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World Oceans Day Art Activities

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th with a fun-filled kids’ craft. Your little learner can get artsy, making all kinds of sea-themed designs. Whether you live by the beach or just want to help your kiddo to learn more about the world’s largest bodies of water, check out these awesome ocean art activity ideas! Underwater Diorama Recycle an old shoe box, magically transforming it into an underwater world. Your child can paint the inside blue, and then add sea creatures by making mini clay model. Glue green tissue paper to the bottom on the box to create ocean plant-life....

World No Tobacco Day Kids’ Activities

May 31st marks World No Tobacco Day. While this day is dedicated to the cessation of smoking, it’s also the ideal opportunity to help your child understand the dangers of tobacco products. How can you help your little learner to get a grip on why smoking is bad for them — or anyone, for that matter? Take a look at the easy activities that will help your young child to gain knowledge of the dangers of tobacco use. Illustrated Answers After discussing the dangers of smoking and tobacco use, have your child draw what you’ve talked about. Give your child...

Flag Day Children’s Books

You might know the American flag’s history, but does your child? Help your little learner to better understand the symbol of their country with a few flag-themed books. And when better to read these picks than on Flag Day? Check out some of the top choices for young children. Blue Sky White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson. With simple words and amazingly artistic illustrations, this children’s read (fore preschoolers and young grade schoolers) can help your curious kiddo to learn more about their country and its symbols. The American Flag, by Lisa M. Herrington. Using photos, text and...

Flag Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids

Your preschooler can celebrate Flag Day by getting creative. Not only can they craft their very own fabulously artistic American flags, but they can also help you to make flag-themed foods. Whether they’re at the art table or the kitchen table, these patriotic activities will do much more than just keep your young child busy — they’ll help them to learn, grow and develop! Photo Flag Go on an “Eye Spy” type of hunt around the neighborhood for American flags. Snap pics of the flags to take with you. Before printing the photos, use a basic photo editor to turn...

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is almost here. And the kids haven’t exactly prepared a five-course meal for mom. They also haven’t found the perfect present or done anything else — that is yet. It’s okay that the kids procrastinated. Their lack of prep is more a function of their ages than what they think about mom. After all, they love mom and only want the best for her. But if your kiddos haven’t found the perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, check out these last-minute gift ideas. Kid-Created Spa So you forgot to pick up a gift certificate for mom to take...

International Day for Biodiversity Puppet Art for Kids

May 22nd marks the International Day for Biodiversity. Even though “biodiversity” may sound like a tough subject for young children to tackle, your little learner can still observe this special day. And bonus, they’ll get the chance to engage in ecological education activities. What can you do to help your child celebrate, and understand, biodiversity? Check out this puppet-making/pretend play idea. It’s an easy way to introduce basic concepts, while helping your child learn about the environment right around them. Materials Paper bags (lunch-sized) Clear-drying school glue Markers Craft feathers Craft felt Scissors Yarn How-To Steps Go outside and take...

Children’s Books to Read on World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21st marks World Day for Cultural Diversity. This special day provides the perfect opportunity to help your child learn about other cultures and why we don’t all look and act the same. It’s also an ideal day to help your child to think about how they treat others. Don’t worry if you aren’t an expert when it comes to cultures from across the globe. If you’re not sure where to start, these children’s books can spark a conversation and get your child thinking. The Judgmental Flower by Julia Cook and Anita DuFalla: If your young child is struggling with...

Mother’s Day Cardboard Tube Photo Craft

Make mom a memorable present this Mother’s Day! Celebrate the special lady in your family with a creative child-made gift. Start with a photo of the family (or one of mom’s favorites from a family vacation, holiday or another treasured day). Next, help your kiddo to craft a cute frame that mom will always cherish. This holiday kids’ craft also doubles as an easy way to teach your child about recycling and reuse. Instead of buying all new materials, your child will reuse cardboard boxes and tubes. Before the crafting commences, have a family scavenger hunt — searching your home...

Mother’s Day Kids’ Craft: Glitter Greeting Card

You want to help your child to honor a very special lady. It’s almost Mother’s Day and mom deserves a card that’s fit for a queen. What can your crafty kiddo create to show mom just how much they love her? Check out this easy art activity that’s perfect for kids who want to make their own holiday greeting. And what kid doesn’t want to celebrate mom in this special way? Materials Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Foam letters Glitter How-To Steps Fold an 8x10-inch piece of card stock paper in half from top to...

23 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? If you’re still looking for ways to honor mom, check out these popular ideas. Try one, two or combine more than a few into a day filled with family fun. Help the kids make breakfast, lunch or brunch. Play a game of backyard baseball. Plant flowers together. Paint portraits of each other. Bake cupcakes. Create an at-home spa. Make your own fruit and veggie face masks for your at-home spa. Have a dance party in your living room. Go for a walk around the neighborhood. Design a family mural on a large sheet of...