While February has been filled with all sorts of wacky, romantic and entertaining holidays, the end of the month is almost here and that can only mean one thing – Leap Day! Leap Day comes around nearly every four years, an extra day on the calendar that is observed on February 29th.
This year, get the kids in on the Leap Day fun with the following activities, craft projects, games and printables that are educational, fun and best of all – free! Your kids will be leapin’ for Leap Year!
Celebrate Leap Year with Fun & Free Leap Day Activities & Crafts
- Potholder Frog Puppet – This craft is too cute!
- Frog Paper Bag Puppet – This puppet activity, from Enchanted Learning, requires brown paper bags, construction paper, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and crayons or markers.
- Kermit the Frog Cardboard Puppet – Talk about cute! This fun craft project, from Disney, calls for cardboard, glue, tape, green felt, green paint (and brushes), craft knife and paper fasteners.
- Clay Pot Frog – Turn a clay pot into a frog! (Adult supervision required.)
- Frog Bean Bag – DLTK-Kids shows you how to make this fun froggy bean bag craft.
- CD Frog Craft – Turn those old and scratched up CDs into a green frog!
- Hop On In Door Hanger – You’ll need jumbo craft sticks, tacky glue, craft foam, felt or heavy paper, cord and woodsies for this cute project.
- Jumpin’ Frog Origami Printable – Just print, cut and follow the instructions to make this cute origami frog.
- Leap Year Bookmarks – Perfect for the classroom, library or young reader, just print, cut and go.
- Pin the Crown on the Frog – Instead of Pin the Tail on the Donkey game, why not pin the little crown on the handsome frog instead?
- Frog Match Up Game – This printable frog-inspired matching game is for little ones.
- Leap Year Word Magnets – Find out how much you know about Leap Year with this online word association game.
- Leap Year Word Search Puzzle – Think you can find the words? Be sure to check the answer sheet to find out.
- Leap Day Letter Scramble Puzzle Packet – Registered Pinterest users can download this freebie.
- Leap Year Dot-to-Dot Project – Find out just who is on the Lily Pad by completing this dot-to-dot printable game from Crayola.
- Frog Coloring Pages – Speaking of frogs, check out all these printable frog and toad coloring pages from Twisty Noodle.
- Frog Coloring Pages – There are 9 printable coloring pages and a word search game.
- Here’s a single printable Happy Leap Year Coloring Page.
- Leap Year Card – This vintage card, published in 1800, includes a poem and a great big hint about a Leap Year custom.
- Send a free Leap Year electronic greeting card to friends and family.
Note – some of the projects above require scissors or other objects that may require parental supervision.
Still want to know more about this holiday? Check out these Leap Year Facts to find out when is Leap Year? Why do we have Leap Year? Are there any special customs or traditions associated with February 29th?