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Take A Leap

When it’s cold and wintry outside, warm up your students with these fun newspaper activities.

leap-yearLeap Year News

Have your class create a 2016 Leap Year News—a newspaper that features reports and information about leap year in your school or neighborhood. Interview people to find out how they will use their “extra” day this year. Tally responses and let your readers know what is the most common activity.

Heartbreaker Puzzles

Have your students search the newspaper for five examples of compound words. They should divide the word into its two separate words and write the words on a heart-shaped piece of paper. Cut the hearts between the two words. Now mix up the pieces and have your students find the combinations to make the compound words.

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