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Arbor Day Recipes for Kids

It’s almost Arbor Day! Okay, so it may not be as well-known or as celebrated as Christmas or Easter. But, it’s a special day that teaches an amazing lesson. Your child can learn about why trees are so important and what she can do to support her planet. Along with learning about trees, take this day as a time to show your child how useful they can be. These kid-friendly recipes are easy ways to get your child into the kitchen, and spend some quality time together. And, they also use fruits from different trees! No-Bake Apple Pie Instead of...

Celebrate World Meteorological Day

March 23rd marks World Meteorological Day. Celebrate this weather-themed day with a few fun activities that your kids can try out. From pretend play to science, you can help your little learner understand what meteorology is and why it’s so important to all of us. Meteorologist Role Play Your child watches the weather person on TV almost every morning (when you do). But, does she know that the television personality is actually a scientist too? Talk about meteorologists, both on TV and those who work in other places. Read about these scientists and then have your child pretend play the...

Kids’ Activities for World Poetry Day

March 21st marks World Poetry Day. How can you celebrate this special day with your child? The obvious way is by reading poetry. But, that’s not the only kids’ activity that you can try out on World Poetry Day. Check out these imaginative, playful and fun ideas that all support early literacy! Act It Out Instead of just reading poetry, put it into a fully dramatic pretend play. Pick a kid-friendly poem that your child adores. Choose roles, make costumes (use that old stash of Halloween costumes or go through your child’s dress-up bin), craft props and even make artsy...

5 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Children

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a family-friendly book reading session. Curl up with your kiddo, grab a holiday-themed picture book and read to each other. If your child is too young to read, she can point to the pictures and tell you a story based on them. Check out these St. Patrick’s Day children’s books that your little reader will absolutely adore! How to Catch a Leprechaun, by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton. This eye-catching easy read teaches your child a (fictional) lesson on how to catch these magical creatures. Your little one might just want to make her very...

Celebrate International Women’s Day and #BeBoldForChange

How are you celebrating International Women’s Day? This day is held annually in the beginning of March, and has a different theme each year. In 2017 the theme is #BeBoldForChange. Along with making your own statement, this is the perfect time to show your child just how important it is to stand up for women’s right. How can you do this? Check out these kid-friendly ideas for being bold for change! Biography Basics Help your child to learn about women who have made a change. Research famous females who have stood up for women’s rights, fought for equality or in...

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Activities: Play, Create and Cook

Are you looking for St. Patrick’s Day kids’ activities? Whether your child is an art-enthusiast, musical or just loves to play, these ideas are easy, imaginative and fun! So, try one. Or try them all and get your green on this holiday. At-Home Holiday Parade If there isn’t a St. Patrick’s Day parade going on near you, create your own at home. Don’t worry about buying a bunch of musical instruments right now. You can make your own! Your child can bang on pots and pans with wooden spoons to create her own drums. Cover the ends of paper towel...

President’s Day Cherry Pie Recipe for Kids

Celebrate President’s Day with a myth surrounding George Washington. Our nation’s first president is known for many things, one of which is chopping down a cherry tree. As the story goes, the then-6-year-old George Washington took a brand new hatchet and chopped down his father’s beloved cherry tree. When asked by his father if he was the one who cut down the tree, he famously said, “I cannot tell a lie.” The historical truth of the story has never been proven. But, it’s still a fun tale to tell. After talking about the mythology of George and the cherry tree,...

Read Across America Day Kids’ Activities

March 2nd is Read Across America Day! This day celebrates all things books, as well as the famous Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Founded in 1997, Read Across America Day helps to spread the word that reading is important. What can you do to mark this day? Check out these book-based ideas. Hold a Book Drive Not every child has access to (or the ability to buy) books. Set up a book drive at your local library, school or community center. Ask families to bring in their gently used books. Box up the donations and bring them to a women and children’s...

Children’s Books to Read on Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Born on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was much more than the 16th president. As one of the greatest figures in U.S. history, Lincoln’s list of accomplishments spans decades. Celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday with a dun-filled family reading session. Even though your young child may not be ready to read (or do research) on her own, these kid-friendly picture books are the perfect way to start your little learner’s presidential education! I Am Abraham Lincoln, by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos. Told through the eyes of a child version of Lincoln, this picture book is a perfect introduction for children in...

Groundhog Day Activities for Kids

Winter’s almost over! Or, is it? Groundhog Day is coming up. That means Punxsutawney Phil is about to let us all know if it’s an early spring, or not. In celebration of Phil, try these Groundhog Day kids’ activities! Act It Out Create a pretend play scene where your child plays the role of Phil. Have him stand outside or near a light, and look to see if he can find his shadow. Ask your child to move like he thinks a groundhog would or make groundhog noises. Shadow Science What makes a shadow? Help your little learner to better...