Flag Day Clay Play Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Flag Day with a creative kids' craft! Your little artist can make their very own flag—using red, white and blue modeling clay. This easy art activity is the perfect way to mark the day and help your young child to build fine motor, color recognition and sensory skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need: Soft modeling clay (in red, white and blue colors) Cardboard (reuse the front or side of an old box) Scissors A pencil Optional: Red, white/silver and blue glitter Art-Making How-To Steps: Cut the cardboard into a rectangle. A larger rectangle will take more time (and...

Father’s Day Brunch Ideas for Kids to Cook

Your kids can help you to cook dad a special Father's Day brunch. Even though the littles can't use the stove or sharp knives, they can still help out in the kitchen. If you're short on menu ideas, check out the easy additions to make to your dad's day meal! Egg Sandwich Combine breakfast and lunch into the perfect brunch sandwich. Choose dad's favorite bread as a base. You can toast the breast and scramble or fry a few eggs for dad. Let the kiddos assemble the sandwich, adding cheese, lettuce, avocados and other veggies. Perfect Pancakes Use your fave...

World Environment Day Activities for Children

June 5th marks World Environment Day. If you're looking for a way to celebrate with your family, check out these eco-friendly kids' activities. Make Recycled Art Reuse what you already have at home! Go on a scavenger hunt around your house and look for anything the kids can turn into mini masterpieces. Cut old pieces of fabric or clothes and create a collage with glue, build a sculpture with washed and dried plastic yogurt containers and bottles or upcycle the cardboard from old boxes into a base for a mural. Go On a Nature Walk You don't have to stage...

Memorial Day Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Memorial Day with a few creative red, white and blue crafts for the kids! Your child can show their artistic side with these holiday projects. Red, White and Blue Paint Print Pour red, white and blue tempera or finger paints into separate paper plates (or use scrap cardboard). Help your child to dip their hand in the first paint color. Coat their entire palm and fingers with paint. Press their hand onto a large piece of poster board or a plain white bed sheet. Repeat with the other two colors. Create a flag design, make a pattern or just...

Memorial Day Picnic Red, White and Blue Recipes for Families

Does your Memorial Day celebration include a red, white and blue family picnic or backyard party? If you're looking for easy recipe ideas for the whole family, read on for a few kid-friendly holiday ideas! Fruit Salad Sandwiches These sweet sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the day. Start with honey wheat bread and a smear of cream cheese. Add a rectangle of blue berries at the top left and make stripes with raspberry jelly and sliced bananas. Ice Cream Cones Give the kids a treat with red, white and blue ice cream cones. Dip the top half of...

Shavuot Flower Kids’ Art Activities

How can you help your kiddos to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot? Flowers and greenery are a major part of the holiday celebration. If your creative child loves to craft, check out these flower-themed art activities to try! Tissue Paper Flowers Kids can craft a bountiful bouquet of faux flowers for the holiday using tissue paper. Gather together colorful craft tissue and stack the pieces. Cut the stack into a circle. The bigger the circle, the fluffier the flowers. Grab the tissue at the center, pull and twist. Tie the end of the tissue together with a green pipe...

Crafty Father’s Day Gifts for Kids to Create

Are you looking for a crafty Father's Day gift the kids can make? Help your little artist show off their creative side with these easy to make gist that dad will cherish for years to come! Dad Door Sign Greet dad on his special day with a door-sized sign. Unroll plain gift wrap, break out the markers or crayons and help your pint-sized Picasso to draw dad a Father's Day message. Hang the sign on the door for dad (and everyone else) to see. Cord Caddy Does dad have a junk drawer filled with charger cords? Help him to organize...

World Migratory Bird Day Kids’ Puppet Craft

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with an artsy activity! Your child can craft their own bird puppet, modeling it after a bird they research. This educationally artistic avian activity is perfect for preschoolers and older children. Read on to learn more about how to make a puppet at home. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A lunch-sized paper bag Markers Construction paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Optional: Craft feathers and googley eyes How To Art-Making Steps Before your child starts to craft their puppet, they need to choose a bird. Research migratory birds online or in non-fiction books. Ask your...

Can’t Get Out of the House? At-Home Mother’s Day Activities

Your annual Mother's Day brunch out was cancelled this year. Now what? You don't have to skip this special day. Even though your plans for a day out with mom are on hold for now, your family can still celebrate mom with these fun-filled activities at home. Spa Day Make face masks out of fruit and yogurt, paint mom's nails for her or give her a new hair style. Even though she can't go to a real salon, the at-home version is the perfect way to spend her Mother's Day! Dinner Out—In If you can't go to a favorite eatery...

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Do you need a last-minute Mother's Day craft for your kiddos? Don't worry if you waited to buy mom a present for her special day. These easy activities are artsy adventures the kids will enjoy—as they get to create the perfect present for mom! Quick Card Mom will love a cute quick card just as much as one your bought in a store—probably more. If you have paper and markers or crayons, you have all the materials you'll need. Fold the paper in half, cook-style. Draw half a heart, starting at the center fold. Cut along the line and open...