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Sukkot Model Craft for Kids

Are you looking for an imaginative Sukkot art activity? Your child can build their own mini table top sukkah! Instead of a full building, this architecture craft is a pint-sized version of the real thing. This gives your creative kiddo the chance to learn about the holiday, art/architecture and basic math concepts such as size, scale and measurements. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A shoe boxScissorsClear-drying school glueClear tapeCard stock paperMarkers, crayons or colored pencilsTempera paintYarnModeling clay How-To Art-Making Steps Start with a sukkah blueprint. Your child can draw a design onto a piece of card stock paper, using...

Sukkot Garland Craft for Kids

Celebrate Sukkot and decorate your family's sukkah with these easy kids' crafts. Your child can help you to deck out this outdoor area with harvest-themed garlands that they make from scratch! Not only is this an awesomely artsy way to learn more about the holiday, the garlands will also help your child to build problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and fine motor skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paperTempera paintPaintbrushesScissorsCrayons or markersA hole bunchYarn or ribbon How-To Steps Choose one type of fruit or harvest veggie for each garland or combine the foods into one project.Draw the fruit or...

Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast Meal Ideas

How do you plan to break the Yom Kippur fast? If you're looking for family-friendly ways to create a post-holiday "break the fast" breakfast, check out these ideas. Even though your kiddos may not have fasted for the holiday, they can still help you to make this meal and enjoy the tasty treats! PB and Babka Whether your family prefers a cinnamon babka or the classic chocolate, you can dress up this beloved bread and turn it into a break-the-fast sandwich meal. Add peanut butter or another nut butter to thick slices of babka. Keep the sandwiches open-faced and dress...

Rosh Hashanah Apple Kids’ Water Color Art Activity

Are you looking for an artsy way to help your child celebrate Rosh Hashanah? Your kiddo can get creative as they mark this holiday. Bring out the water colors, grab a few brushes and get ready to make all the apple-themed art your child wants. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Water color paintsA cup and waterThin water color paintbrushesCardboardA pencilScissors White construction paper or poster board How-To Art-Making Steps Create apple stencils. Draw a circle inside of a square on a piece of cardboard. Instead of buying new board, reuse the side of a cereal, cracker or similar box....

Apple and Honey Dessert Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

Apples and honey are traditional symbols of the Jewish New Year. It's customary to dip apples into honey and eat these sweet foods on the Rosh Hashanah holiday. Help your family to learn more about this custom with a few fun apple and honey recipe ideas. These options are easy to make and fun for the kids to help create! Apple and Honey Yogurt Parfait Peel and slice your family's favorite type of apple. Use one apple per parfait. Line up clear plastic cups or glasses. Help your child to spoon plain or vanilla yogurt into the bottom of the...

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...