Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

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...

World Teacher’s Day Gift Ideas

Give the educator in your family's life a special surprise on World Teacher's Day. This special day, which happens on October 5 annually, is the perfect time to recognize the hard work and dedication that your child's teacher shows every day. In celebration, try one of these easy ideas to recognize a deserving educator. Lunch Treat The mini meal your child's teacher grabs in between classes (at their desk) isn't exactly a foodie find. Instead of a brown paper bag of cut veggies or a soggy sandwich, order a real meal for the teacher. Ask the principal (or other school...

Pumpkin Games for Your Family’s Halloween Party

Are you looking for fun-filled, family-friendly games to add to your Halloween party? If you're in charge of this year's festivities, check out the awesome activities that will entertain your children and their guests! Pumpkin Bowling While bowling with real pumpkins could get messy, this kids' game is much more tame. Instead of the real deal, use an orange ball. Decorate it with a jack o'lantern face using black permanent markers. Create ghastly ghost pins by painting soda bottles white (add eyes with a marker). You can also make mummy pins instead. Simply wrap the bottles in gauze! Mini Pumpkin...

Halloween Party Activities for the Whole Family

Are you on the hunt for Halloween party activities? If you're planning a family-friendly holiday event, check out the ideas that will keep your guests busy (and entertained!) for hours. Scavenger Hunt Set up a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt that takes the kids around the house or yard, looking for clues. Create clues that focus on the holiday and your party decor, such as, "Find the spooky spider web" or, "Search for the ghoulish ghost." Divide the kids into teams and let them loose! End each team's hunt with a Halloween "treat." Ghost Race How fast can a ghost race across...

Easy Labor Day Crafts for the Family to Enjoy

Celebrate Labor Day with an afternoon of family-fun crafts! The kiddos can get in on the artsy action, while the adults help them along. These easy ideas are perfect for holiday parties, picnics or an at-home art adventure. People Puppets What do the loved ones in your child's life do for a living? Have them ask parents, grandparents, older teen siblings, aunts, uncles or other family members about their jobs. Use paper bags, crayons and markers to create people puppets, featuring your family members' jobs. Turn the bottom of the bag (with the flap) into the puppet's face and use...

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...