Posts Tagged "kids"

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a heartfelt, and heart-themed, breakfast. The kids can help you to create this family morning meal—with a sweet holiday style! From pancakes to breakfast sandwiches, these ideas are easy to make and tasty to eat. Mini Heart-Shaped Pancakes Making heart-shaped pancakes is an art. But that doesn't mean you need to practice creating perfect hearts from raw batter. Instead, simply make the traditional type of circle-shaped breakfast treats. Use a heart cookie cutter to make mini Valentine's Day pancakes. Cover the cakes with a layer of sweet syrup and red, white and pink sprinkles. Valentine's Breakfast...

Valentine’s Day Heart Art Ideas for Kids

Does your artsy child enjoy anything that has to do with paper crafts? Stock up on Valentine's Day red and pink colored paper, break out the scissors and cut heart after heart after heart. With a handful of hearts or more, your child is ready to make all kinds of holiday themed art. Check out these easy Valentine's heart projects for children of all ages! Hearty Garland Punch a hole on each side of the hearts. String the shapes together with festive heart-printed, glitter-covered or red and pink ribbon. If you don't have ribbon at home, use yarn instead. Alternate...

Inauguration Day Dessert Recipe Ideas

Celebrate the new president with an Inauguration Day meal! Even though your at-home buffet may not look like the spread at the White House, your family can whip up a few few foods to mark this special day in America's history. And bonus—the kids can help you to put together some of these easy dessert recipes. White Chocolate House Cupcakes Bake a batch of your favorite white cake cupcakes. Top the cakes with white frosting and white chocolate shavings. Ask your kiddo to arrange the cupcakes in a White Shape on a large serving tray or your dining room/kitchen table....

Groundhog Day Science Shadow Activities for Preschoolers

Your preschooler can learn about science with a few fun-filled Groundhog Day shadow activities. Not only are these ideas ideal for celebrating the February winter-time holiday, but they can help your little learner to explore new concepts and build new skills! Shadows In the Morning, Afternoon and Evening  Punxsutawney Phil may see (or not see) his shadow early in the morning. But this doesn't mean your child can only explore shadows in the a.m. Take your kiddo for a walk at different times of the day. Look for the sun and try to cast a shadow. Ask your child to...

Tu B’ Shevat Tree Activities for Kids

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with your kids? The new year or birthday for trees is a Jewish holiday that gives your children the chance to learn more about nature. Check out these fun-filled family-friendly Tu B’Shevat activities that will help your preschooler to develop new skills while learning about the holiday! Plant a Tree The winter chill may have left the ground frozen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plant a tree—indoors. Start a seedling inside. Help your child to pick a tree, plant the seed, and care for it daily. When the spring arrives,...

Inauguration Day Activities for Children

Celebrate Inauguration Day with family-friendly activities that focus on presidential history. Whether your child is a history buff or you just want them to learn more about the presidential office, check out these Inauguration-themed ideas to try! Presidential List Create a visual list of every past present. Start with a large sheet of paper, butcher paper or plain rolled gift wrap. Position the paper vertically and start with the first president, George Washington, on the bottom. Add each president and the year of their Inauguration until your child gets to the top. They can also glue photos or portraits of...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activity Ideas for Kids

How can you celebrate Martin Luther King Day with your kids? If you're looking for creative ways to help your child to learn more about one of the most famed figures in U.S. history, check out these these easy at-home activities! Dream Cloud Craft Reuse a piece of cardboard from an old box and turn it into a cloud-shaped template. Draw a large cloud on the cardboard and cut it out with scissors. Your child can trace the cloud onto construction paper or poster board. Repeat to make multiple clouds. Ask your child to add their dream for peace or...

Hanukkah Paint Projects for Kids

Get creative this Hanukkah with a few fun-filled kids' paint projects. Break out the temperas or finger paints and try these creative crafts for children in preschool and up! Menorah Finger Paint Art Pour tempera or finger paint onto cut pieces of recycled cardboard or paper plates. Help your child to dip one finger into the paint. Press their finger onto a piece of construction paper or card stock to make a candle paint print. Repeat for each candle in the menorah. Your child can dip the tip of one finger into yellow paint and dot flames on to the...

Cardboard, Craft Felt and Glitter Hanukkah Dreidel Craft

Your preschooler can learn about shapes, colors and the Hanukkah holiday with an artsy activity! This creative dreidel craft is fun for kiddos ages three and up. Adapt the art-making how-to for an older child or simplify the steps for your younger learner. And bonus—this kids' craft also uses recycled materials for an eco-friendly art-making option. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A cardboard box- Your child will cut the box into pieces to craft their dreidel. This means you'll need a box with larger sides. Scissors Markers Craft felt Clear-drying school glue Glitter How-To Art-Making Steps Draw the dreidel...

Kids’ Finger Paint Coloring Mixing Christmas Tree Craft

Start celebrating Christmas right now with a fun-filled family-friendly craft! This easy tree art activity is a creative way for your kiddo to practice fine motor skills, learn about the colors and make their own holiday decor. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Finger paint- in the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and white Paper plates How-To Art-Making Steps Pour each color of finger paint onto one paper plate. If you don't have paper plates, use pieces of recycled cardboard from the front or sides of an old box. Your child can mix colors to...

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