23 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? If you’re still looking for ways to honor mom, check out these popular ideas. Try one, two or combine more than a few into a day filled with family fun. Help the kids make breakfast, lunch or brunch. Play a game of backyard baseball. Plant flowers together. Paint portraits of each other. Bake cupcakes. Create an at-home spa. Make your own fruit and veggie face masks for your at-home spa. Have a dance party in your living room. Go for a walk around the neighborhood. Design a family mural on a large sheet of...

Easy Mother’s Day Breakfast ideas for Preschoolers

Your preschooler may not be ready for a stint on Top Chef, but they can help you to make a much-deserved Mother’s Day breakfast. Keep in mind, there are plenty of ways that young children can help out in the kitchen — without actually cooking. Never allow your child to use the stove, oven or any other heated cooking appliance. Ans always supervise your child in the kitchen at all times. Granola Mix Your child can whip up their own special Mother’s Day granola mix. Combine granola, chopped nuts, dried fruit or chocolate chips to make the perfect batch. Pour...

Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

Mom doesn’t need expensive diamond bracelets or pricey perfume this Mother’s Day. Well, maybe she does (she deserves the very best, right?). But she’ll also appreciate kid-created crafts. If you’re looking for the perfect present for the special mother in your life, check out these pint-sized projects that are perfect for little artists to try. Portrait Card Find a photo of mom and her mini me. Your child can create a portrait card that celebrates this special woman by gluing the photo to a folded piece of cardboard, construction paper or card stock paper. Use markers or crayons to add...

Celebrate Earth Day with These Children’s Books

You know that Earth Day is a time to stop and think about how we treat our planet. But does your child realize what this eco-friendly holiday stands for? Help your young child to get a better grip on Earth Day with these easy reads. Check out these children’s books that help the littlest learners to discover ways that they can celebrate this meaningful day. I Am Earth, by James McDonald and Rebecca McDonald. This book brings the basics to preschoolers and children who are in the early elementary grades. Kids can learn about taking care of the planet and...

Arbor Day Planting Ideas

What better activity to do on Arbor Day than to plant a tree? Even though this holiday is all about trees, you can’t just stop, dig a hole and plant a tree wherever you want. If your family wants to celebrate this special day, take a loo at some of these imaginative tree planting places and spaces. Container Forest Create your own indoor Arbor Day experience by planting a small-sized tree indoors. If you’re short on space, don’t have a yard or have nowhere else to plant a tree, create your own container forest. Trees that grow well indoors include...

Earth Day Diorama Art for Kids

Get ready to celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled art activity. Your child can cerate their own outdoorsy diorama, using recycled materials. Start by discussing the Earth and your child’s favorite outdoor areas. Take a paper pad and markers outside and have your child raw what they see. If you don’t live near a ‘natural setting’, visit a park or a wooded area. Materials Shoe box Newspapers or child-friendly magazines Clear-drying school glue Washed and dried yogurt (or similarly sized) containers Naturals items: Grass clippings, twigs, flower petals Fabric scraps (you can cut apart old clothes or towels instead of...

Administrative Professionals Day Kids’ Flower Craft

Is there a special administrative professional in your life? Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day with flowers! Okay, so that’s a pretty obvious answer to, “What should I get my administrative professional?” So instead of buying a bouquet, have your child make one. This is the perfect gift for the administrative professionals at work or your spouse/significant other who works in this field. Check out these DIY crafty flowers that kids can make. You can always adapt them to fit to your child’s age and skill level. Paper Flowers Draw a wavy circle onto a piece of 8x10-inch paper. Have your child...

Go Green with Earth Day Recipes

Go green for Earth Day with a few fun family recipes! That’s right, it’s time to go green — literally. Even though you aren’t exactly recycling your food, these kid-friendly ideas all come with a green theme. Then again, if you have leftovers in the fridge maybe you can reuse what you already have and make it into something new! Salad Surprise Remember that green salad you made for dinner last night? Well, your family didn’t finish it and it’s currently doing absolutely nothing in the fridge. What better way to go green than by reusing a green salad? Toast...

What’s In an Orthodox Easter Basket?

Unlike the chocolate bunny, marshmallow chickee-filled basket that’s decorated with plastic grass and candy-colored eggs, the Ukrainian Orthodox Easter basket isn’t filled entirely with sweets. But that doesn’t mean it can’t come with plenty of treats — just not of the cream-centered egg variety. What goes into an Ukrainian Orthodox Easter basket? Check out some of the common items that you’d find. Pysanky and Eggs Instead of those candy or plastic (candy-filled) eggs you might think of when you hear the words “Easter basket,” the Ukrainian version includes pysanky. These are decorated eggs that are made by using a wax...

Passover Art for Kids with Matzah

You make a gingerbread house during Christmas. So why not make a matzah house for Passover? Celebrate the Jewish holiday with this fun kids’ food craft. Along with an actual mini house, the kiddos can also try some of these other artsy matzah ideas. Oh, and the best part is — the family can eat the finished product! Matzah House Use sheets of matzah in the same way that you’d use gingerbread to construct a house with four walls and a sloped roof. Instead of frosting, smooth on jelly or peanut butter as the mortar that holds the construction together....