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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...

Parents’ Day 2018: Ideas for a Family Day

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may be staples for celebrating parents, but not every family fits into the typical mom, dad, child mold. And here’s where Parents’ Day comes in. Whether your kiddo just wants to celebrate you or they have a special parental figure/step-parent who missed out on Mother’s of Father’s Day, check out these family-fun activities! Team Play Hold an annual family soccer, football, kickball, volleyball, softball or any other game. Make special t-shirts for each team/family member too! You can order graphic shirts with a message that you design on the front or the back (such as,...

World Oceans Day Art Activities

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th with a fun-filled kids’ craft. Your little learner can get artsy, making all kinds of sea-themed designs. Whether you live by the beach or just want to help your kiddo to learn more about the world’s largest bodies of water, check out these awesome ocean art activity ideas! Underwater Diorama Recycle an old shoe box, magically transforming it into an underwater world. Your child can paint the inside blue, and then add sea creatures by making mini clay model. Glue green tissue paper to the bottom on the box to create ocean plant-life....

World No Tobacco Day Kids’ Activities

May 31st marks World No Tobacco Day. While this day is dedicated to the cessation of smoking, it’s also the ideal opportunity to help your child understand the dangers of tobacco products. How can you help your little learner to get a grip on why smoking is bad for them — or anyone, for that matter? Take a look at the easy activities that will help your young child to gain knowledge of the dangers of tobacco use. Illustrated Answers After discussing the dangers of smoking and tobacco use, have your child draw what you’ve talked about. Give your child...

Flag Day Children’s Books

You might know the American flag’s history, but does your child? Help your little learner to better understand the symbol of their country with a few flag-themed books. And when better to read these picks than on Flag Day? Check out some of the top choices for young children. Blue Sky White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson. With simple words and amazingly artistic illustrations, this children’s read (fore preschoolers and young grade schoolers) can help your curious kiddo to learn more about their country and its symbols. The American Flag, by Lisa M. Herrington. Using photos, text and...