Posts Tagged "kids"

Inauguration Day Activities for Kids

January 20th is Inauguration Day. Whether you voted for the president-elect or not, this day provides you with the chance to help your child understand the American political system. Along with watching the televised ceremony (if your child is at school can’t watch it, you can always take a look at it online later on), you can spend some time trying out a few president themed activities! White House Model Start with a shoe box and some card stock paper. Cut the paper, paint the box white and have your child model the president’s home. Younger children can make a...

Valentine’s Day Heart Postcard

Your child can send a special holiday greeting on Valentine’s Day with a creative homemade card! Don’t worry if you’re not the craftiest parent out there. This is a super-simple project, that both you and your child can create together. The heart design is perfect as a postcard or you can pack the card up into an envelope and deliver it to a special friend or family member. Materials: Card stock paper Scissors Craft felt Clear-drying school glue Markers Instructions: Use 8x10-inch or letter-sized card stock paper as a base for the Valentine’s Day card. Go with pink or red...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Biography Craft for Kids

Help your child to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a biography book-making craft. While your little learner can pick the obvious (Martin Luther King Jr.) as the subject of this bio, she can also choose another historical African American figure. Keep in mind, history is always being made. This means that your child doesn’t have to choose someone who lived well before she was born. She can choose a current person of note, such as President Obama. She can even choose a child to learn about (someone such as Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis). Materials: Cardboard (reuse...

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Activities for Kids

Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve is almost here! You’ve planned a family-friendly party, inviting all of your friends and their kids. The menu is set, you’ve bought all the food and you’ve stocked the fridge with plenty of champagne (for the adults only, of course). But, you’re short on holiday activities for the kids. Now what? Check out these last minute New Year’s kids’ crafts. Party Poppers All you need for this one is an empty push pup (wash and dry it first), confetti, tissue paper and a glue stick. If you don’t happen to have confetti on...

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Mocktail Drinks

While the adults are supping on champagne for New Year’s Eve, what delicious drink are the kids getting? Celebrate the New Year’s holiday with a “mocktail” or two! These are kid-friendly drinks that are completely non-alcoholic. They’re more festive than the typical glass of water or cup of juice, but tasty enough for your child to love. Shirley Temple Ah, the old childhood favorite. You can’t get more classic than this one when it comes to mocktails. Add 1 ½ tablespoons of grenadine syrup to ¼ cup of your child’ favorite lemon-lime soda (multiple the recipe to make more). You...

Holiday DIY Felt Board Travel Craft

With the Christmas countdown in full swing you’re running all over the place getting last-minute gifts and prepping for the holiday meal. With all of your errands, the kids are getting stuck in the car more often than not. It seems like every car ride gets longer and your child’s whines (which are completely understandable) get louder. Instead of expecting your young child to sit patiently in that long line of mall traffic, keep her busy with this totally non-messy DIY car-ready felt board holiday craft. Materials: Colorful craft felt sheets A piece of cardboard (reuse the front of a...

Kids’ Christmas Ornament Crafts

You’ve got your Christmas tree, and now it’s time to decorate it! Instead of buying all of your ornaments, try some DIY kids-created ones too. These Christmas crafts for kids are easy ornaments to make. So, get creative and help your kiddo to dress the tree with her own artsy inventions. Paper Poinsettias Start with a piece of red paper (letter-sized). Your child can draw a wavy circle on the paper. The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower. Starting at the outer edge, cut a spiral shape. Roll the paper into a flower shape. Beginning at the center, wind...

5 Books to Read for Wright Brothers Day

With the holidays coming up you might be getting ready to fly off to see your family or friends. Before taking your trip, consider the way that you’re getting there. That’s exactly what Wright Brothers Day does! December 17th marks the day that celebrates Orville and Wilbur Wright, and aviation. How can you observe this special day with your child? Read a book! Check out these easy reads (that are completely kid-friendly). When you’re done, get artsy and have your child draw a portrait of the Wright brothers or paint a picture of an aircraft. The Wright Brothers: How They...

Kids’ Activities for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Each year this day focuses on one specific theme. In 2016 the theme is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want.” Mark this special day with a few themed activities that will help to teach your children about disabilities and being inclusive. Goal List Grab a marker, a crayon or a set of pencils and help the kids to create their own “17 Goals.” Talk about different disabilities and how your children (or their school, their community, society) can be more inclusive. Ask the kids to list out 17...

Christmas Holiday Breakfast Tradition

What’s your Christmas holiday tradition? Is it a special breakfast celebration? Whether you already have an existing breakfast plan or are looking for something new, check out these Christmas Day buffet ideas! Not only are they tasty, but they also get the whole gang together. That’s right, these are completely kid-friendly. Along with enjoying the buffet, your child can also help you to prep the meal too. DIY Donuts If you’re a baker (or happen to have a donut maker on hand), go ahead and make your own donuts. If not, buy plain ready-made ones. Set out a buffet of...