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poetry monthApril is National Poetry Month. Check out these sites to create your own poems:

The Poetry Zone
Poetry4Kids

laughing child April is also National Humor Month.

Check out these sites for some good laughs!


Kids Jokes


April FoolsApril 1 is April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day Facts
Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes
April Fool's Day Quiz

Easter


This year the Christian holiday of Easter will be celebrated on April 1.

Visit the DLTK website for lots of fun Easter activities.
Easter egg

April 2 is the birthdate of Hans Christian Anderson. Since 1967 it has also been celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

Look for these Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales at your school or public library:

The Ugly Duckling
Thumbelina
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Princess and the Pea
The Emperor's New Clothes
The Little Mermaid

pets
April is Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals Month. Visit the ASPCA Kids website.


April 12 is Beverly Cleary's birthday. Don't forget to "Drop Everything and Read"! Visit the "Drop Everything and Read" official website.


Be sure to have plenty of books on hand!

horse 
Do you like books about horses? Check out books by Marguerite Henry at your school or public library.

TVCan you do it? The week of April 30- May 6 is TV Turn-off Week.

Be sure to have a supply of good books handy!

RecycleReduce
Reuse
Recycle
Repair

April 22 is Earth Day.

Check out Planet Pals.com for lots of fun activities.

planting a tree
April 27 is ArborDay.

 

Classroom activities from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Crafts and activities from DTLK

More fun games and activities can be found at Carly's Kids Corner.

April is National Autism Month. To learn more about autism, click here.

April 27 is "Tell a Story Day". Read Kate Messner's book How to Read a Story.

Author Birthdays in April

Sandra Boynton - April 3
Beverly Cleary - April 12
Patricia Reilly Giff - April 26 - video - biography
Ron Roy - April 29