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Easy Matzah Recipes for Passover

What can you make with matzah? Even though matzah ball soup is your family's Passover favorite, you're looking for a few new recipe ideas that the kids can help make. Check out these easy-to-create (and totally tasty) holiday ideas that will keep the kids in the kitchen all afternoon long! Matzah Pizzas With bread products out for the holiday, your kids' pizza craving doesn't have to go on the backburner. Your family can whip up a tasty pizza-like treat—made from matzah. Simply spread tomato sauce on a full sheet of matzah, sprinkle mozzarella, asiago or your favorite blend of cheese...

Easter Bunny Sock Puppet Kids’ Craft

How can your creative kiddos turn a pair of socks into Easter bunny puppets? Put on your own holiday pretend play with these cute upcycled kids' crafts. Follow the easy how-to steps to create your own cast of characters, starring the Easter bunny himself! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Socks Card stock paper or blank index cards Scissors Tape Clear-drying school glue Markers Googley eyes How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into two long ovals to make the Easter bunny's ears. Attach the ears to the top of the sock. Cut two small slits in the top of the...

Upcycled Paper Passover Afikomen Bag Craft for Kids

A hide and seek style game with the Afikomen is one of the best parts of Passover for many young children. What should you do if you don't already have a special Afikomen bag at home? Don't worry. Your creative kiddos can craft their own—using items you probably already have at home! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need  Paper- If you have construction paper or card stock, use these colorful pieces. But if you don't have any on hand, reuse old worksheets or flyers.  A hole punch  Yarn- If you don't have yarn at home, upcycle old fabric items and...

Easy Easter Sweet Treat Recipes for Kids

Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time together, get creative, learn about basic science principles and whip up something tasty for the whole family. With Easter on the horizon, check out these easy holiday treats to make with your children. Bird Nests Create "nests" with thin pretzel sticks on wax paper. Hold the bird homes together with melted white chocolate. Let the nests cool completely in the fridge. After the nests are cool to the touch, let your child decorate them for the Easter holiday. Add a marshmallow peep and jellybeans to each! Bunny Tail Cupcakes Bake...

Easter Bunny Ear Headband Craft for Kids

Easter is still weeks away. But that doesn't mean your creative kiddo can't get crafting. If your child is looking for an Easter themed art activity, check out this bunny ear headband hat idea! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Construction paper Card stock paper Scissors Crayons Masking tape Cotton balls Clear-drying school glue Art-Making How-To Steps Make the headband. Position an 8x10-inch piece of construction paper horizontally. Cut a two- to three-inch tall strip. Cut a second strip from the same piece of paper. Tape the pieces of paper together at one end. Measure the paper strips to fit...

Easy Easter Egg Cookies with Berry Icing

Bake a basket of Easter egg cookies with your kiddos! Don't worry if you aren't an expert-level baker. This kids' cooking idea is super-simple and doesn't involve complex steps. Ingredients You'll Need to Make Easter Egg Cookies Sugar cookie dough or mix (if you have a favorite recipe, use it instead of the ready-made version) White frosting Raspberries or strawberries Rainbow sprinkles An oval shaped cookie cutter How To Steps Mix the sugar cookie dough and roll it out into a flat sheet. Your child can help measure ingredients, mix them and roll the dough for you. Use the cookie...

The Best Hamantaschen Fillings for Your Purim Cookies

What should you fill your hamantaschen with? These Purim cookies come in a variety flavors—and if you make your own you can pick and choose what fillings you want to use. Even though the original treats were stuffed with poppy seed filling, you don't have to go with the tried and true version of the cookie. If you're looking for something different, check out these sweet, savory and sometimes creative filling ideas! Fruit Plenty of classic hamantaschen recipes include fruit filling. Unlike an apple pie or pear tart, these baked goods are stuffed with a jam or jelly-like fruit filling....

Upcycled Purim Grogger Craft for Kids

Celebrate Purim with a homemade grogger. These noisemakers aren't something you necessarily need to buy for your kiddo. Instead, get crafty and create your own! With a few simple how-to steps and your pick of upcycled materials, your child will create their own artsy noisemaker to use for this holiday—and every day after. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 2 yogurt-sized plastic cups (thoroughly washed and dried) 1 dozen plastic toy building bricks pieces (upcycle old bricks your child no longer uses or the leftover odds and ends that don't fit with their current sets) 2 popsicle sticks Duct tape...

Tu B’ Shevat Recycled Cardboard Tree Art for Kids

Does the cold February weather make it tricky, if not impossible, for your child to plant a tree in honor of Tu B' Shevat? Even though the ground is frozen and the mercury has dipped too low to support a sapling's growth, you can still celebrate the Jewish "new year for trees." This easy kids' art activity gives your child the chance to design and craft their own tree—without having to brave the cold! Art Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Instead of buying new board, save money (and the environment) with an upcycled box. Scissors Markers Tempera paints- Green and brown...

Tu B’ Shevat Tree Art for Kids

Celebrate the Jewish "New Year for Trees", Tu B'Shevat, with a few creative crafts for your kids. Help your little artist to explore their crafty side and learn more about the holiday with these easy ideas! 3D Trees Craft three-dimensional mini trees with reused cardboard tubes, tissue paper and paint. Your child can paint a paper towel tube brown, creating a trunk. When the paint dries, add fluffy green tissue paper to the top to make leaves. Tree Prints Use real tree bark to print tree shapes onto construction paper. Search for fallen bark outside in your yard, a park...