World Tourism Day Collage Poster Craft for Kids

September 27 marks World Tourism Day. Even though your travels plans have been cut short this year, you can still celebrate this special day—in a child-friendly make-believe way! Help your kids to understand the value of travel with this tourism themed art activity! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers Photos of places from around the world (use your own pics, print-outs from online reference sources or photos from travel magazines) How-To Art-Making Steps Ask your child to choose a few different places they'd like to visit. If they're not sure...

Break the Yom Kippur Fast with These Family-Friendly Foods

How do you break the Yom Kippur fast? Even though your young children may not join you in the fast, they can enjoy the meal that breaks it. If you're not sure what to add to your holiday meal menu, check out the simple options that everyone in your family will enjoy. Remember—after fasting your stomach may need some special TLC. Avoid heavy, fatty foods as part of your first meal. Even though you may want to eat everything in the fridge, hold back and go slowly at first. Select a variety of small bites or small plates to accommodate...

Halloween Cardboard Tube Character Craft for Kids

Put those old paper towel roll tubes to use and create a cute kids' Halloween craft! If you're looking for an easy art activity for your preschooler, check out this spooky upcycled holiday project! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard paper towel roll tubes Scissors Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Tempera paint Paintbrushes Tissue paper How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a Halloween character to create—such as a ghost, mummy, witch or vampire. Cut the paper towel tube in half. This gives your child two pieces of cardboard to transform into Halloween characters. Select a color of craft felt to match...

Halloween Pumpkin Candy Chute Craft

Halloween is on the horizon. But this year you may not want to put out the typical shared candy bowl. If you don't want the entire neighborhood dipping their hands into the same bowl of trick-or-treat goodies, check out this easy-to-make DIY Halloween candy chute craft! Materials You'll Need PVC pipe Hand saw (if you plan to cut the pipe) A folding table Balloons Paper mache paste (either use a store-bought mix or make your own with flour and water) Green and orange crepe paper Masking or packing tape Scissors Orange construction paper A black marker How-To Steps Measure the...

Rosh Hashanah Apple Activities for Kids

Dipping apples in honey is a Rosh Hashanah tradition your kids will eagerly enjoy. Instead of a simple snack, turn this edible holiday idea into a true sensory experience with these fun-filled family activities! Apple Taste Test Can your child tell the difference between a red delicious, gala, or other apples? Cut slices of several different apples and place each on its own plate. Ask your child to try a bite of each apple on its own—and then with honey. Discuss how each apple tastes. You may need to help your child use new vocabulary words (such as bitter or...

Paper Mache Shofar Art for Rosh Hashanah

Make your own shofar to celebrate Rosh Hashanah! Your crafty kiddo can learn more about this holiday with this creative art activity. Even though it won't make noise like a real shofar would, your child can use the artsy version for a day of make believe play! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Newspaper or newsprint Paper mache paste- or (if you want to make your own mix) equal parts flour, school glue and water Tempera paint Masking tape Paintbrushes How-To Art-Making Steps Crumple the newspaper into a long, thin cone shape. Twist and bunch the paper to...

Rosh Hashanah Culinary Creations for Kids to Help Cook

Your kids can help you to plan and prepare a family meal for Rosh Hashanah. The seder is an important part of the holiday celebration. While you may need to cook the main part of the meal yourself, your kids can help you with some of the no-heat-required items. If you're not sure where to start, check out these family-friendly culinary creations for the holiday! Simanim Salad  Simanim are eaten on the Rosh Hashanah to symbolize hopes for a sweet New Year. These foods traditionally include items such as honey, pomegranate, apples, leeks, dates, carrots and cabbage. Create a simanim...

National Grandparents Day Photo Portrait Collage Card Craft for Kids

Create a cute card for National Grandparents Day with your child! Instead of a store-bought greeting, your little artist can design their own photo portrait card to give to grandma and grandpa on their special day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Photos of grandma, grandpa or both grandparents Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Crayons or markers How-To Art-Making Steps Select several photos of grandma, grandpa or both grandparents. Choose pictures that feature the grandparents' faces or were taken with your child. Fold an 8x10-inch or larger piece of card stock paper in half. Your child can choose...

International Literacy Day Book Themed Cake

Are you searching for a creative culinary way to celebrate International Literacy Day? Even though this special day is all about books, you can mark it with a fun foody-friendly treat. Before you start cooking with your kids, choose a favorite book to re-create as a themed cake. Ingredients You'll Need Cake mix- If you're an expert baker, use your own recipe. But if you don't exactly make your own Pinterest-worthy cakes, a mix is fine. Icing- Choose the colors of the book's jacket or cover (if it's a paperback) and white for the pages. Cardboard- You'll use this is...

Grandparent’s Day Sandwich Recipe Ideas for Kids

How do you plan to celebrate Grandparents' Day? If you're not sure what to do for grandma and grandpa, help the kids to create a family-friendly sandwich-themed feast for everyone to enjoy. Sandwich Bar Set up a sandwich bar buffet for the grandparents to enjoy. Your child can interview grandma and grandpa, asking them to choose their favorite sandwiches. Use the answers to create the buffet. Plate loaves of bread, rolls or flatbread square. Add deli meat, cheese, sliced veggies and spreads (such as hummus) to the sandwich bar. Complete the buffet with ketchup, mustard or other condiments. Lettuce Roll...