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Egg-stra Special Ways to Color Easter Eggs

Are you looking for a new way to color Easter eggs this year? If you’re tired of plain one-color eggs, check out these easy, artsy ideas for kids! Double Dip Eggs Create perfect halves of color. Ask your child to pick their two favorite hues. Add egg coloring or food coloring to water and pour the mix into a shallow cup. Dip the hard boiled egg halfway into the dye. Hold the egg in place for a few minutes. Take the egg out and let the excess drip off the sides. Turn the egg around and repeat with the other...

Hamantaschen Galette Ideas for Purim

You’ve already baked hamantaschen cookies for Purim. Now you’re ready to expand your holiday baking repertoire. Instead of a dozen or so small triangle-shaped cookies, make one larger galette. Choose a sweet or savory galette—and serve the tasty treat to your family as part of a holiday meal or as dessert. If you’re not sure what to fill your hamantaschen galette with, check out these flavorful ideas! Fruit Galette Fruit adds a sweetness to this Purim treat. When it comes to fruit filling, you have an array of awesome options to choose from. These include, but are certainly not limited...

Tu B’ Shevat Tree Activities for Kids

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with your kids? The new year or birthday for trees is a Jewish holiday that gives your children the chance to learn more about nature. Check out these fun-filled family-friendly Tu B’Shevat activities that will help your preschooler to develop new skills while learning about the holiday! Plant a Tree The winter chill may have left the ground frozen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plant a tree—indoors. Start a seedling inside. Help your child to pick a tree, plant the seed, and care for it daily. When the spring arrives,...

Hanukkah Paint Projects for Kids

Get creative this Hanukkah with a few fun-filled kids' paint projects. Break out the temperas or finger paints and try these creative crafts for children in preschool and up! Menorah Finger Paint Art Pour tempera or finger paint onto cut pieces of recycled cardboard or paper plates. Help your child to dip one finger into the paint. Press their finger onto a piece of construction paper or card stock to make a candle paint print. Repeat for each candle in the menorah. Your child can dip the tip of one finger into yellow paint and dot flames on to the...

Easy Christmas Meal Ideas the Kids Can Help With

How can the kids help you to prep or cook Christmas dinner? Even though your littles can't chop vegetables or use the stove, you can still find plenty of ways for them to pitch in. Check out the easy holiday recipe ideas children can help with. Christmas Salad Get in the holiday spirit with a green (and red) salad. Not only will this festive starter add cheer to your Christmas dinner table, it's also a healthy menu option. Choose your family's favorite greens and help your child to wash and dry them thoroughly. Put the greens in a large salad...

Cardboard, Craft Felt and Glitter Hanukkah Dreidel Craft

Your preschooler can learn about shapes, colors and the Hanukkah holiday with an artsy activity! This creative dreidel craft is fun for kiddos ages three and up. Adapt the art-making how-to for an older child or simplify the steps for your younger learner. And bonus—this kids' craft also uses recycled materials for an eco-friendly art-making option. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A cardboard box- Your child will cut the box into pieces to craft their dreidel. This means you'll need a box with larger sides. Scissors Markers Craft felt Clear-drying school glue Glitter How-To Art-Making Steps Draw the dreidel...

Break the Yom Kippur Fast with These Family-Friendly Foods

How do you break the Yom Kippur fast? Even though your young children may not join you in the fast, they can enjoy the meal that breaks it. If you're not sure what to add to your holiday meal menu, check out the simple options that everyone in your family will enjoy. Remember—after fasting your stomach may need some special TLC. Avoid heavy, fatty foods as part of your first meal. Even though you may want to eat everything in the fridge, hold back and go slowly at first. Select a variety of small bites or small plates to accommodate...

Rosh Hashanah Apple Activities for Kids

Dipping apples in honey is a Rosh Hashanah tradition your kids will eagerly enjoy. Instead of a simple snack, turn this edible holiday idea into a true sensory experience with these fun-filled family activities! Apple Taste Test Can your child tell the difference between a red delicious, gala, or other apples? Cut slices of several different apples and place each on its own plate. Ask your child to try a bite of each apple on its own—and then with honey. Discuss how each apple tastes. You may need to help your child use new vocabulary words (such as bitter or...

Paper Mache Shofar Art for Rosh Hashanah

Make your own shofar to celebrate Rosh Hashanah! Your crafty kiddo can learn more about this holiday with this creative art activity. Even though it won't make noise like a real shofar would, your child can use the artsy version for a day of make believe play! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Newspaper or newsprint Paper mache paste- or (if you want to make your own mix) equal parts flour, school glue and water Tempera paint Masking tape Paintbrushes How-To Art-Making Steps Crumple the newspaper into a long, thin cone shape. Twist and bunch the paper to...

Rosh Hashanah Culinary Creations for Kids to Help Cook

Your kids can help you to plan and prepare a family meal for Rosh Hashanah. The seder is an important part of the holiday celebration. While you may need to cook the main part of the meal yourself, your kids can help you with some of the no-heat-required items. If you're not sure where to start, check out these family-friendly culinary creations for the holiday! Simanim Salad  Simanim are eaten on the Rosh Hashanah to symbolize hopes for a sweet New Year. These foods traditionally include items such as honey, pomegranate, apples, leeks, dates, carrots and cabbage. Create a simanim...