Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

Easter Egg Hunt Alternatives

Take the traditional Easter egg hunt up a notch this year. Get creative and go beyond simply hiding and finding painted or plastic eggs. What can you do to make this holiday activity even more fun for your kids? Take a look at these imaginative egg hunt alternatives. Dinosaur Eggs: Turn your Easter eggs into the dino version. Use paper mache to cover balloons, crafting over-sized eggs that your child can paint. Hide the dinosaur eggs around the yard for the holiday hunt. Buried Treasure: Your kiddo can play the role of a pirate, searching for buried treasure. Make a...

St. Patrick’s Day Party Games for Kids

Are you looking for a few fun games to try out at your child’s next St. Patrick’s Day party? Whether you’re in charge of the school’s holiday party or you’re throwing a kid-friendly get-together at home, these easy game ideas will keep everyone entertained! Shamrock Memory Cut out shamrocks from green card stock paper. Group the shapes together into pairs. Write matching numbers on each set. Turn them over and spread them out on a desk or a table. Have the kids try to match each pair. Find the Pot of Gold Create a scavenger hunt around the school, the...

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Kids Can Craft

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And your child just asked if you bought something for them to give grandma, grandpa or their favorite sitter. You didn’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to help your little one make their very own last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for someone special. If you don’t have time to spend hours shopping at the mall and it’s too late to order something online (without paying astronomical overnight shipping fees), check out these easy-to-make DIY gifts. At-Home Spa Your kiddo can treat a loved one to a day (or several days) of beauty and pampering...

Valentine’s Day Math and Science Activities for Kids

The kids have crafted Valentine’s Day cards and they’ve made plenty of holiday treats. Now what? Explore math and science concepts, using Valentine’s Day as an inspiration. Not only are you celebrating the holiday, but your children are getting the chance to learn, make discoveries and develop new skills. What types of activities can you try for the most loving of all holidays? Take a look at these easy ideas that are perfect for kids in pre-k and up. Heart Symmetry Your child can learn about basic math concepts, such as shape and symmetry, using hearts. Hold a piece of...

Tu B’Shevat Avocado Tree Growing Activity

The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat is also known as the New Year for Trees. Even though it’s too cold to plant a tree outside. You can start the growing season indoors. An indoor planting activity can help your child to learn about basic science concepts and teach them a lesson in reasonability — when they care for their ‘tree’. While it’s not always practical to start a sapling off right now, you can adapt the idea and try an avocado growing activity. Materials Avocado pit Toothpicks Clear cup or glass How-to Steps Eat the avocado! There’s no reason to...

Easy Valentine’s Day Treat Recipes

Valentine’s Day is filled with sweet treats. And this year you can have your child help you to whip up a few. Spend some together time with your little one, making Valentine’s Day goodies to share with the entire family. Serve your treats at a holiday party or send them to family members and friends. If you need a few simple Valentine’s Day recipes for your child to help you create, check out these holiday ideas. Valentine’s Sundae Crush your Valentine’s Day chocolates into a bowl of cherry red ice cream. Mix the candy into the ice cream and top...

Martin Luther King Dr. Day Dream Speech for Kids

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. And so does your child. Use this great American figure’s famed speech as the starting point for a Martin Luther King Day activity that helps your child celebrate the ideas of peace and equality. These concepts can be a challenge for kids to understand. This activity takes the abstract ideas and makes them more concrete for your young child. Read the Speech There are plenty of book options that can help your child to better understand the words of this famous speech. Books such as “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King...

Christmas Dinner: Ways for Your Child to Help You Prep

With the Christmas holiday quickly approaching, chances are you’re spending plenty of time shopping, wrapping gifts and coming up with recipes for the family meal. Instead of staying in the kitchen by yourself, invite the kids to help out and lend a hand with the cooking. Of course, your children can’t use the stove, oven or other heat source. But they can help with plenty of the Christmas dinner prep. What can your kids do to help with the holiday meal preparation? Take a look at some easy ways to involve the kids and get Christmas dinner on the table....

Easy DIY Christmas Ornament Crafts for Kids

With Christmas coming you’re getting ready by putting up your tree and decorating it. Before you rush out to stand in long lines and pay hefty prices for ornaments, try a DIY version. These kids’ craft ornaments are easy for children of all ages to make. And bonus, you’ll get a cute keepsake to put on the tree for years to come. Paper Poinsettias Kids can craft paper flower ornaments, adding a special holiday sparkle to the tree. Cut a bumpy circle from a piece of red or green paper. Start spiraling in with the scissors, creating a snail shell-like...

Christmas Gift Wrap Crafts for Kids

It’s almost time for Christmas. And that means you have more than a few gifts to wrap. Before running out and buying roll after roll of wrapping paper, get crafty and have the kids create their own. From boxes and bags to sheets of artsy gift wrap, you can treat the grandparents, aunts and uncles or anyone else who is special in your child’s life to these cute creations. Paint Prints Cut a kitchen sponge into triangle shapes, dip it into green tempera paint and press it onto plain white gift wrap. What do you get? Crafty Christmas tree paper!...