Leap Year Leap Day Fun For Grandparents and Grandkids

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Happy Leap Day!!!!

Wow! It is the once every four years Leap Year LEAP DAY!

Kaye Swain REALTOR Grandparent Roseville Sacramento blog shares a Leap Year Leap Day Coloring page

Every 4 years there is 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 kind of! And it’s definitely a great opportunity for some fun projects for grandparents and grandkids – in AND out of the Sandwich Generation.

Activity Ideas For You and Your 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.

Cute frog for fun smiles today for Sandwich Generation grandparents and grandchildren


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 jump.  Then the winner AND everyone else can head home for some froggy 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.

More February 29 fun at Pinterest

You don’t have to go to a zoo to have fun with this day, 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!) You might also take a look at your local zoo or other zoo’s youtube videos to see if they have any “leaping” animal videos like this orangutan video from my local zoo, the Sacramento Zoo.

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. For that matter, I even found a leap day activity book at Amazon! Along with some cute little frog hoppers and more!

Even more February 29 fun at Pinterest

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. 🙂

cute baby leaping tiger for leap day in leap year


Encouraging Bible Verses for This Fun Leap Year Leap Day!

We can even LEAP Into Scripture with a great Bible Verse!

Kaye Swain Roseville CA real estate agent and blogger shares a fun verse for February 29

Leap Day History

If you and your grandkids are curious about Leap Day history and why we have it, be sure to visit National Geographic Kids and read the article, What Is a Leap Year? VERY interesting and I’m so GLAD our years don’t last 445 days like Julius Ceasar originally was going to do!!! It would TOTALLY mess with our lovely seasons!

Have Fun!

Whatever you do and however you do it, even if you just say HAPPY LEAP YEAR HAPPY LEAP DAY, have a lovely day and treasure this once very four year moment in time. It’s quite fun, indeed. 🙂

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