Flag Day Clay Craft for Kids of All Ages

June 14 is Flag Day! Celebrate with a special kids' craft—in red, white and blue. Create a textured flag, using clay. Instead of making a full 3D sculpture, your child will use a method similar to finger painting (but with clay). The result is a flag that pops off the paper. This easy art activity option is ideal for kids of all ages. You can adapt the craft to fit your preschooler's needs or extend it for your older elementary school-aged child. Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the side of an old box) Red, white and blue modeling clay Scissors...

Father’s Day Activity Ideas with a Newborn

Now that baby is here it's time for dad to celebrate his first Father's Day. Even though your infant is far from active, that doesn't mean dad and his newborn can't have an adventure-packed day. If you just had a baby, and Father's Day is approaching, check out these fun family ideas. The proud papa will appreciate the effort! Park Picnic Pack a picnic lunch, filling a basket with fresh fruit, cut veggies, dad's favorite sandwiches and (of course) a sweet treat. Take baby for a stroll to the local park, cover the grass with a blanket and spend some...

Fun Father’s Day Breakfast Recipes for Kids to Make

Give the special guy in your life a true treat with breakfast in bed! Celebrate Father's Day with these easy-to-make kid-created recipes. These super-simple ideas are perfect for preschoolers, but still fun for older kids and teens to try too. Breakfast Bowl Whip up a healthy treat for dad on his day. Smoothie bowls are growing in popularity. Instead of simply blending a smoothie, pour the delish drink into a bowl, add fruit, oats or another topping. Pick dad's favorite fresh fruits to start. Mix these with yogurt in the blender. Top with shredded coconut, sliced bananas or anything else...

Vegetarian Menu Picks for Your Memorial Day Picnic

Are you celebrating Memorial Day with a picnic or backyard get-together? Creating a menu of tasty holiday treats is easy—that is, until you realize your guests have different dietary needs. If your guestlist includes one or more vegetarians, you'll need at least one meat-free option. Check out these easy veggie-filled picks that the whole family will enjoy making and eating! Vegetarian Hoagie This easy-to-make option is perfect picnic fare. Simply slice a few hoagie rolls or a baguette open and added roasted veggies. Slice eggplant, green or red peppers, beets or any other fresh vegetable. Grill the veggies until they...

Red, White and Blue Memorial Day Art for Preschoolers

Celebrate Memorial Day with a red, white and blue kids' craft. Along with making fabulously artsy flags, your kiddo can get crafty (and patriotic) with these easy art activities for preschoolers! Patriotic Paint What do you need for this easy art exploration? It's simple! Pour your child a pool of red tempera paint, another of blue and a third of white. Instead of a pricey palette, reuse the side of a cardboard box or a paper plate. After pouring the paint your child can dip their fingertips into the tempera, creating a patriotic masterpieces of card stock or construction paper....

All About Mom Kids’ Craft Card

Make Mother's Day extra special with this easy to make kids' card craft. Start with a discussion (minus mom—for the surprise factor) about what makes the matriarch of the family so very important. Take the kiddos' ideas and help them to transform what they love about mom into a cute card. Materials You'll Need Card stock paper (8x10-inch size) Markers, crayons or colored pencils An envelope How-To Instructions Fold the paper in half, card-style. Ask your child to draw a picture of mom on the front of the card. Refer back to the list of what makes mom so important....

World Day for Cultural Diversity Activities for Children

May 21st marks World Day for Cultural Diversity. Help your child to understand the similarities and differences between people of different geographic areas, religions and more with these fun-filled family-friendly activities. Visit a Museum There are plenty of ways to learn about different cultures by visiting art, history and natural history museums. View art from other places and times, engage in an interactive exhibit that features people from another culture or choose another area of the world to find artifacts from. Discuss what your child views, pointing out the cultural significance of each object or art item. Make a Meal...

Mother’s Day Planter Project for Preschoolers

Is your preschooler looking for a fun-filled, artsy Mother's Day activity? Break out the paints and other materials and try this cute craft! This is perfect for kids ages three through five, giving them a way to build fine motor skills, express creativity and make something adorable for mom. What You'll Need: A cardboard milk carton Scissors Card stock paper Clear-drying school glue Tempera paintbrush Potting soil A seedling or small plant Project Steps Cut the milk carton in half. If you're using a smaller size, cut the top off. Make sure the carton is thoroughly washed and dried. Glue...

How To Spend Mother’s Day with Your New Baby

It's your first Mother's Day. Congrats! What should you do to celebrate with your growing family? If you're a new mommy, check out theses easy (and fun) parent-baby ideas to mark this very special day. Day at the Park Pack the diaper bag, nestle baby in the stroller and spend an afternoon together at a nearby park. Even though baby isn't ready for a picnic lunch, you can bring your own lunch. Story Time If you're looking for an at-home option that allows you to spend quality time with your kiddo, a baby-mommy story time is it. Pick a colorful...

Earth Day Recycled Art Activities for Kids

Forget about buying pricey art supplies. Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling what you already have at home. Take the kids for a scavenger hunt around the house, looking for cardboard, fabric and anything else to reuse. After you've stocked your crafting cabinet with recycled items, check out these kids' holiday crafts. Collage Portrait Your kiddo can create a self-portrait or an artistic version of a friend, family member or important person who affects environmental change with recycled magazine or newspaper scraps. Start with side of an old cardboard box. If it has lettering on it, your child can paint over...