Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

World Food Day Activity Ideas

October 16th marks World Food Day. This special day is the perfect time to help your child learn about food scarcity and hunger. How can you involve your child in food-related issues on this holiday? Check out these easy activities that will have a major impact on your child, your family and maybe even the planet! Grow a Garden Where does food come from? That may be a major question your child has. Obviously you buy food at the local grocery store. But how does it get there? Talk to your child about growing produce, farmers and food production. Next,...

Halloween Glow In the Dark Activities

Celebrate Halloween with a few fun family-friendly glow in the dark activities. These ideas are easy for parents to help with, but still exciting for kids of all ages. Use these spooky science ideas for a Halloween party, pre-holiday activity or for an extra layer of excitement after trick-or-treat is over. Glow Slime School glue slime is all the rage. There are multiple recipes online, all featuring school glue. Instead of using regular white glue, swap out the traditional sticky stuff for a glow in the dark version. Turn off the lights and explore sensory science! Glow Ice Paint Make...

Rosh Hashanah Apple Sorting for Kids

The apple is a sweet symbol of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. If you have kids, helping them to prepare for the holiday means making the symbols and stories accessible to a young learner. Encourage your child to learn about this holiday while developing valuable problem-solving and reasoning skills. How can a holiday kids' activity also help your little learner with their cognitive skill development? Check out this easy apple sorting idea! Materials Needed Card stock paper Red, yellow and green tempera paint A paintbrush Markers Scissors How-To Steps Draw apple-shaped circles onto the card stock paper with a marker....

Child Health Day Activities

October 1st is Child Health Day. Help your child to understand the importance of healthy practices with a few fun-filled activities. These ideas all focus on a healthy lifestyle, showing your child why it's important to eat right, get enough exercise and so much more! Body Art Trace your child's body onto a large sheet of butcher paper. Now your child has their own outline to fill in. Using books and photos that you find online, have your child draw what's inside the body on the paper. This should include interior body parts/systems, such as the skeleton, lungs, heart, brain...

World Tourism Day Ideas for the Whole Family

September 27th marks World Tourism Day. Even though this day celebrates worldwide tourism, you don't need to go on a globe-trotting adventure to honor ot. What can you do with your family to celebrate World Tourism Day? Take a look at these fun family-friendly ideas! Pretend Play Your younger child can learn about world travel through these imagination-based activities: Make a mock airplane from an old cardboard box. Act out a traveling scene. Dress up like a plane's pilot or a ship's captain. Pretend that your in another country. Daycation Staycation Support local tourism with a day-long trip around town...

World Ozone Layer Day Activities for Preschoolers

September 16th is World Ozone Layer Day. While your preschooler may not completely understand the science behind ozone depletion, that doesn't mean you can't mark this day with a lesson (or a few!) on the subject. Starting early is an easy way to help your child develop a true understanding of the impact that people have on the planet. These activities are simple solutions if you're not sure how to share information on the ozone layer and other similar topics. In-Home Scavenger Hunt This isn't exactly the type of scavenger hunt your kiddos are used to. Instead of searching for...

Parents’ Day 2018: Ideas for a Family Day

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may be staples for celebrating parents, but not every family fits into the typical mom, dad, child mold. And here’s where Parents’ Day comes in. Whether your kiddo just wants to celebrate you or they have a special parental figure/step-parent who missed out on Mother’s of Father’s Day, check out these family-fun activities! Team Play Hold an annual family soccer, football, kickball, volleyball, softball or any other game. Make special t-shirts for each team/family member too! You can order graphic shirts with a message that you design on the front or the back (such as,...

27 Daddy-Child Father’s Day Activities

How are you celebrating dad on his big day? A daddy-child activity is the perfect way to make a memory on Father’s Day. If you’re not sure what to do, check out these fun family ideas! Go for a nature walk. Have a backyard scavenger hunt. Make breakfast together. Read a picture book. Play a game of backyard soccer. Set up an indoor obstacle course. Draw a picture together. Paint each other’s portraits. Make a family photo book. Have a picnic at the park. Go fishing. Take a family trip to the nearest amusement park. Go to a baseball game....

World No Tobacco Day Kids’ Activities

May 31st marks World No Tobacco Day. While this day is dedicated to the cessation of smoking, it’s also the ideal opportunity to help your child understand the dangers of tobacco products. How can you help your little learner to get a grip on why smoking is bad for them — or anyone, for that matter? Take a look at the easy activities that will help your young child to gain knowledge of the dangers of tobacco use. Illustrated Answers After discussing the dangers of smoking and tobacco use, have your child draw what you’ve talked about. Give your child...

Kids’ math Activities for Shavuot

The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah and the first grain harvest of the new year. The festival falls 50 days after Passover, and the period in between (from the second night of Passover to Shavuot) is known as the omer. Counting down the 49 days from the second night of Passover to Shavuot is a fun way to involve your child in the holiday. It’s also an easy way to sneak in a few math lessons while helping your little learner to better understand Shavuot. Check out these kid-friendly ways to count down from Passover to...