NOBLE for Kids
February 22 is Washington’s Birthday
George Washington’s Birthday — America’s first President, George Washington, was born on February 22, 1732. As a young man, Washington fought in the French and Indian War before returning home to manage his plantation. In 1775 he was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army which he led to victory in the Revolutionary War against Britain. Washington was elected President in 1787 and re-elected in 1791. Washington died on December 14, 1799.
February 12 is Lincoln’s Birthday
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday — Our sixteenth President, Abraham Lincoln, was born on February 12, 1809. He lead the country through the crisis of the Civil War, but just as the war was ending, President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865.
February 14 is Valentine’s Day
Saint Valentine’s Day was established in 496 AD to honor one or more early Christian saints named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages, and by the fifteenth century, it had become a day in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, notes or other symbols of devotion.
Today Valentine’s Day celebrates all types of love and friendship, and cards and gifts are exchanged by people of all ages. Symbols of Valentine’s Day include hearts, cupids, flowers (especially roses) and the colors red and pink.
Valentine’s Day — Here’s a page of links to sites with more information and ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day.
February 2 is Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day — Will the groundhog see his shadow? Will we have six more weeks of winter? Learn more about the origins of Groundhog day with the links on our Groundhog Day page.
Groundhog Day Books for Kids — See our Pinterest board for some stories for Groundhog Day, linked to the library catalog to make it easy to find and request them.
Winter Crafts for Kids
Winter is here! How about making some paper snowflakes or a paper plate snowman with the kids?
Winter Crafts for Kids — See our Pinterest board for a list of books with winter craft ideas. Each title is linked to the NOBLE catalog to make it easy to find and request the book from your library.
And here are some websites with creative ideas for winter fun:
- Kids’ Winter Crafts — Here’s a collection of winter craft ideas from Martha Stewart
- Winter Activities for Children — Coloring pages, printables and craft ideas from the DLTK website
- Winter Crafts — Lots of ideas for indoor and outdoor winter crafts and activities from the Spoonful website
- Winter Crafts for Kids — Simple craft ideas including snowmen, snowflakes and penguins
- Snowflake Crafts for Kids — A collection of snowflake craft ideas from different websites compiled on the Life in Texas blog