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...

International Youth Day Book Craft

Celebrate International Youth Day with a fun-filled book-making activity! Your child can learn more about notable young people from history with this research project. Start by choosing a historical youth figure. This can include any young person your child is interested in learning more about from any time period, country or culture. After they select a historical young person, your child can start the research process online or at the local library. Materials for the Book-Making Activity • Cardboard- reuse an old cardboard box • Scissors • A hole bunch • Yarn • Construction paper • A ruler • Crayons,...

National Aviation Day Party Recipe Ideas

Celebrate National Aviation Day with airplane themed snacks! Mark this special day with a kid-created party. Your children can help to whip up flight-y treats for their friends and family. Start with some research—and help your children to learn more about the history of aviation. Read non-fiction books or look up info online. After you’ve researched the subject, create a buffet of these plane party treats and sweets. Airplane Hoagies Turn regular sub sandwich roles into cute airplane hoagies. Slice six-inch hoagie buns in half. Fill the sandwiches with anything your child wants. Add deli meat, sliced cheese, lettuce and...

Parents’ Day Drawing and Photo Art

Are your kids looking for a creative way to celebrate Parents’ Day? Mark this special day with a sweet family portrait project. Choose from hand-drawn portraits, photos or a combination of the two! Hand-Crafted Parents’ Day Portraits Your child can draw their heart out for Parent’s Day. Start with a family photo or draw from real life. Use colored pencils, markers, oil pastels or crayons and card stock, poster board or construction paper for this parent-themed project. Take the drawing a step farther and add a sweet message to the top. The kiddos can also add a date and their...