Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

5 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Activities

Now that you have kids, Valentine's Day takes on a whole new meaning. While you might have a romantic evening with your S.O. planned (after the sitter comes over), you may also want to have a fun-filled family holiday celebration too. Spend time with your loved ones on this loving holiday and check out these Valentine's Day family activity ideas. Get Crafty Create kid-friendly Valentine's themed crafts together. Paint a family mural, draw portraits of each other, make paint print handprints or decorate heart cut-outs. Cook Together Make a family Valentine's Day lunch or snack, working together in the kitchen....

Valentine’s Day Candy Heart Experiment

Combine science and holiday-themed fun with this Valentine's Day kids' candy heart experiment. Chances are you have plenty of candy conversation hearts around the house right now. It's the time of year to hand them out, making them overly abundant. Instead of eating all the hearts, use a few for a sweet science exploration. This experiment gives your young child the chance to make predictions, observe and test different theories. Materials You'll Need Candy conversation hearts Clear plastic cups Different liquids- water, vegetable oil, juice, soda, tea A notepad A pencil How-To Steps Pour each liquid into its own cup....

Groundhog Day Prediction Activity for Kids

With winter in full-swing, Groundhog Day is a time to celebrate the season and find out if it will continue. Whether you're completely into the winter weather or you're hoping for an early spring, Punxsutawney Phil will make his appearance and his predictions. Help your kiddo to mark this day with a Phil prediction chart. This is a fun-filled way to celebrate the day, learn about history and build basic skills (such as making comparisons, counting and graphing). Materials You'll Need Poster board Markers or crayons How-To Steps Position the poster board vertically. Write the years, starting with the present one,...

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Math Activities

The countdown is on! It's almost New Year's Eve and you're looking for a few fun-filled activities to entertain the kids. Whether you're having a family party for the holiday or are just looking for a themed way to spend the day, New Year's is the perfect time to play a math game. Use the countdown theme as a starting point for these New Year's Eve ideas. Backwards Hop Countdown to midnight (or try your countdown at an earlier, kid-friendly time) with this movement-based children's activity. Mark a start line on the floor with a piece of tape or a...

Kids’ Noon Year’s Eve Party Ideas

New Year's Eve is a time to put on your fanciest outfit and celebrate until well after the clock strikes 12. That is, unless you're a child. Your kiddo wants to join in on the New Year's Eve festivities, but they're still too young to stay awake until midnight. Here's where a "Noon Year's Eve" party come in. Before the end of the year gets here, check out what you can plan for a pint-sized afternoon hour New Year's party! Cool Confetti Celebrate with a spray of confetti. While this may make a mess, the kids will completely enjoy this...

Screen-Free Christmas Eve Activities for Families

You've hung the stockings with care, left cookies out for Santa and...now what? It's Christmas Eve, the shopping is done, you've eaten your meal and the family is gathered around the TV watching the same old holiday shows they've watched for years. Turn the the television off and try some of these screen-free holiday activities for families! Christmas Play Forget about the ready-made shows on TV. Your family can put on their own Christmas-themed production. Pick a favorite holiday tale or create your own. If you're not sure where to start, pick a few beloved Christmas characters (such as Santa,...

Wright Brothers Day Kids’ Craft: Make an Airplane

December 17th marks Wright Brothers Day. Celebrate this very special day with a few flight-themed activities that the entire family can enjoy. Read picture books about the history of flight, make paper airplanes, and try this airplane art project. Your creative kiddo can let their imagination run free, designing their very own plane to magically 'fly'. Not only will this project help your child to learn about flight, but it also includes a simple science lesson too! Start by reusing an old cardboard box (look for one that's large-sized, such as an appliance or electronics box). Talk about how reusing...

Kids’ Hanukkah Menorah Puzzle

You're looking for a fun-filled way to celebrate Hanukkah with the kids. Combine art and problem-solving with this menorah puzzle project. And bonus, you can reuse everyday items to make this a recycled kids' craft! Gather together popsicle sticks (making sure to thoroughly clean and dry them first) to use for this Hanukkah activity. If you don't have enough on hand, you can buy craft sticks at an arts and crafts supply store. Materials You'll Need Craft sticks (you'll need enough to make the menorah's base and one for each night of the holiday) Water color or tempera paints Paintbrushes...

Universal Children’s Day Activities

November 20th marks Universal Children's Day. This day marks a celebration of children's rights — globally. How can make this day special for your child? Check out these Universal Children's Day activity ideas. Learn About Another Culture This holiday is a global event. Help your child to understand what life is like for children around the world by learning about different cultures. Specifically, learn about what children do for fun, wear every day or do at school. Search online for information or read books about other areas of the globe. Create Art Bring out the paints, crayons, markers, colored pencils...

Celebrate World Science Day with Slime

World Science Day is held annually on November 10th. Celebrate this day with your child by planning plenty of educational activities, such as slime-making! Making slime helps children to understand states of matter, basic chemistry concepts and allows them to explore through their senses. Basic Recipe The basic slime recipe is simple to make. Your child can always add to it, creating plenty of different varieties to explore and experiment with. Combine one-quarter cup of clear school glue with equal parts liquid starch and water. Keep in mind, this is not edible in any way and should not be used...