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World Diabetes Day Awareness Activities

November 14th marks World Diabetes Day. Created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in 1991, this days aims to promote advocacy and awareness of diabetes as a worldwide health issue. What can you do to help the cause and mark this day? Think of ways to help others learn about the disease. If you’re not exactly sure what to do, check out these easy ideas that bring awareness to the community. Host a Speaker Invite a diabetes educator, or someone who has been living with the disease, to come speak at your child’s school, a community organization or local library....

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is almost here! It isn’t just ‘almost here’, it’s right around the corner. And your Halloween costume isn’t ready yet. Whether you have a last-minute party to go to, your child decided that they want to wear something different or someone spilled grape juice all over their outfit, sometimes you need a last-minute idea. If you’ve run out of time and can’t order your costume pick online (and the Halloween store at the mall is already closed), check out these easy night-before or day-off options. Mummy Raid your first-aid kit and create an easy Halloween costume in minutes. If...

Boss’s Day Celebration Ideas

How can you celebrate Boss’s Day? There are plenty of ways to show your employer that you appreciate everything they do for you. Instead of sending an email, texting a cute little emoji-filled note or creating a team card, try one of these imaginative ideas. Cake Baking Sure, you can buy a cake (or cupcakes) from a bakery. But baking your own shows that you’re willing to go the extra mile. Right? If you aren’t exactly a baker, you can start with a boxed mix. Add your own colorful frosting design with lettering or sprinkles. Surprise Lunch Your boss isn’t...

World Food Day Activities for Kids By Age

October 16th marks World Food Day. This holiday isn’t just another in the long stream of food-inspired ‘days’. Instead, World Food Day sheds light on worldwide hunger. This isn’t a holiday to indulge in your favorite treats or take the kids out for a meal. Help your child to understand that she’s lucky to have the food on her plate with these easy activities. Your kiddo can get charitable and begin to understand what food means to someone who doesn’t have it. Keep in mind, your child’s age dictates what she can or can’t do to honor this day. Take...

Gift Ideas for World Teacher’s Day

It’s World Teacher’s Day! Now what? Celebrate that special teacher in your child’s life with a gift. Whether you’re going the homemade route or want something that’s store-bought, your child’s teacher will absolutely adore, and totally appreciate, the thought. If you’re at a loss when it comes to what to get teacher, check out these simple (but great) gift pick. Gift Card This might not sound very personal, but a gift card can actually be one of the most thoughtful gifts to give. How? This something to treat the teacher. That is, to treat them to something that they might...

National Children’s Health Day Activities

The first Monday of October marks National Child Health Day. Even though this isn’t exactly a “celebration” type of holiday, you can take time to recognize some of the issues surrounding children’s health. What can you, and your family, do on this day? Take a look at some simple ways to honor National Child Health Day. Do Some Research If your kids are healthy, count yourself as lucky. Help them to help others who aren’t as lucky by learning about, and eventually donating, to a cause. Research a few different charitable organizations that help children with specific illnesses or chronic...

World Teachers’ Day Card Craft

October 5th marks World Teachers’ Day. Help your child to celebrate a special teacher with a handmade card. This is a much-appreciated alternative to the store-bought version. This card-making craft is easy enough for preschoolers to create for their pre-k teachers, but you can adapt it for your older child too. Your child can create a mini chalkboard that thanks her teacher for being the best! Materials Black or grey card stock paper White tempera paint A paintbrush Colored chalk Clear-drying school glue Instructions Position the paper horizontally. Fold the paper in half, like a book, to make a card....

Make a World Tourism Day Map

September 27th marks World Tourism Day. Celebrate this global travel holiday by helping your child to make a map. This isn’t just any map, but a map of a place where your child thinks that she would like to travel. Start by researching some top destinations. Help your child brainstorm places where she might want to visit. Ask her why she wants to visit these places and what she knows about them. Next, look in books or online for information about the places. Gather info on what the country or city looks like (if they are hills, mountains, bodies of...

International Literacy Day Art for Kids

Take reading off of the printed page on International Literacy Day. Add on to your child’s book-based experiences with a fun art activity. How can you include art into literature? Check out these crafty creations that kids can make to mark this special day. Shoe Box Diorama Your child can tell the tale of her favorite story in this mini scene box. Open an old shoe box and turn it on its side (one of the long sides). Draw the backdrop onto the interior of the box and then paint it. Your child can add accents, such as furniture or...

International Day of Democracy Activities for Kids

September 15th marks International Day of Democracy. Even though this may not exactly be a top “day” that you think about celebrating with your child, it does provide an excellent educational opportunity. The idea of a democracy has historical roots in ancient Greece. Start there and try this ancient activity that helps to teach your young child all about how democracy came to be. Research the Ancient Greeks Head to the local library and check out a few non-fiction books that feature the ancient Greeks and their democracy. Books such as “Ancient Greece: Birthplace of Democracy” by Kim Covert, “The...