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LEAP DAY 2016
Wow! Tomorrow is LEAP DAY 2016.
What is Leap Day, you may ask? It’s the every 4 years excitement of an extra day in February. Those born on Leap Year age much slower than the rest of us as their birthday only rolls around every four years. 🙂 Well, not really! But still, it’s a great opportunity for some fun projects for grandparents and grandkids.
Visit your local Zoo. Some, like our Sacramento Zoo, may actually be celebrating Leap Day by spotlighting their best LEAPERS in the zoo – like lions and tigers, frogs and monkeys, and more. Even if yours isn’t doing that – YOU and your grandkids can head to your nearest zoo and enjoy a “treasure hunt” of searching for the LEAPing animals at your zoo. 1 point for each leaper you find. 5 points if you actually get to see them LEAP. Winner AND everyone else can then head home for some LEAPfrog fun starting with cute frog Oreo Cookies you have pre-made. I found two adorable frog cookie recipes using Oreo cookies! One from Kraft and another from Made to be a Momma.
You don’t have to go to a zoo to have fun with LEAPing, of course. There are also plenty of fun crafts that work well with LEAP DAY. Crafts focused on LEAPing like the frogs and wild cats above along with my grandkids’ suggestions of kangaroos, rabbits, jaguars, and even wombats (I had no clue they leaped! But they do. Only a little, but still quite adorable. The cool things you learn from your grandkids!),
While you are at it, how about making a cute frog mask with an adorable idea for using a party blower as the tongue that I discovered on Kristin Duke’s site. TOO cute. You can find the links for these and many more fun ideas at my Pinterest Board – Leap Day and Leap Year Fun.
Several kids games could easily incorporate LEAPing including Simon Says and Mother May I. For older grandkids, how about a rousing game of LEAP rope (otherwise known as Jump Rope). Or get a bouncy ball, toss it to them and have them LEAP over it then chase it. 🙂 Or just have fun with LEAPing animal coloring pages for kids like above and below. 🙂
Encouraging Bible Verses for Leap Day 2016
We Can Even LEAP Into Scripture
Happy LEAP DAY and LEAP YEAR 2016
Whatever you do and however you do it, even if you just say HAPPY LEAP DAY, have a lovely day and treasure this once very four year moment in time. It’s quite fun, indeed. 🙂