Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

World Meteorological Day Activities for Kids and Families

March 23rd marks World Meteorological Day. Celebrate this weather-related day with a few fun-filled family activities. If you're not sure where to start, check out these creative ideas for kids of all ages! Today's Weather Painting Take an easel outside and "record" the day's weather. If you don't have an easel, don't worry. Unfold an old cardboard box and place it on the ground. Put a piece of paper on the cardboard—or paint directly onto the cardboard! Ask your child to observe the weather and paint what they see. If it's actively raining, bring an umbrella outside to shield the...

World Poetry Day Family Activities

March 21st marks World Poetry Day. Help your child to celebrate this special day, and learn more about the written word, with a few fun family activity ideas. Poetry Reading Stage a poetry reading—in your living room! Ask each family member to choose their favorite poem or a series of poems written by a beloved poet. Clear a space, create a stage area and give everyone their own chance to express themselves dramatically. After the reading is over, discuss the poetry together as a family. Poetry Painting Ask your child to turn their favorite poem into a 2-D piece of...

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Party Ideas

Are you planning a St. Patrick's Day party for your child and their friends? If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy (and fun!) kids' holiday party ideas. Holiday Treats Serve the kids a buffet of shamrock-shaped baked goods. Make a cupcake cake in the form of shamrock, use green icing to draw shamrocks onto sugar cookies or make your very own pot of gold to fill with mini muffins. Holiday Eats Along with the sweet treats, give your guests plenty of holiday-themed healthy picks. Make a green salad with different types of lettuce, serve a patch...

Artsy Ideas for Read Across America Day

Get ready to read! March 2nd marks Read Across America Day—and in celebration you can pick some of your kiddo's favorite titles to page through. Even though reading is the main event, you can also add to this special day with a few creative crafts. If you're not sure where to start, check out these book-based art ideas for kids in preschool and up. Book-Making Craft Kids can create their own books to read on this day and every day after. Simply stack a few sheets of white construction paper inside a colorful piece of card stock (make sure the...

Read Across America Activities for Toddlers

How should you celebrate Read Across America Day with your toddler? On March 2nd you can help your little learner to start a lifetime love of literature with a book-themed activity. If you're not sure where to start, read on for easy ideas that will entertain and educate your child. Make Your Own Book Use cardboard, construction paper and a few family photos to create your own picture book. Cut the board and paper to the same size, glue or tape the photos on each page and write words to accompany the pictures. tell the tale of your family's history,...

Thanksgiving Activities to Keep the Kids Busy

How can you keep the kids busy during your family's Thanksgiving celebration? Even though the tasty treats and main meal will fill some of their time, your children (and other young guests) needed added activities. If you're not sure what the kids should do, check out these easy holiday activities. Thanksgiving Bingo Make basic bingo boards with cardboard or poster board paper. Add holiday-themed pictures or words on the spaces. Use stickers or have the kids draw small-sized pictures onto the boards. Play the game before the meal as a way to ease into dinner or afterwards to keep the...

Preschool Thanksgiving Math Activities

How can you help your preschooler to learn basic math skills? Put down the flash cards and worksheets, and try these Thanksgiving themed ideas instead! Pattern Play Patterns are a basic math skill preschoolers can master. Turn your child's pattern play into a holiday craft with a few turkey-inspired touches. Give your child two colors of finger paint—brown and yellow. Have your child create a thumbprint pattern, alternating the two colors. After the paint dries, turn the patterned prints into tiny turkeys. Your child can use markers or colored pencils to draw on eyes, a beak and feathers. Counting Turkey...

Interantional Volunteer Day Ideas for Children

How can you help your child to celebrate International Volunteer Day? This day falls on December 5 and marks a time to recognize the impact of volunteers. If you're looking for a way to get your kids involved and help them to help others, check out these child-friendly volunteer ideas! Donate to a Food Pantry If your child is too young to 'work' in a volunteer position, they can still help you to pick out items for a food pantry. Take a trip to the grocery store or revisit what you already have at home. Help your child to pick...

How To Help Your Child Plan a Veteran’s Day Fundriaser

How can your child celebrate Veteran's Day? Help your child to understand the importance of veterans and hold a fundraiser. Partner with a local organization or charity that supports vets. Don't worry about staging a super-sized event. Start small. The idea is to help veterans. The organization you collaborate with will appreciate any assistance you provide. After you choose an organization/charity to work with, check out the next steps to follow. Select an Event There are limitless options when it comes to the type of event you can hold. If you want to stage a small fundraiser, try a bake...

Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids

Halloween is almost here! And that means you need a few creative crafts for the kiddos. If you're not sure where to start, check out these holiday Halloween art activities that are perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners and older children. Glitter Ghosts Make a shimmering ghoul with a hint of glitter, some tempera paint and construction paper. Draw an outline of a ghost onto the paper with a crayon, marker or pencil. Paint the ghost a ghastly white with temperas. Sprinkle silver or opal-colored glitter onto the still-wet paint. After the first layer of paint dries, add eyes with black or...