Easy Christmas Meal Ideas the Kids Can Help With

How can the kids help you to prep or cook Christmas dinner? Even though your littles can't chop vegetables or use the stove, you can still find plenty of ways for them to pitch in. Check out the easy holiday recipe ideas children can help with. Christmas Salad Get in the holiday spirit with a green (and red) salad. Not only will this festive starter add cheer to your Christmas dinner table, it's also a healthy menu option. Choose your family's favorite greens and help your child to wash and dry them thoroughly. Put the greens in a large salad...

Cardboard, Craft Felt and Glitter Hanukkah Dreidel Craft

Your preschooler can learn about shapes, colors and the Hanukkah holiday with an artsy activity! This creative dreidel craft is fun for kiddos ages three and up. Adapt the art-making how-to for an older child or simplify the steps for your younger learner. And bonus—this kids' craft also uses recycled materials for an eco-friendly art-making option. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A cardboard box- Your child will cut the box into pieces to craft their dreidel. This means you'll need a box with larger sides. Scissors Markers Craft felt Clear-drying school glue Glitter How-To Art-Making Steps Draw the dreidel...

Kids’ Finger Paint Coloring Mixing Christmas Tree Craft

Start celebrating Christmas right now with a fun-filled family-friendly craft! This easy tree art activity is a creative way for your kiddo to practice fine motor skills, learn about the colors and make their own holiday decor. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Finger paint- in the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and white Paper plates How-To Art-Making Steps Pour each color of finger paint onto one paper plate. If you don't have paper plates, use pieces of recycled cardboard from the front or sides of an old box. Your child can mix colors to...

Kids’ Thanksgiving Photo Collage Craft

Are you looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving craft? Get into the holiday spirit and help your creative kiddo to get artsy with this easy holiday project. Make a cute collage that features family holiday photos from each Thanksgiving celebration. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Photos of family Thanksgiving celebrations Extra pictures of turkeys, cranberry sauce or anything else with a holiday/holiday meal theme Scissors Clear-drying school glue Poster board paper Markers Optional: Glitter How To Art-Making Steps Choose family photos from Thanksgiving holidays past. Select a few extra holiday themed pictures. If you can't find pictures online or from...

Smaller Thanksgiving? Try These Starter, Side and Dessert Options

Will Thanksgiving 2020 look different than every other year's holiday? If your meal went from a buffet for dozens of family members to your immediate family, you won't need as many starters, sides and desserts. Even though you've cut your holiday menu in half, you can still make the meal special. Check out these easy ideas for a smaller Thanksgiving dinner. And bonus, the kids can help with the meal prep too! Thanksgiving Starter: The Cheese Ball The smaller meal means you won't need an array of apps. Instead of four or five choices, let the kiddos help you make...

Thankful for Thanksgiving Kids’ Craft

What is your family thankful for? Celebrate Thanksgiving with a thankful tree craft. Your creative kiddos can get artsy, while learning about gratitude. After the crafting is complete, use the tree as a centerpiece for your holiday meal table or as home decor! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paper in fall colors- orange, red, light brown and yellow Scissors Yarn in fall colors A hole bunch Markers Twigs- search for fallen twigs in your yard A large clean mason jar Ribbon in a fall color Tissue paper in fall colors How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the card stock...

Thanksgiving Craft Felt and Feather Napkin Ring Kids’ Art

Set the Thanksgiving table with crafty kid-made napkin rings. Start a holiday tradition and make a different set of rings each year. Try this kids' crafts right now and choose a different art-making process next year—and every year after. Write the year inside to keep track of these usable annual art activities. Along with Thanksgiving napkin rings, you can also repeat this craft for other holidays. Make Christmas, Easter or any other type of ring for each family meal. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard tubes- reuse old paper towel tubes Scissors Craft felt- choose fall colors, such as...

Thanksgiving Meal Activities for Preschoolers

Even though your preschooler can't cook the turkey, they can help with the Thanksgiving meal. If you're looking for a way to let your littles pitch in, check out these easy family-friendly options! Make a Menu Your young artist can get creative and draw their own artsy menu. Talk to your child about traditional Thanksgiving meal ideas—such as the turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes or yams. Show your child the items or (if you haven't started cooking) pictures of the foods. Your child can draw each item onto a piece of paper to make their own holiday menu. Repeat...

Thanksgiving Turkey Collage Paper Craft for Kids

Get in the holiday spirit with a few fun family Thanksgiving crafts! Your little artist can show off their creative skills with this kids' collage activity. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper 8x10-inch sheets of construction paper in a variety of fall colors o9r fun patterns Scissors Googley eyes Clear-drying school glue Crayons or markers How-To Art-Making Steps Have your child place their hand palm-side down on a piece of construction paper. They should close their four fingers and stick their thumb out to create a turkey shape. The fingers will become the feathers, with the thumb...

Finger Paint Fall Leaf Turkey Thanksgiving Kids’ Craft

Get crafty this Thanksgiving! If your creative kiddo is looking for a holiday-themed art activity, check out this easy finger paint project idea for preschoolers. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch or larger card stock paper or poster board paper Fall colors of finger paint- orange, brown, red and yellow Paper plates or scrap cardboard Paintbrushes Clear-drying school glue Fall leaves How-To Art-Making Steps Pour the paint into separate puddles on the paper plates or the scrap cardboard. Ask your child to open their hand completely. Help your child to paint the palm side of their hand and fingers....