Resources for Learning In February

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The following post is from 2015 and has been updated for 2017 here  February Resources

Below you’ll find online resources that we’ve either used or plan to use as we learn in February.  I hope you can use some of these, too.  There’s awesome learning opportunities on the February calendar.

Special Days in February –  list of holidays, observances, foods, historic and scientific dates –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/01/29/special-days-in-february-2015/

February Children’s Prayer Calendar –

http://cherigamble.com/2015/01/26/february-2015-prayer-calendar-for-children/

February’s Praying for your Children Calendar –

http://cherigamble.com/2015/01/26/365-days-of-praying-for-your-children-february/

February Science Calendar –

http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/february-2015-science-calendar/#.VNWwAPnF_nh

15 Things to Do in February – lesson plans, ideas, and resources –

http://diyhomeschooler.com/15-things-to-do-in-february-2015/

February themed Daily Writing Prompts (these are good for discussion, too) –

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/february/

February Arts and Crafts –

http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/feb.shtml

E-books, research projects, and family learning activities to go along with February themes such as Chocolate, Strawberries, Bird Watching, Library, Susan B. Anthony, Bubble Gum, Circles   –

http://www.franw.com/

Fun Things to Learn about in February –

http://tammieadventuresinhomeschooling.blogspot.com/2015/01/fun-things-to-learn-about-in-february.html

February themed teaching resources and printables –

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

and more February resources and printables –

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/

Huge list of February resources –

http://www.eds-resources.com/edholiday.htm#February

Resources for “Daily Specials”

Presidents with February birthdays

  • Ronald Reagan – Feb. 6, 1911
  • William Harrison – Feb. 9, 1773
  • Abraham Lincoln – Feb. 12, 1809
  • Presidents Day – Feb. 16, 2015
  • George Washington  – Feb. 22, 1732

We study and review the presidents this way –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/?s=President%27s+Day

Feb. 1 – Super Bowl 49 – Cross Curriculum Learning Resources –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/01/31/the-super-bowl/

Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day  – The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club- livestream, teacher’s resources, history, and more –

http://www.groundhog.org/

Feb. 3 – Artist Norman Rockwell born 1894 – PDF Family Guide from the Norman Rockwell Museum –

http://www.nrm.org/pdfs/family-guide.pdf

Feb. 4 – Thank a Mailman Day – Printable Pack –

http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/thank-mail-carrier-day-printable-pack/

Feb. 4 – Artist Appreciation Day – This was unanimously our family’s favorite art study ever! –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/

Feb. 5 – Weatherman’s Day –  For anything weather related, this is the best “go to” site  –

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Feb. 7 –  Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born 1867 –  –  Be sure to check out what’s available at the library.  Ours has her picture stories for younger kids as well as The Little House collection and the tv shows on dvd.   And take a peek at the online museum exhibits –

http://www.discoverlaura.org/exhibits.html

Feb. 8 – Kite Flying Day (It’s February!  I do not see us out flying kites.)  NASA has a kite simulator and other kite information.  Scroll down for the category “Kites”

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/guided.htm

Feb. 9 – Random Acts of Kindness Week begins – ideas for your family to make a difference –

http://wearethatfamily.com/2011/06/100-ways-for-your-family-to-make-a-difference/

Feb. 10 – French and Indian War Ends 1763 – study resources –

http://www.tinasdynamichomeschoolplus.com/exploring-to-revolution/french-and-indian-war/

Feb. 11 – Inventor’s Day/Thomas Edison born 1847 – Biography, printables, and other resources

http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdediso.htm

Feb. 13 – Friday the 13th – Here’s the links to our “superstition” study.  This one was super interesting! –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/06/10/superstitions/

Feb. 14 – Huge list of Valentine’s Day Resources –

http://www.thebettermom.com/blog/2013/01/30/free-valentines-day-resources

Feb. 15 – Galileo Galilei born 1564 –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/25/galileo/

Feb. 16 – King Tutankhamen’s Tomb opened 1923 –  Article, photos, and a quiz –

http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/king_tuts_tomb.php

Feb. 17 – Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday Stories for kids –

http://www.hellokids.com/c_19799/reading-and-learning/stories-for-children/fat-tuesday-stories/mardi-gras

Feb. 18 – Ash Wednesday/Lent Begins – Resources for devotions, crafts, and activities –

http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/celebrating-lent-with-the-family/

Feb. 19 – Chinese New Year – Here’s our study links from last year –

https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/01/25/resources-for-teaching-chinese-new-year/

Feb. 21 – Washington Monument dedicated 1885 – Photos and history –

http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

Feb. 22 – Engineers Week begins – Videos, hands on activities, teaching resources and downloads –

http://www.discovere.org/our-activities

Feb. 24 – Author Wilhelm Grimm born 1786 – Read Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales online in the language of your choice –

http://www.grimmstories.com/

Feb. 25 – Artist Rierre Renoir born 1841 Biography, lesson resources, and gallery –

http://makingartfun.com/htm/f-maf-art-library/renoir-biography.htm

Feb. 26 – Grand Canyon National Park established 1919 – Explore online –

http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

Feb. 27 – Author Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow born 1807 – Tea Time Study –

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2014/02/tea-time-with-longfellow/

Feb. 28 – Smokey the Bear introduced 1944 –  Story, history, and fire prevention –

http://www.smokeybear.com/kids/?js=1

As my friends and I find other February resources, I’ll update this post.  If you have a favorite February study to share, please let me know about it so it can be edited in as well.

Happy February Learning!

betty jo

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Resources for Learning In February

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Diverse! Yes, that is just the word that I was trying to come up with as I went over the list for our Feb. studies. I’m finding some good connections throughout the month. I’m looking forward to see which paths we take for our learning this time. Oh, thanks for visiting Still Learning and I hope you come back 🙂

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