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Interantional Volunteer Day Ideas for Children

How can you help your child to celebrate International Volunteer Day? This day falls on December 5 and marks a time to recognize the impact of volunteers. If you're looking for a way to get your kids involved and help them to help others, check out these child-friendly volunteer ideas! Donate to a Food Pantry If your child is too young to 'work' in a volunteer position, they can still help you to pick out items for a food pantry. Take a trip to the grocery store or revisit what you already have at home. Help your child to pick...

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...

How To Help Your Child Plan a Veteran’s Day Fundriaser

How can your child celebrate Veteran's Day? Help your child to understand the importance of veterans and hold a fundraiser. Partner with a local organization or charity that supports vets. Don't worry about staging a super-sized event. Start small. The idea is to help veterans. The organization you collaborate with will appreciate any assistance you provide. After you choose an organization/charity to work with, check out the next steps to follow. Select an Event There are limitless options when it comes to the type of event you can hold. If you want to stage a small fundraiser, try a bake...

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...