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January 10, 2017 : A Kids’ 2017 Calendar

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Create a picture calendar. Divide a piece of paper into 12 sections. Label the sections with the months of the year. Paste a newspaper picture that represents something important about that month in each section.

2. Select one of the special days shown on the calendar. Design a celebration for that day. In the newspaper, find a place to have the event, food you might serve, and entertainment you might have.

3. Which months have dates that represent events from (a) history, (b) cultural observances, (c) family and (d) food?

4. Creat e a friend or family c alendar. Select the month of each friend/fami ly member’s birthday. Create a special day, week and month based on the interests of that person. Paste newspaper pictures that tell something about the person on your calendar.

5. Use the Internet to find other pe ople, events, cultures or foods that are celeb rated in the different months. For example, National Pancake Week is observed in February. Add one special observation to each of the 12 months on The Mini Page calendar.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand people and events honored in commemorative holidays.

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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