Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

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...

Family-Fun Father’s Day Activities

How are you spending Father’s Day? Not sure yet? That’s okay. If you haven’t made holiday plans, check out these family-fun activities that everyone will enjoy! Sure, you could do the typical go to a ball game day. Or, you could try something new this year. Reading Together You don’t have to leave the house to celebrate Father’s Day. Something simple like a daddy-daughter or daddy-son reading session is entertaining, educational and allows dad and the kids to spend some quality time together. Let the kids pick the book and let dad pick the place. At-Home Olympics Head out to...

4 Father’s Day Breakfast In Bed Recipes

Start dad’s day off with a sweet surprise. That’s right, make him breakfast on Father’s Day. Okay, so kids aren’t exactly known for their culinary skills. That’s okay. These recipes are easy to make, but still pack a tasty punch that dad will adore. Smothered Pancakes Dad typically covers his pancakes with a generous coating of maple syrup. Why not try something different for Father’s Day. Instead of the traditional syrup topping, smother dad’s breakfast cakes with a layer of peanut butter (or make a PB and J sandwich with two pancakes), chocolate sauce or flavored cream cheese. Sundae Breakfast...

3 Shavuot Activities for Kids

The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates the harvest season and the receiving of the Torah. Yeah, that’s kind of heavy for a young child to understand. But, it’s still completely possible to help your child learn about this holiday. How? Check out these easy activities that your child can try as she celebrates Shavuot. Flower Power One of the traditions on this holiday is to decorate the home with flowers. You can go out to your garden or the local flower shop and get the real deal. If this is your floral choice, let your child plan a decorating scheme. Have...

International Day for Biological Diversity Activities for Kids

May 22nd marks International Day for Biological Diversity. Created to bring awareness to biodiversity issues, this day provides the perfect opportunity to help your child learn about the world around her. What can you do at home to celebrate Biological Diversity Day? Habitat Diorama Turn a shoe box into any habitat your child wants. Try a snow-filled Arctic tundra, a desert, a grassy savannah or the ocean. Paint the inside of the box with temperas, creating a background. Add plants and animals with paper and modeling clay. Make several different habitats to help your child see the diversity that the...

World Day for Cultural Diversity Kids’ Activities

Celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity means, well – celebrating an array of cultures. This is the perfect opportunity for your child to explore the world and what different cultures have to offer. Observed on May 21st annually, this day gives everyone the chance to discover how other people around the world live. So what can you do to help your child celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity? Check out these kid-friendly ideas! Cultural Cuisine Ideally, you could go to a cultural food fair to celebrate this special day. If that’s just not possible (in other words, there isn’t one...

5 Mother’s Day Coupon Book Ideas

Ah, the Mother’s Day coupon book. It’s an old school favorite. It’s easy, it’s fun and mom will totally appreciate it. Your crafty kiddo can get as creative as she wants, designing this DIY gift for mom on her special day. What can your child include? Brainstorm ideas and check out these kids’ coupon book activity ideas! Spa Day Make mom a coupon for an at-home spa day. This can include a homemade facial scrub, a manicure or a make-up session with the kids. No Dish Week Mom isn’t fond of doing the dishes after dinner. So, don’t let her....

Mother’s Day DIY Day Spa Ideas

Mom’s special day should equal relaxation, rest and fun! It’s Mother’s Day, and you want to help the kids do something that goes beyond a painted macaroni necklace. Not that mom won’t appreciate a piece of kid-created jewelry, but she might include a spa day at home even more. What can the kids do to give mom an afternoon of beauty and pampering. You can help the kids to mix up a facial scrub or mask with a few everyday items that you probably already have in the kitchen. Chocolate Sugar Scrub Mix a tablespoon of coco powder (the stuff...

World Migratory Bird Day Kids’ Activities

In 2006 World Migratory Bird Day was founded to bring awareness of and to protect our feathered friends. Celebrated on the second weekend of May each year (in 135 different countries), this is the perfect time to introduce your young child to avian migration. Along with organized events and bird festivals, you can try a few at-home bird-themed activities. Migration Map Where do birds migrate to? Help your child to understand the great distances that migratory species travel by creating your own map. You can either mark a real map or have your child draw her own. Pick a specific...