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Earth Day Activity Ideas for Families

How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day? If you’re looking for family-friendly ideas to try at home this year, check out these fun-filled kids’ holiday activities. Plant a Garden Even though the warm weather isn’t necessarily here to stay, you can start your summer garden during a spring-time Earth Day celebration. If you live in an area that may still see frost, begin gardening indoors. Choose a few different veggies to grow and start seedlings in reused paper milk containers. Simple cut the containers in half, fill the bottom with soil and sow the seeds! Recyclable Scavenger Hunt Search...

How To Make an Earth Day Journal

Help your child to learn more about the planet this Earth Day! Read books on environmentally friendly practices and then create your own. After the two of you research the planet and how people impact it, upcycle a few household items and design a special Earth Day journal to use right now and for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- reuse the front or back of an old cereal or cracker boxScissorsA hole punchFabric scrapsClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayonsRecycled paperOld child-friendly magazines How-To Art-Making Steps Build a book! Layer two pieces of cardboard together. Make sure...

Earth Day Collage Craft for Kids

Celebrate Earth Day with an upcycled art activity. Instead of buying new arts and crafts materials, reuse what you already have at home. Spend the day scavenging the house with your creative kiddo to find the just-right artsy options for this planetary project! Discuss the advantages of using found or upcycled materials with your child and ask them why this type of recycling is better for the environment. After you talk about the planet and Earth Day, get ready to craft a colorful globe collage. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Reused pieces of paperGreen, blue, and white tempera paintA...

Vernal Equinox Spring Art Activities

March 20th marks the Vernal Equinox. This day is the official start of the spring season. Celebrate the spring with a fun fun-filled family-friendly crafts! Sunny Spring Day Landscape Break out the tempera paints and a canvas. Your creative kid can paint a sunny spring landscape from memory, a book or real-life. Discuss the colors of spring and how the natural surroundings look different during this season. Spring Flowers Use tissue paper to make a garden of faux flowers. Plant the flowers in a layer of modeling clay. Press the clay onto a piece of cardboard. Cut circles of colorful...

Green and Gold Glitter St. Patrick’s Day Art

Are you looking for a creative kids’ craft to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Check out this artsy activity that shines with a special lucky shamrock sparkle! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard-Reuse the front or side of an old box instead of buying new board.Green tempera paintA paintbrushClear-drying school glueGreen and gold glitterScissorsA marker How-To Art-Making Steps Draw an over-sized shamrock onto the cardboard. Make the shamrock as big as your child wants. If your child is struggling to create a shamrock shape, make a heart stencil or template from another piece of cardboard. Position the heart horizontally with...

3 Shamrock Art Activities for Kids

Decorate your home with a St. Patrick’s Day theme! Don’t worry if your holiday décor stash is depleted this year. Your creative kiddo can craft their own St. Patty’s decorations for this year’s family celebration. Check out these easy, artsy ideas that are perfect for kids of all ages. Shamrock Table Cloth Dress up a holiday table with this shamrock-covered covering. Reuse an old plain light-colored table cloth or a flat cotton bed sheet. Cut large-sized kitchen sponges into shamrock shapes. Draw a shamrock on the sponge with a permanent marker or use a template/stencil. Cut the shamrock out and...

St. Patrick’s Day Baking Ideas for the Whole Family

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a holiday themed treat! Your kids can help you to whip up these cute cupcakes, cookies and more. Share the sweets at a St. Patrick’s Day party, gift your BFF’s and family with the goodies or save for your holiday dinner dessert. Shamrock Cupcakes Draw a shamrock shape onto a piece of wax paper. Size the shamrock to make it fit perfectly on the top of a frosted cupcake. Cut the shamrock out. Frost your favorite flavor of cupcakes in white icing. Place the wax paper on top. Spoon green sprinkles onto the top. Remove...

How To Celebrate Read Across America Day

Are you ready for Read Across America Day? March 2nd marks this special book-filled holiday. If you’re not sure how to celebrate this day with your preschooler, check out these family-friendly options! Read and Cook Whip up tasty treats based on your child’s favorite books. Decorate a sheet cake to look like a book cover, carry a book’s color scheme into cupcake frosting décor, or bake book-shaped sugar cookies. Your child can also choose a recipe based on a book’s theme—such as a Read Across America Day breakfast with green eggs and a side of ham. Add a drop or...

President’s Day Portrait Art Activity for Kids

Celebrate President's Day with a historical portrait project. Your creative kiddo can get artsy and paint a picture of their favorite president—present or past. From preschoolers to high schoolers, this art activity is easy, fun and educational for everyone! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Markers or crayons Tempera paints Paintbrushes Cardboard or a paper plate How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a president. Help your child to research one president. Find pictures of the person from their in-office days. Depending on the time period, these may include either paintings or photos. Use the markers or crayons to draw...

Valentine’s Day Glitter Tissue Flower Craft for Kids

Kids can create Valentine's Day flowers that will last forever! Follow these simple how-to steps and craft a bouquet that your children can give to their grandparents, friends or anyone else they want to celebrate on this special day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Red, pink and white tissue paper Scissors Red and pink glitter Clear-drying school glue A paintbrush Green pipe cleaners A marker How-To Art-Making Steps Layer the tissue paper, alternating colors. This provides the perfect opportunity to teach your child about patterns. Draw a large circle with the marker. The bigger the circle, the wider or...