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Kids’ Art Activities for World Meteorological Day

How can you help your creative kiddo to celebrate World Meteorological Day--in a crafty way? March 23rd marks this international weather-related day. From drawing and painting to sculpting with clay, check out the these artsy ways for children to learn about the weather! Weather Portrait What type of weather is right outside your window or in your yard? Start with a careful observation of the weather. Ask your child to describe everything they see. After they've assessed the day's weather, they're ready to draw and paint. Start with a blank piece of white poster paper. Your child can use crayons,...

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Garden Craft for Kids

Your creative kiddo can craft their own garden filled with shamrocks. This St. Patrick's Day art activity is more than just a holiday project. Not only will your grade school-aged child create a cute St. Paddy's Day display, they'll also build math/geometry skills, fine motor abilities, creativity and more! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White cards stock paperGreen crayons or markersScissorsA heart-shaped template or large cookie cutterClear-drying school glueTwigs or small sticksGreen crepe paperA paintbrushPacking tape How-To Art-Making Steps Create the shamrock's leaves. Help your child to trace hearts onto the card stock paper. They will need three hearts...

3 Shamrock Green St. Patrick’s Day Treat Ideas for Kids

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with green treats galore! If you're looking for your kiddo to help out in the kitchen, check out these holiday-themed recipe ideas. Not only are these goodies seasonal specialties, the activities behind them can help your child to learn about the science of colors, explore through their senses and build fine motor skills. Shamrock Green S'mores Turn the traditional dessert stack into a St. Paddy's Day sweet. Magically transform plain white marshmallows into shamrock green goodies. Start with a cup of your child's favorite green-colored powdered drink. Mix the powder with water, following the manufacturer's directions....

Vernal Equinox Spring Activities for Children

The vernal equinox marks the official start of spring, Help your child to celebrate this very special day with a few fun-filled spring activity ideas. Check out these easy-to-make crafts, treats and more! Spring Flower Collage Mark the start of spring with a floral art activity. Start with a piece of white or light poster board. Use blue water colors to create a sky-hued wash across the paper. If you don't have watercolors, mix tempera paint with a generous amount of water. Cut out shapes from green construction paper. Your child can glue these onto the poster board to create...

World Poetry Day Dramatic Play Activities for Preschoolers

Celebrate World Poetry Day on March 21st with a dramatic play activity! Your preschooler is ready to learn about poetry. While you might not want to start with the classics you read in college, you can begin this literacy lesson with an age-appropriate poem. Choose a poem from a favorite book or create your own together. After you have a poem in-hand, you're ready to start the dramatic play. Check out the fun-filled drama-focused activities to try out on World Poetry Day. Create A Story Turn one poem into a full-length story. Read the poem with your child, talk about...

St. Patrick’s Day Upcyled Shamrock Collage Art for Kids

Kids can create cute St. Patrick Day crafts with recycled paper and paint! If you're looking for a fun-filled family holiday art activity, start with a whole-house paper scavenger hunt. Reuse child-friendly newspapers, magazines, worksheets or even old paper art projects. Gather the paper and get ready to upcycle it into a green shamrock-themed mini masterpiece. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Recycled paper--Choose child, friendly types of paper/pictures. Look for options that have light colors or large solid areas.ScissorsCardboard--Upycle an old cereal, cracker, moving, electronics or other box.A markerClear-drying school glueGreen paint--Choose a few different shades or mix white...

St. Patrick’s Day Treats for Kids To Create

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a family-friendly cooking activity! Your kids can help you out in the kitchen, creating holiday-themed treats for everyone in the family to eat. Don't worry if you're not a master baker. These sweet recipes are easy enough for anyone to create. Shamrock Cookies If you have a heart shaped cookie cutter, you can make shamrock cookies. How can you create shamrocks from hearts. Use refrigerated, ready-made cookie dough as a base. Roll out the dough and cut it with the heart-shaped mold. Place the hearts onto a greased cookie sheet, arranging them in groups of...

Read Across America Day Book Cover Collage Kid’s Art Activity

Are you looking for a fun-filled, family-friendly way to mark Read Across America Day? Help your littles to learn about literacy while getting artsy! This creative kids craft can help your child to celebrate a special day, build early literacy skills, improve fine motor abilities and engage in an imaginative art activity. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Large poster board paper in white or a light colorMarkers, crayons or colored pencilsConstruction paperTissue paperScissorsClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a favorite storybook. Let your child browse your at-home book selection or visit the local library to find the just-right...

Paper Plate President’s Day Mask Craft for Kids

Celebrate President's Day with a cute and creative costume craft for kids! Your kiddo can make their very own Abraham Lincoln, George Washington or other favorite president mask with a few everyday art materials. This kids' craft is perfect for preschoolers and young elementary school-aged children. Check out the easy how-to steps that can help your little one to mark this important day. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A dinner-sized paper plateA wide craft stickMasking tapeMarkersScissorsYarnClear-drying school glueCard stock paper How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the center part out of the plate. This should leave a ring large enough to...

President’s Day Book Craft for Kids

Celebrate President's Day with a kids' book-making activity! Your child can learn about famous figures from history and get crafty when they try this easy, artsy idea. Start by choosing one president to research. Visit the local library or look up the president online. Gather a few fun facts and you're ready to take the next step and start crafting a biographical book. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the sides of an old box instead of buying brand-new board.ScissorsA hole punchMarkers, crayons or colored pencilsConstruction paperClear-drying school glue or a glue stickYarn How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the...