4 Halloween Art Activities for Kids

It’s almost Halloween! Your kids can celebrate this spooky day with a few fun crafts. What can your young child create? Take a look at these boo-tiful art activities that are easy for kids of all ages. Mummy Puppets Turn a large-sized yogurt (or similarly sized) plastic container upside down. Of course, make sure it’s completely clean and dry beforehand. Paint a layer of glue over the container and wrap gauze around it. Glue on two eyes and let it dry. Now your child can put the puppet on her hand for a pretend play. Glitter Webs You only need...

Boss’s Day Celebration Ideas

How can you celebrate Boss’s Day? There are plenty of ways to show your employer that you appreciate everything they do for you. Instead of sending an email, texting a cute little emoji-filled note or creating a team card, try one of these imaginative ideas. Cake Baking Sure, you can buy a cake (or cupcakes) from a bakery. But baking your own shows that you’re willing to go the extra mile. Right? If you aren’t exactly a baker, you can start with a boxed mix. Add your own colorful frosting design with lettering or sprinkles. Surprise Lunch Your boss isn’t...

World Food Day Activities for Kids By Age

October 16th marks World Food Day. This holiday isn’t just another in the long stream of food-inspired ‘days’. Instead, World Food Day sheds light on worldwide hunger. This isn’t a holiday to indulge in your favorite treats or take the kids out for a meal. Help your child to understand that she’s lucky to have the food on her plate with these easy activities. Your kiddo can get charitable and begin to understand what food means to someone who doesn’t have it. Keep in mind, your child’s age dictates what she can or can’t do to honor this day. Take...

Children’s Books for Sukkot

The Jewish holiday Sukkot, or the “Feast of Booths”, celebrates the gathering of the harvest. If your child isn’t exactly sure what this holiday is, a picture book can help you explain Sukkot in simple, easy to understand terms. Read a book, or a few, together and talk about what the holiday means to you. Check out these kid-friendly reads that all focus on Sukkot. Sukkot is Coming! By Tracy Newman: This illustrated children’s book features an array of information. Your kiddo can learn about shaking the lulav and building the sukkah. This pick is best for older toddlers and...

Gift Ideas for World Teacher’s Day

It’s World Teacher’s Day! Now what? Celebrate that special teacher in your child’s life with a gift. Whether you’re going the homemade route or want something that’s store-bought, your child’s teacher will absolutely adore, and totally appreciate, the thought. If you’re at a loss when it comes to what to get teacher, check out these simple (but great) gift pick. Gift Card This might not sound very personal, but a gift card can actually be one of the most thoughtful gifts to give. How? This something to treat the teacher. That is, to treat them to something that they might...

National Children’s Health Day Activities

The first Monday of October marks National Child Health Day. Even though this isn’t exactly a “celebration” type of holiday, you can take time to recognize some of the issues surrounding children’s health. What can you, and your family, do on this day? Take a look at some simple ways to honor National Child Health Day. Do Some Research If your kids are healthy, count yourself as lucky. Help them to help others who aren’t as lucky by learning about, and eventually donating, to a cause. Research a few different charitable organizations that help children with specific illnesses or chronic...

World Teachers’ Day Card Craft

October 5th marks World Teachers’ Day. Help your child to celebrate a special teacher with a handmade card. This is a much-appreciated alternative to the store-bought version. This card-making craft is easy enough for preschoolers to create for their pre-k teachers, but you can adapt it for your older child too. Your child can create a mini chalkboard that thanks her teacher for being the best! Materials Black or grey card stock paper White tempera paint A paintbrush Colored chalk Clear-drying school glue Instructions Position the paper horizontally. Fold the paper in half, like a book, to make a card....

Yom Kippur Tzedakah Activities for Kids

Celebrate Yom Kippur by giving to charity. This tradition, known as tzedakah, is something that both kids and adult can do. Gather the family and mark this very special holiday with a few charitable acts. What can you do? Check out these tzedakah ideas! Food Pantry When you’re at the grocery store, buying food to break the holiday fast, pick up a few extra items. Whether it’s canned food or some other non-perishable item, pack a bag and bring it to the local food pantry. If you’re not sure what they need, call ahead and ask what the high-demand items are....

Yom Kippur Break the Fast Recipes

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur is known as the holiest day of the year. Unlike other world holidays that include plenty of food and drink, people observing Yom Kippur fast (for 24 hours). If you’re fasting this holiday, breaking the fast doesn’t exactly mean indulging in a mega-meal. Overdoing it with too much heavy food can lead to digestive issues — especially after abstaining from food for a full day and night. Instead of making a meal to end all meals, check out these ‘break the fast’ ideas that are easy n your stomach and tasty too! Fruit Kugel While...

Make a World Tourism Day Map

September 27th marks World Tourism Day. Celebrate this global travel holiday by helping your child to make a map. This isn’t just any map, but a map of a place where your child thinks that she would like to travel. Start by researching some top destinations. Help your child brainstorm places where she might want to visit. Ask her why she wants to visit these places and what she knows about them. Next, look in books or online for information about the places. Gather info on what the country or city looks like (if they are hills, mountains, bodies of...