World Philosophy Day Activities for Kids

You don’t have to be an academic scholar to celebrate World Philosophy Day. You also don’t have to be an adult. Your child can learn about philosophy basics, taking part in this global day. Get deep into thought and try out some of these children’s philosophy activities. Right vs. Wrong What makes something right, and not wrong? Or what makes it wrong, and not right? Pick a few situations that have characters that are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. For example, read a story about a character who steals, is purposefully mean or does something else to harm another person in the...

6 Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving is coming up soon. Along with prepping the turkey and the trimmings, you want to help your tot to understand what the holiday is and why we celebrate it. Instead of having a lengthy discussion, try reading one of these Thanksgiving children’s books. The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross and Carolyn Croll. This child-friendly account of the first voyage across the Atlantic and the Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving feast is easy for little ones to understand. Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano and Lee Harper. Okay, so this isn’t exactly a ‘historical’ pick. But it’s a fun Thanksgiving read that...

Easy Thanksgiving Placemat Crafts for Kids

You’re dressing up the Thanksgiving table. But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank on pricey decorations. Instead, get your child to help out and craft up a few cute placemats for your family to use. If you’re looking for a holiday art activity, check out these kids’ Thanksgiving placemat projects. Felt Turkeys Start this placemat with an 8x10-inch piece of craft felt in a fall color, such as red, orange or yellow. Cut out brown craft felt circles, making one bigger (for the turkey’s body) and one smaller (for its head). Your child can press the turkey...

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe Ideas

It’s almost time for turkey! Thanksgiving is coming up and that means you’re getting ready to prepare your family’s feast. You spend weeks pouring over recipes, days planning a menu and plenty of time shopping. And then there’s the cooking. You spend an entire day (or a few) in the kitchen, and suddenly …it’s over. In hours your family has celebrated the holiday and the meal is done. But you still have plenty of food leftover. Obviously, you don’t want to waste any of it. What can you do? Check out these post-Thanksgiving leftover ideas. Turkey Salad This is a...

World Diabetes Day Awareness Activities

November 14th marks World Diabetes Day. Created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in 1991, this days aims to promote advocacy and awareness of diabetes as a worldwide health issue. What can you do to help the cause and mark this day? Think of ways to help others learn about the disease. If you’re not exactly sure what to do, check out these easy ideas that bring awareness to the community. Host a Speaker Invite a diabetes educator, or someone who has been living with the disease, to come speak at your child’s school, a community organization or local library....

4 Kids Crafts for Your Thanksgiving Table

You don’t need to spend your entire holiday budget on Thanksgiving table décor. No way. Instead, have the kids dress-up the table with these easy DIY décor crafts. Napkin Rings If you have a paper towel roll, you have napkin rings. Cut the tube apart into 2- to 3-inch sections. Paint the outsides in fall colors, such as red, yellow and orange. Your child can get creatively crafty and add felt, fabric or glitter and glue too! Place Cards Fold card stock paper into little tents to start the place card-making process. Your child can draw a holiday scene on...

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is almost here! It isn’t just ‘almost here’, it’s right around the corner. And your Halloween costume isn’t ready yet. Whether you have a last-minute party to go to, your child decided that they want to wear something different or someone spilled grape juice all over their outfit, sometimes you need a last-minute idea. If you’ve run out of time and can’t order your costume pick online (and the Halloween store at the mall is already closed), check out these easy night-before or day-off options. Mummy Raid your first-aid kit and create an easy Halloween costume in minutes. If...

4 Halloween Art Activities for Kids

It’s almost Halloween! Your kids can celebrate this spooky day with a few fun crafts. What can your young child create? Take a look at these boo-tiful art activities that are easy for kids of all ages. Mummy Puppets Turn a large-sized yogurt (or similarly sized) plastic container upside down. Of course, make sure it’s completely clean and dry beforehand. Paint a layer of glue over the container and wrap gauze around it. Glue on two eyes and let it dry. Now your child can put the puppet on her hand for a pretend play. Glitter Webs You only need...

Boss’s Day Celebration Ideas

How can you celebrate Boss’s Day? There are plenty of ways to show your employer that you appreciate everything they do for you. Instead of sending an email, texting a cute little emoji-filled note or creating a team card, try one of these imaginative ideas. Cake Baking Sure, you can buy a cake (or cupcakes) from a bakery. But baking your own shows that you’re willing to go the extra mile. Right? If you aren’t exactly a baker, you can start with a boxed mix. Add your own colorful frosting design with lettering or sprinkles. Surprise Lunch Your boss isn’t...

World Food Day Activities for Kids By Age

October 16th marks World Food Day. This holiday isn’t just another in the long stream of food-inspired ‘days’. Instead, World Food Day sheds light on worldwide hunger. This isn’t a holiday to indulge in your favorite treats or take the kids out for a meal. Help your child to understand that she’s lucky to have the food on her plate with these easy activities. Your kiddo can get charitable and begin to understand what food means to someone who doesn’t have it. Keep in mind, your child’s age dictates what she can or can’t do to honor this day. Take...