April’s Learning Resources (2015)

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Special Days in April has been updated for 2017 – https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/03/26/special-days-in-april-2017/

April’s calendar offers wonderful learning opportunities!  Here’s a BIG list of learning resources for April related themes and special days!  Some of these are from our past Aprils studies, others are resources we’ll be following as we learn this April, and the rest of the resources are recommended by other homeschooling families.

Special Days in April – List of themes, awareness days, and observances -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/03/29/special-days-in-april-2015/

April Prayer Calendar for Children

April 2015 Prayer Calendar for Children

Online Resources from April’s calendar –  http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-april

April Activities and Worksheets –  http://www.apples4theteacher.com/

15 Things To Do in April –  http://diyhomeschooler.com/15-things-to-do-in-april-2015/

April Themed Bible Based Object Lessons and Activities –  http://www.christianitycove.com/?s=April&x=0&y=0

April Events Writing Prompts –  http://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/april/

April Themed Arts and Craft Projects –  http://www.kinderart.com/seasons/apr.shtml

April Related Math Lessons –  http://www.yummymath.com/?s=april

April Science Calendar –  http://thehomeschoolscientist.com/2015-april-science-calendar/#.VSKpoPnF_ng

Resources for Specific April Themes –

  • Astronomy – Interactive games, videos, songs, and worksheets -http://www.kidsastronomy.com/
  • Autism Awareness –  This is about my sweet J -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/02/autism-i-am-aware/
  • Card and Letter Writing-Here are some of the basic steps in letter writing -http://creation.com/letter-writing-right-and-proper
  • Confederate History – Facts, Events, Battles, and People of the American Civil War -http://www.ducksters.com/history/confederation_of_the_united_states.php
  • Financial Literacy – Teaching ideas, tips, and fun –  http://www.themint.org/
  • Frogs – Learning Project and Resources –  http://www.franw.com/2014/07/frog-research-project.html
  • Garden – Big List of Ideas and Resources -http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/homeschool-in-the-garden-a-big-list-of-ideas-and-resources/
  • Kites – Fun Facts –  http://www.kitekids.co.uk/facts.html  and How To Build Kites Instructions –  http://www.my-best-kite.com/how-to-build-kites.html
  • Listening Awareness – Active Listening Skills and Tips -http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm
  • Pet 1st Aid – Tips for Pet Owners –  https://www.avma.org/public/EmergencyCare/Pages/First-Aid-Tips-for-Pet-Owners.aspx
  • Poetry – Lesson Plans, Themes, and Printables -http://www.theteachersguide.com/poetrymonth.htm
  • World Habitat Awareness – Facts, Project Ideas, and Games -http://kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/biomes/

Presidents With April Birthdays

  • Thomas Jefferson born April 13, 1743
  • Ulysses S. Grant born April 27, 1822
  • James Monroe born April 28, 1758

– Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/02/14/resources-for-presidents-day/

States with April Statehood Anniversaries

  • Maryland – April 28, 1758
  • Louisiana – April 30, 1812

– States Facts, History, and Videos –  http://www.history.com/topics/us-states

Resources for “Daily Specials”  (Due to technical and time management difficulties, this  special days resource list is not yet complete, so check back throughout the month for updates)

April 1 – April Fool’s Day – Learning Resources -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/04/01/april-fools-day-learning-resources/

April 2 – Author Hans Christian Andersen born 1805 – Read his fairy tales, biography and more -http://hca.gilead.org.il/  and  http://tammieadventuresinhomeschooling.blogspot.com/2015/04/hans-christian-anderson.html

April 3 –

  • Good Friday * –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/30/good-friday/
  • Author Washington Irving born 1783 – Choose a few of his short stories to read from this list  http://www.readbookonline.net/stories/Irving/84/
  • Scientist Jane Goodall born 1934 – Biography, Videos, and more –  http://www.janegoodall.org/
  • Find a Rainbow Day – Big Resource List –  http://www.freehomeschooldeals.com/rainbow-resourcesprintables-crafts-snacks/

April 4 – Tell a Lie Day – 10  Ways to Tell If Someone Is Lying To You -http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/10-ways-tell-someone-lying-you.html

April 5 -Bat Appreciation Week begins – Facts, Videos, and Crafts Resources -http://www.franw.com/2013/10/bat-resource-page.html

– Explore Your Career Options Week begins – Learning Resources -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/04/06/what-do-you-want-to-be/

April 6 –  Easter – Cross Curriculum Resources -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/04/19/easter-and-after-learning-resources/

  •  Artist Raphael born 1483 – Learning Resources -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/06/raphael/

April 7 –  Poet William Wordsworth born 1770 – Video Reading of Daffodils  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/video/281

April 8 – Draw a Picture of a Bird Day – Step by Step Instructions -http://www.dragoart.com/birds-c319-1.htm

April 9 – Winston Churchill Day – Biography, Timeline, Games, Photos and more  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/winston_churchill/

April 10 – Farm Animals Day – Lesson Plans, Themes, Printables, and more -http://www.theteachersguide.com/onthefarm.htm

April 11 – Submarine Day – Facts,  Instructions to Make a Submarine, Experiments, and a Quiz -http://www.submarinesafaris.com/kids_learn.php

April 12 – Big Wind Day – Wind Information and Experiments/Projects -http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-wind.htm

April 13 – American Indian Awareness Week begins – Teach about American Indians Accurately and Respectfully –  http://www.nativechild.com/article.html

April 14 – Dolphin Day – Across the Curriculum Resources -http://www.franw.com/2013/11/dolphins-research-resource.html

April 15 – Holocaust Remembrance Day – Holocaust Resources – Lesson Plans and Resources -http://www.holocaustedu.org/education/classroom_resources/lesson_plans/

April 16 – Inventor Wilbur Wright born 1867 – Wright Brothers and Aviation Resources -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/08/17/aviation-week-learning-resources/

April 17 – Bat Appreciation Day – Resource Page –  http://www.franw.com/2013/10/bat-resource-page.html

April 18 – Juggler’s Day –  How to Juggle Lessons –  http://learnhowtojuggle.info/

April 19 – Bicycle Day – History, Fun, and Safety -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/06/26/bicycle-lessons/

April 20 – Chinese Language Day – Learn Mandarin with Games and Activities –  http://www.hello-world.com/Mandarin/index.php/?translate=English

April 21 – National Park Week begins – Virtually Explore and Learn about our National Parks -http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

April 22 – Earth Day – Across the Curriculum Learning Resources -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/21/homeschooling-on-earth-day/

April 23 – Talk Like Shakespeare Day / Author William Shakespeare born 1564 –  Learning Resources –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/23/happy-birthday-william-shakespeare/

April 24 – Save the Frogs Day * – Research Project and Resources -http://www.franw.com/2014/07/frog-research-project.html

April 25 –

  • World Penguin Day – Across the Curriculum Learning Resources -https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2015/01/20/penguins/
  • Go Birding Day * – Bird Watching Activities and Identification Resources -http://www.franw.com/2014/03/bird-watching-activities.html

April 26 – Audubon Day – View These Audubon Prints from this digital library -https://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america

April 27 – Inventor Samuel Morse born 1791 – Learn Morse Code and Read a Brief Biography -http://www.enchantedlearning.com/morsecode/

April 28 – Astronomy Day – This is our “Go-To” Site for Anything Space Related -http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

April 29 – Dance Day – Great List of “Homeschool Mom Approved” Youtube Dance and Exercise Videos –  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2014/01/10/get-up-and-move-a-break-time-playlist/

April 30 – Poem In Your Pocket Day * – Tips and Resources -http://www.thebookchook.com/2015/03/tips-and-resources-for-poem-in-your.html

Well, that’s what I’ve collected thus far for learning throughout April.  Remember to check back as I’ll be adding to the list as new resources and study ideas become available.    And, if you are able to help by sharing your favorite special days resources, please send me those links and ideas and I’ll edit them in. I appreciate all the help I can get!

Happy April Learning,

betty jo

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2 thoughts on “April’s Learning Resources (2015)

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Thank you, too Marci. Your science calendar is pretty amazing. My youngest says science is his favorite, and your calendar fits perfect with our “special days” studies without being much work on my part!

      Reply

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