We’re kicking of this Presidents’ Day weekend with a patriotic dance party. Won’t you join our #YankeeDoodleDanceParty on Monday, Feb. 20 and celebrate?
Here’s how you and your child can join in the fun *and* win some prizes.
- Practice your dance moves playing “Yankee Doodle” via our YouTube channel or in the Songs & Rhymes section of the Homer app
- Post your video or photo and tag #YankeeDoodleDanceParty and @learnwithhomer on Facebook or Instagram. Also, email your video or photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add your children’s signature dance moves to our page.
- Cheer on other participants by checking back on our Facebook page. We’ll have a grand ‘ol time getting down and partying.
- One lucky winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card *and* a goodie bag for your child.
Presidents’ Day may have been established in 1885 to recognize the birthday of America’s first President, but most American families these days associate the holiday with a break from school and a chance to sleep late on a cold, winter Monday.
Homer is proud to partner with Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello this Presidents’ Day to give young children a virtual tour of the home of America’s 3rd President and to teach them more about Jefferson’s many accomplishments. We’ve also prepared lessons on George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Presidential Pets, and a fun game that allows kids to decorate their own White House!
Here’s an overview of all Homer’s lessons highlighting US Presidents.
- Head over to the Discover the World section and view U.S. Presidents. You’ll find lessons on George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson.
- Time to take a tour of the White House. Visit “What a House” in the Discover the World section of the app and scroll down to White House Wonders. Your child will visit the president’s home inside, outside, upstairs, and down. Then, jump on over to If I Were President in the same section and let your child create his or her own White House! Once finished, they can share their creations in a postcard by way of our Pigeon Post.
- Check out a new take on Yankee Doodle and sing along to You’re a Grand Old Flag. Post your #YankeeDoodleDanceParty clips and photos on your social channels.
Yesterday, as I was thinking about a few more Valentine’s Day activities to do with my two-year-old, I ran across a Facebook post in which another super mom created an adorable Valentine’s hopscotch game for her kids – teaching them about numbers and shapes all while having fun. It looked simple, doable, cute and educational.