• Valentine’s Day Holiday Information

    Welcome to Amoré on the Net a celebration of Valentine's Day When is Valentine's Day? "LVE!" Happy Valentine's Day! Holidays on the Net is delighted to invite you to join our amorous celebration of the year's most romantic holiday. Get yourself in the Valentine's Day mood by checking out our articles on everything from the origin of Valentine's Day to Valentine's Day celebrations around the world. We even feature China's unique love celebration, in which the Chinese girls spend the evening preparing a feast of fruits and praying for true love. If you like to indulge in a Valentine's Day feast, think chocolate: Creamy,...

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Activities: Play, Create and Cook

Are you looking for St. Patrick’s Day kids’ activities? Whether your child is an art-enthusiast, musical or just loves to play, these ideas are easy, imaginative and fun! So, try one. Or try them all and get your green on this holiday. At-Home Holiday Parade If there isn’t a St. Patrick’s Day parade going on near you, create your own at home. Don’t worry about buying a bunch of musical instruments right now. You can make your own! Your child can bang on pots and pans with wooden spoons to create her own drums. Cover the ends of paper towel...

Easy Purim Recipes for the Whole Family

Get creative in the kitchen, celebrating Purim with your family. Cooking and baking holiday treats doesn’t have to mean that you’re stranded alone, in front of the oven, doing all the work yourself. Make the food prep into a family activity, having the kids help you out. Even though young children can’t use the stove or oven, they can mix and measure. So, what foods can try out this holiday? Check out these Purim goodies! Hamantaschen These triangle-shaped cookies are staples of Purim festivals everywhere. If you’re not a big-time baker, you can use ready-made dough for this one. Fill...

President’s Day Cherry Pie Recipe for Kids

Celebrate President’s Day with a myth surrounding George Washington. Our nation’s first president is known for many things, one of which is chopping down a cherry tree. As the story goes, the then-6-year-old George Washington took a brand new hatchet and chopped down his father’s beloved cherry tree. When asked by his father if he was the one who cut down the tree, he famously said, “I cannot tell a lie.” The historical truth of the story has never been proven. But, it’s still a fun tale to tell. After talking about the mythology of George and the cherry tree,...

Read Across America Day Kids’ Activities

March 2nd is Read Across America Day! This day celebrates all things books, as well as the famous Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Founded in 1997, Read Across America Day helps to spread the word that reading is important. What can you do to mark this day? Check out these book-based ideas. Hold a Book Drive Not every child has access to (or the ability to buy) books. Set up a book drive at your local library, school or community center. Ask families to bring in their gently used books. Box up the donations and bring them to a women and children’s...

Valentine’s Day Craft: Making Roses

Roses. They’re the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Right? Your child can craft her own flowers, giving them to a friend or family member for this loving holiday. Instead of making 3-D flowers, this rose art activity uses felt to create flat (but textured) versions. Your child can create her own artwork to frame or make a cute card to send! Materials: Craft felt (in red, pink and green) Scissors Card stock paper (in white or light pink) Clear-drying school glue Instructions: Cut the red and pink craft felt into ovals. These will become the rose petals. Your child can size...

Valentine’s Day Heart DIY Felt Board

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fun-filled kids’ craft! This easy art activity lets your little learner create her own DIY felt board. She can decorate it for Valentine’s Day, and then reuse it later on (making new pieces for other holidays). Materials: Craft felt (8x10-inch sheets work best) Scissors Markers Cardboard Masking tape Clear-drying school glue How-To Instructions: Cut a piece of cardboard into a rectangle that is slightly smaller than 8x10-inches. If you’re using larger craft felt, you can cut the board to a bigger size. Instead of buying new cardboard, reuse part of an old box. Dot glue...

Children’s Books to Read on Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Born on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was much more than the 16th president. As one of the greatest figures in U.S. history, Lincoln’s list of accomplishments spans decades. Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday with a dun-filled family reading session. Even though your young child may not be ready to read (or do research) on her own, these kid-friendly picture books are the perfect way to start your little learner’s presidential education! I Am Abraham Lincoln, by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos. Told through the eyes of a child version of Lincoln, this picture book is a perfect introduction for children in...

Tu B’Shevat Vegetarian Recipes for the Whole Family

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat is the “New Year for the Trees.” Given that this special day celebrates things that grow, it’s only fitting that you set a table filled with fresh produce. So, put the meats aside (for the day at least) and try one of these vegetarian ideas. These are super-simple, making them easy enough for your child to help you with. Make this a family activity, working together to create a Tu B’Shevat table that the adults and the children will enjoy! Salad with Fruit No, not a fruit salad. This is a fresh green salad...

President’s Day Mount Rushmore Kids’ Activities

Celebrate President’s Day with an art activity! Help your child to learn about more than one president with a Mount Rushmore project. Go online and research Mt. Rushmore, and the presidents that it depicts. Then, help your little learner to try one of these imaginative art activities. Mini Model Your child can make her own version of Mount Rushmore – using clay! Use stone-colored modeling clay to sculpt the presidents who are on the original monument. Help your child to create one face for each president, then press them onto a mountain of clay. Another option is to cover crumbled...

Valentine’s Day Cookies and Cream Pie Recipe

Chocolate and candy hearts. Those are the Valentine’s Day treat staples, right? Of course! But, holiday desserts don’t stop there. If you’re looking for an easy Valentine’s dessert, that the kids can help you to whip up, check out this cookie and ice cream super-sweet treat. It’s perfect for your holiday party or just to split with the ones you love the most – your family! Ingredients: Frosted animal cookies (they already come in Valentine’s colors – pink and white) Vanilla ice cream (you can also add in strawberry too) Mini graham cracker crusts (use ready-made crusts or crush the...