Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

World Food Day Activities for Kids By Age

October 16th marks World Food Day. This holiday isn’t just another in the long stream of food-inspired ‘days’. Instead, World Food Day sheds light on worldwide hunger. This isn’t a holiday to indulge in your favorite treats or take the kids out for a meal. Help your child to understand that she’s lucky to have the food on her plate with these easy activities. Your kiddo can get charitable and begin to understand what food means to someone who doesn’t have it. Keep in mind, your child’s age dictates what she can or can’t do to honor this day. Take...

Yom Kippur Tzedakah Activities for Kids

Celebrate Yom Kippur by giving to charity. This tradition, known as tzedakah, is something that both kids and adult can do. Gather the family and mark this very special holiday with a few charitable acts. What can you do? Check out these tzedakah ideas! Food Pantry When you’re at the grocery store, buying food to break the holiday fast, pick up a few extra items. Whether it’s canned food or some other non-perishable item, pack a bag and bring it to the local food pantry. If you’re not sure what they need, call ahead and ask what the high-demand items are....

International Day of Democracy Activities for Kids

September 15th marks International Day of Democracy. Even though this may not exactly be a top “day” that you think about celebrating with your child, it does provide an excellent educational opportunity. The idea of a democracy has historical roots in ancient Greece. Start there and try this ancient activity that helps to teach your young child all about how democracy came to be. Research the Ancient Greeks Head to the local library and check out a few non-fiction books that feature the ancient Greeks and their democracy. Books such as “Ancient Greece: Birthplace of Democracy” by Kim Covert, “The...

Kids’ Activities for World Ozone Layer Day

Your budding environmentalist can learn a thing or two (or more) by celebrating World Ozone Layer Day. September 16th marks this Earth-friendly day. If your child shows an interest in science and helping out the environment, check out these activity ideas. Read a Book Start out your Ozone Day activities with some research. Read a book with your child that features a non-fiction account of what’s happening to the environment. Books such as “The Ozone Layer” by Rhonda Lucas Donald, “Mario and the Hole in the Sky” by David Diaz and Elizabeth Rusch or “Ozone Hole” by Sally Morgan are...

National Aviation Day Pretend Play for Kids

Celebrate National Aviation Day with a few fun-filled pretend play activities. Your young child can get into the idea of working in the air with an imagination-based exploration of this career. How can you mark this special day and get in some pretend play? Check out these activities that are perfect for preschoolers! Cardboard Box Plane If you have an old large-sized (such as an electronics or appliance) box, you have a DIY airplane, Open the top of the box and cut off the front and back flaps. Leave the side flaps on, making wings for the plane. Give your...

International Literacy Day Pretend Play Kids’ Activity

September 8th marks International Literacy Day! Celebrate reading with a fun-filled family book activity. What can your child do on this special day? Pick a favorite book to start with, and then turn it into a creative play. Your child doesn’t need to choose a piece of literature that’s already written out in play form for this activity to work. Instead, pick any book and transform it into one. Starts With a Story Ask your child to pick a book. Read it together before beginning the pretend play activity. After you’ve read the book at least once, start creating the...

World Friendship Day Handprint Kids’ Art

Get artsy on World Friendship Day with a paint print craft. The kids can create this project with their BFFs, making cute keepsakes that they can look back at later on when they’re older. This kids’ holiday craft is easy enough for toddlers to try, but still fun for older kids too. Your child (and a friend, of course) will create a pair of handprints using paint. Older kids can follow this up with a simple writing exercise. They can each write one sentence about the friend, trade the sentences, read them and then glue them to the painted prints....

Parents’ Day Family Book-Making Activity

Are you looking for a way to spend more time with your child? Parents’ Day provides the perfect opportunity. What can you, your spouse/significant other and the kids do to celebrate? Well, there are plenty of options. The family can take a day trip to a museum, go to an amusement park, take in a sporting event, have a meal together or try something artsy. If arts and crafts are the pick of the day, check out this Parents’ Day family book-making activity. Materials Family photos- This is part of the activity itself. Go through printed pictures or look at...

Cook and Craft on World Friendship Day

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. Celebrate with a few friend-filled activities. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to get social, spend time with her pals and enjoy a few entertaining activities. After inviting her classmates, neighbors or other friends over, try out these kid-friendly ideas! Friendship Meal Prep a meal that the kids can help to whip up. Ask each child what their favorite foods are. Then see if they can name which foods the other one likes. Pick a food that both friends enjoy, and then serve that up for a Friendship Day breakfast, lunch or...

July 4th Party Kids’ Craft Table Ideas

Your family-focused July 4th party isn’t complete without kid-friendly activities. You’ve got the games planned and have created a menu that the kiddos are sure to enjoy. Now what? A craft table is an easy way to occupy little guests. Not only will the kids stay busy, but they’ll create their own keepsakes to take home too! Check out these ideas for setting up a Fourth of July party kids’ crafting center. Pick the Place Choose a space that isn’t near the food (no one wants school glue in their salad) or anything that gets wet (such as the sprinkler...