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Kids’ Fruit Crafts for Sukkot

Celebrate Sukkot with a kids' craft project. These artsy explorations help your child to better understand the holiday, spend time with the family and experiment with different art-making processes. Paper Mache Fruit Decorate the sukkah with pretty paper mache fruit. Blow up balloons, cut strips of construction paper and mix up a batch of your favorite paper mache paste recipe (or use a store-bought paste from a craft supply store). Dip the strips into the paste and cover the balloons. After the paste dries, paint the paper mache to turn the spheres into apples, oranges, limes, lemons and other types...

Sweet Breakfast Noodle Kugel Recipr for Yom Kippur

Break the fast with this Yom Kippur breakfast kugel. This sweet, noodle-filled treat is the perfect way to start your day, break your fast or just snack! This pudding-like part of your holiday meal plan is easy to make—for the whole family. Cooking is an ideal activity if you want to bring everyone together and help your children to learn about traditions, science and so much more. Ask the kids to help you to measure and mix the ingredients, while you do the baking yourself. Ingredients You'll Need 1/2-pound egg noodles 1 cup cottage cheese 2 cups sour cream 1/2-cup...

Sukkot Kids’ Fruit Craft

Celebrate Sukkot with a fun family craft! Decorate the sukkah with faux fruit that your kiddo creates using paper. These holiday garlands are easy to make, perfect for kids of all ages and a perfect way to spend some quality time together. Craft Materials You'll Need Construction paper Paper mache paste (you can make your own with clear-drying school glue and water- mix until it feels like a thick paste). Balloons Scissors Yarn Green tissue paper How To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into strips. Use apple colors, such as red, yellow and green. Blow up the balloons. Make as...

Challah Sandwich Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

Your family baked their favorite challah bread recipe in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Keep the Jewish New Year's fun going with a few easy-to-make challah sandwich ideas. These are perfect for your kids' lunches, an impromptu holiday gathering or an outdoor picnic adventure (provided the fall weather cooperates). Apples and Honey Apples and honey are a holiday staple for the Jewish New Year. Combine this sweet selection with your freshly-baked challah and make a completely kid-friendly sandwich. Remove the skins from the apples and slice them. If your young child doesn't enjoy the crunch of an apple slice (or you...

Rosh Hashana, Apples & Honey and Your Family: Ideas for Kids

Apples and honey are a traditional Rosh Hashanah treat. Before you slice and pour, check out what your child needs to know about this tradition and how you can create your own sweet New Year's version. Why Do We Eat Apples and Honey On Rosh Hashanah? The sweetness of apples and honey symbolizes the wish for a sweet new year. Make this holiday treat into an annual tradition! Read on for more information on fun, family-friendly ways to add apples and honey into your Rosh Hashanah celebration. How Can You Prepare Apples and Honey for the Holiday? The easy answer...

Kids’ Easter Table Topper Crafts

Combine a cute kids' craft with DIY décor! These Easter table toppers will add a special something to your holiday meal and keep the kiddos busy in the hours leading up to it. Cardboard Bunnies Reuse old cardboard paper towel rolls, turning them into bunny table toppers. Cut each tube into three or four segments. Your child can paint the outside of the tube with temperas. Let the cardboard dry. As the paint is drying, cut out circle shapes from card stock paper. Add two small ovals to the top as ears. Your child can decorate the circle (the bunny's...

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...

Plastic Easter Egg Crafts for Kids

You already use plastic Easter eggs to hide your child's holiday goodies. But what should you do with them after the holiday is over? You could throw them away or save them for next year. Or, you could upcyle them into awesome art activities! If you have leftover plastic Easter eggs, check out these projects that are perfect for pint-sized Picassos. Paint Print Pour several different colors of tempera paint onto a piece of cardboard. Open the eggs and have your child dip the flat (circle-shaped) sized into the paint. They can press the paint-covered edge onto a piece of...

Easter Bunny Eat Kids’ Holiday Craft

With Easter about the hop into holiday view, now is the time to stock up on plenty of bunny-themed crafts for kids. Help your little one to get into the Easter spirit with a fun art activity that doubles as a pretend play prop. This bunny crown craft is easy to make and perfect for the preschooler who wants to act out an Easter-time role. Here's What You'll Need Construction paper Masking tape Card stock paper or cardboard (or any other thick paper) Scissors Crayons Clear-drying school glue Cotton balls How to Steps Turn 8x10-inch construction paper horizontally. Cut two...

Passover Activities for Kids of All Ages

Celebrate Passover with these fun family crafts and activities. Whether you're looking for a way to make a holiday display or just need an entertaining activity to help your child learn more about Passover, these ideas are ideal! Matzo House Forget about gingerbread houses. Matzo houses are where it's at. Use flat sheets of the unleavened bread to make the basic structure and a roof. Attach the matzo with a mortar of peanut butter, jelly or both. Decorate the outside of the house with your child's favorite holiday candies. Seder Plate Make a paper Passover seder plate using poster board...