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groundhog

Groundhog Day - February 2

To learn more about Ground Hog Day, visit the Official Site of the Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Club

For fun Groundhog Day crafts and activities, visit these sites:
Enchanted Learning.(Some activites are free, others require site membership.)

More activites can be found at:
apples4theteacher.com

Black History

February is African American History month

African American World

Time for Kids: Black History Month

Famous African American Inventors

Reading Rockets: Black History Month

Disney Channel videos:
Doc McStuffins
Dreams
Heroes

Rosa Parks

February 4 is Rosa Parks birthday

To learn more read "The Story Behind the Bus"

Abe Lincoln

 

 

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809.

For more information and activities, go to
Enchanted Learning

heart

February 14 is Valentine's Day.

Fun Valentine's Day activities at apples4theteacher

 

 

girl inventor


February is Women Inventors Month

Click here to learn more about Famous Women Inventors

Presidents day

Presidents' Day is celebrated on February 20 this year. To learn more visit these sites:

apples4theteacher.com

Kids.gov

 

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732.

To learn some fun facts about our first President, click here

tooth

February is Dental Health Month. For related activities and games check out these websites:

apples4theteacher.com

DLTK Dental Health Month Activities

Colgate Kids' World

tooth fairy

 

February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day.

Look for these books at your local library

April and Esme, Tooth Fairies by Bob Graham
Dear Tooth Fairy by Pamela Duncan Edwards
The Tooth Fairy Wars by Kate Coombs

year of the monkey

February 28 is Chinese New Year. This is the "Year of the Monkey".

To learn more and to find fun activities visit Activity Village Chinese New Year

Mardi Gras
This year Mardi Gras falls on February 28. To learn more about this celebration and for games and craft ideas, visit DLTK Kids.
Author birthdays in February:

 

Jerry Spinelli - February 1
Judith Viorst - February 2
Joan Lowry Nixon - February 3
David Wiesner - February 5
Laura Ingall's Wilder - February 7
Anne Rockwell - February 8
Mark Teague - February 10
E. L. Konigsburg - February 10

 

Jane Yolen - February 11
Mo Willems - February 11
Jacqueline Woodson - February 12
Judy Blume - February 12
Jeff Kinney - February 19
Matthew Holm - February 24
Florence Perry Heide - February 27
Megan McDonald - February 28 - Interview
Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) - February 28