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3 Shamrock Art Activities for Kids

Decorate your home with a St. Patrick’s Day theme! Don’t worry if your holiday décor stash is depleted this year. Your creative kiddo can craft their own St. Patty’s decorations for this year’s family celebration. Check out these easy, artsy ideas that are perfect for kids of all ages. Shamrock Table Cloth Dress up a holiday table with this shamrock-covered covering. Reuse an old plain light-colored table cloth or a flat cotton bed sheet. Cut large-sized kitchen sponges into shamrock shapes. Draw a shamrock on the sponge with a permanent marker or use a template/stencil. Cut the shamrock out and...

St. Patrick’s Day Baking Ideas for the Whole Family

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a holiday themed treat! Your kids can help you to whip up these cute cupcakes, cookies and more. Share the sweets at a St. Patrick’s Day party, gift your BFF’s and family with the goodies or save for your holiday dinner dessert. Shamrock Cupcakes Draw a shamrock shape onto a piece of wax paper. Size the shamrock to make it fit perfectly on the top of a frosted cupcake. Cut the shamrock out. Frost your favorite flavor of cupcakes in white icing. Place the wax paper on top. Spoon green sprinkles onto the top. Remove...

How To Celebrate Read Across America Day

Are you ready for Read Across America Day? March 2nd marks this special book-filled holiday. If you’re not sure how to celebrate this day with your preschooler, check out these family-friendly options! Read and Cook Whip up tasty treats based on your child’s favorite books. Decorate a sheet cake to look like a book cover, carry a book’s color scheme into cupcake frosting décor, or bake book-shaped sugar cookies. Your child can also choose a recipe based on a book’s theme—such as a Read Across America Day breakfast with green eggs and a side of ham. Add a drop or...

President’s Day Portrait Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate President's Day with a historical portrait project. Your creative kiddo can get artsy and paint a picture of their favorite president—present or past. From preschoolers to high schoolers, this art activity is easy, fun and educational for everyone! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Markers or crayons Tempera paints Paintbrushes Cardboard or a paper plate How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a president. Help your child to research one president. Find pictures of the person from their in-office days. Depending on the time period, these may include either paintings or photos. Use the markers or crayons to draw...

Valentine’s Day Glitter Tissue Flower Craft for Kids

Kids can create Valentine's Day flowers that will last forever! Follow these simple how-to steps and craft a bouquet that your children can give to their grandparents, friends or anyone else they want to celebrate on this special day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Red, pink and white tissue paper Scissors Red and pink glitter Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush Green pipe cleaners A marker How-To Art-Making Steps Layer the tissue paper, alternating colors. This provides the perfect opportunity to teach your child about patterns. Draw a large circle with the marker. The bigger the circle, the wider or...

How To Plan a Family Valentine’s Day Party at Home

Will your kids miss their usual in-school Valentine's Day party this year? Whether they're learning remotely or the school cancelled the typical festivities, check out how you can create a similar type of fun—family-style at home! Make Your Own Valentines Your kiddo won't get the chance to hand on hand-drawn cards to their friends at school this year. But this doesn't mean they can't craft their own cards at home. Cut 8x10-inch pieces of card stock or construction paper into squares or rectangles. Your child can draw a picture on one side with markers or crayons. Turn the card over...

Valentine’s Day Heart Art Ideas for Kids

Does your artsy child enjoy anything that has to do with paper crafts? Stock up on Valentine's Day red and pink colored paper, break out the scissors and cut heart after heart after heart. With a handful of hearts or more, your child is ready to make all kinds of holiday themed art. Check out these easy Valentine's heart projects for children of all ages! Hearty Garland Punch a hole on each side of the hearts. String the shapes together with festive heart-printed, glitter-covered or red and pink ribbon. If you don't have ribbon at home, use yarn instead. Alternate...

Tu B’ Shevat Tree Activities for Kids

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with your kids? The new year or birthday for trees is a Jewish holiday that gives your children the chance to learn more about nature. Check out these fun-filled family-friendly Tu B’Shevat activities that will help your preschooler to develop new skills while learning about the holiday! Plant a Tree The winter chill may have left the ground frozen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plant a tree—indoors. Start a seedling inside. Help your child to pick a tree, plant the seed, and care for it daily. When the spring arrives,...

Inauguration Day Activities for Children

Celebrate Inauguration Day with family-friendly activities that focus on presidential history. Whether your child is a history buff or you just want them to learn more about the presidential office, check out these Inauguration-themed ideas to try! Presidential List Create a visual list of every past present. Start with a large sheet of paper, butcher paper or plain rolled gift wrap. Position the paper vertically and start with the first president, George Washington, on the bottom. Add each president and the year of their Inauguration until your child gets to the top. They can also glue photos or portraits of...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activity Ideas for Kids

How can you celebrate Martin Luther King Day with your kids? If you're looking for creative ways to help your child to learn more about one of the most famed figures in U.S. history, check out these these easy at-home activities! Dream Cloud Craft Reuse a piece of cardboard from an old box and turn it into a cloud-shaped template. Draw a large cloud on the cardboard and cut it out with scissors. Your child can trace the cloud onto construction paper or poster board. Repeat to make multiple clouds. Ask your child to add their dream for peace or...