Ground Hog Day

Information and activities are from KRP’s Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide and Understanding Weather from the NIE Institute. Does the groundhog seeing his shadow on Groundhog Day really mean anything? Legend has it that if he sees his shadow when he awakens from his winter sleep, six more weeks of winter will follow. But if it’s…
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Veterans Day Resource

The men and women who have served in the United States armed forces have their own special day each year. Veterans Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918, is a time to celebrate American veterans’ patriotism and willingness to sacrifice their lives for our country. At first, Veterans…
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Sunday Is Father’s Day

Father’s Day, a holiday which honors fathers worldwide, is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June. It originated in the United States in 1910, a few years after the country began celebrating Mother’s Day. Father’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1972. (Information is from  www.history.com/topics/fathers-day.) ACTIVITY (From the NIE guide,…
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Earth Day Activities Using The Newspaper

Every day is Earth Day for people who care about the environment. But for one day each year, people all over the world join forces to call attention to the beauty of the Earth and the ways in which we can protect it. Here are a number of activities to help you call attention to…
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Mardi Gras Activities

Information and activities are from KRP’s The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide and News Relief’s A Plan for All Seasons both from the NIE Institute. Mardi Gras is a colorful celebration that takes place on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and penitence in many Christian communities. In the United States,…
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