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DIY Hanukkah Wrapping Paper Art for Kids

Kids can craft their own Hanukkah wrapping paper for eight nights of fun-filled gift-giving. This easy-to-make art activity is perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners or your grade school-aged child. Kids' Craft Materials You'll Need Plain white or light-colored wrapping paper Tempera paint Paper plates Art-Making Steps for Kids Unroll the paper or cut it into flat sheets. Cutting the paper may make it easier for younger children to create their own art. Pour different colors of tempera paint onto paper plates. Make pools that are large enough to fit your child's entire finger in. Add one pool of yellow paint (for...

Thanksgiving Turkey Finger Paint Art for Kids

Are you looking for a fun-filled, creative art activity that your toddler can try? Do you want an idea that's also Thanksgiving Day themed? If you're not sure where to start, this textured finger painting idea is an easy (but messy) option to try for the holiday. And bonus, it also doubles as a sensory science exploration too. Art Materials You'll Need Finger paint in fall colors (brown, yellow, red and orange) Colorful craft sand (also in fall colors) Gold or orange glitter Soft modeling clay Poster board or card stock paper Scissors (for you) Glue or a glue stick...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for the Whole Family

How can you decorate your home with pumpkins? If you're looking for an easy way to add Halloween décor to your space (interior or exterior), these pumpkin-themed ideas are ideal! Don't worry if you're a novice crafter. These projects are perfect for all ages and all levels of artistic abilities. This means your kiddos can pitch in and help you to magically transform your home into Halloween happiness. Pumpkin Parade Create a parade of pumpkins that line your walkway, stairs or other outdoor space. Instead of carving each pumpkin, use permanent markers or cut black duct tape to make jack...

Halloween Paper Bag Puppet Art Activity for Kids

Create cute Halloween puppets to celebrate the holiday and fill your child's day with plenty of pretend play. These easy kids' crafts is perfect for preschoolers. If you have older children adapt the craft, making it more complex for your kids' ages. Art Materials You'll Need Lunch-sized paper bags Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Scissors Markers Googley eyes Construction paper How-To Art-Making Steps Place the bag flat on the work surface with the flap facing the top and out. Choose a Halloween character to create. Your child can select a spooky ghost, a vampire bat (or just a vampire), a...