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...

Kids’ Shamrock Collage Art for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an artsy shamrock kids' craft. This collage activity will help your child to build fine motor skills, explore different textures, develop color recognition abilities and get creative—all while they make a cute craft for the holiday! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White or light-colored poster board paper Tissue paper in shades of green Construction paper in shades of green Other green papers and materials (such as craft felt, craft foam or corrugated paper) Clear-drying school glue Scissors Markers How To Art-Making Steps Draw shamrocks onto the different types and shades of paper. Use a...

The Best Hamantaschen Fillings for Your Purim Cookies

What should you fill your hamantaschen with? These Purim cookies come in a variety flavors—and if you make your own you can pick and choose what fillings you want to use. Even though the original treats were stuffed with poppy seed filling, you don't have to go with the tried and true version of the cookie. If you're looking for something different, check out these sweet, savory and sometimes creative filling ideas! Fruit Plenty of classic hamantaschen recipes include fruit filling. Unlike an apple pie or pear tart, these baked goods are stuffed with a jam or jelly-like fruit filling....