Posts Tagged "family"

Rosh Hashanah Challah Sandwiches

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with an easy challah recipe. No, you don’t actually need to bake the challah yourself. Well, you can if you’re skilled in this area. But if you’re looking for a simple recipe that the kids will enjoy (and can even help to make), check these challah sandwich ideas out. Apples and Honey Dipping apples in honey is a popular Rosh Hashana holiday tradition. Along with dipping slices into a pool of honey, you can use this idea in a challah sandwich. Peel and thinly slice an apple. Smother sliced, toasted challah bread with a layer of honey...

5 Labor Day Activities for the Family

Labor Day is the unofficial end to the summer. Even though there’s still technically a few more weeks left of the season, Labor Day marks the end of vacation time and the start of school. Before the summer totally gets away from you, use this last hurrah to get outside and try some of these late-summer activities! Go to the Pool In most communities, Labor Day is the last day that the public pool is open. Take advantage of the warm weather and hit the pool one more time. Make a day of it and relax by the water, exercise...

Parents Day Activities for the Whole Family

The fourth Sunday of July marks Parents Day. Unlike Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, this day celebrates all important adults in a child’s life. How can you celebrate Parents Day? Check out these fun family ideas! Family Craft Instead of setting up the art table for your child and watching as she crafts alone, get in on the action. The whole family can work on one craft together. Try a handprint paint project in which each family member paints their hand a different color. Print everyone’s hands onto the same piece of paper, t-shirts or the borders of a picture...

5 Memorial Day Parades for Families

Memorial Day celebrates the fallen heroes who gave their lives in the U.S. armed services. As part of the holiday, cities across the country hold parades. What and where are some of the best Memorial Day parades in the U.S.? Chicago Chicago’s parade starts with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza. The parade then moves on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street. New York The Little Neck-Douglas Parade is known as the largest Memorial Day parade in the country. Not only is this a parade on a grand scale, but it has...

Purim Carnival Activity Ideas

Purim is the annual festival that marks the Jewish people’s salvation from the evil Haman. Even though the events happened in 4th century BCE Persia, the holiday is commemorated with a celebration – often including a Purim festival (sometimes also known as a Purim carnival). Whether you’re in charge of the synagogue’s festival, are planning a community event or want to create your own version at home, these easy activities are fun-filled ways for families to celebrate Purim! Costume Contest It’s like Halloween, all over again. The kids can dress up like Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus (or anyone else...