It’s no surprise that 2020 is a Leap Year. You know, when once every four years, February gets an extra day and becomes 29 days long instead of 28? We call it a Leap Year, but in fact it’s more of a Leap Day. Since it takes 365.25 days for the earth to get around the sun one time, it’s how we account for the extra 0.25 day.
There are so many interesting facts about Leap Year and Leap Day. The history of this extra day is quirky and offers unique reading opportunities with your children. Here are seven of the most interesting ones to share with your children.
Want something fun to do on Leap Day?
Celebrate by making a frog-themed craft, making 29 treats, and inviting 29 people to the party. You could keep it simple and read the history of Leap Year with your children. It’s an interesting milestone that only comes once every four years. Do you have a fun Leap Year story? Share it on our Facebook page. We'd love to hear from you.
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