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Read Across America Activities for Toddlers

How should you celebrate Read Across America Day with your toddler? On March 2nd you can help your little learner to start a lifetime love of literature with a book-themed activity. If you're not sure where to start, read on for easy ideas that will entertain and educate your child. Make Your Own Book Use cardboard, construction paper and a few family photos to create your own picture book. Cut the board and paper to the same size, glue or tape the photos on each page and write words to accompany the pictures. tell the tale of your family's history,...

Heart-Shaped Berry Valentine’s Day Cookies Recipe

Do you need a last-minute treat for your child's Valentine's Day party? Don't worry if you aren't a Pinterest-worthy baker or only have limit experience in food design. You can create cute sweetheart treats that everyone will enjoy—even if you're a novice baker. Check out the simple how-to steps needed to make easy-to-make heart-shaped cookies. Ingredients You'll Need Boxed sugar cookie mix- if you have a homemade recipe you prefer, you can use this instead Heart-shaped cookie cutters White frosting Strawberries and/or raspberries Red sprinkles or heart-shaped sprinkles How-To Cookie-Making Steps Prepare the mix according to the manufacturer's directions. This...

Felt Heart Valentine’s Day Box Craft for Kids

Does your child need a Valentine's Day box for their school's holiday party? If you're not sure where to start, we've got answers! Before the big day arrives, check out this easy to make heart-felt (or felt hearts) box idea. Art Materials You'll Need A shoe box- reuse a cardboard shoe box Craft felt- you'll need several sheets or 8x10-inch pieces of felt in Valentine's Day colors (such as red, pink and purple) and a few extra hues Scissors Clear-drying school glue How To Steps Cut a slit at the top of the box. This is where your child's friends...

Valentine’s Day Rose Crafts

Forget about a plain bouquet. Step up your Valentine's Day rose game with an artsy activity. These holiday crafts provide the perfect opportunity to keep your kiddo on a chilly winter day and celebrate the most loving of holidays. used the finished products as holiday party decorations or give them as gifts to friends and family members. Heart Wreath Draw a large heart onto a piece of scrap cardboard. Add a smaller heart inside. Cut the outer heart out. Poke a hole through the center of the board and cut the inner heart out to make a wreath shape. Squeeze...

Valentine’s Day Hot Chocolate Recipes

Warm your heart (and your sweetie's too!) with a freshly brewed cup of Valentine's Day hot chocolate. With the winter weather still in full force, February is the perfect time for a toasty sweet treat. Instead of chocolate hearts or a box of candy, gift your kiddo, spouse, significant other or other sweetheart this marshmallow-spiked drink! Instead of the same hot chocolate everyone is used to, up your Valentine's Day game with these holiday-themed ideas. Strawberry Hot Chocolate Use the colors of the holiday to create a berry-filled hot chocolate drink. Instead of the brown chocolate color, use strawberry syrup...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Banner Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an artsy activity that involves kiddos of all ages! Whether you have a preschool, a grade schooler or an older child, this holiday craft can help your young learner to delve deep into the day's meaning and think about concepts such as unity, community and change. Use Dr. King's iconic speech as a starting point to create your own family "I have a dream" banner. Art Materials You'll Need Blank butcher paper or gift wrap Markers or crayons Tempera paint Paintbrushes How To Art-Making Steps Brainstorm ideas. Read child-friendly books about Dr. King,...

Chinese New Year’s 2020 Rat Crafts for Kids

How can you celebrate the Chinese New Year with your child? 2020 is the year of the rat. If your young child doesn't fully understand the holiday or its significance, start slowly—with a rat-themed art activity. These artsy ideas are ideal for older toddlers and preschoolers. Rat Puppet Use a paper bag to create a rat puppet. Place a flattened lunch-sized bag with the flap facing up. Use crayons or markers to draw the rat's face on the flap. Draw the body onto the rest of the bag. Glue or tape a piece of yarn to the back of the...

Easy Valentine’s Day Party Decor

Do you need to decorate your home for an impromptu holiday party? Celebrate Valentine's Day with easy-to-make party décor. And bonus, your kids will get a kick out of these cute heart-themed crafts. Heart Garland Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to trace shapes on top red, pink, purple and white card stock paper. If you don't have a cookie cutter, draw a heart onto a piece of scrap carboard, cut it out and use it as a template. Cut the hearts out and punch one hole on each side. String the heart garland together with ribbon or yarn. If you're...

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Shortcakes

Do you need a quick, easy to make Valentine's Day treat for child's school holiday party or your own at-home bash? If you don't have the time, or the baking skills, to whip up your own from-scratch goodies, check out this super-simple heart-themed strawberry shortcake. Not only is this an easy recipe (that you can complete in less time than you think), but it's also fun for the kids to help cook. What You'll Need: Ready-made small-sized shortcake cups (these are available from most major grocery retailers) Whipped topping Strawberries Optional: Ready-made chocolate dipped strawberries How-To Strawberry Shortcake Steps Chop...

Valentine’s Day Faux Flower Heart Card Craft for Kids

Before you buy boxes of Valentine's Day cards, make your own! Don't worry if you aren't exactly a Martha Stewart-level crafter. These kid-friendly craft cards are easy for anyone and everyone to make. From your preschooler to your high schooler, your kids will kids a kick out of making these holiday greetings. Craft Supplies You'll Need Card stock paper (8x11-inch sheets) Scissors Red, pink and white tissue paper Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush Red and pink glitter Markers or crayons How-To Steps Fold the card stock paper in half. Draw a heart on the front of the card. Cut or...