Make small red hearts glued to dollies.

Feb. 2nd is Ground Hog Day – Here is a webpage with many, many Ground Hog Day activities: The Teacher’s Corner

Feb. 4th is Rosa Parks birthday – Read about this brave lady.

In 1894 on Feb. 9th Hershey’s chocolate was founded. Make a scrumptious chocolate desert for dinner tonight.

Feb. 10th is Umbrella Day – Make a Spring Rain picture.
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Feb. 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Do at least one act of kindness today for a stranger. Suggestions: pay for someone’s meal at a fast food restaurant, take a shut-in a meal or a Get Well card., help an older individual put groceries in their car.

Feb. 20th – John Glenn Orbits Earth in 1962 (in the Friendship 7 space capsule. He was the first person to orbit the Earth). Read about this exciting historic space adventure.

Feb. 25 is Quiet Day – play the quiet game. Winner gets a prize.

Feb. 27th is International Polar Bear day – Make a Safety Pin polar bear. Here is a pattern, just change the brown with white.
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For step by step instructions you can go to: Family Crafts

Feb. 27th is also Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s birthday. Read a couple of his poems.

I hope you enjoy the February activities. We have had a wonderful time with this project.