Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

Halloween Candy Corn Mosaic Art

Remember the old candy corn you have packed in a drawer from last year? It's time to get them out—but not to eat. Instead, use your old, stale candy corn for a children's art activity. Celebrate Halloween early with this crafty creation your kiddo will totally enjoy! Materials You'll Need Stale candy corn Tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Cardboard (recycle an old box and cut off one side) A pencil Wax paper A paintbrush How To Steps Separate the candy corn into groups of a dozen or more. Pour small-sized pools of paint onto paper plates, scrap cardboard or painting...

Autumnal Equinox Activities for Kids

The autumnal equinox happens on September 23. Celebrate the first day of fall with a few fun-filled family activities. Whether your kiddo is artsy, love the great outdoors or enjoys cooking, these ideas will keep them busy all day long! Leaf Print Haves the leaves turned from summer green to fall orange? If not, your child can still explore the colors of fall. Gather a few fallen leaves—green, brown, yellow, or any color. Pour pools of autumn-hued paint colors onto paper plates. Dip the leaves (one at a time) into the paint. Press the leaves onto poster board, card stock...

World Friendship Day Cooking with Kids Activity

Celebrate World Friendship Day on July 30 with a fun family activity. Who was your child's first friend? May it was you, your spouse or a sibling. Help your little learner to understand the importance of friendship with a fun-filled family interview activity. And bonus, this holiday idea doubles as a 'kids in the kitchen' cooking project. Pick a Person to Interview Who should your child interview? They can choose a 'family friend' (such as mom, dad or a sibling), a school friend or a pal from the neighborhood. Choose a Question What should your child ask their friend? The...

Labor Day Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a way to celebrate Labor Day with your child? Exploring professions is a fun, kid-friendly way to understand the labor market. Instead of lengthy lectures that your child may not understand, try a kid-friendly activity. If you're not sure where to start, check out these holiday ideas! Chef Cooking with kids is a fun and easy way to explore this profession. Choose a favorite recipe and assign age-appropriate tasks to your child. Younger children can measure and mix, whole tweens and teens can try more complex prep-work. Doctor Set up a pretend play waiting room at...

Family Activities for Parents’ Day

You've already celebrated Mother's Day and Father's Day. But what about Parents' Day? This special day happens annually in July and gives children across the globe the chance to show their parents or caregivers just how important they are. What can you do to mark Parents' Day? Cook Together Make a Parents' Day meal as a family or with multiple generations (grandparents, parents and children). Pick a favorite family recipe that's been handed down from parent to child for decades—or longer! Work in the kitchen together, asking younger kids to mix and measure. After the meal prep is done, sit...

World Friendship Day Activity Ideas for the Whole Family

Celebrate World Friendship Day on July 30th! What can you do to mark this special day? Check out the fun family activities that perfect for your Friendship Day festivities. Make New Friends Are you friends with the members of your immediate community? If you don't really know your neighbors, hold a block party to make new friends and celebrate this notable day. Make sure to hand out name tags—so that everyone can meet new friends during the party. Have a block-wide ice breaker session too, facilitating new friendships! Read a Book If your young child doesn't spend much time thinking...

Summer Solstice Activities for Kids

June 21 marks the summer solstice. How can your kids celebrate the transition from season to season? If you're looking for fun-filled ideas for celebrating the summer through play, check out these easy activities. Sun and Shadow Drawing Where is the sun on this very special day? Throughout the day go outside and place a large sheet of butcher paper or plain gift wrap on the ground. Have your child stand near it, casting a shadow onto the paper. Draw the shadow's outline. Keep the paper where it is and repeat with new pieces throughout the day. If you have...

6 Fourth of July Party Activities for Kids

Whether you're planning a neighborhood party, a smaller backyard bash or are just having the family over, you need July Fourth activities for the kids. Before you go all out and rent a bouncy house or spend days planning elaborate carnival style games, check out these easy activity options for your July 4th party! Build a balloon flag. Give the kids red, white and blue balloons to tape onto a large-sized piece of cardboard. Hang the flag as part of the party décor. Red, white and blue beanbag toss. Use sidewalk chalk to draw a grid onto the ground. Add...

Fourth of July Kids’ Party Game Ideas

Keep the kids busy during your July 4th party with a day of fun-filled, family-friendly games. If you're looking for a few options that will wow at your next backyard bash, check out these perfect party picks! Red, White and Blue-loons Fill red, white and blue balloons with water. Split the kids into two teams, giving each their own stash of balloons. You'll need plenty of space for them to run around, as they duck, hide and throw the balloons at each other. This is an ideal way to cool down on a hot July day. Ice Race Freeze red,...

Mother’s Day Planter Project for Preschoolers

Is your preschooler looking for a fun-filled, artsy Mother's Day activity? Break out the paints and other materials and try this cute craft! This is perfect for kids ages three through five, giving them a way to build fine motor skills, express creativity and make something adorable for mom. What You'll Need: A cardboard milk carton Scissors Card stock paper Clear-drying school glue Tempera paintbrush Potting soil A seedling or small plant Project Steps Cut the milk carton in half. If you're using a smaller size, cut the top off. Make sure the carton is thoroughly washed and dried. Glue...