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Universal Children’s Day Activities

November 20th marks Universal Children's Day. This day marks a celebration of children's rights — globally. How can make this day special for your child? Check out these Universal Children's Day activity ideas. Learn About Another Culture This holiday is a global event. Help your child to understand what life is like for children around the world by learning about different cultures. Specifically, learn about what children do for fun, wear every day or do at school. Search online for information or read books about other areas of the globe. Create Art Bring out the paints, crayons, markers, colored pencils...

Celebrate World Science Day with Slime

World Science Day is held annually on November 10th. Celebrate this day with your child by planning plenty of educational activities, such as slime-making! Making slime helps children to understand states of matter, basic chemistry concepts and allows them to explore through their senses. Basic Recipe The basic slime recipe is simple to make. Your child can always add to it, creating plenty of different varieties to explore and experiment with. Combine one-quarter cup of clear school glue with equal parts liquid starch and water. Keep in mind, this is not edible in any way and should not be used...

Election Day Books for Children

Help your child to understand the importance of Election Day with an easy read. Instead of lengthy lectures or super-serious discussions, highlight this day with picture books that explain the political process in simple to understand terms. E is for Election Day, by Gloria M. Garvis and Shawn McCann. Your preschooler is learning their A,B,C's. Well, now they can add in an Election Day activity to their alphabet lessons. This letter-based book is perfect for kids under age five. Today on Election Day, by Catherine Stier and David Leonard. Your pre-k kiddo will enjoy the child-centered stories in this Election...

World Diabetes Day Awareness Ideas

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. November 14th marks World Diabetes Day. And that means your family has the chance to learn about this chronic condition and help to raise awareness. Even if you don't personally have diabetes, chances are that you know someone who does. Educating yourself (and your family) and raising overall awareness helps to build support for the growing number of people affected by this disease. How can you raise diabetes awareness? Support a Campaign Diabetes organizations across the country (and around the world) have various campaigns to raise both...

World Food Day Kids’ Art and Awareness Activity

Help to end food scarcity by celebrating World Food Day. This October 16th day points out hunger-related issues, giving global life to the cause. While teens and adults can easily understand the issues surrounding hunger, younger children may need help to get the message. Why is it important for young children to understand hunger-related issues? Starting early helps the child grow into an adult who is compassionate and cares about global causes. If you're not sure where to start, check out this crafty activity that will help preschoolers and young children to get a better grip on what hunger is...

World Science Day Kids’ Activity Ideas By Age

November 10 marks World Science Day. This special day is the perfect time to help your young child to learn about STEM or STEAM concepts, explore the world around them and experience new concepts. And you don't need a biology or chemistry degree to do so. How can you help your child to learn about science? Try these easy explorations that are based on your child's age. Toddlers Use your tot's natural sense of curiosity to their advantage and try: A nature walk: Go outside and look for birds, bugs or different kinds of plants. A sensory bag: Place slime,...

Halloween Safety Activities for Kids

With Halloween quickly approaching you have plenty to do. The kids need costumes, you have to stock up on candy and there might be a holiday party to plan. Along with the festive fun, you also want your Halloween to be a safe one. With that in mind, check out these must-try safety activities for kids. Look Both Ways Trick-or-treat night is a time-honored tradition. Even though the neighborhood is packed with kids walking the sidewalks, your trick-or-treaters shouldn't assume that every driver is aware. Discuss looking both ways before crossing the street, practicing on a non-Halloween day. Get Glowing...

World Food Day Activity Ideas

October 16th marks World Food Day. This special day is the perfect time to help your child learn about food scarcity and hunger. How can you involve your child in food-related issues on this holiday? Check out these easy activities that will have a major impact on your child, your family and maybe even the planet! Grow a Garden Where does food come from? That may be a major question your child has. Obviously you buy food at the local grocery store. But how does it get there? Talk to your child about growing produce, farmers and food production. Next,...

Kids’ Crafts for World Teacher’s Day

What can you do to celebrate World Teacher's Day? Help your young child to mark this day by creating a few cute crafts. Not only will your art-loving child get the chance to express themselves through their favorite activity, but they'll also make something memorable for their teacher. Instead of giving a store-bought gift, try one of these heartfelt ideas for World Teacher's Day. Pencil Holder Even though it may seem like everything is digital, pens and pencils aren't a thing of the past. Your child's teacher still has pencils, and that means they might need a pencil holder. Start...

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...