Posts Tagged "kids"

Parents’ Day Brunch Ideas

The kids made mom breakfast on Mother’s Day. They made dad dinner on Father’s Day. Now that it’s Parents’ Day, what’s left to do? Okay, so this holiday isn’t exactly a traditional one. It celebrates all parents – as they deserve. Instead of breakfast or dinner, have the kids help to put together a Parents’ Day brunch. How? Check out these easy options that your children can help with on this special day. Keep in mind, Young children should never use the stove, oven or any other heat source. And, you should always supervise children while in the kitchen. Favorite...

Cook and Craft on World Friendship Day

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. Celebrate with a few friend-filled activities. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to get social, spend time with her pals and enjoy a few entertaining activities. After inviting her classmates, neighbors or other friends over, try out these kid-friendly ideas! Friendship Meal Prep a meal that the kids can help to whip up. Ask each child what their favorite foods are. Then see if they can name which foods the other one likes. Pick a food that both friends enjoy, and then serve that up for a Friendship Day breakfast, lunch or...

Parents’ Day Kids’ Art Activities

The fourth Sunday of July is Parents’ Day. How are you going to celebrate? Along with a day of family fun, your kids can create custom artwork to mark the day. Making these keepsakes can spark your child’s imagination, let her get crafty and help her to think about what her parents mean. Parent Portraits What does mom look like? What about dad? Hand over the crayons, markers or tempera paints and have your child create a portrait of each parent. There are a few ways to start this project. You can have your child pick a favorite family photo...

Children’s Books for World Friendship Day

Celebrate World Friendship Day with a fun family reading activity. Help your little one to think about what it means to be a good friend with a few books that fit the theme. Check out these children’s books that are perfect picks for this special friend-focused day! Frog and Toad Are Friends, by Arnold Lobel: The award-winning author brings kids in preschool through the early elementary grades a tale of friendship, as told through the eyes of these two lovable characters. It’s a classic that the kids are sure to enjoy. Friends, by Eric Carle: The iconic children’s book author...

July 4th Party Games and Activities for Kids

You’re planning a July 4th party, picnic or BBQ. You’ve got the menu under control. But, what about the kids? You need games, crafts or something to keep them busy and entertained. Check out these fun-filled kids’ activities that are sure to be a hit at your next Independence Day bash. Obstacle Course Turn your yard into a pint-sized obstacle course. Set up and army crawl on ground, make a land slalom course that the kids have to run through or add a water feature (such as a wading pool to crawl through). Divide the kids into teams, have them...

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...

June Solstice Summer Sun Activities for Kids

Summer is almost here! The June Solstice celebrates the day when the sun points directly at the Tropic of Cancer – farthest from the equator. Explore the effects of the sun and celebrate summer with these kids’ solstice activities. Summer Sun Prints Have you ever accidentally left the kids’ construction paper out near a sunny window? If you have, then you know what happens. It fades. Use this to your advantage with this kids’ sun print activity. Have the kids put dark pieces of construction paper (ocean blue, hunter green, black or deep purple) outside or on a sun-soaked windowsill....

Flag Felt Busy Bag for Kids

With both Flag Day and the Fourth of July coming up you may be looking for a patriotic kids’ craft. Your older kiddos are all about creating realistic looking flags, portraits of famous Americans and crafts that are kind of complex. But, what about your toddler or preschooler? Little kids don’t have to feel left out. This easy felt craft is perfect for little hands and can be completely reusable. That means you can pack it away (after your child is done with the artsy play) and use it again on Memorial Day or any day! Materials 1 8x10-inch craft...

Creative Father’s Day Card Kids’ Activity

Why buy a ready-made Father’s Day card when your child can make her own? Instead of going with a store-bought version, get personal (and crafty) and DIY one. Your child can create this easy-to-make card, and then add to it. Fill the inside of the card with a favorite poem that describes dad, a sweet sentiment or anything that your kiddo wants to add. Craft Materials Card stock paper Scissors Markers Craft felt Clear-drying school glue How-To Steps Fold an 8x10-inch piece of card stock paper in half, from top to bottom. This creates a tent-like card. Draw bubble letters...

Family-Fun Father’s Day Activities

How are you spending Father’s Day? Not sure yet? That’s okay. If you haven’t made holiday plans, check out these family-fun activities that everyone will enjoy! Sure, you could do the typical go to a ball game day. Or, you could try something new this year. Reading Together You don’t have to leave the house to celebrate Father’s Day. Something simple like a daddy-daughter or daddy-son reading session is entertaining, educational and allows dad and the kids to spend some quality time together. Let the kids pick the book and let dad pick the place. At-Home Olympics Head out to...