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Tu B’ Shevat Tree Activities for Kids

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with your kids? The new year or birthday for trees is a Jewish holiday that gives your children the chance to learn more about nature. Check out these fun-filled family-friendly Tu B’Shevat activities that will help your preschooler to develop new skills while learning about the holiday! Plant a Tree The winter chill may have left the ground frozen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plant a tree—indoors. Start a seedling inside. Help your child to pick a tree, plant the seed, and care for it daily. When the spring arrives,...

Inauguration Day Activities for Children

Celebrate Inauguration Day with family-friendly activities that focus on presidential history. Whether your child is a history buff or you just want them to learn more about the presidential office, check out these Inauguration-themed ideas to try! Presidential List Create a visual list of every past present. Start with a large sheet of paper, butcher paper or plain rolled gift wrap. Position the paper vertically and start with the first president, George Washington, on the bottom. Add each president and the year of their Inauguration until your child gets to the top. They can also glue photos or portraits of...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activity Ideas for Kids

How can you celebrate Martin Luther King Day with your kids? If you're looking for creative ways to help your child to learn more about one of the most famed figures in U.S. history, check out these these easy at-home activities! Dream Cloud Craft Reuse a piece of cardboard from an old box and turn it into a cloud-shaped template. Draw a large cloud on the cardboard and cut it out with scissors. Your child can trace the cloud onto construction paper or poster board. Repeat to make multiple clouds. Ask your child to add their dream for peace or...

Hanukkah Paint Projects for Kids

Get creative this Hanukkah with a few fun-filled kids' paint projects. Break out the temperas or finger paints and try these creative crafts for children in preschool and up! Menorah Finger Paint Art Pour tempera or finger paint onto cut pieces of recycled cardboard or paper plates. Help your child to dip one finger into the paint. Press their finger onto a piece of construction paper or card stock to make a candle paint print. Repeat for each candle in the menorah. Your child can dip the tip of one finger into yellow paint and dot flames on to the...

Cardboard, Craft Felt and Glitter Hanukkah Dreidel Craft

Your preschooler can learn about shapes, colors and the Hanukkah holiday with an artsy activity! This creative dreidel craft is fun for kiddos ages three and up. Adapt the art-making how-to for an older child or simplify the steps for your younger learner. And bonus—this kids' craft also uses recycled materials for an eco-friendly art-making option. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A cardboard box- Your child will cut the box into pieces to craft their dreidel. This means you'll need a box with larger sides. Scissors Markers Craft felt Clear-drying school glue Glitter How-To Art-Making Steps Draw the dreidel...

Kids’ Finger Paint Coloring Mixing Christmas Tree Craft

Start celebrating Christmas right now with a fun-filled family-friendly craft! This easy tree art activity is a creative way for your kiddo to practice fine motor skills, learn about the colors and make their own holiday decor. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Finger paint- in the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and white Paper plates How-To Art-Making Steps Pour each color of finger paint onto one paper plate. If you don't have paper plates, use pieces of recycled cardboard from the front or sides of an old box. Your child can mix colors to...

Kids’ Thanksgiving Photo Collage Craft

Are you looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving craft? Get into the holiday spirit and help your creative kiddo to get artsy with this easy holiday project. Make a cute collage that features family holiday photos from each Thanksgiving celebration. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Photos of family Thanksgiving celebrations Extra pictures of turkeys, cranberry sauce or anything else with a holiday/holiday meal theme Scissors Clear-drying school glue Poster board paper Markers Optional: Glitter How To Art-Making Steps Choose family photos from Thanksgiving holidays past. Select a few extra holiday themed pictures. If you can't find pictures online or from...

Thankful for Thanksgiving Kids’ Craft

What is your family thankful for? Celebrate Thanksgiving with a thankful tree craft. Your creative kiddos can get artsy, while learning about gratitude. After the crafting is complete, use the tree as a centerpiece for your holiday meal table or as home decor! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paper in fall colors- orange, red, light brown and yellow Scissors Yarn in fall colors A hole bunch Markers Twigs- search for fallen twigs in your yard A large clean mason jar Ribbon in a fall color Tissue paper in fall colors How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the card stock...

Thanksgiving Craft Felt and Feather Napkin Ring Kids’ Art

Set the Thanksgiving table with crafty kid-made napkin rings. Start a holiday tradition and make a different set of rings each year. Try this kids' crafts right now and choose a different art-making process next year—and every year after. Write the year inside to keep track of these usable annual art activities. Along with Thanksgiving napkin rings, you can also repeat this craft for other holidays. Make Christmas, Easter or any other type of ring for each family meal. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard tubes- reuse old paper towel tubes Scissors Craft felt- choose fall colors, such as...

Thanksgiving Meal Activities for Preschoolers

Even though your preschooler can't cook the turkey, they can help with the Thanksgiving meal. If you're looking for a way to let your littles pitch in, check out these easy family-friendly options! Make a Menu Your young artist can get creative and draw their own artsy menu. Talk to your child about traditional Thanksgiving meal ideas—such as the turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes or yams. Show your child the items or (if you haven't started cooking) pictures of the foods. Your child can draw each item onto a piece of paper to make their own holiday menu. Repeat...

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