Yom Kippur Shofar Crafts for Kids

Help your child to better understand the significance of Yom Kippur with a crafty creation. Your artsy kiddo can sculpt, draw and use their imagination as they celebrate one of the most important days of the Jewish calendar. Paper Mache Shofar Create a lifelike version of the holiday shofar (ram’s horn) with paper mache. Crumple and tape newspaper to create the shofar (horn) shape. Cover the entire form in masking or duct tape. Cover the newspaper shofar with paper mache. Mix a pre-packaged paste or create your own by mixing flour, clear school glue and water. Tear construction paper into...

Rosh Hashanah Apple S’more Recipe

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with an easy recipe that the kids can help you to create. With the fall weather in the air, making roasty, toasty s’mores are an easy option that fits the season. What do s’mores have to do with Rosh Hashanah recipes? This kid-friendly idea swaps out the traditional campfire treat for a holiday-centered one. Ingredients Graham crackers Marshmallows (you can also choose Kosher marshmallows) Honey Apples White chocolate How-to Steps Slice the apples into thin strips. This step should be done by an adult or a teen. Choose one color or use a variety of different colored-apples....

Rosh Hashanah Apple Print Art Activity for Kids

Dipping apples in honey is a Rosh Hashanah tradition that children and adults share. Celebrate this Jewish high holiday with a kids’ craft that takes the apple and honey dipping to a new, and artsy, level. Instead of real apples, your child will make their own stamper. And instead of honey, your child will use Paint. This activity is an easy craft to adapt for children of all ages. Younger kids can use finger or tempera paints, while older kids, tweens or teens can use permanent fabric paints to dress up tote bags t-shirts or cloth napkins. Materials Kitchen sponges...

Places to Read for International Literacy Day

Reading is the obvious answer to, “What should my child do on International Literacy Day?” But that certainly doesn’t mean you have to sit at a table across from each other and read a book at your child. Instead, try an interactive reading session — where your child gets involved, asks questions, points to pictures and even takes over some of the storytelling. Where should you try one of these celebratory reading sessions? Check out these fabulous family-fun spaces that will make your International Literacy Day reading activities even better! Your Yard The backyard is an easy outdoor option for...

National Grandparent’s Day Culinary Creations for Kids

Your child’s grandparents are major figures in their life. And that’s why Sept. 9th’s celebration of National Grandparent’s Day is so important. If you’re looking for a fun way to mark this day, try a kids’ cooking activity. Invite grandma and grandpa over for a day filled with kid-created culinary concoctions — supervised by you, of course. If you’re not sure where to start, check out these easy kid-friendly cooking ideas to share with grandma and grandpa. Healthy Salad Share the gift of health with your entire family for Grandparent’s Day. Salads are a healthy menu choice, and easy for...

Labor Day Literacy: How-To Make a Career Book

Reading books about careers is one way to celebrate Labor Day with your child. But it’s not the only option. If you’ve already read dozens of books about community helpers, types of jobs and people who work in spaces and places that your child often goes, it’s time to dig deeper. Your little learner can get an extra lesson in “what people do” by making their own book. That’s right, your child can craft their own Labor Day book. After making the kids’ craft, use the book each year to celebrate the holiday! And don’t worry if you’re not on...

International Youth Day Collage Mural Craft

August 12 is International Youth Day. How can you celebrate the young person (or people) in your life? Work together to create a youth-inspired mural! This is a fun family project that recognizes the achievements of your child/children while helping them to get creative and express their artistic selves. Start by talking to your child about what you love about them and then move into this collaborative craft. Materials Piece of poster board or butcher paper Scissors Photos of your child engaging in different activities Clear-drying school glue Markers How-To Steps Choose pictures that highlight your child’s accomplishments. These might...

Labor Day Themed Treats

With Labor Day on the horizon, it’s time to start planning your family’s celebration. If that includes a backyard barbeque or park-side picnic, check out these fun kid-friendly recipes that all have to do with the theme of the day — labor! Construction Sundae You’ve heard of a dirt sundae. But what about a construction dessert? Add a layer of dirt/soil to the top of ice cream by crushing a mix of chocolate cookies and graham crackers. Place a small-sized toy construction truck or a construction-themed cake topper on the dirt. Firefighter Cup Cut the base of a cupcake to...

Labor Day Kids’ Mobile Art Activity

Celebrate Labor Day with an artsy adventure. Your child can learn about careers while making a career mobile. This easy kids’ craft is fun to make and will teach your little learner a valuable lesson about what types of jobs people do. Materials Card stock paper Pictures of people working 9from magazines or the internet) Scissors Hole punch Yarn Glue stick Wooden dowels/sticks Markers How-To Steps Find photos of people working in different jobs (such as a doctor, nurse, crossing guard, firefighter, construction worker, truck driver or lawyer). Cut the pictures out. Place each picture onto the card stock paper...

World Friendship Day BFF Crafts for Kids

What can your child do to celebrate World Friendship Day? Celebrated on July 30 annually, this day recognizes the importance of friendships. If you’re looking for a fun way to tackle the social subjects involved in truly understanding friendships with your child, check out these easy activity ideas. Friendship Bracelets There are more than a few bracelet-making craft ideas to try. A simple lanyard braid (using plastic string) or a soft yarn weave can keep your kiddo busy all afternoon. Have them make friendship bracelets for one BFF or for all of their school pals. If you have a young...