Kids’ Thanksgiving Hand-Print Turkey Ideas

Hand-print turkeys are a staple when it comes to kids' Thanksgiving art activities. Trace your tot's hand, cut the hand-print out, use paper and glue (or markers) to add a face and that's it. Now you have a blank slate to create a terrifically cute turkey! If you're not sure how to dress the turkey (that is, the paper one), check out these easy, artsy options. Shaving Cream Instead of painting on feathers with regular temperas, make your own puffy paint. Add water colors to shaving cream, mix and spread the paint across the hand-print turkey. You can also add...

Last-Minute Halloween Kids’ Crafts

Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween craft? If your kiddos are ready to create, but you're short on the spooky stuff, check out these easy art activities. Thumb Print Pumpkins Pour small pools of orange paint onto a paper plate. Dip your child's thumb into the paint and have them press it onto a piece of white paper. Repeat as many times as they want. When the paint dries, add stems with a green marker and jack o'lantern faces with a black one. Glitter Pumpkins Did you run out of time to carve your pumpkin? Paint it with clear-drying...

Thanksgiving Family Fall Leaf Craft

Gather around the holiday dinner table and telling everyone what or who you are thankful for is a Thanksgiving tradition in many families. Take this year's thankful talk up a notch with a fun-filled kids' craft. Start by gathering colorful fall leaves. With a few simple prep steps your kiddo can help the whole family to start a brand-new tradition that you can add to each year! Materials You'll Need Fall leaves Tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Paintbrushes Card stock paper Scissors Markers Double-sided tape How-To Steps Paint the leaves. Your child can add to the already colorful leaves by...

What Can You Do With All of That Halloween Candy?

How much leftover Halloween candy do you have? After trick or treat night is over, your kiddos count their stash. And that's when you realize that there is absolutely, positively no way they can eat it all. Half the candy will get hard and crunchy before your kids can finish it, that is they don't gorge on it (which is never advisable). So what can you do with the mountain of Halloween candy? Well you could throw it out. But that might not go over well with the kids. Or you can try one of these creative candy-eating alternatives. Candy...

Repurposed Halloween Candy Corn Mosaic Craft for Kids

What is your family's favorite Halloween candy? If candy corn is a holiday staple in your home, and you have plenty of leftovers, use the hardened excess sweets in a totally new way. Repurpose the candy corn, using it as an imaginative art material. Before you toss those leftover morsels, check out this easy kids' candy corn Halloween craft. Materials You'll Need Old/hardened candy corn Tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Card stock paper or cardboard Crayons Paintbrush How-To Steps Paint the candy corn. Leave some as is and group the rest into several different piles. Place a piece of wax...

World Diabetes Day Awareness Ideas

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. November 14th marks World Diabetes Day. And that means your family has the chance to learn about this chronic condition and help to raise awareness. Even if you don't personally have diabetes, chances are that you know someone who does. Educating yourself (and your family) and raising overall awareness helps to build support for the growing number of people affected by this disease. How can you raise diabetes awareness? Support a Campaign Diabetes organizations across the country (and around the world) have various campaigns to raise both...

World Food Day Kids’ Art and Awareness Activity

Help to end food scarcity by celebrating World Food Day. This October 16th day points out hunger-related issues, giving global life to the cause. While teens and adults can easily understand the issues surrounding hunger, younger children may need help to get the message. Why is it important for young children to understand hunger-related issues? Starting early helps the child grow into an adult who is compassionate and cares about global causes. If you're not sure where to start, check out this crafty activity that will help preschoolers and young children to get a better grip on what hunger is...

World Science Day Kids’ Activity Ideas By Age

November 10 marks World Science Day. This special day is the perfect time to help your young child to learn about STEM or STEAM concepts, explore the world around them and experience new concepts. And you don't need a biology or chemistry degree to do so. How can you help your child to learn about science? Try these easy explorations that are based on your child's age. Toddlers Use your tot's natural sense of curiosity to their advantage and try: A nature walk: Go outside and look for birds, bugs or different kinds of plants. A sensory bag: Place slime,...

Halloween Safety Activities for Kids

With Halloween quickly approaching you have plenty to do. The kids need costumes, you have to stock up on candy and there might be a holiday party to plan. Along with the festive fun, you also want your Halloween to be a safe one. With that in mind, check out these must-try safety activities for kids. Look Both Ways Trick-or-treat night is a time-honored tradition. Even though the neighborhood is packed with kids walking the sidewalks, your trick-or-treaters shouldn't assume that every driver is aware. Discuss looking both ways before crossing the street, practicing on a non-Halloween day. Get Glowing...

Halloween Wreath Crafts for Kids

Decorating your home with a spooky Halloween wreath doesn't have to mean buying expensive holiday decor. Get crafty with your family and create your own spooky version instead! Not only will you get a creepy cool holiday decoration from this activity, but the kids can flex their artistic muscles and enjoy the craft-making experience. If you'e not sure where to start, check out these easy-to-make Halloween wreaths. Someone's Watching You Craft a wreath that's covered in ghoulishly ghastly eyeballs. Start with a cardboard base. Cut the board into a doughnut shape and paint it black and orange (Halloween colors). Glue...