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Earth Day Diorama Art for Kids

Get ready to celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled art activity. Your child can cerate their own outdoorsy diorama, using recycled materials. Start by discussing the Earth and your child’s favorite outdoor areas. Take a paper pad and markers outside and have your child raw what they see. If you don’t live near a ‘natural setting’, visit a park or a wooded area. Materials Shoe box Newspapers or child-friendly magazines Clear-drying school glue Washed and dried yogurt (or similarly sized) containers Naturals items: Grass clippings, twigs, flower petals Fabric scraps (you can cut apart old clothes or towels instead of...

Administrative Professionals Day Kids’ Flower Craft

Is there a special administrative professional in your life? Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day with flowers! Okay, so that’s a pretty obvious answer to, “What should I get my administrative professional?” So instead of buying a bouquet, have your child make one. This is the perfect gift for the administrative professionals at work or your spouse/significant other who works in this field. Check out these DIY crafty flowers that kids can make. You can always adapt them to fit to your child’s age and skill level. Paper Flowers Draw a wavy circle onto a piece of 8x10-inch paper. Have your child...

Go Green with Earth Day Recipes

Go green for Earth Day with a few fun family recipes! That’s right, it’s time to go green — literally. Even though you aren’t exactly recycling your food, these kid-friendly ideas all come with a green theme. Then again, if you have leftovers in the fridge maybe you can reuse what you already have and make it into something new! Salad Surprise Remember that green salad you made for dinner last night? Well, your family didn’t finish it and it’s currently doing absolutely nothing in the fridge. What better way to go green than by reusing a green salad? Toast...

World Meteorological Day Kids’ Calendar Craft

Combine science and art in this World Meteorological Day kids’ activity. Your little learner can make discoveries, explore and create — all in one project. This activity is easy to adapt and is perfect for kids in preschool and up. If your budding scientists is ready to get started, read on to find out how they can learn about the weather by making their very own “What’s it doing outside?” calendar. Materials Card stock paper A hole punch Scissors Yarn Crayons or markers How-To Steps Create a one-week calendar, using one piece of card stock for each day. Your child...

St. Patrick’s Day Party Games for Kids

Are you looking for a few fun games to try out at your child’s next St. Patrick’s Day party? Whether you’re in charge of the school’s holiday party or you’re throwing a kid-friendly get-together at home, these easy game ideas will keep everyone entertained! Shamrock Memory Cut out shamrocks from green card stock paper. Group the shapes together into pairs. Write matching numbers on each set. Turn them over and spread them out on a desk or a table. Have the kids try to match each pair. Find the Pot of Gold Create a scavenger hunt around the school, the...

Read Across America Day Recipes

March 2nd marks Read Across America Day. Along with reading, reading and more reading, you can celebrate this special day with a few book-themed treats. These easy recipe ideas are perfect for your child’s school party, a library event or an at-home post-story-time sweet. Story S’mores The two graham crackers of a traditional s’more make perfect bookends. Tell a story in sweets with a book-themed treat. Use colors from the book’s pages, a central theme or some other way to turn the s’more into a story. For example, use raspberry jelly or fresh strawberries along with white chocolate and marshmallows...

Read Across America Day Kids’ Activities

Celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2nd with a book-themed activity. Obviously, reading with your child is a first choice. But it’s not the only way to keep the literacy party going. How else can you mark this special day? Check out these reading and reading-inspired ideas! Put On a Play Take your child’s book off of the printed page and into real life. Let your kiddo choose the story, collect costumes and help you to rework the tale into play form. Craft props, invite family or friends over and put on a Read Across America Day play. Create...

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

Your child can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by helping you to make a sweet treat. Even though your kiddo can’t use the oven or the stove, they can mix, measure and decorate these delicious goodies for the holiday. Cookie Balls Use a food processor to grind your child’s favorite cream-filled sandwich cookies into a sand-like consistency. Mix them with two to three ounces of cream cheese and form them into balls. Freeze the spheres. When they’re firm, take them out and coat them with melted chocolate. But not just any melted chocolate. Melt white chocolate in the microwave (be careful,...

Chinese New Year Dumpling Ideas

Food plays a major role in celebrations across the world. And Chinese New Year is no different. While there are several different options for you to make as you create a new year’s dinner or brunch, dumplings are a favorite. Not only are they fun to make, but you can choose from a variety of different feelings — for everyone in the family. Bring the kids in to the activity, letting them measure and mix ingredients. Before you start cooking, check out these dumpling ideas for your Chinese New Year’s holiday celebration. Vegetarian Whether you don’t eat meat or your...

Children’s Books to Celebrate Groundhog Day

Your child asks you, “What’s Groundhog Day?” That’s a totally reasonable question. After all, it’s not easy for a young child to understand why Phil is toted out in the middle of his winter rest just to look at his shadow (or not). Help your little learner to better understand this holiday with a few children’s books on the subject. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out these easy reads. Groundhog Day! By Gail Gibbons: This illustrated tale of the holiday gives kids a beginning background to who Punxsutawney Phil is and why we celebrate Groundhog Day (for...