Thanksgiving Activities to Keep the Kids Busy

How can you keep the kids busy during your family's Thanksgiving celebration? Even though the tasty treats and main meal will fill some of their time, your children (and other young guests) needed added activities. If you're not sure what the kids should do, check out these easy holiday activities. Thanksgiving Bingo Make basic bingo boards with cardboard or poster board paper. Add holiday-themed pictures or words on the spaces. Use stickers or have the kids draw small-sized pictures onto the boards. Play the game before the meal as a way to ease into dinner or afterwards to keep the...

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Ideas

The Thanksgiving feast doesn't end on the holiday. If you have leftover turkey, potatoes and other tasty treats, check out how you can turn the rest of your menu into after-the-day meals—for breakfast. So go ahead and treat your family to the best post-Thanksgiving breakfast they could dream of. Turkey Egg English Muffin Turn yesterday's turkey into a tasty breakfast sandwich. Pull apart pieces of turkey, shredding or dicing it. Toast an English muffin, layer turkey, an egg (choose your/your child's favorite style) and cheese on top. Sneak extra veggies into your kids' sandwiches and add a slice of tomato,...

Preschool Thanksgiving Math Activities

How can you help your preschooler to learn basic math skills? Put down the flash cards and worksheets, and try these Thanksgiving themed ideas instead! Pattern Play Patterns are a basic math skill preschoolers can master. Turn your child's pattern play into a holiday craft with a few turkey-inspired touches. Give your child two colors of finger paint—brown and yellow. Have your child create a thumbprint pattern, alternating the two colors. After the paint dries, turn the patterned prints into tiny turkeys. Your child can use markers or colored pencils to draw on eyes, a beak and feathers. Counting Turkey...

Interantional Volunteer Day Ideas for Children

How can you help your child to celebrate International Volunteer Day? This day falls on December 5 and marks a time to recognize the impact of volunteers. If you're looking for a way to get your kids involved and help them to help others, check out these child-friendly volunteer ideas! Donate to a Food Pantry If your child is too young to 'work' in a volunteer position, they can still help you to pick out items for a food pantry. Take a trip to the grocery store or revisit what you already have at home. Help your child to pick...

Easy Tahnksgiving Activity Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy

What are your kiddos doing while you're busy in the kitchen cooking Thanksgiving dinner? If you're looking for a way to keep your children busy on the holiday, check out these easy art activities with a Thanksgiving theme! Pilgrim Puppets Turn paper bags into pilgrim puppets. Give the kids crayons or markers, black and white construction paper, scissors, a glue stick and lunch-sized paper bags. Turn the flat bags so that the flap faces out and up. Your child can draw a face on the flap, collage paper onto the bag to create clothes and make a hat with more...

Easy Thansgiving Treat Ideas

Do you need a dozen cute cupcakes, cookies or other baked goods for your kiddo's Thanksgiving party at school. Instead of spending the day in the kitchen by yourself, check out these easy ideas that the kids can help to make. Turkey Cupcake Cake Turn a box of cupcakes into a turkey-shaped cake for everyone to enjoy! Either bake your favorite recipe or use a ready-to-mix version. Arrange the bakes cupcakes into the shape of a turkey. Create a larger oval with a smaller circle at the top. Frost the cakes to look like one turkey. Add a beak and...

Veteran’s Day Art Ideas for Children

Help your child to better understand the importance of Veteran's Day with a few easy-to-understand activities. Younger children may have a difficult time grasping the concept of military service. But that doesn't mean they can't celebrate veterans and everything they've done and continue to do. If you're on the lookout for a way to help your child understand the meaning of this special day, check out these kid-friendly activity ideas. Draw a Portrait Research veterans in books and online. Discuss military service and find pictures of veterans from different eras. Your child can pick a picture and draw it in...

Thanksgiving Turkey Themed Art Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a turkey themed craft for kids? With Thanksgiving on the horizon, these artsy ideas provide the perfect outlet for creative kids to celebrate the holiday. Turkey Tracings This easy art activity only requires crayons, paper and your child's hand. Have your child open their hand and stretch their fingers out wide. Place their hand on a blank piece of paper and trace it with a crayon. Now your child is ready to decorate the hand, turning it into a Thanksgiving turkey. Draw eyes and a beak on the thumb and feathers on the fingers. Turkey Table...

World Diabetes Day Poster Project for Kids

Whether your child has diabetes or not, they can still help to raise awareness for the chronic condition on World Diabetes Day. How can your child help? A poster drawing campaign is an easy way to spread the word and help raise awareness of type 1 or type 2 diabetes. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy-to-follow steps. Choose a Size The larger the poster, the more likely it is that people will notice it. A larger piece of poster board or similarly sized paper is your child's best bet for this project. Your child can...

How To Help Your Child Plan a Veteran’s Day Fundriaser

How can your child celebrate Veteran's Day? Help your child to understand the importance of veterans and hold a fundraiser. Partner with a local organization or charity that supports vets. Don't worry about staging a super-sized event. Start small. The idea is to help veterans. The organization you collaborate with will appreciate any assistance you provide. After you choose an organization/charity to work with, check out the next steps to follow. Select an Event There are limitless options when it comes to the type of event you can hold. If you want to stage a small fundraiser, try a bake...