Leap year fundraising
Leap years only occur every four years, so make the most
of them! Spring into action this February with a fabulous leap
Did you know...?
- The Summer Olympics are always held in a leap year.
- Leap years only occur in years that are divisible evenly by
four, e.g. 2016 divided by 4 equals 504.
- Century years are sometimes an exception to this rule - they
are not leap years unless they can be evenly divided by four, e.g.
1700, 1800 and 1900 were not leap years, but 1600 and 2000
- People born on 29 February are called 'leaplings' or
- The frog is the symbol for 29 February, otherwise known as Leap
- Queen Margaret of Scotland was apparently five years old when
she came up with the notorious 29 February proposal trap, in which
women could propose to men.
- If a man did refuse the proposal, he would be fined a kiss, a
silk dress or twelve pairs of gloves!
Why not hold a special leap year event?
Countdown challenge: Who can get the closest to
the target number 29 (or 366) using five given numbers and
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (differentiate
for different abilities/ages).
F for February: Make a list of different items
beginning with 'F' (for February), and award prizes for those who
gets 29 or more!
Leap year leaping: Run a sporting competition
involving bunny-hops, long-jump, leap frog, and space-hopper
races... hold it as a sponsored event. Read more ideas for running a sponsored
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