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International Literacy Day Book Themed Cake

Are you searching for a creative culinary way to celebrate International Literacy Day? Even though this special day is all about books, you can mark it with a fun foody-friendly treat. Before you start cooking with your kids, choose a favorite book to re-create as a themed cake. Ingredients You'll Need Cake mix- If you're an expert baker, use your own recipe. But if you don't exactly make your own Pinterest-worthy cakes, a mix is fine. Icing- Choose the colors of the book's jacket or cover (if it's a paperback) and white for the pages. Cardboard- You'll use this is...

International Literacy Day Activities for the Family

How can your child celebrate International Literacy Day? If you're not sure how to mark this book-filled holiday, check out the fun-filled family activities your kiddo will want to try! Family Read-a-Thon Who can read the most books? Kick off a family read-a-thon on International Literacy Day. Keep a log of each family member's books or make a poster for everyone to see. Set a time-table, such as a week or a month, and count the books to determine who wins. The winner gets a special prize—a new book! Book Themed Treats Whip up a few book themed treats to...

International Literacy Day Puppets, Collages and Other Crafts for Kids

How can you celebrate International Literacy Day with your child? Help your kiddo to start a life-long love of reading with this special worldwide day. Along with reading plenty of books, your crafty kid can get artsy and create a literacy-themed project. Check out these easy ideas for preschoolers and young children. Build a Book Use construction paper or card stock to create your own storybook. Your child can draw pictures on each page. If they can't write words by themselves, sketch the letters lightly with a pencil and let your child trace over them. Punch two to three holes...

World Friendship Day Cake for Kids

Celebrate World Friendship Day with a tasty treat to share! Your child can bake a cake for their best friend, decorating it with a very special message. Don't worry if you aren't an expert baker. This friendship themed activity is easy for everyone. What You'll Need 1 box of cake mix and everything it requires (such as eggs or oil)- use your favorite recipe if you prefer Vanilla frosting Food coloring Sprinkles-choose your child's friend's favorite color or colors How-To Steps Bake the cake with your child. While you need to do the actual baking, your child can measure and...

International Youth Day Activity for Children

August 12th marks International Youth Day. How can your child celebrate? Even though they're a youth themselves, your child can use this day to learn more about other young people. Help your child to pick a notable contemporary young person or someone from history. After they've selected someone to research, your child can create an International Youth Day multimedia project. Materials Needed A computer, tablet or other device to conduct research on Poster board paper School glue or a glue stick Markers, crayons or colored pencils Construction paper Scissors Note cards How To Project Steps Choose a child or teen...

World Environment Day Activities for Children

June 5th marks World Environment Day. If you're looking for a way to celebrate with your family, check out these eco-friendly kids' activities. Make Recycled Art Reuse what you already have at home! Go on a scavenger hunt around your house and look for anything the kids can turn into mini masterpieces. Cut old pieces of fabric or clothes and create a collage with glue, build a sculpture with washed and dried plastic yogurt containers and bottles or upcycle the cardboard from old boxes into a base for a mural. Go On a Nature Walk You don't have to stage...

Chinese New Year’s 2020 Rat Crafts for Kids

How can you celebrate the Chinese New Year with your child? 2020 is the year of the rat. If your young child doesn't fully understand the holiday or its significance, start slowly—with a rat-themed art activity. These artsy ideas are ideal for older toddlers and preschoolers. Rat Puppet Use a paper bag to create a rat puppet. Place a flattened lunch-sized bag with the flap facing up. Use crayons or markers to draw the rat's face on the flap. Draw the body onto the rest of the bag. Glue or tape a piece of yarn to the back of the...

Interantional Volunteer Day Ideas for Children

How can you help your child to celebrate International Volunteer Day? This day falls on December 5 and marks a time to recognize the impact of volunteers. If you're looking for a way to get your kids involved and help them to help others, check out these child-friendly volunteer ideas! Donate to a Food Pantry If your child is too young to 'work' in a volunteer position, they can still help you to pick out items for a food pantry. Take a trip to the grocery store or revisit what you already have at home. Help your child to pick...

World Teacher’s Day Gift Ideas

Give the educator in your family's life a special surprise on World Teacher's Day. This special day, which happens on October 5 annually, is the perfect time to recognize the hard work and dedication that your child's teacher shows every day. In celebration, try one of these easy ideas to recognize a deserving educator. Lunch Treat The mini meal your child's teacher grabs in between classes (at their desk) isn't exactly a foodie find. Instead of a brown paper bag of cut veggies or a soggy sandwich, order a real meal for the teacher. Ask the principal (or other school...

World Food Day Recipe Activity Ideas for Kids

October 16 marks World Food Day. This special day sheds light on food scarcity and the need to solve the world-wide hunger epidemic. Along with activities such as donating to a food pantry or helping to serve a meal at a community kitchen, you can also help your child to better understand what eating looks (and tastes) like in other countries. Celebrate this global event with an international array of foodie finds—that your kiddos can help you to make. Croque Monsieur This French fave is an upgraded grilled cheese that comes with plenty of oeey, gooey goodness. Toast crusty bread...