Happy Leap Day to you all out there! Here are a few Leap Year facts to freshen your memory:
Our solar year is 365.24219 days. Since our calendar does not deal in partial days, every four years, we add an additional day to February. Therefore, our calendar year is either 365 days in nonleap years or 366 days in leap years. A leap year every four years gives us 365.25 days, sending our seasons off course and eventually in the wrong months. To change .25 days to .24219, we skip a few Leap Days every one hundred years or so.
This day only comes around once every four years so I figured it’s a cause for celebration. Here are a few activities to do with the kiddos today:
1. Make an origami frog that will “leap” around our house.
Click here to download the printable PDF.
2. Send your friends Leap Year ecards by clicking here.
3. Make a paper bag frog puppet.
5. Print off this Leap Year dot-to-dot by clicking here.