Parents’ Day Card Craft for Kids

Celebrate Parents’ Day on July 22 with an awesomely artsy activity. Whether your kiddo is showing their love for mom, dad, a stepparent or another parental figure, this kids’ craft is the perfect way to mark this very special day. Instead of buying a card (which might prove challenging for Parents’ Day), your kiddo can make their own creative version. Materials Large piece of cardboard- reuse the side or front of an old appliance or electronics box Scissors Construction paper Glue stick Markers or crayons Instructions Cut the cardboard to the desired size and shape. Your child can create a...

Parents’ Day 2018: Ideas for a Family Day

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may be staples for celebrating parents, but not every family fits into the typical mom, dad, child mold. And here’s where Parents’ Day comes in. Whether your kiddo just wants to celebrate you or they have a special parental figure/step-parent who missed out on Mother’s of Father’s Day, check out these family-fun activities! Team Play Hold an annual family soccer, football, kickball, volleyball, softball or any other game. Make special t-shirts for each team/family member too! You can order graphic shirts with a message that you design on the front or the back (such as,...

27 Daddy-Child Father’s Day Activities

How are you celebrating dad on his big day? A daddy-child activity is the perfect way to make a memory on Father’s Day. If you’re not sure what to do, check out these fun family ideas! Go for a nature walk. Have a backyard scavenger hunt. Make breakfast together. Read a picture book. Play a game of backyard soccer. Set up an indoor obstacle course. Draw a picture together. Paint each other’s portraits. Make a family photo book. Have a picnic at the park. Go fishing. Take a family trip to the nearest amusement park. Go to a baseball game....

Recycled Cardboard Flag Craft for Kids

Get crafty in preparation for Flag Day! Your child can make their very own flag to hang outside the house or wave during a parade. This is an easy art activity for kids in preschool and up to try. And the best part is, this craft idea also teaches a valuable environmental lesson. Instead of using all new materials, reuse old carboard to upcycle your way to a brand-new flag. Materials Cardboard tube from a paper towel roll Cardboard rectangle (reuse the front from an old cereal or cracker box) Red, white and blue tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Scissors...

Father’s Day Storage Box Craft for Kids

Your kiddos can show their love for dad with this fun Father’s Day craft. Recycle an old, empty tissue box and magically transform it into a holder for dad to store pens, pencils, loose change, his keys or anything else. This easy art activity is perfect for preschool-aged kids and up. Materials Empty tissue box- use and size or shape Duct tape- use a rainbow of different colors or patterns (some brands of tape make playful prints) Scissors How-To Craft Steps Make sure that the box is completely empty and clean. If there’s dust on the outside of the box,...

World Oceans Day Art Activities

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th with a fun-filled kids’ craft. Your little learner can get artsy, making all kinds of sea-themed designs. Whether you live by the beach or just want to help your kiddo to learn more about the world’s largest bodies of water, check out these awesome ocean art activity ideas! Underwater Diorama Recycle an old shoe box, magically transforming it into an underwater world. Your child can paint the inside blue, and then add sea creatures by making mini clay model. Glue green tissue paper to the bottom on the box to create ocean plant-life....

World No Tobacco Day Kids’ Activities

May 31st marks World No Tobacco Day. While this day is dedicated to the cessation of smoking, it’s also the ideal opportunity to help your child understand the dangers of tobacco products. How can you help your little learner to get a grip on why smoking is bad for them — or anyone, for that matter? Take a look at the easy activities that will help your young child to gain knowledge of the dangers of tobacco use. Illustrated Answers After discussing the dangers of smoking and tobacco use, have your child draw what you’ve talked about. Give your child...

Father’s Day Kids’ Trophy Card Craft

Celebrate dad with a fun Father’s Day kids’ craft. Your child can get artsy and create a handmade card — instead of buying a generic one at a store. This easy-to-make kids’ art activity is perfect for preschoolers and kids in early elementary school. Materials Card stock paper A coffee can (or similar sized container) Scissors Markers Construction paper Clear tape How-To Steps Take a look at pictures of photos of trophies. Have your child pick a design they like. They’ll use this as a model for this craft. Draw the trophy onto the cardstock paper. Add a special Father’s...

Flag Day Children’s Books

You might know the American flag’s history, but does your child? Help your little learner to better understand the symbol of their country with a few flag-themed books. And when better to read these picks than on Flag Day? Check out some of the top choices for young children. Blue Sky White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson. With simple words and amazingly artistic illustrations, this children’s read (fore preschoolers and young grade schoolers) can help your curious kiddo to learn more about their country and its symbols. The American Flag, by Lisa M. Herrington. Using photos, text and...

Father’s Day Recipe Ideas for Kids

Even though a Father’s Day cookout may sound like complete joy, chances are that dad doesn’t want to spend his special day stuck behind a grill. Instead of expecting dad to head the family BBQ, check out these fab family picnic ideas that everyone can help out with. While the kiddos can’t cook with heat, coals or any other filled with fire mode, they can help you to prep and decorate these Father’s Day food picks. Sandwich Bar What’s dad’s favorite sandwich? If the kids aren’t sure, they can give him options. Set up a sandwich bar buffet with several...