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Leap Into A Leap Year Party!

I like to use any excuse to create a party for our family.
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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!


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