Mother’s Day Pizza Buffet Ideas

Make mom’s day special with a fun-filled family pizza party! Celebrate Mother’s Day at home this year, whipping up a pizza-themed feast that’s all for mom. Instead of ordering in, the kids can help to hand-craft a buffet of pizza treats for mom to try. If you’re not sure where to start, or aren’t an expert pizza maker, use a refrigerated or frozen crust. Check out these topping ideas that will turn plain cheese and sauce pies into fab foodie finds. Chicken and Pesto Forget about tomato sauce and replace the old standard with pesto. Slather on the pesto, add...

Arbor Day Tree Painting for Kids

Are tree-planting activities the only way to celebrate Arbor Day? If you don’t have the space to start a sapling, check out the artsy way to mark this nature-fueled holiday. Create a tall tree painting. Hang the painting after your kiddo crafts it or make an entire forest of tress to display at home for Arbor Day! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Butcher paper, the side of a large cardboard box or plain gift wrapTempera paintPaintbrushesMarkers or crayonsScissors How-To Art-Making Steps Use the markers or crayons to draw a tree on the paper or board. If your child isn’t...

Earth Day Activity Ideas for Families

How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day? If you’re looking for family-friendly ideas to try at home this year, check out these fun-filled kids’ holiday activities. Plant a Garden Even though the warm weather isn’t necessarily here to stay, you can start your summer garden during a spring-time Earth Day celebration. If you live in an area that may still see frost, begin gardening indoors. Choose a few different veggies to grow and start seedlings in reused paper milk containers. Simple cut the containers in half, fill the bottom with soil and sow the seeds! Recyclable Scavenger Hunt Search...

How To Make an Earth Day Journal

Help your child to learn more about the planet this Earth Day! Read books on environmentally friendly practices and then create your own. After the two of you research the planet and how people impact it, upcycle a few household items and design a special Earth Day journal to use right now and for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- reuse the front or back of an old cereal or cracker boxScissorsA hole punchFabric scrapsClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayonsRecycled paperOld child-friendly magazines How-To Art-Making Steps Build a book! Layer two pieces of cardboard together. Make sure...

Earth Day Collage Craft for Kids

Celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled art activity. Instead of buying new arts and crafts materials, reuse what you already have at home. Spend the day scavenging the house with your creative kiddo to find the just-right artsy options for this planetary project! Discuss the advantages of using found or upcycled materials with your child and ask them why this type of recycling is better for the environment. After you talk about the planet and Earth Day, get ready to craft a colorful globe collage. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Reused pieces of paperGreen, blue, and white tempera paintA...

Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas

Are you looking for a way to celebrate mom on her special day? Instead of a busy brunch at a crowded restaurant, try an at-home family-only event this year! Check out these easy ideas for planning your very own home-based Mother’s Day brunch. Create a Buffet Set up a Mother’s Day brunch buffet in the kitchen or dining room. Start with a long table or push several smaller ones together. Select a variety of family-friendly foods mom will love. You can create a theme, add both breakfast and lunch favorites, or create an array of mom’s top picks. Stack enough...

Egg-stra Special Ways to Color Easter Eggs

Are you looking for a new way to color Easter eggs this year? If you’re tired of plain one-color eggs, check out these easy, artsy ideas for kids! Double Dip Eggs Create perfect halves of color. Ask your child to pick their two favorite hues. Add egg coloring or food coloring to water and pour the mix into a shallow cup. Dip the hard boiled egg halfway into the dye. Hold the egg in place for a few minutes. Take the egg out and let the excess drip off the sides. Turn the egg around and repeat with the other...

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes for Kids

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a cute cupcake kids’ cooking activity! Your kiddo can explore science, math and art—all while whipping up a batch of tasty holiday rainbow themed treats! Ingredients You’ll Need Your favorite cupcake recipe or boxed white cake mixFood coloringWhite frostingGreen sprinkles How-To Steps Mix the cake better. Let your child measure the ingredients. This helps them to better understand basic math concepts, such as numbers and quantities.Separate the batter into equal parts. Again, this also helps your child to explore math. Pour the batter into bowls. Add one to two drops of food coloring into each...

Vernal Equinox Spring Art Activities

March 20th marks the Vernal Equinox. This day is the official start of the spring season. Celebrate the spring with a fun fun-filled family-friendly crafts! Sunny Spring Day Landscape Break out the tempera paints and a canvas. Your creative kid can paint a sunny spring landscape from memory, a book or real-life. Discuss the colors of spring and how the natural surroundings look different during this season. Spring Flowers Use tissue paper to make a garden of faux flowers. Plant the flowers in a layer of modeling clay. Press the clay onto a piece of cardboard. Cut circles of colorful...

Green and Gold Glitter St. Patrick’s Day Art

Are you looking for a creative kids’ craft to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this artsy activity that shines with a special lucky shamrock sparkle! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard-Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board.Green tempera paintA paintbrushClear-drying school glueGreen and gold glitterScissorsA marker How-To Art-Making Steps Draw an over-sized shamrock onto the cardboard. Make the shamrock as big as your child wants. If your child is struggling to create a shamrock shape, make a heart stencil or template from another piece of cardboard. Position the heart horizontally with...