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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Me and my 3rd grader were just talking about leap years today (she knew 2016 was one, it had kind of passed me by!) So this came just at the right time. Thank you!
Oh lovely!! So glad that y’all can use it! 🙂
Thanks! This is great, especially since my daughter is a leap day baby. Monday will be her first actual birthday. Hopefully this will help her understand how special that is or at least she’ll figure it out by her next birthday.
Oh how FUN! Happy Birthday to your Sweet One! 🙂
Thank you so much! Looking forward to doing this with my 4, 6, and 8 year-old homeschoolers on Monday. So nice to find an activity they will all be able to enjoy together. 🙂
YES, it’s wonderful when one thing can be adapted for each age and stage. I wish I had time to create more like this! 🙂
Thanks for the printable explanation on Leap Year. As a K-2 teacher and whose birthday also happens to be tomorrow, February 29th I appreciate the download so that I can explain it to them. You would be amazed at how many adults do not understand why there is a LEAP DAY in our calendar system. I plan on showing my colleagues so that they can also explain it to the upper grade students. They like to calculate my age and use my birthday as a Math Challenge. It is very funny to see elementary students faces when they realize that their teacher is only 12 years old!!
Yay! Happy Birthday! 🙂
This is awesome! Perfect for introducing leap year and why we have it! Thank you!
I’m so glad you could use it! 🙂 xo
My daughter loved this. She read it to her Daddy, and has been coloring like mad to complete her book. Her favorite part was the page where she had to figure her age in 4, 8 more years. She did not stop with her age she figured mine and her Dads too. Quite an eye opening experience for her! Thank you so much for sharing.
Oh I’m so tickled she enjoyed it so much! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. 🙂