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World Friendship Day Handprint Kids’ Art

Get artsy on World Friendship Day with a paint print craft. The kids can create this project with their BFFs, making cute keepsakes that they can look back at later on when they’re older. This kids’ holiday craft is easy enough for toddlers to try, but still fun for older kids too. Your child (and a friend, of course) will create a pair of handprints using paint. Older kids can follow this up with a simple writing exercise. They can each write one sentence about the friend, trade the sentences, read them and then glue them to the painted prints....

Parents’ Day Brunch Ideas

The kids made mom breakfast on Mother’s Day. They made dad dinner on Father’s Day. Now that it’s Parents’ Day, what’s left to do? Okay, so this holiday isn’t exactly a traditional one. It celebrates all parents – as they deserve. Instead of breakfast or dinner, have the kids help to put together a Parents’ Day brunch. How? Check out these easy options that your children can help with on this special day. Keep in mind, Young children should never use the stove, oven or any other heat source. And, you should always supervise children while in the kitchen. Favorite...

Parents’ Day Family Book-Making Activity

Are you looking for a way to spend more time with your child? Parents’ Day provides the perfect opportunity. What can you, your spouse/significant other and the kids do to celebrate? Well, there are plenty of options. The family can take a day trip to a museum, go to an amusement park, take in a sporting event, have a meal together or try something artsy. If arts and crafts are the pick of the day, check out this Parents’ Day family book-making activity. Materials Family photos- This is part of the activity itself. Go through printed pictures or look at...

Cook and Craft on World Friendship Day

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. Celebrate with a few friend-filled activities. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to get social, spend time with her pals and enjoy a few entertaining activities. After inviting her classmates, neighbors or other friends over, try out these kid-friendly ideas! Friendship Meal Prep a meal that the kids can help to whip up. Ask each child what their favorite foods are. Then see if they can name which foods the other one likes. Pick a food that both friends enjoy, and then serve that up for a Friendship Day breakfast, lunch or...

Parents’ Day Kids’ Art Activities

The fourth Sunday of July is Parents’ Day. How are you going to celebrate? Along with a day of family fun, your kids can create custom artwork to mark the day. Making these keepsakes can spark your child’s imagination, let her get crafty and help her to think about what her parents mean. Parent Portraits What does mom look like? What about dad? Hand over the crayons, markers or tempera paints and have your child create a portrait of each parent. There are a few ways to start this project. You can have your child pick a favorite family photo...

Children’s Books for World Friendship Day

Celebrate World Friendship Day with a fun family reading activity. Help your little one to think about what it means to be a good friend with a few books that fit the theme. Check out these children’s books that are perfect picks for this special friend-focused day! Frog and Toad Are Friends, by Arnold Lobel: The award-winning author brings kids in preschool through the early elementary grades a tale of friendship, as told through the eyes of these two lovable characters. It’s a classic that the kids are sure to enjoy. Friends, by Eric Carle: The iconic children’s book author...

Parents Day Activities for the Whole Family

The fourth Sunday of July marks Parents Day. Unlike Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, this day celebrates all important adults in a child’s life. How can you celebrate Parents Day? Check out these fun family ideas! Family Craft Instead of setting up the art table for your child and watching as she crafts alone, get in on the action. The whole family can work on one craft together. Try a handprint paint project in which each family member paints their hand a different color. Print everyone’s hands onto the same piece of paper, t-shirts or the borders of a picture...

Easy Dessert Recipes for Flag Day

Your kids are ready to celebrate America’s symbol. That’s because it’s Flag Day! June 14th marks this patriotic holiday. Gather the family together and create a red, white and blue treat that the kids can help to make – and help to eat too. Check out these easy-to-make desserts that are totally fir for Flag Day. Red, White and Blue Cereal Treats These are the regular rice cereal treats that you know and love. But with a twist. Before you get started, separate the cereal into three piles. Drip a few drops of red food coloring into one pile and...

World Oceans Day Sea-Themed Art Activities

June 8th marks World Oceans Day. What better way to celebrate this day with your family than to take your kids to see the sea? But if you can’t, don’t worry about splurging in a pricey trip to the beach. You can still take part in this special day, without actually going to the ocean. How? With an at-home activity – or a few! Check out these sea-themed ideas for celebrating World Oceans Day! Sea Slime Slime is all the rage with kids now. Combine half a cup of clear school glue with the same quantity *half a cup) of...

National Maritime Day Kids’ Ocean Art

Celebrating National Maritime Day with young children is a fun way to introduce preschoolers (and even toddlers) to the wonderful world of sea-going crafts. This is an easy (and artsy) activity to help your child engage her imagination, while learning about the ocean and crafts that move on it. Your child can create her own ocean, and then stock it with all kinds of boats. She can pretend that she’s the captain of a ship, and go for a ride on her DIY craft ocean. Materials: Cardboard – reuse the side of an old cardboard box Blue tissue paper Clear-drying...