Fun Learning Activities for February
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Kids & Family
- Published: 05 February 2020
Our online learning platform eMediaVA is an immense resource for educators and families. Whether you are preparing lesson plans for the classroom, or simply planning fun activities to keep the grandkids busy during weekends, you can find something for every day of the year in our collection.
Highlights this month: Black History Month, Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), Presidents Day (Feb. 17), Digital Learning Day (Feb. 27)
Black History Month
- Commemorate Black History Month in your classroom with 20 digital media resources and lesson ideas that cover topics likes civil rights events, discussions about race in current events, and black artists and leaders past and present.
- Find even more ways to help children celebrate Black History Month with these Resources for Educators and Families.
Learn how Presidents Day began and find information on each president in this playlist.
All About the Holidays - No one knows for sure who St. Valentine was, but we still honor him with a holiday. Listen to one legend about who he was, and discover more about this celebration of love.
Valentine’s Day Science - Explore family loyalty in the animal kingdom. Do you know which animals mate for life?
Free Printables - Valentine’s Day Cards featuring PBS Kids characters
Valentine’s Day Crafts
- Tissue Paper Stained Glass - Create beautiful decorations with tissue paper.
- Lollipop Flowers - For an easy and inexpensive DIY Valentine project, make these flower lollipops for your child’s classmates and friends!
- Valentine’s Day Pencils - Pencils are a great candy-free Valentine alternative for kids to hand out to friends.
- “My Eye On You” Valentine’s Day Cards - Turn a simple gift tag and a googly eye into an adorable and clever Valentine's Day card!
Digital Learning Day
Digital Learning Day is February 27! It's a great day to practice the art of coding with our Crash Course Computer Science collection. This collection of videos will take young learners step-by-step through the basic principles of computer science. Be sure to tag @WHRO if you're using eMediaVA on #DLDay!
Learn to code with PBS Kids ScratchJr - With this app kids can create their own interactive stories and games featuring their favorite characters from Wild Kratts, Nature Cat, WordGirl and Peg + Cat! The suggested age for this app is 5-8, but we’ve found that adults have just as much fun with it as the kids!
Want more resources? Check out emediaVA.org to search for the topic you are seeking.