How To Plan a Family Valentine’s Day Party at Home

Will your kids miss their usual in-school Valentine's Day party this year? Whether they're learning remotely or the school cancelled the typical festivities, check out how you can create a similar type of fun—family-style at home! Make Your Own Valentines Your kiddo won't get the chance to hand on hand-drawn cards to their friends at school this year. But this doesn't mean they can't craft their own cards at home. Cut 8x10-inch pieces of card stock or construction paper into squares or rectangles. Your child can draw a picture on one side with markers or crayons. Turn the card over...

Groundhog Day Cupcake Recipe

Bake a batch of cute cupcakes to celebrate Groundhog Day! Your creative kiddo can help you to whip up these chocolatey treats in honor of Punxsutawney Phil. Don't worry if you aren't an expert baker. You can use a boxed mix for this easy, and kid-friendly, recipe. Serve up these sweets at a holiday party or while you wait and watch for Phil to see his shadow. Ingredients You'll Need Chocolate cake mix or your favorite chocolate cake recipe Cupcake baking tin/pan Solid-colored cupcake tin liners Chocolate frosting Chocolate sprinkles Mini marshmallows Candy eyes Chocolate chips How-To Baking Steps Mix...

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a heartfelt, and heart-themed, breakfast. The kids can help you to create this family morning meal—with a sweet holiday style! From pancakes to breakfast sandwiches, these ideas are easy to make and tasty to eat. Mini Heart-Shaped Pancakes Making heart-shaped pancakes is an art. But that doesn't mean you need to practice creating perfect hearts from raw batter. Instead, simply make the traditional type of circle-shaped breakfast treats. Use a heart cookie cutter to make mini Valentine's Day pancakes. Cover the cakes with a layer of sweet syrup and red, white and pink sprinkles. Valentine's Breakfast...

Valentine’s Day Heart Art Ideas for Kids

Does your artsy child enjoy anything that has to do with paper crafts? Stock up on Valentine's Day red and pink colored paper, break out the scissors and cut heart after heart after heart. With a handful of hearts or more, your child is ready to make all kinds of holiday themed art. Check out these easy Valentine's heart projects for children of all ages! Hearty Garland Punch a hole on each side of the hearts. String the shapes together with festive heart-printed, glitter-covered or red and pink ribbon. If you don't have ribbon at home, use yarn instead. Alternate...

Inauguration Day Dessert Recipe Ideas

Celebrate the new president with an Inauguration Day meal! Even though your at-home buffet may not look like the spread at the White House, your family can whip up a few few foods to mark this special day in America's history. And bonus—the kids can help you to put together some of these easy dessert recipes. White Chocolate House Cupcakes Bake a batch of your favorite white cake cupcakes. Top the cakes with white frosting and white chocolate shavings. Ask your kiddo to arrange the cupcakes in a White Shape on a large serving tray or your dining room/kitchen table....

Groundhog Day Science Shadow Activities for Preschoolers

Your preschooler can learn about science with a few fun-filled Groundhog Day shadow activities. Not only are these ideas ideal for celebrating the February winter-time holiday, but they can help your little learner to explore new concepts and build new skills! Shadows In the Morning, Afternoon and Evening  Punxsutawney Phil may see (or not see) his shadow early in the morning. But this doesn't mean your child can only explore shadows in the a.m. Take your kiddo for a walk at different times of the day. Look for the sun and try to cast a shadow. Ask your child to...

Tu B’ Shevat Tree Activities for Kids

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with your kids? The new year or birthday for trees is a Jewish holiday that gives your children the chance to learn more about nature. Check out these fun-filled family-friendly Tu B’Shevat activities that will help your preschooler to develop new skills while learning about the holiday! Plant a Tree The winter chill may have left the ground frozen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plant a tree—indoors. Start a seedling inside. Help your child to pick a tree, plant the seed, and care for it daily. When the spring arrives,...

Inauguration Day Activities for Children

Celebrate Inauguration Day with family-friendly activities that focus on presidential history. Whether your child is a history buff or you just want them to learn more about the presidential office, check out these Inauguration-themed ideas to try! Presidential List Create a visual list of every past present. Start with a large sheet of paper, butcher paper or plain rolled gift wrap. Position the paper vertically and start with the first president, George Washington, on the bottom. Add each president and the year of their Inauguration until your child gets to the top. They can also glue photos or portraits of...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activity Ideas for Kids

How can you celebrate Martin Luther King Day with your kids? If you're looking for creative ways to help your child to learn more about one of the most famed figures in U.S. history, check out these these easy at-home activities! Dream Cloud Craft Reuse a piece of cardboard from an old box and turn it into a cloud-shaped template. Draw a large cloud on the cardboard and cut it out with scissors. Your child can trace the cloud onto construction paper or poster board. Repeat to make multiple clouds. Ask your child to add their dream for peace or...

3 New Year’s Eve Mocktails for Kids and Families

Celebrate New Year's Eve, or "Noon Year's Eve," with a family-friendly mocktail. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy to make recipes. And bonus—the kids can help you to whip up these non-alcoholic mock cocktails! Pineapple Lime Sparkler Turn a chilly winter New Year's evening into a tropical getaway with this sparkling holiday mocktail. Combine one-quarter cup of pineapple juice (either freshly squeezed or store-bought) with one-half cup of a sparkling lime soda. Add a squeeze of lime and garnish with lime and pineapple wedges. Berry Dazzling Mocktail Add a dash of your family's favorite berry...

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