Thanks to my friend, Jenness, for reminding me that next Tuesday is a rare date! It will be 2/22/22 (for those of us in the US; some others may write it as 22/2/22), and let’s all recognize that’s not going to happen again for a very long time. I know this post is last minute, but unlike some people in Indiana who seem to think lesson plans can be set in stone before the school year even begins, good teachers know that making adjustments for current events and student needs and fun is important 😉
I thought about adding some resources to my February Wakelet, but since Twos Day isn’t actually an annual event — and probably won’t happen again in my lifetime– I decided just to put them in this blog post. Some teachers with a whole lot more forethought than me have some ideas for you, so here are a few I thought you might like:
- Jenness suggested doing a “Squiggle Drawing” with the number 2. You might know this as a “Complete the Drawing” or “Complete the Doodle” activity.
- Donna Lasher just updated this Twos Day crossword puzzle to her site, Big Ideas 4 Little Scholars. And here is her post on Time and Date patterns, which also applies.
- TPT has a lot of Twos Day activities, but I focused on the free ones. Here is a 13 page packet of task cards from Ashleigh for grades 2-5. I also like this career education activity for grades 8-12 from Jennifer Tolley that asks the students to think about their future plans and these puzzle worksheets for grades 7-8 from Teacher Resource Cabin.
- Julia Dweck has two Jamboards on her LinkTree related to Twos Day: “TGI TwosDay!” and “Match a Pair”
- Joy Kirr commented on this post that she asked her 7th graders for suggestions, and this is the result.
- The Butterfly Teacher shared lots of ideas for Twos Day, but I particularly like the animal pairs one, which includes a video about animals that are often confused with each other (like jaguars and leopards).
- Lots of the pages I saw mentioned doing homophone activities on Twos Day, so I’m including this link from Minds in Bloom even though it isn’t specifically designed for Twos Day.
- Math for Love has some free challenges that you can download here, probably good for advance elementary students and up.
- Though there are links that lead to paid resources, you can still find plenty of great ideas for younger students in this post from Simply Steam.
- If your students like those pictogram math puzzles, you can find free downloads for K-8 on Mashup Math.
If you see any others that would be good to include (free, particularly for 3rd and up, different than what I’ve listed so far), please comment here or e-mail me at email@example.com! Also, don’t forget that you can visit that February Wakelet for Presidents Day (Feb. 21) Resources!