February may be the shortest month of the year, but did you know that each of those twenty-eight days has its own national holiday? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Not a romantic? Take a ride on a Ferris Wheel to celebrate National Ferris Wheel Day or make your plans for the future official, and donate your organs for National Organ Donor Day, both celebrated on February 14th.
February 16th provides you the opportunity to show your softer side with Do a Grouch a Favor Day, or you can simply be patriotic and acknowledge our founding fathers on President’s Day.
Make a toast on February 22nd for National Margarita Day or cook an orange spud in observance of National Sweet Potato Day! The possibilities are endless!
In addition to the many holidays, the month itself is also celebrated. Black history, American Pie and Children’s Dental Health are just a few of the observances dedicated to the month of February. To keep track of all of these celebrations, and impress your children with your amazing knowledge, check out http://nationaldaycalendar.com/calendar-at-a-glance/february/ .
Some of you may be aching for that big winter snowstorm that just won’t seem to come, while others have had enough of the cold and are anxious for spring. In either case you can celebrate your way. Try a snowflake workshop with your kids. Visit http://www.carlemuseum.org/studioblog/?cat=93 for directions. Many more ideas can be found at https://www.pinterest.com/pamelahaberman/snow-winter-snacks-projects/. If spring is in your step, how about making some painted sneakers or a potato print shirt. Martha Stewart will guide you through her website http://www.marthastewart.com/275300/kids-art-projects/@center/276975/marthas-crafts-kids#264460 .
Almost any typical spring game can be taken outside into the cold and snow (if we’re lucky to have any). Choose from snow baseball, snow dodgeball, or snow football just to name a few. http://fun.familyeducation.com/winter/neighborhood-games/68662.html?page=8 .
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it sure is packed with all kinds of fun things to do! Take advantage of the opportunity to spend time with your kids. Don’t forget to keep in touch with the friends your children made at camp. Before you know it, school will be over and it will be that time again! Green Acres; even in February, it’s still the place to be!
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