Leap year is a perfect example of a non-traditional event. It doesn’t happen every year, so making it fun and unique is just a small part of it. Having a leap year party is one more family memory that you can make with your child and any happy memories are worth it!
Here are some ideas to have a fun leap year party with your family or friends.
Froggy Jumps- If your child isn’t wheelchair bound, create a jump race from one end of the room to the other. Whoever wins, gets to go first on the next game.
Songs about Frogs- A basic search on the internet will come up with a ton of different songs about frogs. Here are a few of the ones I found: Frog Song, Five Speckled Frogs (A Nursery Rhyme), Princess and the Frog Music Video, A Frog Named Sam-Ben Rudnick & Friends, Sesame Street: This Frog, and The Little Green Frog by Pamela Sunshine.
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WatchPrincess and the Frog with your child. Ask them questions about the movie and how frogs behave. Pop some popcorn with other snacks and make it a movie night for your family.
Play Pin the frog legs- Using a pattern, make pre-cut frog legs and have the kids try to pin them on the frog. Have a prize for the person who has the wackiest looking frog.
Color apictureof a frog. There are various styles available and with a variety of crayons, your child can dream up his/her own frog or copy the look of a real frog.
Create yourownfrog costume. Sometimes looking like a frog helps. You can design your own frog attire or use one that someone else designed. Be creative and your child will have fun, too!
Frog Food- Bake cupcakes with frog faces. Use a frog cookie cutter and cut out a sandwich in the shape of a frog or any other type of food. Be creative!
These are only a few ideas to have a Leap Year party. The party is limited in as much as your imagination is limited. Have fun!