Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Mom doesn’t need expensive diamond bracelets or pricey perfume this Mother’s Day. Well, maybe she does (she deserves the very best, right?). But she’ll also appreciate kid-created crafts. If you’re looking for the perfect present for the special mother in your life, check out these pint-sized projects that are perfect for little artists to try. Portrait Card Find a photo of mom and her mini me. Your child can create a portrait card that celebrates this special woman by gluing the photo to a folded piece of cardboard, construction paper or card stock paper. Use markers or crayons to add...

Celebrate Earth Day with These Children’s Books

You know that Earth Day is a time to stop and think about how we treat our planet. But does your child realize what this eco-friendly holiday stands for? Help your young child to get a better grip on Earth Day with these easy reads. Check out these children’s books that help the littlest learners to discover ways that they can celebrate this meaningful day. I Am Earth, by James McDonald and Rebecca McDonald. This book brings the basics to preschoolers and children who are in the early elementary grades. Kids can learn about taking care of the planet and...

Arbor Day Planting Ideas

What better activity to do on Arbor Day than to plant a tree? Even though this holiday is all about trees, you can’t just stop, dig a hole and plant a tree wherever you want. If your family wants to celebrate this special day, take a loo at some of these imaginative tree planting places and spaces. Container Forest Create your own indoor Arbor Day experience by planting a small-sized tree indoors. If you’re short on space, don’t have a yard or have nowhere else to plant a tree, create your own container forest. Trees that grow well indoors include...

Earth Day Diorama Art for Kids

Get ready to celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled art activity. Your child can cerate their own outdoorsy diorama, using recycled materials. Start by discussing the Earth and your child’s favorite outdoor areas. Take a paper pad and markers outside and have your child raw what they see. If you don’t live near a ‘natural setting’, visit a park or a wooded area. Materials Shoe box Newspapers or child-friendly magazines Clear-drying school glue Washed and dried yogurt (or similarly sized) containers Naturals items: Grass clippings, twigs, flower petals Fabric scraps (you can cut apart old clothes or towels instead of...

Administrative Professionals Day Kids’ Flower Craft

Is there a special administrative professional in your life? Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day with flowers! Okay, so that’s a pretty obvious answer to, “What should I get my administrative professional?” So instead of buying a bouquet, have your child make one. This is the perfect gift for the administrative professionals at work or your spouse/significant other who works in this field. Check out these DIY crafty flowers that kids can make. You can always adapt them to fit to your child’s age and skill level. Paper Flowers Draw a wavy circle onto a piece of 8x10-inch paper. Have your child...

Go Green with Earth Day Recipes

Go green for Earth Day with a few fun family recipes! That’s right, it’s time to go green — literally. Even though you aren’t exactly recycling your food, these kid-friendly ideas all come with a green theme. Then again, if you have leftovers in the fridge maybe you can reuse what you already have and make it into something new! Salad Surprise Remember that green salad you made for dinner last night? Well, your family didn’t finish it and it’s currently doing absolutely nothing in the fridge. What better way to go green than by reusing a green salad? Toast...

What’s In an Orthodox Easter Basket?

Unlike the chocolate bunny, marshmallow chickee-filled basket that’s decorated with plastic grass and candy-colored eggs, the Ukrainian Orthodox Easter basket isn’t filled entirely with sweets. But that doesn’t mean it can’t come with plenty of treats — just not of the cream-centered egg variety. What goes into an Ukrainian Orthodox Easter basket? Check out some of the common items that you’d find. Pysanky and Eggs Instead of those candy or plastic (candy-filled) eggs you might think of when you hear the words “Easter basket,” the Ukrainian version includes pysanky. These are decorated eggs that are made by using a wax...

Passover Art for Kids with Matzah

You make a gingerbread house during Christmas. So why not make a matzah house for Passover? Celebrate the Jewish holiday with this fun kids’ food craft. Along with an actual mini house, the kiddos can also try some of these other artsy matzah ideas. Oh, and the best part is — the family can eat the finished product! Matzah House Use sheets of matzah in the same way that you’d use gingerbread to construct a house with four walls and a sloped roof. Instead of frosting, smooth on jelly or peanut butter as the mortar that holds the construction together....

Easter Egg Art Alternatives

Celebrating Easter by coloring eggs is a tradition that you’ve always enjoyed. But this year you’re looking for a few fun Easter egg alternatives. Even tough you still plan on making plenty of the dip and dye eggs, the kids are also asking for other artsy ideas. Check out these options that are completely crafty — and fun for all ages! Felt Eggs Cut craft felt sheets into ovals. Make as many ovals, in as many sizes, as your child wants. Each oval is one egg. Your child has a few décor options to dress-up the eggs. They can cut...

Matzah Bark Recipe for Passover

Turn the tradition of eating matzah during Passover up a notch and turn the unleveled bread into dessert! How can you make matzah into a tasty sweet treat? This chocolate bark recipe is sweet, somewhat savory and fun for the family to make together. Create memories as you make matzah bark with the kids this year, next year and for years to come. Try the recipe as is or add your own special family flavor to it by mixing in chopped nuts, sprinkles, white chocolate morsels, peanut butter or anything else your kids want. Ingredients Dark chocolate Matzah How-To Steps...