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World Tourism Day Collage Poster Craft for Kids

September 27 marks World Tourism Day. Even though your travels plans have been cut short this year, you can still celebrate this special day—in a child-friendly make-believe way! Help your kids to understand the value of travel with this tourism themed art activity! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers Photos of places from around the world (use your own pics, print-outs from online reference sources or photos from travel magazines) How-To Art-Making Steps Ask your child to choose a few different places they'd like to visit. If they're not sure...

Halloween Cardboard Tube Character Craft for Kids

Put those old paper towel roll tubes to use and create a cute kids' Halloween craft! If you're looking for an easy art activity for your preschooler, check out this spooky upcycled holiday project! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard paper towel roll tubes Scissors Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Tempera paint Paintbrushes Tissue paper How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a Halloween character to create—such as a ghost, mummy, witch or vampire. Cut the paper towel tube in half. This gives your child two pieces of cardboard to transform into Halloween characters. Select a color of craft felt to match...

Halloween Pumpkin Candy Chute Craft

Halloween is on the horizon. But this year you may not want to put out the typical shared candy bowl. If you don't want the entire neighborhood dipping their hands into the same bowl of trick-or-treat goodies, check out this easy-to-make DIY Halloween candy chute craft! Materials You'll Need PVC pipe Hand saw (if you plan to cut the pipe) A folding table Balloons Paper mache paste (either use a store-bought mix or make your own with flour and water) Green and orange crepe paper Masking or packing tape Scissors Orange construction paper A black marker How-To Steps Measure the...

National Grandparents Day Photo Portrait Collage Card Craft for Kids

Create a cute card for National Grandparents Day with your child! Instead of a store-bought greeting, your little artist can design their own photo portrait card to give to grandma and grandpa on their special day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Photos of grandma, grandpa or both grandparents Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Crayons or markers How-To Art-Making Steps Select several photos of grandma, grandpa or both grandparents. Choose pictures that feature the grandparents' faces or were taken with your child. Fold an 8x10-inch or larger piece of card stock paper in half. Your child can choose...

International Literacy Day Book Themed Cake

Are you searching for a creative culinary way to celebrate International Literacy Day? Even though this special day is all about books, you can mark it with a fun foody-friendly treat. Before you start cooking with your kids, choose a favorite book to re-create as a themed cake. Ingredients You'll Need Cake mix- If you're an expert baker, use your own recipe. But if you don't exactly make your own Pinterest-worthy cakes, a mix is fine. Icing- Choose the colors of the book's jacket or cover (if it's a paperback) and white for the pages. Cardboard- You'll use this is...

Grandparent’s Day Sandwich Recipe Ideas for Kids

How do you plan to celebrate Grandparents' Day? If you're not sure what to do for grandma and grandpa, help the kids to create a family-friendly sandwich-themed feast for everyone to enjoy. Sandwich Bar Set up a sandwich bar buffet for the grandparents to enjoy. Your child can interview grandma and grandpa, asking them to choose their favorite sandwiches. Use the answers to create the buffet. Plate loaves of bread, rolls or flatbread square. Add deli meat, cheese, sliced veggies and spreads (such as hummus) to the sandwich bar. Complete the buffet with ketchup, mustard or other condiments. Lettuce Roll...

International Literacy Day Activities for the Family

How can your child celebrate International Literacy Day? If you're not sure how to mark this book-filled holiday, check out the fun-filled family activities your kiddo will want to try! Family Read-a-Thon Who can read the most books? Kick off a family read-a-thon on International Literacy Day. Keep a log of each family member's books or make a poster for everyone to see. Set a time-table, such as a week or a month, and count the books to determine who wins. The winner gets a special prize—a new book! Book Themed Treats Whip up a few book themed treats to...

Airplane Games for National Aviation Day

August 19th marks National Aviation Day. If you're looking for a way to celebrate with your child, check out these air travel themed games, activities and other ideas. Airplane Movement Game Your kiddo can fly like a plane. Challenge your child to turn their arms into wings and fly through the air. Even though your child's feet will stay firmly planted on the ground, they can run through the yard making airplane noises and moving like they're in mid-flight. Airplane Pretend Play Magically transform a plain cardboard box into an airplane! Open the top of the box and fold the...

National Aviation Day Mural Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate National Aviation Day with a flight-themed art activity! Your child can learn about planes, get creative and explore the reasons why the country marks this very special aviation day with a mega mural. After the crafting is complete, hang the artwork in your home for the entire family to see. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Plain gift wrap in a light color or rolled butcher paper Scissors Construction paper Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Tempera paint Paint brushes How-To Art-Making Steps Unroll the paper. The larger your child wants to make the mural, the more paper they'll...

Labor Day Picnic Brunch Ideas for the Family

Are you planning a Labor Day picnic? With the day off from work, you have plenty of time to spend with your family. Enjoy the late-summer warm weather with a morning brunch picnic outdoors! If you're not sure what to prep and pack, check out these easy, kid-friendly ideas. Fun Fruit Salad Does your little one snub fresh fruit? Create a Labor Day brunch picnic salad with fun shapes. Use star, heart and other cookie cutters to slice melon, apples, pears and other fruit into shapes. Choose a rainbow of colorful fruit options (such as blueberries, raspberries, mangoes, watermelon, cantaloupe,...