Here are some of the April observances and related web-sites for you to try:
April Fool’s Day – Here you will find a collection of web-sites dedicated to this extremely serious holiday. Just Joking! Games and history of the holiday traditions around the world are provided on this fun, but not so serious site, as well as some silly jokes.
Arbor Day – The Arbor Day Foundation provides online games, the history of the holiday and “Treevial Pursuit” for those who enjoy a challenge and want to test their knowledge of trees.
Earth Day - Find out about the history of Earth Day and how you can do cool activities that will make a difference on Thought Co.’s “Homeschoolers Educators Page”.
Easter – Play the Easter Egg Hop, go on a virtual Easter Egg Hunt and watch some short educational videos about Easter. Or head to PBS for Easter crafts.
On Holidays.net you can find out which holidays are coming up and how they are celebrated with links to specific educational information about each holiday.
National Geographic for Kids has great pictures and information about Spring holidays celebrated around the world.
National Poetry Month – Create your own poetry with author and poet Ken Nesbitt’s handy dandy rhyming dictionary, listen to poetry podcasts or link to poetry games on this comprehensive website dedicated to children’s poetry. Reading Rockets also some great resources about poetry and poets.
Passover – Some info, coloring sheets, and holiday traditions will keep kids entertained.
Patriot’s Day – Commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which were two of the earliest battles in the American Revolutionary War.
School vacation days in April? Check here for a schedule of families activities in the Boston Area.
Children's Book Week:
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week! The theme this year is Read Now-Read Forever and will look at books both old and new. There's a lot of great stuff on their website, including activiy pages, bookmarks, art and more!
Make a bookmarks and try out some activity pages
Help complete a comic started by some great children's graphic authors such as Gale Galligan of Baby-Sitters Club, Kazu Kibushi of Amulet, Judd Winick of Hilo and others!