St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a rainbow of cute cupcakes! Your kiddos can get creative in the kitchen, helping you to create this holiday treat. Ingredients and Materials You’ll Need Your favorite cupcake recipe or batter mix- choose chocolate, vanilla, or another fun flavor.White frostingFood coloring- in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purpleSprinkles- in each of the food coloring huesGold candy coinsLarge-sized paper cupsBlack construction paperScissorsTape How-To Steps Bake the cupcakes, following your recipe or the mix’s directions. You will need enough cupcakes to make six lines of at least 10 cakes.Let the cupcakes cool completely.Divide the frosting into...

Green and Gold Glitter St. Patrick’s Day Art

Are you looking for a creative kids’ craft to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this artsy activity that shines with a special lucky shamrock sparkle! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard-Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board.Green tempera paintA paintbrushClear-drying school glueGreen and gold glitterScissorsA marker How-To Art-Making Steps Draw an over-sized shamrock onto the cardboard. Make the shamrock as big as your child wants. If your child is struggling to create a shamrock shape, make a heart stencil or template from another piece of cardboard. Position the heart horizontally with...

Hamantaschen Galette Ideas for Purim

You’ve already baked hamantaschen cookies for Purim. Now you’re ready to expand your holiday baking repertoire. Instead of a dozen or so small triangle-shaped cookies, make one larger galette. Choose a sweet or savory galette—and serve the tasty treat to your family as part of a holiday meal or as dessert. If you’re not sure what to fill your hamantaschen galette with, check out these flavorful ideas! Fruit Galette Fruit adds a sweetness to this Purim treat. When it comes to fruit filling, you have an array of awesome options to choose from. These include, but are certainly not limited...

3 Shamrock Art Activities for Kids

Decorate your home with a St. Patrick’s Day theme! Don’t worry if your holiday décor stash is depleted this year. Your creative kiddo can craft their own St. Patty’s decorations for this year’s family celebration. Check out these easy, artsy ideas that are perfect for kids of all ages. Shamrock Table Cloth Dress up a holiday table with this shamrock-covered covering. Reuse an old plain light-colored table cloth or a flat cotton bed sheet. Cut large-sized kitchen sponges into shamrock shapes. Draw a shamrock on the sponge with a permanent marker or use a template/stencil. Cut the shamrock out and...

St. Patrick’s Day Baking Ideas for the Whole Family

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a holiday themed treat! Your kids can help you to whip up these cute cupcakes, cookies and more. Share the sweets at a St. Patrick’s Day party, gift your BFF’s and family with the goodies or save for your holiday dinner dessert. Shamrock Cupcakes Draw a shamrock shape onto a piece of wax paper. Size the shamrock to make it fit perfectly on the top of a frosted cupcake. Cut the shamrock out. Frost your favorite flavor of cupcakes in white icing. Place the wax paper on top. Spoon green sprinkles onto the top. Remove...

How To Celebrate Read Across America Day

Are you ready for Read Across America Day? March 2nd marks this special book-filled holiday. If you’re not sure how to celebrate this day with your preschooler, check out these family-friendly options! Read and Cook Whip up tasty treats based on your child’s favorite books. Decorate a sheet cake to look like a book cover, carry a book’s color scheme into cupcake frosting décor, or bake book-shaped sugar cookies. Your child can also choose a recipe based on a book’s theme—such as a Read Across America Day breakfast with green eggs and a side of ham. Add a drop or...

Purim Mask Craft for Children

Your kids can prepare for a Purim carnival or other similar holiday celebration with a creative mask craft! This easy art project helps your child to use their imagination, build fine motor skills and so much more. Adapt the activity for children of different ages, giving your child more or less help depending on their developmental level. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side or front of a box instead of buying new board. Not only does this save you money, it also helps to save the planet!Clear-drying school glueScissorsMarkersCraft feltMasking tapeA straw How-To Art-Making Steps Draw...

President’s Day Portrait Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate President's Day with a historical portrait project. Your creative kiddo can get artsy and paint a picture of their favorite president—present or past. From preschoolers to high schoolers, this art activity is easy, fun and educational for everyone! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Markers or crayons Tempera paints Paintbrushes Cardboard or a paper plate How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a president. Help your child to research one president. Find pictures of the person from their in-office days. Depending on the time period, these may include either paintings or photos. Use the markers or crayons to draw...

Valentine’s Day Glitter Tissue Flower Craft for Kids

Kids can create Valentine's Day flowers that will last forever! Follow these simple how-to steps and craft a bouquet that your children can give to their grandparents, friends or anyone else they want to celebrate on this special day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Red, pink and white tissue paper Scissors Red and pink glitter Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush Green pipe cleaners A marker How-To Art-Making Steps Layer the tissue paper, alternating colors. This provides the perfect opportunity to teach your child about patterns. Draw a large circle with the marker. The bigger the circle, the wider or...

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...