Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

What Can You Do With All of That Halloween Candy?

How much leftover Halloween candy do you have? After trick or treat night is over, your kiddos count their stash. And that's when you realize that there is absolutely, positively no way they can eat it all. Half the candy will get hard and crunchy before your kids can finish it, that is they don't gorge on it (which is never advisable). So what can you do with the mountain of Halloween candy? Well you could throw it out. But that might not go over well with the kids. Or you can try one of these creative candy-eating alternatives. Candy...

World Diabetes Day Awareness Ideas

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. November 14th marks World Diabetes Day. And that means your family has the chance to learn about this chronic condition and help to raise awareness. Even if you don't personally have diabetes, chances are that you know someone who does. Educating yourself (and your family) and raising overall awareness helps to build support for the growing number of people affected by this disease. How can you raise diabetes awareness? Support a Campaign Diabetes organizations across the country (and around the world) have various campaigns to raise both...

World Science Day Kids’ Activity Ideas By Age

November 10 marks World Science Day. This special day is the perfect time to help your young child to learn about STEM or STEAM concepts, explore the world around them and experience new concepts. And you don't need a biology or chemistry degree to do so. How can you help your child to learn about science? Try these easy explorations that are based on your child's age. Toddlers Use your tot's natural sense of curiosity to their advantage and try: A nature walk: Go outside and look for birds, bugs or different kinds of plants. A sensory bag: Place slime,...

Halloween Safety Activities for Kids

With Halloween quickly approaching you have plenty to do. The kids need costumes, you have to stock up on candy and there might be a holiday party to plan. Along with the festive fun, you also want your Halloween to be a safe one. With that in mind, check out these must-try safety activities for kids. Look Both Ways Trick-or-treat night is a time-honored tradition. Even though the neighborhood is packed with kids walking the sidewalks, your trick-or-treaters shouldn't assume that every driver is aware. Discuss looking both ways before crossing the street, practicing on a non-Halloween day. Get Glowing...

World Food Day Activity Ideas

October 16th marks World Food Day. This special day is the perfect time to help your child learn about food scarcity and hunger. How can you involve your child in food-related issues on this holiday? Check out these easy activities that will have a major impact on your child, your family and maybe even the planet! Grow a Garden Where does food come from? That may be a major question your child has. Obviously you buy food at the local grocery store. But how does it get there? Talk to your child about growing produce, farmers and food production. Next,...

Halloween Glow In the Dark Activities

Celebrate Halloween with a few fun family-friendly glow in the dark activities. These ideas are easy for parents to help with, but still exciting for kids of all ages. Use these spooky science ideas for a Halloween party, pre-holiday activity or for an extra layer of excitement after trick-or-treat is over. Glow Slime School glue slime is all the rage. There are multiple recipes online, all featuring school glue. Instead of using regular white glue, swap out the traditional sticky stuff for a glow in the dark version. Turn off the lights and explore sensory science! Glow Ice Paint Make...

Rosh Hashanah Apple Sorting for Kids

The apple is a sweet symbol of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. If you have kids, helping them to prepare for the holiday means making the symbols and stories accessible to a young learner. Encourage your child to learn about this holiday while developing valuable problem-solving and reasoning skills. How can a holiday kids' activity also help your little learner with their cognitive skill development? Check out this easy apple sorting idea! Materials Needed Card stock paper Red, yellow and green tempera paint A paintbrush Markers Scissors How-To Steps Draw apple-shaped circles onto the card stock paper with a marker....

Child Health Day Activities

October 1st is Child Health Day. Help your child to understand the importance of healthy practices with a few fun-filled activities. These ideas all focus on a healthy lifestyle, showing your child why it's important to eat right, get enough exercise and so much more! Body Art Trace your child's body onto a large sheet of butcher paper. Now your child has their own outline to fill in. Using books and photos that you find online, have your child draw what's inside the body on the paper. This should include interior body parts/systems, such as the skeleton, lungs, heart, brain...

World Tourism Day Ideas for the Whole Family

September 27th marks World Tourism Day. Even though this day celebrates worldwide tourism, you don't need to go on a globe-trotting adventure to honor ot. What can you do with your family to celebrate World Tourism Day? Take a look at these fun family-friendly ideas! Pretend Play Your younger child can learn about world travel through these imagination-based activities: Make a mock airplane from an old cardboard box. Act out a traveling scene. Dress up like a plane's pilot or a ship's captain. Pretend that your in another country. Daycation Staycation Support local tourism with a day-long trip around town...

World Ozone Layer Day Activities for Preschoolers

September 16th is World Ozone Layer Day. While your preschooler may not completely understand the science behind ozone depletion, that doesn't mean you can't mark this day with a lesson (or a few!) on the subject. Starting early is an easy way to help your child develop a true understanding of the impact that people have on the planet. These activities are simple solutions if you're not sure how to share information on the ozone layer and other similar topics. In-Home Scavenger Hunt This isn't exactly the type of scavenger hunt your kiddos are used to. Instead of searching for...