I am so excited to share this printable Leap Year Coloring Book with you today!
My children and I have not talked much about Leap Year and why it occurs every 4 years, so I wanted to put together a mini unit study for them. This unit study isn’t going to be anything elaborate – just a one day event where we talk quite a bit about the need for a leap year.
Because we do quite a bit of learning one-room schoolhouse-style, I created a neat Leap Year coloring book that all of my children will work on. It’s quite adaptable, so it can be used with ages Preschool through Elementary ages.
Don’t worry – I’ll give you a few suggestions of how to use this with your own kiddos!
Leap Year Coloring Book
I searched a bit online, but couldn’t quite find what I was looking for: a printable informational book to add to our studies.
Because I have girls that love to color, a coloring book-type format is perfect!
Each page in this Leap Year coloring book includes a black and white image to color, while including information about the need for a leap year.
You’ll find each of the pages in this printable numbered in the top right hand corner so your children can easily put the pages in the correct order. Once they organize the pages, the information will read like a story in chronological order.
This printable set also includes a cover page and a back page in which your child must determine their age for the next couple of Leap Years!
Ideas for Using the Leap Year Coloring Book
This information book on Leap Year can be used by a variety of ages!
Here are a few ideas for using this printable with Preschoolers through Elementary Students:
→ Staple or 3-hole punch the pages to create a book.
→ For young learners, simply use as a coloring book as you read the pages and discuss Leap Year.
→ After coloring or decorating the pages, have the older learners use one of the sentences from each page as copywork. Younger learners can choose just one word from each page.
→ Use this booklet as a jumping off point for even more research:
………. What exactly did the Egyptians use for calendars?
………. Research the Julian and Gregorian calendars more in depth. Were the changes well received by the public?
………. What type of calendars are still in use today? Research the Jewish or Chinese calendars of today.
→ Use this booklet for memory work. Have your child choose a fact about Leap Year to memorize and then share with the family.
Note that this Leap Year coloring book is for personal use only. You may purchase this set for classroom use below.
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