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Collector Car Appreciation Day

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The day was first recognized on July 9, 2010 due, in part, to U.S. Senate resolution S. Res 513, sponsored by Senators Jon Tester. Hundreds of events were staged nationwide to celebrate the first CCAD. Thousands attended events ranging from car cruises and shows to small-business open houses and “drive your car to work” displays  The effort was organized by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance...

Child Health Day Activities

October 1st is Child Health Day. Help your child to understand the importance of healthy practices with a few fun-filled activities. These ideas all focus on a healthy lifestyle, showing your child why it's important to eat right, get enough exercise and so much more! Body Art Trace your child's body onto a large sheet of butcher paper. Now your child has their own outline to fill in. Using books and photos that you find online, have your child draw what's inside the body on the paper. This should include interior body parts/systems, such as the skeleton, lungs, heart, brain...

World Tourism Day Ideas for the Whole Family

September 27th marks World Tourism Day. Even though this day celebrates worldwide tourism, you don't need to go on a globe-trotting adventure to honor ot. What can you do with your family to celebrate World Tourism Day? Take a look at these fun family-friendly ideas! Pretend Play Your younger child can learn about world travel through these imagination-based activities: Make a mock airplane from an old cardboard box. Act out a traveling scene. Dress up like a plane's pilot or a ship's captain. Pretend that your in another country. Daycation Staycation Support local tourism with a day-long trip around town...

World Ozone Layer Day Activities for Preschoolers

September 16th is World Ozone Layer Day. While your preschooler may not completely understand the science behind ozone depletion, that doesn't mean you can't mark this day with a lesson (or a few!) on the subject. Starting early is an easy way to help your child develop a true understanding of the impact that people have on the planet. These activities are simple solutions if you're not sure how to share information on the ozone layer and other similar topics. In-Home Scavenger Hunt This isn't exactly the type of scavenger hunt your kiddos are used to. Instead of searching for...

Places to Read for International Literacy Day

Reading is the obvious answer to, “What should my child do on International Literacy Day?” But that certainly doesn’t mean you have to sit at a table across from each other and read a book at your child. Instead, try an interactive reading session — where your child gets involved, asks questions, points to pictures and even takes over some of the storytelling. Where should you try one of these celebratory reading sessions? Check out these fabulous family-fun spaces that will make your International Literacy Day reading activities even better! Your Yard The backyard is an easy outdoor option for...

National Grandparent’s Day Culinary Creations for Kids

Your child’s grandparents are major figures in their life. And that’s why Sept. 9th’s celebration of National Grandparent’s Day is so important. If you’re looking for a fun way to mark this day, try a kids’ cooking activity. Invite grandma and grandpa over for a day filled with kid-created culinary concoctions — supervised by you, of course. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these easy kid-friendly cooking ideas to share with grandma and grandpa. Healthy Salad Share the gift of health with your entire family for Grandparent’s Day. Salads are a healthy menu choice, and easy for...

International Youth Day Collage Mural Craft

August 12 is International Youth Day. How can you celebrate the young person (or people) in your life? Work together to create a youth-inspired mural! This is a fun family project that recognizes the achievements of your child/children while helping them to get creative and express their artistic selves. Start by talking to your child about what you love about them and then move into this collaborative craft. Materials Piece of poster board or butcher paper Scissors Photos of your child engaging in different activities Clear-drying school glue Markers How-To Steps Choose pictures that highlight your child’s accomplishments. These might...

Labor Day Themed Treats

With Labor Day on the horizon, it’s time to start planning your family’s celebration. If that includes a backyard barbeque or park-side picnic, check out these fun kid-friendly recipes that all have to do with the theme of the day — labor! Construction Sundae You’ve heard of a dirt sundae. But what about a construction dessert? Add a layer of dirt/soil to the top of ice cream by crushing a mix of chocolate cookies and graham crackers. Place a small-sized toy construction truck or a construction-themed cake topper on the dirt. Firefighter Cup Cut the base of a cupcake to...

World Friendship Day BFF Crafts for Kids

What can your child do to celebrate World Friendship Day? Celebrated on July 30 annually, this day recognizes the importance of friendships. If you’re looking for a fun way to tackle the social subjects involved in truly understanding friendships with your child, check out these easy activity ideas. Friendship Bracelets There are more than a few bracelet-making craft ideas to try. A simple lanyard braid (using plastic string) or a soft yarn weave can keep your kiddo busy all afternoon. Have them make friendship bracelets for one BFF or for all of their school pals. If you have a young...

Parents’ Day Card Craft for Kids

Celebrate Parents’ Day on July 22 with an awesomely artsy activity. Whether your kiddo is showing their love for mom, dad, a stepparent or another parental figure, this kids’ craft is the perfect way to mark this very special day. Instead of buying a card (which might prove challenging for Parents’ Day), your kiddo can make their own creative version. Materials Large piece of cardboard- reuse the side or front of an old appliance or electronics box Scissors Construction paper Glue stick Markers or crayons Instructions Cut the cardboard to the desired size and shape. Your child can create a...