Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day {February 29, 2016}

I realized after looking in my blog archives that I didn't have a blog post on Leap Day 2012 on , February 29.  I did write a post on February 28, 2012 titled "L" is for Lion and Lamb when I was doing art projects for my then youngest with each letter of the alphabet.  So that was the closest I got to a Leap Day post back then. 

As soon as I saw Jessica's post at Shower of Roses with her Leap Day Time Capsule printout, I thought I would commemorate Leap Day 2016 by downloading and printing Jessica's printout and write my first Leap Day post here on my blog.  I love that this activity took little preparation and my children will hopefully enjoy seeing what they wrote 4 years from now!

My children had fun writing out their time capsules and we cut a string the length of their bodies as instructed on the printable so we can see how tall they will grow in the next 4 years.  It will be fun to compare their capsules 4 years from now on February 29, 2020!  Here are pictures from this afternoon...

And hopefully if I'm still blogging in 2020, I will do another Leap Day post and link back to these cute faces to see how my kids have changed through the years! :) 

This morning leap year and leap day was explained to us with our daily dose of CNN Student News. If you want to watch the leap day news stories from today, February 29, 2016, you can find it here.   (Just be sure to hold your nose during the part where they show the river of trash in Lebanon. Yuck and so sad!) 

If you don't watch CNN Student News, you should!  It's free and quite fascinating and my kids love watching the 10 minute news segments each morning that are geared toward elementary through high school students.  My children look forward to the CNN Student News coverage each day and it keeps their attention during the entire time!  And if you miss a day or two or a week you can go back into the show's archives to watch previous episodes.  I hook my laptop up to our television and watch it from our TV, but watching it on any computer works too!

Hoping you are having a happy leap day and I hope I'm still here blogging for next Leap Day in 2020! 

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