Easy Matzah Recipes for Passover

What can you make with matzah? Even though matzah ball soup is your family's Passover favorite, you're looking for a few new recipe ideas that the kids can help make. Check out these easy-to-create (and totally tasty) holiday ideas that will keep the kids in the kitchen all afternoon long! Matzah Pizzas With bread products out for the holiday, your kids' pizza craving doesn't have to go on the backburner. Your family can whip up a tasty pizza-like treat—made from matzah. Simply spread tomato sauce on a full sheet of matzah, sprinkle mozzarella, asiago or your favorite blend of cheese...

Easter Bunny Sock Puppet Kids’ Craft

How can your creative kiddos turn a pair of socks into Easter bunny puppets? Put on your own holiday pretend play with these cute upcycled kids' crafts. Follow the easy how-to steps to create your own cast of characters, starring the Easter bunny himself! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Socks Card stock paper or blank index cards Scissors Tape Clear-drying school glue Markers Googley eyes How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into two long ovals to make the Easter bunny's ears. Attach the ears to the top of the sock. Cut two small slits in the top of the...

Upcycled Paper Passover Afikomen Bag Craft for Kids

A hide and seek style game with the Afikomen is one of the best parts of Passover for many young children. What should you do if you don't already have a special Afikomen bag at home? Don't worry. Your creative kiddos can craft their own—using items you probably already have at home! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need  Paper- If you have construction paper or card stock, use these colorful pieces. But if you don't have any on hand, reuse old worksheets or flyers.  A hole punch  Yarn- If you don't have yarn at home, upcycle old fabric items and...

Easy Easter Sweet Treat Recipes for Kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time together, get creative, learn about basic science principles and whip up something tasty for the whole family. With Easter on the horizon, check out these easy holiday treats to make with your children. Bird Nests Create "nests" with thin pretzel sticks on wax paper. Hold the bird homes together with melted white chocolate. Let the nests cool completely in the fridge. After the nests are cool to the touch, let your child decorate them for the Easter holiday. Add a marshmallow peep and jellybeans to each! Bunny Tail Cupcakes Bake...

Easter Bunny Ear Headband Craft for Kids

Easter is still weeks away. But that doesn't mean your creative kiddo can't get crafting. If your child is looking for an Easter themed art activity, check out this bunny ear headband hat idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Card stock paper Scissors Crayons Masking tape Cotton balls Clear-drying school glue Art-Making How-To Steps Make the headband. Position an 8x10-inch piece of construction paper horizontally. Cut a two- to three-inch tall strip. Cut a second strip from the same piece of paper. Tape the pieces of paper together at one end. Measure the paper strips to fit...

World Meteorological Day Activities for Kids and Families

March 23rd marks World Meteorological Day. Celebrate this weather-related day with a few fun-filled family activities. If you're not sure where to start, check out these creative ideas for kids of all ages! Today's Weather Painting Take an easel outside and "record" the day's weather. If you don't have an easel, don't worry. Unfold an old cardboard box and place it on the ground. Put a piece of paper on the cardboard—or paint directly onto the cardboard! Ask your child to observe the weather and paint what they see. If it's actively raining, bring an umbrella outside to shield the...

St. Patrick’s Day Felt Rainbow Kids’ Craft

Are you looking for a cute kids' craft to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? This easy-to-make felt rainbow art activity can help your young child develop fine motor skills, learn about colors, problem solve and get creative. And the best part is, this craft is totally reusable. This means your child can create, take apart the rainbow and then start over again any time after the holiday. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 1 8x10-inch or larger piece of white craft felt Cardboard- reuse an old box Scissors Colorful craft felt- choose one piece in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and...

World Poetry Day Family Activities

March 21st marks World Poetry Day. Help your child to celebrate this special day, and learn more about the written word, with a few fun family activity ideas. Poetry Reading Stage a poetry reading—in your living room! Ask each family member to choose their favorite poem or a series of poems written by a beloved poet. Clear a space, create a stage area and give everyone their own chance to express themselves dramatically. After the reading is over, discuss the poetry together as a family. Poetry Painting Ask your child to turn their favorite poem into a 2-D piece of...

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Party Ideas

Are you planning a St. Patrick's Day party for your child and their friends? If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy (and fun!) kids' holiday party ideas. Holiday Treats Serve the kids a buffet of shamrock-shaped baked goods. Make a cupcake cake in the form of shamrock, use green icing to draw shamrocks onto sugar cookies or make your very own pot of gold to fill with mini muffins. Holiday Eats Along with the sweet treats, give your guests plenty of holiday-themed healthy picks. Make a green salad with different types of lettuce, serve a patch...

Easy Easter Egg Cookies with Berry Icing

Bake a basket of Easter egg cookies with your kiddos! Don't worry if you aren't an expert-level baker. This kids' cooking idea is super-simple and doesn't involve complex steps. Ingredients You'll Need to Make Easter Egg Cookies Sugar cookie dough or mix (if you have a favorite recipe, use it instead of the ready-made version) White frosting Raspberries or strawberries Rainbow sprinkles An oval shaped cookie cutter How To Steps Mix the sugar cookie dough and roll it out into a flat sheet. Your child can help measure ingredients, mix them and roll the dough for you. Use the cookie...