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Autumnal Equinox Activities for Kids

The autumnal equinox happens on September 23. Celebrate the first day of fall with a few fun-filled family activities. Whether your kiddo is artsy, love the great outdoors or enjoys cooking, these ideas will keep them busy all day long! Leaf Print Haves the leaves turned from summer green to fall orange? If not, your child can still explore the colors of fall. Gather a few fallen leaves—green, brown, yellow, or any color. Pour pools of autumn-hued paint colors onto paper plates. Dip the leaves (one at a time) into the paint. Press the leaves onto poster board, card stock...

World Friendship Day Cooking with Kids Activity

Celebrate World Friendship Day on July 30 with a fun family activity. Who was your child's first friend? May it was you, your spouse or a sibling. Help your little learner to understand the importance of friendship with a fun-filled family interview activity. And bonus, this holiday idea doubles as a 'kids in the kitchen' cooking project. Pick a Person to Interview Who should your child interview? They can choose a 'family friend' (such as mom, dad or a sibling), a school friend or a pal from the neighborhood. Choose a Question What should your child ask their friend? The...

Labor Day Recipes for the Whole Family

Are you planning a Labor Day picnic? What should you put on the menu? Take some time, relax and let your family help with the prep work. These easy-to-make recipe ideas are tasty treats that will add a special something to your holiday picnic party or backyard bash. End of Summer Salad Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Celebrate the season that was with a salad! Include favorite summertime fruits, such as sliced strawberries, blueberries and raspberries along with whole-leaf spinach, arugula, tomatoes from your garden, corn (kernels) and anything else that reminds you of the season. Beach...

4 Marshmallow Treats for July Fourth

Nothing says summer like toasting marshmallows over an open campfire. But if you don't have a way to roast the sweet little gems during your Fourth of July party, you can still include the sugary treats in your family's backyard bash. Check out these easy to make, and patriotic marshmallow recipes for your Fourth fete! Marshmallow Dip Mix eight ounces of cream cheese, one package of completely thawed frozen whipped topping and one jar of marshmallow fluff until smooth. Spread the dip out across a deep square baking pan. Add blueberries, raspberries and mini marshmallows to create a red, white...

Fourth of July Backyard Buffet Ideas

What should your July 4th party menu include? Along with the usual suspects, such as burgers and dogs, you can add a festive touch with a red, white and blue bar. Set up the buffet in the backyard, ask the kids to help prep the awesome items and give your guests a patriotic treat! Check out these different 'bar' ideas for your big holiday bash. Sandwich Bar Give your party guests the chance to make their own sandwiches, using red, white and blue ingredients. Include bread (white bread and other light-colored choices), raspberry jelly, strawberry jam and blueberry preserves. Another...

Father’s Day Tie Cookies

Celebrate dad on his special day with these cute, and easy to make, Father's Day cookies. Even though your child is too young to bake on their own, they can help mix, measure and decorate the sweet treats for their proud papa. This children's baking idea also doubles as a STEM activity! Turn your kitchen into a science lab, letting your little learner explore the ingredients or ask them to add and subtract quantities of each item. After the science and math fun is done, it's time start making dad his Father's Day surprise! Ingredients You'll Need Dad's favorite cookie...

Flag Day Treats to Make with Your Child

Your child can get creative in the kitchen, helping you to whip up a few Flag Day themed treats. Celebrate the red, white and blue with these easy to make desserts! Red, White and Blue Layer Cake With a little food coloring and a lot of imagination, your child can help you to create this multi-layer (and multi-hued) treat. Choose your favorite vanilla cake recipe or use a boxed mix. You'll need enough batter to make three full circle-shaped cakes. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to one batch of batter and red to another. Keep the third...

Fun Father’s Day Breakfast Recipes for Kids to Make

Give the special guy in your life a true treat with breakfast in bed! Celebrate Father's Day with these easy-to-make kid-created recipes. These super-simple ideas are perfect for preschoolers, but still fun for older kids and teens to try too. Breakfast Bowl Whip up a healthy treat for dad on his day. Smoothie bowls are growing in popularity. Instead of simply blending a smoothie, pour the delish drink into a bowl, add fruit, oats or another topping. Pick dad's favorite fresh fruits to start. Mix these with yogurt in the blender. Top with shredded coconut, sliced bananas or anything else...

Vegetarian Menu Picks for Your Memorial Day Picnic

Are you celebrating Memorial Day with a picnic or backyard get-together? Creating a menu of tasty holiday treats is easy—that is, until you realize your guests have different dietary needs. If your guestlist includes one or more vegetarians, you'll need at least one meat-free option. Check out these easy veggie-filled picks that the whole family will enjoy making and eating! Vegetarian Hoagie This easy-to-make option is perfect picnic fare. Simply slice a few hoagie rolls or a baguette open and added roasted veggies. Slice eggplant, green or red peppers, beets or any other fresh vegetable. Grill the veggies until they...

Passover Matzo Cooking No-Bake Cooking Ideas for Kids

Cooking with kids is a fun way to involve your little chef in themed activities that teach lessons in science, math and so much more. Prepare for Passover with a few easy matzo recipes that your child can help to make. These no-bake ideas are perfect for children who are preschool age and up. PB and Matzo Start this kids' cooking activity with a math lesson. Give your child a full sheet of matzo and ask them to divide it into two equal halves. Older kids can divide the sheet into other fractions, such as thirds or quarters. Help your...