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World Teacher’s Day Book Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with a kid-created book-style greeting card. This card will show your child's teacher just how much your family cares about them. Add in a book-making activity and you have the perfect art activity for your preschooler or older child! Craft Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front or back of a cereal or cracker box) Construction paper Hole punch Yarn Scissors Markers A glue stick Photos (of your child, their school class and the teacher) How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a shape for the book. Try a traditional rectangle or square shape or go with a round...

World Tourism Day Globe Book Art for Kids

September 27 is World Tourism Day. Celebrate this special day with your kids by creating a global tourist book! Even if you can't go on a world tour right now, your children can dream about the day when they can. Get artsy and imaginative as the family makes this holiday-themed craft. Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front and back of an old cereal or cracker box) Hole punch Yarn Scissors Construction paper Markers, crayons or colored pencils How To Art-Making Steps Cut the cardboard and paper into globe circles shapes. Size the board and paper (your child will use...

Halloween No-Bake Ghost Marshmallow Lollipops

Your kiddo needs a tasty treat to bring to their classroom Halloween party. But you don't have time to bake a cake, cupcakes or cookies from scratch. How can you help your child to whip up a holiday dessert, without spending the entire day in the kitchen? Check out these no-bake Halloween treats! Ingredients You'll Need to Make Ghoulishly Good Marshmallow Pops Marshmallows White chocolate Food coloring Candy eyes Lollipop sticks Wax paper How To Steps Forget about a double boiler. You can melt chocolate in the microwave. Place white chocolate chunks into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 10-second increments...

World Teacher’s Day Gift Ideas

Give the educator in your family's life a special surprise on World Teacher's Day. This special day, which happens on October 5 annually, is the perfect time to recognize the hard work and dedication that your child's teacher shows every day. In celebration, try one of these easy ideas to recognize a deserving educator. Lunch Treat The mini meal your child's teacher grabs in between classes (at their desk) isn't exactly a foodie find. Instead of a brown paper bag of cut veggies or a soggy sandwich, order a real meal for the teacher. Ask the principal (or other school...

World Food Day Recipe Activity Ideas for Kids

October 16 marks World Food Day. This special day sheds light on food scarcity and the need to solve the world-wide hunger epidemic. Along with activities such as donating to a food pantry or helping to serve a meal at a community kitchen, you can also help your child to better understand what eating looks (and tastes) like in other countries. Celebrate this global event with an international array of foodie finds—that your kiddos can help you to make. Croque Monsieur This French fave is an upgraded grilled cheese that comes with plenty of oeey, gooey goodness. Toast crusty bread...

World Teacher’s Day Pencil Holder Craft for Kids

October 5th marks World Teacher's Day. Help your child to celebrate this special day with an imaginative art activity. Forget about pricey store-bought options or the same cards the teacher gets year after year. Gift the teacher a handmade pencil holder to put on their desk and display. Not only is this an easy way for your child to show off their artsy side, but it is also a way celebrate a special teacher with a present from the heart.  After the art-making is complete, your little learner can give the craft to their teacher to use for the rest...

Halloween Party Activities for the Whole Family

Are you on the hunt for Halloween party activities? If you're planning a family-friendly holiday event, check out the ideas that will keep your guests busy (and entertained!) for hours. Scavenger Hunt Set up a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt that takes the kids around the house or yard, looking for clues. Create clues that focus on the holiday and your party decor, such as, "Find the spooky spider web" or, "Search for the ghoulish ghost." Divide the kids into teams and let them loose! End each team's hunt with a Halloween "treat." Ghost Race How fast can a ghost race across...

Halloween Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Recipe

You've stocked up on candy. But you're still looking for an easy-to-make treat to make for your Halloween party. If you don't want to spend the day slaving away over the stove, check out this simple chocolate-covered holiday pretzel recipe! Ingredients You'll Need Pretzels- Choose your favorite shape or combine rods, smaller twists and larger thick twists Chocolate Orange, yellow, and black sprinkles Wax paper Optional: Candy eyes How-To Steps Melt the chocolate. Break the chocolate into pieces. Place the pieces into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 10-second increments until it melts. Check the chocolate often to make...

Halloween Ghost and Bat Decoration Activity for Kids

Halloween gets a boo-st with this ghostly art activity! Your crafty kiddo can create a tree-full of ghouls, making their own DIY holiday décor. If you're searching for a Halloween party idea, this is perfect for your entire group of little goblins. Add a few spooky bats to your ghost craft for an extra-special treat (not trick!). Craft Materials You'll Need White and black card stock paper A hole punch Crayons (white and dark colors) Scissors Orange and black yarn How-To Art Activity Steps Draw ghost shapes onto the white card stock paper with a dark crayon. Your child can...

National Grandparent’s Day Mural Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate National Grandparent's Day this September in an awesomely artsy way! Your child can make a mural—and it's all for grandma and grandpa. Create this cute craft together as a family or make it ahead of time and gift the grandparents this mini masterpiece. Craft Materials You'll Need Burcher paper or plain white gift wrap rolled paper Tempera paint Paintbrushes Clips (to hang the paper up) How-To Art Activity Steps Hang the paper on a fence, clothes line or other similar outdoor surface. Avoid areas that can't get dirty (such as white painted fences or the exterior of your home)....