Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

Build A Matzah House for Passover

Celebrate Passover with a fun-filled kids’ activity! Think gingerbread house building – Passover style. Instead of sheets of cookies, swap in matzah. Check out the creative ways your kids can build their own “matzah houses” and try out these easy tips. What You’ll Need Obviously, you’ll need matzah. Keep the sheets whole, letting your child break them in half or into pieces for building. You’ll also need something to hold the matzah walls (and roof) together. You can go one of two ways here – sweet or savory. If you chose sweet, frosting, cream cheese or honey will work. If...

Passover Seder Fun for Kids

The Seder is a major part of the Passover celebration. That said, sitting at the table for what could be hours isn’t always easy for young children. You want to include the little ones in your holiday meal and give them a start in their Jewish education. But, you also don’t want to hear the whines and complaints when they’re forced to sit as the adults leisurely dine. What can you do to make the Passover Seder fun for your children? Check out these kid-friendly holiday meal ideas! The Four Questions Asking the four questions is an important part of...

4 Fun Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

The annual Easter egg hunt is a major hit with your kids. But, they’re getting tired of the same old search and seek game. This year, step up your holiday egg hunt and get creative with it. Check out these ideas for turning the Easter tradition into an awesomely imaginative fun time! The Golden Egg Even though you’re hiding dozens of brightly-colored eggs, only one of them is gold. And, it’s this golden egg that has the best treasure! Cover one plastic Easter egg in gold foil or use gold glitter to decorate the outside. Hide something extra special inside,...

Celebrate World Meteorological Day

March 23rd marks World Meteorological Day. Celebrate this weather-themed day with a few fun activities that your kids can try out. From pretend play to science, you can help your little learner understand what meteorology is and why it’s so important to all of us. Meteorologist Role Play Your child watches the weather person on TV almost every morning (when you do). But, does she know that the television personality is actually a scientist too? Talk about meteorologists, both on TV and those who work in other places. Read about these scientists and then have your child pretend play the...

Kids’ Activities for World Poetry Day

March 21st marks World Poetry Day. How can you celebrate this special day with your child? The obvious way is by reading poetry. But, that’s not the only kids’ activity that you can try out on World Poetry Day. Check out these imaginative, playful and fun ideas that all support early literacy! Act It Out Instead of just reading poetry, put it into a fully dramatic pretend play. Pick a kid-friendly poem that your child adores. Choose roles, make costumes (use that old stash of Halloween costumes or go through your child’s dress-up bin), craft props and even make artsy...

Celebrate International Women’s Day and #BeBoldForChange

How are you celebrating International Women’s Day? This day is held annually in the beginning of March, and has a different theme each year. In 2017 the theme is #BeBoldForChange. Along with making your own statement, this is the perfect time to show your child just how important it is to stand up for women’s right. How can you do this? Check out these kid-friendly ideas for being bold for change! Biography Basics Help your child to learn about women who have made a change. Research famous females who have stood up for women’s rights, fought for equality or in...

Purim Grager Craft for Kids

There are many ways to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. You can bake Hamentaschen, dress up like Queen Esther, have a Purim carnival or make some noise. Make some noise? Yes, that’s right. The grager is a noisemaker that is used on this holiday. Every time that Haman (the villainous prime minister) is mentioned, it’s customary to make noise with the grager. Even though you can buy one of these noisemakers, your kids can also make their own! Materials: A paper towel roll (just the cardboard tube, not the towels) Fabric (reuse scraps) A thick craft stick Duct tape...

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Activities: Play, Create and Cook

Are you looking for St. Patrick’s Day kids’ activities? Whether your child is an art-enthusiast, musical or just loves to play, these ideas are easy, imaginative and fun! So, try one. Or try them all and get your green on this holiday. At-Home Holiday Parade If there isn’t a St. Patrick’s Day parade going on near you, create your own at home. Don’t worry about buying a bunch of musical instruments right now. You can make your own! Your child can bang on pots and pans with wooden spoons to create her own drums. Cover the ends of paper towel...

Easy Purim Recipes for the Whole Family

Get creative in the kitchen, celebrating Purim with your family. Cooking and baking holiday treats doesn’t have to mean that you’re stranded alone, in front of the oven, doing all the work yourself. Make the food prep into a family activity, having the kids help you out. Even though young children can’t use the stove or oven, they can mix and measure. So, what foods can try out this holiday? Check out these Purim goodies! Hamantaschen These triangle-shaped cookies are staples of Purim festivals everywhere. If you’re not a big-time baker, you can use ready-made dough for this one. Fill...

President’s Day Cherry Pie Recipe for Kids

Celebrate President’s Day with a myth surrounding George Washington. Our nation’s first president is known for many things, one of which is chopping down a cherry tree. As the story goes, the then-6-year-old George Washington took a brand new hatchet and chopped down his father’s beloved cherry tree. When asked by his father if he was the one who cut down the tree, he famously said, “I cannot tell a lie.” The historical truth of the story has never been proven. But, it’s still a fun tale to tell. After talking about the mythology of George and the cherry tree,...