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Easy Bunny-Themed Easter Bread Recipes

Make your Easter feast even better with these bunny-themed menu picks. Add a family-friendly flare to your holiday treat list, creating a few extra items that the kids can help you to make. Instead of serving regular rolls, try these imaginative rabbit alternatives! Cute Cornbread Bake a batch of cornbread, using a favorite recipe or store-bought mix. Use a muffin tin to make individual cakes. After baking the cornbread cakes, have the kids decorate them like bunnies. Chop celery and carrots to use as ears, add raisins as eyes or draw on facial features with peanut butter and jelly (use...

4 Easter Art Activities for Kids

It's time to get hopping! Easter is right around the corner, and your kids are ready to craft for the holiday. If you're on the lookout for a few easy art activities, check out these easy, imaginative and awesome ideas for kids in preschool and up. Bunny Mask Cut two eye holes and a mouth hole in the center of a paper plate. Have your child glue two bunny ears (made from card stock paper) onto the top and paint or color the front of the plate. Punch one hole on each side of the plate. Tue a piece of...

Purim Party Crown-Making Station Craft for Kids

Are you planning a Purim party? Or maybe you're the parent in charge of the synagogue's Purim festival. Whatever the reason is—you need a holiday activity that's fit for a group. This crown-making station idea is an artsy way to help the kids celebrate the day. And bonus, they can use the crafty crowns as part of their Purim costumes! What You'll Need Construction paper Markers and crayons Scissors Masking tape Peel and stick craft felt shapes Optional: Peel and stick jewels or sequins How-To Steps Pre-cut the crown shapes. This makes the activity easier. Chances are that you'll have...

Easter Egg Art Activities for Kids

Don't have time to dip and dye Easter eggs with the kiddos? That's okay. Before you make the traditional standards, try these other options. Use the art activities as holiday décor or just keep them to commemorate the special day! Paper Easter Egg Collage Cut a large oval from poster board or card stock paper. Give your child a stack of construction paper scraps (leftover from other art activities) to glue on to the egg. They can create patterns, make an abstract Easter design or puzzle together holiday-themed shapes such as bunnies or chickies. Craft Felt Eggs This is an...

Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

You've made dozens of dip and dye eggs for Easter. Now what? Provided you used food coloring (meaning that the color is completely safe and edible) to add the hues and have kept the eggs cold (in the fridge), you can turn these holiday items into a delicious meal. Check out these awesome Easter egg recipes to try with your kiddo's creations. Avocado Egg Toast Take the popular toast creation up a notch with the addition of hard-boiled eggs. Toast multi-grain bread, spread a creamy avocado across it and top the bread with a sliced egg. Sprinkle cheese over the...

Easy Hamantaschen for the Busy Parent

Hamantaschen are part of the Purim celebration. These triangle-shaped holiday cookies are perfect for your kiddo's Purim carnival, family dinner or any other holiday celebration. If you're not exactly the best baker, don't worry. You can still make these holiday treats with ease. Take a look at the simple ways to cut the complication factor. Doughy Shortcut  Making the dough is the most challenging part of a hamantaschen recipe. Getting that perfect blend of lightness, yet solid structure (to create the triangle shape), isn't always easy for the novice baker. Instead of struggling with a homemade recipe, substitute the lengthy...

DIY Easter Holiday Decor for Kids

As the winter weather winds down and the spring sun starts shining, the Easter holiday gets closer. If you're looking for a creative way to decorate your home for the holiday, without spending too much, check out these easy kid-created Easter art activity ideas! Easter Garland Trace a bunny face onto card stock paper, using several different pastel colors. Use a stencil, cookie cutter or your own template (draw the bunny onto cardboard and cut it out). Your child can cut the bunny tracings out, punch two holes in the paper (one on each side) and tie the rabbits together...

Tu B’Shevat Tree Treats for Kids

Celebrate the "New Year for Trees" with a tree-themed treat! The Jewish holiday Tu B'Shevat is a time to appreciate nature. If you're looking for a way to mark the day with your child. check out these easy-to-make foodie favorites — and they're all shaped like trees! Fruit Tree Make your own fruit tree. Instead of growing one from a seed, piece together your own tree on a plate. Slice fruit into different sizes and shapes. Line up thin strawberry slices vertically to make a tree trunk and add kiwi cubes as leaves. Or make rows of blueberries (as a...

Growing Trees to Celebrate Tu B’Shevat

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat, or the "New Year for Trees" with a gardening activity. Even though it's too cold to go outside and plant, your child can still start their own sprout right now — but indoors! What types of tree should your child should your child plant? Well, that depends on several factors. These include personal preference, availability of materials needed and space. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy growing options. Avocado Tree Remove and clean the pit from an avocado, leaving the skin (the brown part) intact. Find the top...

Kids’ Christmas Thank You Cards

Holiday greeting aren't the only Christmas cards your kiddo can craft. After "Santa" is done gifting your child with presents, it's time to send heartfelt thank you's. Don't worry. If your tot still believes in the magic of Santa, you don't have to ruin the illusion by asking them to write a thank you to grandma or grandpa. Instead, have them send thank you notes to Santa! You can send these off to the North Pole — or just give them to the real gift-givers! Materials You'll Need Card stock paper Scissors Markers or crayons Finger paints or tempera paints...