Fun Learning Things to Do in February

February is full of fun and educational activities that you can do with your children at home. These are great to beat the winter blahs and the potential boredom of the routine! 

Journey North Mystery Class starts January 29th"Mystery Class is a global game of hide-and-seek. Follow photoperiod clues to search for ten secret sites around the world. Track sunlight to solve a mystery! Discover the reasons for seasons along the way". Check out the How to Participate guide for all the details. We have been doing this in our homeschool for the last 8 years and look forward to this 9th year looking for the 10 mystery classes! 

Our wall map marked with our guesses for last year's mystery classes

If you would like to see what Journey North Mystery Class looks like in our homeschool, you can visit these blog posts: Mystery Class. 

The Great Backyard Bird Count is held February 12 to 15 this year. "The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds".   

We have enjoyed looking for birds and submitting our findings each year! 

Tower of Freedom statue in Windsor, Ontario

Black History Month is in February as well. Black History Canada has an interesting website with teacher resources. Family Education also has excellent resources with many links:Celebrate Black History MonthI have a few reading suggestions from my past Book Sharing Monday posts here including related links.

image from happy holidays 

The Chinese New Year is February 8 this year. There are many great ideas to check out online! I was interested in some of the suggestions at the Teachers Corner. I think we will do the Good Wishes posters!

Homemade Valentines 2011

Valentine's Day is February 14 and so many sweet ideas are floating around, especially on Pinterest! We liked making these valentines in 2010. 

Many fun ideas this month to include in our homeschool. I hope you have a wonderful time with your children learning and discovering together! 


  1. Thanks for sharing about the Backyard Bird Count! I've heard of it before, I'll have to look up how to participate :)


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