Leap Day Fun

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Leap Day Collage

I’ve always been a little intrigued by leap year because my grandpa was a leap year baby born on February 29th. I remember as a child hearing that he only had a birthday once every four years and I thought that was sad, but kind of cool, too. 

Do you know why we have leap years? Our actual year is 365 and 1/4 days long. To keep our modern calendar in sinc with the tropical calendar and to keep things less confusing a day is added every four years to February. 

So, even though Leap Day is not a holiday I think we should still celebrate it. After all it only happens every four years, right?! 

Here’s some fun ideas I’ve gathered from around the web:

How about a party? This would be a good time to educate your family as to why we have this day and make it a fun time. There’s some great ideas here:

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Leap Year Party by Grey Grey Designs

How about watching the movie, Leap Year? I love this movie! Did you know that in Irish History women were allowed to ask a man to marry her only on this day? This movie is a modern version of this old tradition.

 Give your friends a special treat this day. Here’s some cute printables:

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Leap Year Printable by Creatividee

How about making some frogs?

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Origami Frogs by Easy Peasy and Fun

Make some lily pads for your frogs!

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Lily Pad by Crafty Morning

Have you ever made a time capsule with your family? Wouldn’t it be fun to put together in a box or envelope some fun things your family enjoys, a newspaper, letters, and anything else that would be fun to open in four years?

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Leap Year Time Capsule Simply Kelly Designs

Our My Minted Memories November Family Subscription Box contains some great ideas to create a time capsule. Follow the link for more information.

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Treats are always important for any special day. These are super fun!

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Frog Pond Cookie Cups Baby Loving Mama

Don’t forget a delicious drink! 😉

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Swamp Water by Kara’s Party Ideas

This craft idea is so awesome!

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Frog Headbands by One Crafty Place

Be sure to make February 29th a fun day for your family! This poor day gets neglected!

Leap Year Quote

Here’s another family fun idea:

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Leap Day Ideas For Your Family

 

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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