February is filled with different holidays, national days and celebration, all of which can be celebrated with stories for kids. Each day, you’ll find different activities, recipes, and more that will help you celebrate each of these themes. Included is a free printable calendar of activities that you can refer to as you plan this month’s festivities!
February Kids Activity Calendar
Each day below follows a February special day or topic. If you scroll to the bottom of the post you can download and print the free printable February stories for kids activity calendar. Then check out books from the library and take a peak at this post for fun, clever activities for families to do together! You’ll love this LOW PREP activity calendar!
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February Stories for Kids
Are you looking for fun celebrations to do with the kids? Celebrating together is a fun way to spend time together. There are lots of fun holidays in February and you should be able to welcome those holidays with open arms. Whether you’re celebrating Bubble Gum Day or are making ice cream together, your whole family is in for a real treat as you dive into these February stories for kids!
February 1 – Bubble Gum Day
Start this February off with a fun theme … it’s Bubble Gum Day! First, read Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum so that your kids can learn more about the history of bubble gum. Then, it’s time for some hands-on fun making bubble gum play dough. Finish your day with a tasty treat, using this no-churn bubble gum ice cream recipe. That’s a lot of bubble gum fun.
February 2 – Groundhog Day
When you wake up on Groundhog Day, start your celebration right away with some Groundhog Day Pancakes. After this delicious breakfast, spend some time reading any of these fun Groundhog Day books: Grumpy Groundhog, Groundhog Weather School: Fun Facts About Weather and Groundhogs, or Groundhog Gets a Say. You can also have your kids work on these Groundhog Day themed worksheets for shapes, sight words, and counting to 100!
February 3 – Feed the Birds Day
It’s Feed the Birds Day, which means today should be dedicated to feeding the birds! One great way to celebrate this day with your kids is to make a homemade bird feeder using apples and birdseed. Or make this colorful twirling bird craft. This birds in winter printable pack is filled with learning activities, all of which are bird-themed. Finish this bird feeding day with My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder.
February 4 – Thank a Mailman Day
Your mailman (or woman) does a lot. Show your appreciation for your mail carrier by making your own play mailbox and mail, giving your kids the chance to pretend to be a mailman themselves. This alphabet mail activity for kids will get your kids excited about mail and will help them learn the alphabet! They’ll also love reading The Jolly Mailman, an interactive book that’s filled with fun letters between friends. Once you’ve learned about what a mailman does, don’t forget to write a thank you letter to leave in your mailbox.
February 5 – National Weatherman’s Day
Reading about weather is a great way to celebrate National Weatherman’s Day. These two books will help your kids understand weather: National Geographic Kids: Everything Weather and Oh Say Can You Say What’s the Weather Today? Next, tap into your inner-weatherman and make your own homemade weather vane science project. You can also set up some weather activities for centers, helping your kids learn more about weather patterns and more!
February 6 – National Frozen Yogurt Day
Introduce your children to the food group that makes frozen yogurt possible with this fun book: Yogurt and Cheeses and Ice Cream That Pleases: What Is in the Milk Group? You can then celebrate at home making your very own frozen yogurt bites or getting creative with a frozen yogurt castle! You can then visit a local froyo place and complete a compare & contrast worksheet, comparing their frozen yogurt tastes versus the frozen yogurt you made.
February 7 – Send a Card to a Friend Day
Since it’s Send a Card to a Friend Day, your kids will need to write some cards! First, talk to your kids about what it means to be a friend, using the books The Magic of Friendship Snow and How to Be a Friend. Your kids are sure to have fun making this 3D cat card, or you can get a jumpstart on Valentine’s Day and make this DIY cactus Valentine card. Don’t forget to use this punctuation printable pack to help your kids learn how to properly punctuate the message they write in their cards!
February 8 – Kite Flying Day
It might seem like an odd month to fly a kite, but February 8 is Kite Flying Day. Celebrate inside by reading books with your kids, including Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Book or The Berenstain Bears: We Like Kites. You can also celebrate kites without going outside with this K is for Kite Craft or this stained glass window kite craft. If you live somewhere warm or are having an unseasonably warm day, then get outside and fly a kite.
February 9 – National Pizza Day
Waking up on National Pizza Day to a yummy breakfast pizza is something your kids will appreciate! After such a nutritious breakfast, it’s time to cozy up with some pizza-themed books. Pizza Day is the perfect picture book to teach your kids about how pizza is made, from the crust to the toppings. Follow this book by making your own felt pizza with this craft. You can also read Secret Pizza Party, but be prepared to have your very own pizza party! Keep the pizza fun going during school time by using this Sentence Pizza Parlor, a silly sentence activity your kids will love.
February 10 – Umbrella Day
There’s only one way to celebrate Umbrella Day and that’s with lots and lots of umbrellas! Read all about umbrellas with Ella’s Umbrellas, a picture book about a girl that has enough umbrellas to fill up a house. You can also read The Big Umbrella in order to help your kids learn about inclusion and friendship, all in an umbrella-themed way. Continue the fun with umbrella crafts, including this umbrella handprint art and printable, bubble wrap rain craft, or this coffee filter umbrella craft.
February 11 – Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
Introduce the topic of milk with your kids with the fun book, It Looked Like Spilt Milk. If you have older kids, you can also use the book Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk in order to teach them about idioms. Once you’re done reading, it’s time for some spilled milk fun and learning! This making plastic out of milk or color changing milk science experiment is a hands-on way for your kids to spill some milk and have some fun. Continue learning with this “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” writing and art activity and then make this colorful milk snack!
February 12 – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is on February 12, which means you’ll want to celebrate with books, crafts and more! To get started, make this Abraham Lincoln top hat craft that your kids can wear during all your Lincoln-themed projects. Next, read I Am Abraham Lincoln so that your kids know about how this famous president changed the world. Once you’ve learned all about Abraham Lincoln, you can continue the learning fun with this writing craft.
February 13 – Valentine’s Day Prep
Today, you’ll want to get prepared for an amazing Valentine’s Day! Love is the theme of the day, so get in the mood with the books Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Love Monster. Get a jump start on a Valentine’s Day treat, making these delicious and cute Oreo pops. You’ll also want to get started on this Valentine’s day science experiment since you’ll need to wait 24 hours for the crystals to grow.
February 14 – Valentine’s Day
Today is the day of love! Start your day off by checking your science experiment you made yesterday, looking to see how much the crystals grew overnight. Continue your Valentine’s Day fun with this slime recipe, this printable heart fish craft, finger painted valentine tree, or this adorable treat cup craft. Finish by reading some Valentine’s Day books, such as Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool or Groggle’s Monster Valentine.
February 15 – National Gum Drop Day
The day after Valentine’s Day is National Gum Drop Day. Celebrate this sugary holiday with the book, The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy. Continue the candy science theme with this water displacement experiment using gum drops. After your science experiment, use any leftover gum drops to make a gum drop sculpture.
February 16 – Do a Grouch a Favor Day
Introduce the idea of grouchiness using the most famous grouch of all … Oscar the Grouch! Read Happy and Sad, Grouchy and Glad to help your kids understand what grouchy is all about. Follow this book with a Sesame Street craft. Once your kids understand this emotion, it’s time for them to do an act of kindness for a grouch in honor of Do a Grouch a Favor Day. This spread kindness activity is the perfect way to do this.
February 17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day
Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day with some fantastic books. Choose Acts of Love and Kindness helps your kids understand why love and kindness are so important. Kyle’s Smile is a book that can teach your kids that something as simple as a smile can be an important act of kindness. Once you’ve read about kindness, challenge your kids to perform their own random act of kindness. If you’re looking for ideas, you can get started with these kindness projects for kids or you can pick something from this 100 acts of kindness list.
February 18 – President’s Day
There are so many things you can do to celebrate President’s Day. Start with the book Presidents’ Day in order to teach your kids about why we celebrate this holiday. They can then have fun with these free Presidents’ Day coloring sheets and worksheets. Don’t forget to let them make their very own tricorne hats to celebrate this holiday!
February 19 – Chocolate Mint Day
When you think of chocolate mint, does something delicious come to mind? Start your chocolate mint celebration with this tasty chocolate peppermint bark cheesecake recipe. You can also make ice cream in a bag, throwing in bits of Andes mints to flavor it, sticking with the theme of the day. Read Smart About Chocolate with your kids as a fun way to learn more about chocolate.
February 20 – Love Your Pet Day
The Perfect Pet is a great book to read in order to start Love Your Pet Day. Continue celebrating the pet you love with this paper plate pet craft and FREE pet shop sight word reader. Then, it’s time for some hands-on fun to show your pet how much you really care! Your pet will really feel the love after you make them this eco-friendly pet toy!
February 21 – National Sticky Bun Day
Sticky buns are delicious, which is why you’ll love celebrating National Sticky Bun Day. Get your kids excited for this celebration by serving some sticky buns for breakfast, using this amazing cinnamon roll recipe. Since cinnamon is a main ingredient in sticky buns, you can celebrate this national day by reading the book, Cinnamon Baby, followed by the hands-on activity of making cinnamon play dough!
February 22 – George Washington’s Birthday
February is the month of president’s birthdays! In addition to Abraham Lincoln, George Washington also has a February birthday. Celebrate his birthday with the book, I am George Washington, followed by making your very own George Washington biography book. You can also have fun making a George Washington paper plate mask as a hands-on activity.
February 23 – National Banana Bread Day
National Banana Bread Day is sure to be filled with some yummy treats, starting with this banana bread oatmeal. Continue the banana-themed food with a banana snowman snack later in the day. When making these recipes, you can talk about how cooking requires math skills such as measuring. Finish up the day by reading the silly book, The Adventures of Annie Banana Bread and Larry Cranberry.
February 24 – National Tortilla Chip Day
The Day It Snowed Tortillas is the perfect book to start National Tortilla Chip Day. Keep the celebration going with a delicious tortilla treat: cinnamon sugar tortilla chips! You can also go to a Mexican restaurant for lunch or dinner as a way for your kids to enjoy some chips and salsa in celebration of this fun day.
February 25 – Dental Health Month
Teach your kids about Dental Health Month by helping them understand why their teeth are so important. You can read The Teeth That Looked for a New Mouth or Who Needs Teeth? in order to help them understand why they should pay attention to dental health. In this writing packet, you’ll find a creative writing prompt for dental health, making it perfect for celebrating Dental Health Month. Or if you are looking for activities, try these 20 Dental Health Month Activities or this Teeth Number Games. Finally, finish learning about dental health using this beginning reader activity.
February 26 – Carnival Day
Your carnival day can be a day of learning when you celebrate with reading and math. For reading, there are so many books you can read, but some favorites are The Carnival of the Animals, as well as Little Elliot, Big Fun. Move on to some carnival math with this subtracting money game and this knock ’em down bean bag toss game, both of with are carnival themed!
February 27 – Polar Bear Day
Polar bears are very interesting creatures. You can start your polar bear learning with some themed books, such as Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? and If I Knew A Polar Bear. If you have younger kids, you can use this polar bear alphabet matching game to help them with their lowercase and uppercase letters. Feeling crafty? Try either this newspaper polar bear craft or this paper plate polar bear craft. Then, no matter what age your kids are, you can teach them about how polar bears stay warm in the snow with this polar bear blubber science experiment!
February 28 – National Tooth Fairy Day
No matter what age your kids are, they’ll love celebrating National Tooth Fairy Day! Your celebration begins with a read-aloud of How to Catch the Tooth Fairy. The tooth fairy printable pack will help you continue with your school lessons, all while celebrating the tooth fairy. You can finish this celebration by making the tooth fairy’s job a little easier. Make this tooth fairy pillow with your kids so that they have a special place to put their tooth. Not only will your kids love this pillow, it’ll also make it easier for the tooth fairy to find the tooth that night!
These stories for kids for the month of February are sure to delight your children. From delicious recipes to hands-on learning activities, you’ll be able to make each day fun!
Plus, don’t miss these February Crafts for Kids from our sister site! Tons of clever, unique crafts for kids to celebrate all the special days in February – from Valentiens Day to polar bears, Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year, and so much more!
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