Leap Year Video Writing Prompts


Watch Happy Leap Day-5 Min. version on PBS. See more from WPBT.


K-2: Birthday Stars

Related Articles
Our tips for using classroom jobs to get students involved in the classroom,...
Teacher and students playing a board game at a table.
When reviewing for a unit or state exam, try to incorporate activities and...
The words higher order thinking spelled out in blocks.
10 teaching strategies to enhance higher-order thinking skills in your students...
Red toolbox with the words word toolbox on it.
Here are 5 teaching strategies for instructing vocabulary words to elementary...
Person drawing a brain on a wall. The brain has the words leadership written on it.
Students need to be taught critical thinking skills, which they will need to...

In the video, the experts tell us the stars in the sky look the same every year on our birthdays.


On a blank sheet of paper, draw stars in the night sky. Give each one a name like the original astronomers. Write that name beneath the star. You can include planets too! Make sure to label all the planets by name as well.


3-5: Planning for Extra Time

If you could do absolutely anything with this extra day, what would it be? Describe your perfect leap day.


6-8: Leap Day Predictions

When Leap Day 2016 arrives, what do you think you'll be doing? How will your life be different? Describe your prediction for the events of that day.


9-12: Leap Day Service Holiday Proposal

This extra day seems like an opportunity to make a difference in our community and our world. First, brainstorm ways the community or country could help change the world in a single day. Then, write a letter to a community leader or someone in your local, state or federal government.


This letter will outline YOUR plan to create a holiday to celebrate Leap Day. The celebration of that holiday needs to help individuals make a difference in the world around them. The impact should last beyond that day.


Can't view the video? Try it here!