Ways To Celebrate National Kindergarten Day With Your Littles

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Being in my second year of blogging I have a great list of old posts to work from to get new ideas.  Last year I was only about a month into blogging when I wrote a post called National Kindergarten Day.  If you take a moment to go to that blog post you'll see it's not my finest work, but everyone needs to start somewhere right?

While I'm ramping up to release my Summer Learning Loss Series and it's companion 20-page ebook I have to say that I've neglected some of my regular postings and this week is Spring Break so it's been even harder to sit down and write.  I'm vowing today though that this year I'm going to try to redeem myself and put a littler more effort into a post to celebrate today.  So here is my #fridayfive ways that you can celebrate National Kindergarten Day with your littles.

About Today

It's funny that today is National Kindergarten day:

  • It's spring break in our school district so the kinder teachers are on vacation.
  • Teacher Appreciation is in about two weeks so why are we singling out the Kinder teachers now?  Repetitive much?

The NationalCalendar.com explains why today is the day we celebrate Kindergarten:

National Kindergarten Day is observed annually on April 21st. This day honors Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel (April 21, 1782 – June 21, 1852) whom credit is given for starting the very first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837. Frobel was a German teacher and a student of Johann Pestalozzi. Frobel laid a foundation for modern education recognizing that children learn through play and experience.

 

One

In our school district this time of year is registration time for school. In order to prepare your kindergartener for school next year check out these great books and read!


Two

One of my favorite parts of the day in the classroom I volunteer in is when the kids sing their HeidiSongs shape song: 

Another fun one is Heidi's color song:

 

These may seem like silly songs, but my first grader still knows them so they do make an impact.  Considering that our Kindergarteners don't get regular PE classes, these dances/songs are a great way to get the wiggles out during the school day.

If you're looking for some other Kindergarten YouTube Channels check out this post: Top 10 Kindergarten YouTube Channels

 

Three

Sitting with your Kindergartener (or Kindergartener to be) today and coloring is always a great way to spend your time.  Here are some great places to get free educational coloring pages:

Four

Play with your kids:

 

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Five

Create a Thank You Card for a kindergarten teacher you know.  Even if your older kids aren't in Kindergarten, make a card and ask to put it in a kindergarten teacher's box at school.  They will definitely appreciate it!

How to Observe

 

According to NationalCalendar.com here are the official instructions on how to observe today's holiday:

Saying thank you to a kindergarten teacher in your area is a great way to celebrate… Click To Tweet

Share your kindergarten memories using #NationalKindergartenDay on Social Media.

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2 Comments

  1. The Summer Learning Loss series is something that I’ll look forward to hearing more about. I know the concept but not the details of it. We spend all year working with our kids to get them to a good place by year end and then they lose a percentage over the summer? WOW I know with my kids it’s been a scramble each Fall to get back on track.

    And thank you for the info on National Kindergarten Day! Hadn’t known it’s history. 🙂

    • You’re Welcome! I’m in the process of refocusing my blog posts to more educational themed posts. I’m glad someone out there will benefit from them. My plan is to become a teacher one day so this is good practice for me for when I get my teaching credential.

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