Here's a colouring page featuring the Calendar Rhyme and a leaping frog for Leap Year - a fun way to help the kids learn the days in the each month.
Hoppy Leap Year! 29th February comes only once every 4 years, and 2020 is the next time that will happen. To celebrate we have a range of leap year printables which you can use in the classroom or home, all with a hoppy leap year theme!
Did You Know?
- It takes the earth 365.24219 days to travel around the sun, and that's why we have an extra day nearly every 4 years.
- In a tradition thought to date back to the 5th century, a woman may ask a man to marry her on leap days!
Our Leap Year Activities
Despite it's old fashioned language, there's no doubt that learning the calendar rhyme helps children (and many, many adults, myself included) to remember the number of days in each month.
Just for fun, wish the kids a Hoppy Leap Year with our funny frog bookmarks! Print onto card, cut out carefully and laminate if you wish. We've left a little space on the front for your child's name, the year, or a message.
29th February can feel like a "bonus" day, so this worksheet asks children to write about what they would do with that bonus day, if they could do anything they wanted...
This fun Leap Year worksheet asks children to imagine what the world will be like, four years into the future. Choose from black and white or colour.
Learn all about Leap Years with this printable comprehension worksheet. Read the history of Leap Years and the rules for them in our Gregorian calendar, then answer the questions.
Use your child's forefinger to trace the letters on this Leap Year handwriting worksheet, starting on the dots. Why not colour it in then laminate it, so that it can be traced with a dry wipe pen too?
There's plenty of handwriting practise available on this fun Leap Year worksheet, with letters to trace and space for your child to write the word unaided too.
A fun leap year poster to print - featuring a charming frog, of course! The next leap year is in 2016.
To help the frog hop across this pond, children need to work out which lily pads contain leap years and which don't. The rules for leap years in the Gregorian calendar are stated at the top of the worksheet.
What better time for kids to practise their 4 times table than at Leap Year! Hop the frog across the lily pond, only landing on lily pads that are multiples of four.
As it's a Leap Year, use the excuse to practise your sums! Hop the frog across the pond by landing on lily pads that add up to 29...
Here's a fun way to practise simple addition at Leap Year, hopping the frog across the pond by landing only on lily pads that add up to 4.
Trace over the dotted letters spelling Leap Year and colour in the funny leaping frog! A fun handwriting worksheet for 29th February...
We designed this lily pad number line, with numbers divisible by 4 highlighted in yellow, to be used with out frog number line markers, with Leap Year in mind - but of course if works well for 4 times tables practice too.