Father’s Day Colorful Cupcake Recipe for Kids

Give dad a treat this Father’s Day! More specifically, bake dad a treat. The kids can help you to bake a batch of cupcakes to celebrate a special guy on his special day. Check out this easy to follow recipe idea that’s fun for the whole family. Not only will dad get a delish dessert, but the kids will get the chance to learn about math, science, and art in this kitchen activity. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—or your favorite recipeWhite icingFood coloringSprinkle-in dad’s favorite color How-To Steps: Let your child help you to measure the ingredients...

Father’s Day Glitter and Glue Banner Craft

Give dad the greeting he deserves with an over-sized artsy Father’s Day banner! This creative craft is perfect for preschoolers or older kids. Add the finished banner to a dad’s day celebration or display it outside on a sunny Father’s Day for the whole neighborhood to see. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need: Butcher paper or plain gift wrapMarkers or crayonsClear-drying school glueA paintbrushGlitterScissors How-To Art-Making Steps: Unroll the paper. Choose a length that makes sense for the space. If you have a larger area, unroll more paper.Cut the paper. Use heavy books or another similar item to hold down...

June Solstice Art Activities for Kids

The June Solstice marks the start of a new season—summer! Even though this holiday is more science than celebratory, you can still mark the special day. If you’re on the hunt Solstice ideas, check out these easy art activities for kids of all ages. Sunshine Puppet Create a cute crafty puppet to celebrate the June Solstice. Start with a paper plate and yellow tempera. Pour a small dollop of paint onto the plate and let your kiddo spread the tempera around. Wait for the paint to dry. After the tempera is completely dry, your child can glue on two googley...

Fathers Day T-Shirt Kids’ Craft

Celebrate dad with a kid-created Father’s Day t-shirt. Instead of the same store-bought top you buy dad every year, let your kiddo take over and show off their artsy side. This art activity is perfect for kids in preschool and up! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need: A plain white or light t-shirt in dad’s size—Pre-wash the t-shirt before you start this art activity.Fabric paint or pens—Pens are a less-mess idea and may give your child more control over the design they create.PaintbrushesCardboardPaperCrayons or pencilsLetter stencils How-To Art-Making Steps: Use the paper and crayons or pencils to plan a design....

Flag Day Red, White and Blue Berry Cake

Your kids have crafted Flag Day art already. But what about a holiday snack? Celebrate the American flag with this red, white and blue dessert idea! Your children can help you to make a berry-filled flag-themed cake that’s perfect for a family picnic or backyard barbecue. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—Use your favorite recipe or a boxed mix.White frostingStrawberriesRaspberriesBlueberriesA popsicle stick How-To Cake-Making Steps: Bake a rectangle-shaped cake. Use your family’s own recipe or mix a ready-to-use boxed version. This is the perfect opportunity to involve your kids in the baking process. Not only will your kids...

Father’s Day Foodie Family Celebration Ideas

Is dad a serious foodie? Celebrate the special guy in your family with a fun-filled Father’s Day food fest. If you’re not sure where to start with the full-day party prep, check out these easy ideas! Create a Menu of Father’s Day Faves More specifically, create a menu of dad’s favorite foods. If the kiddos don’t know exactly what dad likes, kick off the celebration with a Q and A. The kids can ask dad what foods he enjoys and get more info on why these specific picks are his faves. After the question and answer session, the kids can...

Sports Themed Father’s Day Card Craft for Kids

Is dad a super-sports fan? Celebrate the special man in your life with a sports-themed Father’s Day card—made by your child! Your kiddo can start the card-making with a Q and A. They can ask dad what his favorite sport is or get more info on a beloved team. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need 8x10-inch card stock paperScissorsClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayons How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a symbol of dad’s favorite sport, such as a soccer ball, football, baseball, baseball bat, or basketball.Draw the symbol onto a piece of card stock paper.Cut the sports symbol out.Write a special message...

Father’s Day Dinner Ideas for Kids

Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with a special dinner—made mostly by the kids! Even though your young child can’t use the stove or other heat source, they can help to make dad’s dinner in other ways. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these easy ideas. Papa’s Pasta Salad Cook dad’s favorite pasta shape. Put the pasta in the fridge to cool. After the pasta is chilled, your kiddos can take over. They can mix in a ready-made dressing, add veggies, and sprinkle pepper or another spice on top. Super-Dad Sandwiches Sandwiches aren’t just for lunch. Ask dad...

Red, White, and Blue Kids’ Crafts for Memorial Day

Are you looking for a red, white, and blue Memorial Day art activity? Your kiddos crave crafting—and that means you’re always on the hunt for new project ideas. As the holiday approaches, check out these easy artsy ideas! Red, White, and Blue Finger Paint This project is perfect for toddlers and young preschoolers. Not only will your kiddo enjoy the art aspect of this activity, it can also help them to build their fine motor skills. Start with small pools or red, white, and blue tempera or finger paint. Pour the paint onto paper plates or thick cardboard. Let your...

Memorial Day Desserts for the Whole Family

Are you planning a Memorial Day picnic or backyard bash? Celebrate this holiday in a patriotic way with a red, white and blue desserts, treats and more! Check out these easy ideas that the whole family will enjoy. Gelatin Patriotic Parfait Chill blocks of red and blue gelatin. Use strawberry, cherry, raspberry or blue raspberry flavors. Choose one of each color or combine a few flavors for a mixed berry treat! After the gelatin is firm, layer the red blocks on the bottom of a clear glass. Add a thin layer of whipped topping. Spoon blue gelatin blocks onto the...