End-of-Summer Labor Day Party Ideas

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. The local pool closes, school starts again and your family is ready for the fall! Celebrate Labor Day with a special end-of-summer backyard bash. Check out these easy ideas for family-friendly recipes, decor and more. Labor Day Party Recipes Keep your family and end-of-summer party guests happy and full with a buffet of goodies. Get the grill going and barbecue burgers. Let the kids help you to pick out toppings, such as veggies, cheese and condiments. Add in grilled eggplant, zucchini or other vegetables for vegetarian family members and guests. Your kids...

National Grandparent’s Day Kids’ Card Crafts

How can you celebrate National Grandparent's Day? If you're on the hunt for an artsy way to mark this special day, check out these crafty card ideas! Portrait Card Help your child to paint their own portrait of grandma and grandpa. Give your creative kiddo an 8x10-inch piece of card stock paper. Position the paper vertically and fold it from top to bottom. Choose a favorite family photo that features your child's grandparents. Ask your child to draw what they see with colored pencils or crayons on the front of the card. After your child draws the portrait, they can...

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...

Labor Day Pop-Up Painted Portrait Project for Kids

Are you looking for a creative way to celebrate Labor Day with your family? If your kiddo is a pint-sized Picasso who adores art, check out this crafty paint project to mark a special American holiday! Bonus--your child can display these pop-up paint portraits during a holiday party or picnic. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side of a large box, such as a moving, appliance or electronics box.Tempera paintsScissorsMarkersPaperPacking tape How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a few types of professions that your child wants to learn more about. Look for pictures of people working and ask your...

International Literacy Day Activities for Your Family

Celebrate International Literacy Day with a few fun-filled family activities! Your preschooler loves books! But you're not sure how to mark this special reading-themed day. Check out the art, drama, creative and cooking ideas that your kiddos can try on International Literacy Day. Book Poster Your preschooler can create their own poster to promote a favorite picture book. Give your kiddo the chance to browse books at home or at the local library. After they choose one, read the book together as a family. Discuss the book as you read it--talking about the characters and setting. Your child can turn...

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....

Labor Day Card Game Craft for Kids

Help your preschooler to learn about different jobs and community helpers with this fun-filled Labor Day matching card activity! Instead of a store-bought game, your creative kiddo can celebrate the holiday by making a craft. Not only can they get artsy, this imaginative activity will also your child to build memory skills and explore the great wide world of employment. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paperCardboard-Reuse the side of an old box.ScissorsMarkers, crayons or colored pencilsPictures of people working- Cut these out from family-friendly magazines or print them from websites.A glue stickA ruler How-To Steps Choose at...

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...

Kids’ Labor Day Crafts

Your child can learn more about different professions with these fun-filled Labor Day art activities These kids' crafts are perfect for preschoolers and young elementary school-aged children. Start with a discussion about different types of jobs. Talk to your child about what you do for a living and read non-fiction picture books or search online for information about other careers. Your child can also talk to their aunts, uncles, grandparents or family friends about their jobs. After your child learns more about different types of jobs, they're ready to take the next step and start making art. These activities include:...

Labor Day Backyard Party Buffet Ideas

Are you planning a Labor Day party? Celebrate this special day with a backyard bash! Instead of a catered event, ask the kids to help out and whip up a holiday meal. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy barbecue and picnic recipe ideas. Salad Selections Start the party with a selection of sweet and savory salads. Create your own salad bar and let the kids help you to choose what your family will offer. These could include: Different types of lettuce- such as arugula, iceberg or RomaineBeans- such as kidney beans, black beans, or chick...