Halloween Candy Corn Mosaic Art

Remember the old candy corn you have packed in a drawer from last year? It's time to get them out—but not to eat. Instead, use your old, stale candy corn for a children's art activity. Celebrate Halloween early with this crafty creation your kiddo will totally enjoy! Materials You'll Need Stale candy corn Tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Cardboard (recycle an old box and cut off one side) A pencil Wax paper A paintbrush How To Steps Separate the candy corn into groups of a dozen or more. Pour small-sized pools of paint onto paper plates, scrap cardboard or painting...

Autumnal Equinox Activities for Kids

The autumnal equinox happens on September 23. Celebrate the first day of fall with a few fun-filled family activities. Whether your kiddo is artsy, love the great outdoors or enjoys cooking, these ideas will keep them busy all day long! Leaf Print Haves the leaves turned from summer green to fall orange? If not, your child can still explore the colors of fall. Gather a few fallen leaves—green, brown, yellow, or any color. Pour pools of autumn-hued paint colors onto paper plates. Dip the leaves (one at a time) into the paint. Press the leaves onto poster board, card stock...

Grandparents Day Handprint Card Craft for Kids

September 8th is National Grandparents Day! How can your child celebrate? Instead of a store-bought card or an impersonal email, check out this easy artsy option for kids of all ages. Your child can make a Grandparents Day card from the heart. Adapt the idea for your child's developmental level, helping your younger child or simplifying the steps to accommodate their growing abilities. Older children can try this activity with little adult assistance (you should still supervise the art-making). Craft Materials You'll Need Card stock paper Tempera or finger paints Marker or crayons Glitter How To Steps Fold an 8x10-inch...

World Friendship Day Cooking with Kids Activity

Celebrate World Friendship Day on July 30 with a fun family activity. Who was your child's first friend? May it was you, your spouse or a sibling. Help your little learner to understand the importance of friendship with a fun-filled family interview activity. And bonus, this holiday idea doubles as a 'kids in the kitchen' cooking project. Pick a Person to Interview Who should your child interview? They can choose a 'family friend' (such as mom, dad or a sibling), a school friend or a pal from the neighborhood. Choose a Question What should your child ask their friend? The...

Labor Day Recipes for the Whole Family

Are you planning a Labor Day picnic? What should you put on the menu? Take some time, relax and let your family help with the prep work. These easy-to-make recipe ideas are tasty treats that will add a special something to your holiday picnic party or backyard bash. End of Summer Salad Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Celebrate the season that was with a salad! Include favorite summertime fruits, such as sliced strawberries, blueberries and raspberries along with whole-leaf spinach, arugula, tomatoes from your garden, corn (kernels) and anything else that reminds you of the season. Beach...

Labor Day Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a way to celebrate Labor Day with your child? Exploring professions is a fun, kid-friendly way to understand the labor market. Instead of lengthy lectures that your child may not understand, try a kid-friendly activity. If you're not sure where to start, check out these holiday ideas! Chef Cooking with kids is a fun and easy way to explore this profession. Choose a favorite recipe and assign age-appropriate tasks to your child. Younger children can measure and mix, whole tweens and teens can try more complex prep-work. Doctor Set up a pretend play waiting room at...

National Aviation Day Pretend Play Plane Crafts

Your creative kiddo loves to imagine their an aviator. Don't worry about buying your child a pricey toy plane to pretend play on National Aviation Day. Instead, try one of these easy art ideas! Cardboard Box Plane Reuse an old cardboard box and turn it into a pretend play plane. Choose a large-sized box, such as a moving box or appliance box. Open the box's top and fold down the flaps. These will become the plane's wings. Fold one more flap down in the back to make the plane's tail. Your child can decorate the interior of the box, drawing...

World Friendship Day Handprint Tree Art Activity

Celebrate World Friendship Day with an imaginative art activity. Your child can learn about the value of friendship and explore the artistic process with this creatively colorful craft! Materials You'll Need Poster board or card stock paper Tempera or finger paints Paper plates Markers How-To Art Steps Position the paper vertically. Draw a tree trunk on the paper, using the markers. Write a special friendship message on the paper. Discuss what friendship means with your child. Create a special saying or pick a few words that explain or describe friendship to write. If your child is too young to write...

6 Children’s Books for National Aviation Day

Is your kiddo an aviation expert? If your child loves learning about anything that flies, National Aviation Day is the perfect time to extend their education. In celebration of this special day, read a book together! Check out these children's books that focus on the world of aviation. Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys, by Karen Bush Gibson. Your older child can learn about some of most famous women in the history of flight. The Big Book of Airplanes, by DK. Younger children can explore airplanes through this introduction to the world of aviation....

Parents’ Day Book Craft for Kids

After July 4th is over you have another mid-summer holiday to look forward to—Parents' Day! Celebrated on the fourth Sunday of July, this holiday recognizes the roles that parents play. In honor of this special day, help your child to create a crafty "That's My Parent!" book. Materials You'll Need Cardboard Construction paper Markers or crayons Scissors A hole punch Yarn A glue stick Family photos How-To Steps Size the cardboard and construction paper. The construction paper should fit into the book's cover and back (the cardboard). Have your child draw a picture of their parent or parents on the...