Activity Calendar of Daily Ideas for Fun and Learning

Every day is an opportunity  to share God’s Word and His World with your child. Each day of the calendar has a suggested activity to do together. Have fun as you make each day a day of discovery and learning.   Boys and girls running
See Cathy Jo’s Truths for Tots blog for more ideas and encouragement.

 

Activity Calendar

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* Pizza NightPizza Night

Make homemade pizza for dinner, select a family movie and enjoy a cozy night with you family:)

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* Dr. Blackwell BornDr. Blackwell Born

Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first women doctor. Her birthday is today and was born in 1821. Click here for a chapter book that would be a good read aloud for the 6-9 year old.

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* Lindbergh BornLindbergh Born

Charles Lindbergh born this day 1902. First man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Click here for information on Lindbergh.

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* Monopoly GameMonopoly Game

The Monopoly Game was first sold in stores this day in 1935. Play Junior Monopoly for ages 5-9. Click here for game description.

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* Winter OlympicsWinter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are about to begin. Click here for some family fun activities you may want to plan to do with your family. Let the games begin:)

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* Olympic NightOlympic Night

Watch the opening night of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Click here to find out about Winter Olympics past and present.

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* Ice SkatingIce Skating

Go to an indoor or outdoor rink and enjoy a family afternoon of ice skating. When at home over snacks and hot chocolate discuss how much practice the Olympic ice skaters must practice to perform at the level in which they compete.

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* Winter OlympicsWinter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are exciting to watch. There is a story behind each athlete. There are many activities and facts that can be shared with you children this week. Please click here for Truths for Tots "Olympic" pinterest board of many things you can do and teach your child about the Olympics.

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* Inventor's DayInventor's Day

"Ronald Reagan as President of the United States proclaimed February 11, 1983 as National Inventors' Day in the USA. In recognition of the enormous contribution inventors make to the nation and the world, the Congress has designated February 11, the anniversary of the birth of the inventor Thomas Alva Edison, who held over 1,000 patents, as National Inventors' Day." according to cute calendar

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* Act of Kindness DayAct of Kindness Day

Make Valentine cookies today to package and take to a neighbor, shut in, friend, or relative on Valentine's Day. Share the love:)

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* Craft DayCraft Day

Make Valentine cards or decorations. Click here for ideas.

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* Valentine's DayValentine's Day

Click here this day for Truths for Tots blog post.

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* Clifford DayClifford Day

Go the the library and check out and read Clifford the Big Red Dog. Today is Norman Bridwell, the author's birthday. Click here for Clifford the Big Red Dog activities.

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* President's DayPresident's Day

"George Washington was born Feb 22, 1732 and Abraham Lincoln was born Feb 12, 1809. Since February was such a good month for important American president's birthdays the American government decided it would be a great idea to celebrate each year with a National Holiday." Click here for many crafts by age group.

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* Cooking DayCooking Day

Make breakfast for dinner tonight. Click here for a kid friendly french toast cooking recipe.

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* Mr. Roger's Mr. Roger's

Mr. Roger's Neighborhood debut this day in 1968. Click here for a website that has fun children activities.

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* Science DayScience Day

Click here and try this ice cube melting experiment. You may want to add another experiment with ice and salt. Why does the salt make the ice melt. (The freezing point changes when salt is added.)

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* Painting DayPainting Day

Pull out the water colors and paint pictures. Mail or take some of the painting to Grandparents.

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* Library DayLibrary Day

Go to the library and check out books on animals that live in the polar regions. For book ideas click here.

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* Dental MonthDental Month

February is National Dental Month. Click here to try an experiment that will teach your child about the importance of brushing and fluoride.

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* Purple DayPurple Day

Color Purple Day: Spray some shaving cream in a plastic bag. Add a few drops of red and blue food coloring to the shaving cream. Have child squeeze the bag to mix colors and watch the color purple appear. Read "Harold and the Purple Crayon" and then ask child to draw a purple picture.

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* Homemade SlimeHomemade Slime

Slime recipe: Mix 1 cup liquid starch and 1 cup CLEAR glue. Divide mixture into 2-3 separate bowls and add food coloring as desired. Enjoy squishing, stretching, and playing with this mixture.

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* Prayer SticksPrayer Sticks

Praying for others is important. This is a great idea. Click here for this prayer bucket idea.

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* Fingerprint ArtFingerprint Art

Click here for books and ideas for painting animals with fingerprints.