Father’s Day Recipe Ideas for Kids

Even though a Father’s Day cookout may sound like complete joy, chances are that dad doesn’t want to spend his special day stuck behind a grill. Instead of expecting dad to head the family BBQ, check out these fab family picnic ideas that everyone can help out with. While the kiddos can’t cook with heat, coals or any other filled with fire mode, they can help you to prep and decorate these Father’s Day food picks. Sandwich Bar What’s dad’s favorite sandwich? If the kids aren’t sure, they can give him options. Set up a sandwich bar buffet with several...

Flag Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids

Your preschooler can celebrate Flag Day by getting creative. Not only can they craft their very own fabulously artistic American flags, but they can also help you to make flag-themed foods. Whether they’re at the art table or the kitchen table, these patriotic activities will do much more than just keep your young child busy — they’ll help them to learn, grow and develop! Photo Flag Go on an “Eye Spy” type of hunt around the neighborhood for American flags. Snap pics of the flags to take with you. Before printing the photos, use a basic photo editor to turn...

Memorial Day Picnic Recipes

Make your family’s Memorial Day picnic perfect with these holiday recipes. Not only are they tasty to eat, but they’re fun for the kids to help you make. Get the whole family in on the cooking action and check out these celebratory treats — in red, white and blue! Super Smoothies Along with a buffet of picnic food (such as burgers, hotdogs and salads), serve up a smoothie bar! Layer frozen summer smoothies to create a red, white and blue design. Blend strawberries, ice cream and ice for the red layer, Repeat this with coconut for the white later. And...

Kids’ math Activities for Shavuot

The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah and the first grain harvest of the new year. The festival falls 50 days after Passover, and the period in between (from the second night of Passover to Shavuot) is known as the omer. Counting down the 49 days from the second night of Passover to Shavuot is a fun way to involve your child in the holiday. It’s also an easy way to sneak in a few math lessons while helping your little learner to better understand Shavuot. Check out these kid-friendly ways to count down from Passover to...

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is almost here. And the kids haven’t exactly prepared a five-course meal for mom. They also haven’t found the perfect present or done anything else — that is yet. It’s okay that the kids procrastinated. Their lack of prep is more a function of their ages than what they think about mom. After all, they love mom and only want the best for her. But if your kiddos haven’t found the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, check out these last-minute gift ideas. Kid-Created Spa So you forgot to pick up a gift certificate for mom to take...

International Day for Biodiversity Puppet Art for Kids

May 22nd marks the International Day for Biodiversity. Even though “biodiversity” may sound like a tough subject for young children to tackle, your little learner can still observe this special day. And bonus, they’ll get the chance to engage in ecological education activities. What can you do to help your child celebrate, and understand, biodiversity? Check out this puppet-making/pretend play idea. It’s an easy way to introduce basic concepts, while helping your child learn about the environment right around them. Materials Paper bags (lunch-sized) Clear-drying school glue Markers Craft feathers Craft felt Scissors Yarn How-To Steps Go outside and take...

Father’s Day Candy Wrapper Craft for Kids

Celebrate dad on his special day with this kid-created Father’s Day craft. If dad enjoys a sweet treat (such as a chocolate bar) every once in a while, this gift is perfect. Instead of buying a generic box of chocolates or giving dad candy straight from the store, package his present in an artsy wrapper. That’s right, your kiddo can create their own individual wrapper for dad’s Father’s Day chocolate bar or candy box. This art activity is an easy way to personalize dad’s present, while helping your child to get creative and explore their imaginative side. Materials Plain construction...

Children’s Books to Read on World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21st marks World Day for Cultural Diversity. This special day provides the perfect opportunity to help your child learn about other cultures and why we don’t all look and act the same. It’s also an ideal day to help your child to think about how they treat others. Don’t worry if you aren’t an expert when it comes to cultures from across the globe. If you’re not sure where to start, these children’s books can spark a conversation and get your child thinking. The Judgmental Flower by Julia Cook and Anita DuFalla: If your young child is struggling with...

Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet Ideas

Make Mother’s Day even more special with a few kid-made treats. Even though your little chef can’t use the stove or oven yet, they can help you to measure and mix in the kitchen. A cupcake bouquet is a Mother’s Day gift that mom will enjoy, and the kids will enjoy making. Start with your favorite cake recipe or go with a boxed mix. Next comes decorating these tasty treats. If you’re not sure how to decorate mom’s cupcake bouquet, check out these artsy options. Sunny Sun Flowers Make a giant sunflower out of mini “suns.” Bake yellow cake cupcakes...

Mother’s Day Cardboard Tube Photo Craft

Make mom a memorable present this Mother’s Day! Celebrate the special lady in your family with a creative child-made gift. Start with a photo of the family (or one of mom’s favorites from a family vacation, holiday or another treasured day). Next, help your kiddo to craft a cute frame that mom will always cherish. This holiday kids’ craft also doubles as an easy way to teach your child about recycling and reuse. Instead of buying all new materials, your child will reuse cardboard boxes and tubes. Before the crafting commences, have a family scavenger hunt — searching your home...