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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 ­ Labor Day is a federal holiday. There is usually no work or school on this day and it is the unofficial end of summer. But why is it called Labor Day?   This is what I found in the NIE Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide, written by Terri Darr McLean and produced by KRP, Inc. Labor…
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Back To School Word Search

Here’s a Back to School word search for you to download and print. Click here to download a printable copy:   

July 1 Is Canada Day

Canada Day is celebrated every year on July 1 in honor of the formation of the Canadian federal government on July 1, 1867 (the British North America Act). If it falls on a Sunday, the next day is considered a legal holiday. This holiday was called Dominion Day until 1982. Canada Day is celebrated much…
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Mother’s Day Word Search

This Sunday is Mother’s Day – a holiday that honors mothers for their love and dedication to their families.  Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year. Take the time to interview your mom, grandmother, aunt or other special person.  Then write a feature story about her. Here’s a Mother’s Day word…
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