How To Help Your Child Plan a Veteran’s Day Fundriaser

How can your child celebrate Veteran's Day? Help your child to understand the importance of veterans and hold a fundraiser. Partner with a local organization or charity that supports vets. Don't worry about staging a super-sized event. Start small. The idea is to help veterans. The organization you collaborate with will appreciate any assistance you provide. After you choose an organization/charity to work with, check out the next steps to follow. Select an Event There are limitless options when it comes to the type of event you can hold. If you want to stage a small fundraiser, try a bake...

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Kids

Are you already planning your Thanksgiving menu? Do the kids want to get in on the cooking action? Even though your young children aren't ready to use the stove or oven safely, they can help out with their own version of meal prep. Kitchen-time for kids can help them to develop key math, science and critical-thinking skills. Celebrate Thanksgiving with these easy-to-make, kid-friendly cooking ideas. Cranberry Sauce Let your kiddo pick their favorite ingredients to add to your own cranberry (or store-bought) recipe. Add in golden raisins, pine nuts, almond slivers, pineapple chunks, sliced and diced pears, orange slices, or...

Easy Pumpkin Crafts for the Whole Family

How can you decorate your home with pumpkins? If you're looking for an easy way to add Halloween décor to your space (interior or exterior), these pumpkin-themed ideas are ideal! Don't worry if you're a novice crafter. These projects are perfect for all ages and all levels of artistic abilities. This means your kiddos can pitch in and help you to magically transform your home into Halloween happiness. Pumpkin Parade Create a parade of pumpkins that line your walkway, stairs or other outdoor space. Instead of carving each pumpkin, use permanent markers or cut black duct tape to make jack...

Halloween Paper Bag Puppet Art Activity for Kids

Create cute Halloween puppets to celebrate the holiday and fill your child's day with plenty of pretend play. These easy kids' crafts is perfect for preschoolers. If you have older children adapt the craft, making it more complex for your kids' ages. Art Materials You'll Need Lunch-sized paper bags Clear-drying school glue Craft felt Scissors Markers Googley eyes Construction paper How-To Art-Making Steps Place the bag flat on the work surface with the flap facing the top and out. Choose a Halloween character to create. Your child can select a spooky ghost, a vampire bat (or just a vampire), a...

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...

World Teacher’s Day Book Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with a kid-created book-style greeting card. This card will show your child's teacher just how much your family cares about them. Add in a book-making activity and you have the perfect art activity for your preschooler or older child! Craft Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front or back of a cereal or cracker box) Construction paper Hole punch Yarn Scissors Markers A glue stick Photos (of your child, their school class and the teacher) How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a shape for the book. Try a traditional rectangle or square shape or go with a round...

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...

Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is almost here! And that means you need a few creative crafts for the kiddos. If you're not sure where to start, check out these holiday Halloween art activities that are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners and older children. Glitter Ghosts Make a shimmering ghoul with a hint of glitter, some tempera paint and construction paper. Draw an outline of a ghost onto the paper with a crayon, marker or pencil. Paint the ghost a ghastly white with temperas. Sprinkle silver or opal-colored glitter onto the still-wet paint. After the first layer of paint dries, add eyes with black or...

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...

World Tourism Day Globe Book Art for Kids

September 27 is World Tourism Day. Celebrate this special day with your kids by creating a global tourist book! Even if you can't go on a world tour right now, your children can dream about the day when they can. Get artsy and imaginative as the family makes this holiday-themed craft. Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the front and back of an old cereal or cracker box) Hole punch Yarn Scissors Construction paper Markers, crayons or colored pencils How To Art-Making Steps Cut the cardboard and paper into globe circles shapes. Size the board and paper (your child will use...