Archive for the "National Holidays" Category

Memorial Day Picnic Recipes

Make your family’s Memorial Day picnic perfect with these holiday recipes. Not only are they tasty to eat, but they’re fun for the kids to help you make. Get the whole family in on the cooking action and check out these celebratory treats — in red, white and blue! Super Smoothies Along with a buffet of picnic food (such as burgers, hotdogs and salads), serve up a smoothie bar! Layer frozen summer smoothies to create a red, white and blue design. Blend strawberries, ice cream and ice for the red layer, Repeat this with coconut for the white later. And...

President’s Day Kids’ Stamp Craft

Get crafty on President’s Day with this kids’ stamp art activity. Your child can create their own over-sized presidential stamp, celebrating some of history’s most notable figures. Start by choosing a president. If your child isn’t sure who to pick, take some time to research past presidents. Look online for bios or read age-appropriate books that feature, Washington, Lincoln and some of American’s other leaders. Your child doesn’t have to make one stamp. They can make several, choosing multiple presidents. Arts and Craft Materials Card stock paper Markers or crayons Scissors Construction paper Clear-drying school glue How-To Steps Draw the...

President’s Day Puppet-Making for Kids

Celebrate President’s Day with a fun family puppet-making activity. Not only can your child learn about historic figures, but they can also get in some serious pretend play time. Recreate a favorite book about a president or have your child tell their own tale. Pick a president and try one of these easy kids’ holiday crafts. Paper Bag Puppets Flatten a lunch-sized paper bag, placing the flap side at the top. Your child can use crayons or markers to draw a face onto the flap. Add hair with yarn and glue and decorate the body with felt or fabric scrape....

President’s Day Book-Making Kids’ Craft

Help your child to better understand American history with a President’s Day activity. Create a portrait-filled biography of a president together, writing and drawing a historical account of the figure’s life. Start with some basic research, looking online or reading books about presidents. Review a few different presidents and ask your child to choose one for this project. Later on they can go back and create another biography book for other presidents. Materials Cardboard (reuse the front and back of a cereal, cracker or other box) Scissors Construction paper Markers or crayons A hole punch Yarn How-to Steps Create one...

Family Valentine’s Day Activity Ideas By Age

Celebrating Valentine’s Day has changed since you’ve become a parent. Instead of romance and date night, you want to spend this holiday with your family. If you’re looking for a family-fun way to spend Valentine’s Day, check out these options by your child’s age. Families with children of different ages can combine activities or adapt them to fit the children’s different interests, activity levels and stages of development. Toddlers Your curious toddler is all about exploration. Turn their love of making discoveries into a family Valentine’s Day adventure. Cut out paper hearts and ‘hide’ them around your home, creating a...

Kids’ Paper Heart Art for Valentine’s Day

Spread the love on Valentine’s Day with a few family-fun kids’ art activities. Don’t worry if you’re not a crafting queen. You can still help your little one get artsy on the holiday. All you need is a handful of paper hearts! Fold construction paper (use holiday colors, such as red and pink), draw half hearts starting at the fold and cut the shapes out. Continue until your child has more than enough hearts to use. Your crafting kiddo can cut out hearts in a variety of sizes and colors. Now what should you do with the hearts? Take a...

Valentine’s Day Math and Science Activities for Kids

The kids have crafted Valentine’s Day cards and they’ve made plenty of holiday treats. Now what? Explore math and science concepts, using Valentine’s Day as an inspiration. Not only are you celebrating the holiday, but your children are getting the chance to learn, make discoveries and develop new skills. What types of activities can you try for the most loving of all holidays? Take a look at these easy ideas that are perfect for kids in pre-k and up. Heart Symmetry Your child can learn about basic math concepts, such as shape and symmetry, using hearts. Hold a piece of...

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Box Ideas

The Valentine’s Day box. It’s a staple of the elementary school classroom. When the holiday approaches and your child’s school party draws near, you get that letter (or rather, email) from the teacher. It announces the need for a creative, colorful and ultimately cool box to put all of the class’s cards in. Whether your child’s class has a Valentine’s Day box contest or your kiddo just wants to get super-creative, check out these artsy ideas. Try Textures Instead of sticking with one kind of paper, try a variety of different textures on the box. Wrap a shoe box in...

Easy Homemade Valentine’s Day Card Crafts for Kids

There’s no need to buy pricey pre-made Valentine’s Day cards. Your child’s own artwork is the best gift that you can give a loved one. If your kiddo is getting ready to craft a few cute cards, check out these easy ideas. Don’t worry, there’s no need to qualify as an expert crafter just to make these artsy “I love you” cards. Old School Lace Doily Remember those lace doily hearts you made as a child? Well, your little one can craft a similar sort of card too. This is a throwback that’s still very much in fashion. Have your...

Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Recipes

Valentine’s Day is filled with sweet treats. And this year you can have your child help you to whip up a few. Spend some together time with your little one, making Valentine’s Day goodies to share with the entire family. Serve your treats at a holiday party or send them to family members and friends. If you need a few simple Valentine’s Day recipes for your child to help you create, check out these holiday ideas. Valentine’s Sundae Crush your Valentine’s Day chocolates into a bowl of cherry red ice cream. Mix the candy into the ice cream and top...