One More Disney Day

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Happy New Year! Yesterday Disney announced their new promotion for 2012: One More Disney Day. This being a leap year, we have one extra day on our calendar, and Disney knows just what you want to do with that 24 hours. Between now and March 10, Disney Parks Guests have three different options to claim that day.

favicon One More Disney Day You could WIN a trip for four to either Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort. Disney is giving away one trip every day for 60 days, from January 1 through Leap Day, February 29. Enter daily for your chance!

favicon One More Disney Day If you book a three day/three night stay at select Disneyland or Walt Disney World Resorts by January 31, 2012, to travel between February 26 and March 10, 2012, you’ll receive an extra night’s stay and ticket package free! Contact 3D Travel for details.

favicon One More Disney Day And the coolest offer yet—On Leap Day, February 29, 2012, for the first time ever, Guests will be able to visit Disneyland Park or Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom from 6 a.m. that morning through 6 a.m. on March 1. That’s right, 24 straight hours of Disney magic!

What will you do with your extra day this year?

Today’s Takeaway:
What in the world is a leap year anyway? Leap years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the earth’s revolutions around the sun. Basically, if we go by a strict 365-day calendar, we lose approximately six hours every year. After 100 years on such time scale, we would be 24 days ahead of our seasons! To keep things consistent, a leap year in the Gregorian calendar includes an extra day at the end of February, increasing the year to 366 days. The extra day, February 29, is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian calendar.

Learn more about leap year here and here, and check out some fun ways a certain leaping creature can illustrate and enhance your leap year studies.

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• Make a leap frog coin bank by recycling an empty nut or other food canister and printable template.  (Math/finance)
• Purchase tadpoles from your local pet store (or collect some from a nearby stream or pond) and set up an aquarium home for them. Have children observe as they grow from tadpole to frog. (Science)
• Play an English parts-of-speech drill. As the teacher reads a story, possibly one about a frog, have students yell “ribbit” every time a certain part of speech is heard. (Language Arts)

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• Make an origami frog. (Art)

SCHOOL SUBJECT: Various
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary

*Coming Thursday: One More Disney Park

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Jodi Whisenhunt is an award-winning freelance writer and editor who has visited Walt Disney World numerous times and has been homeschooling since 2000. She is the author of MAGICAL MOUSE SCHOOLHOUSE: Learn While You Play at Walt Disney World Resort, available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and CreateSpace. Come, think outside the textbook and stretch the walls of your home classroom with Walt Disney entertainment!


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17659089399601042742 Kathy

    The froggy bank is so cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02172483316547761689 Michelle

    I may have to find a way to take my daughter to DisneyLand on Leap Day…she will turn 12 that day!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13491344165341473681 Jodi Whisenhunt

    @Kathy – I agree!

    @Michelle – How fun! Happy birthday to your daughter!