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Kids’ Multi-Media Heart Collage Valentine’s Day Art Activity

Your creative kiddo can craft a heart-filled artwork to celebrate Valentine's Day! This multi-media collage project is perfect for kids in preschool and up. If you're looking for a fun-filled activity to display at your family's holiday party or give to friends as a homemade gift, read on for the how-to steps. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse an old cereal or cracker box instead of buying new board.ScissorsMarkersTissue paperTempera paintA paintbrushClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the side or front from an old cardboard box. The cardboard should have at least one plain side--without writing, print,...

World Philosophy Day Activities for Families

November 18 marks World Philosophy Day. Celebrate this holiday with your family in a very special way. Even though your littles can't fully philosophize, they can still take part in a day of themed activities. If you're not sure what to do or how to involve younger kids in a Philosophy Day celebration, check out these easy ideas! Read Books Choose a few of your favorite philosophers and find age-appropriate books to share with your kids. Stage a family story time and read the books interactively. Ask your children questions and give them plenty of time to respond. Take this...

Veteran’s Day Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a few fun family-friendly Veteran's Day activities? From research reports to artsy explorations, your kiddos can learn and create on this very special holiday, Check out the easy ideas that can help your child to learn more about their country and the amazing vets who have kept it safe! Write a Report Your child can learn more about historical veterans during this research-packed activity. Read about vets from different U.S. wars and ask your child to choose one. Continue the research online or check out books from the local library. As your child reads, help them...

Kids’ Activities for World Science Day

November 10th is World Science Day! If you're searching for a way to celebrate this special day with your kiddos, check out these exciting and educational explorations. DIY Volcano Kids can make their own volcanoes in the kitchen. Cover the work surface with newspaper, cardboard or a thick table cloth. Place a slim cup at the center of the work space. Give your child modeling clay and help them to build a mountain-like volcano structure. Next, ask them how they think they can make the volcano erupt. Fill the bottom of the cup with two to three tablespoons of baking...

3 Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy

What should you do with leftover Halloween candy? Whether you bought more treats than you had trick-or-treaters or your kiddos just couldn't eat their whole haul, you need to find a way to use up the candy. If you're not sure what to do with the sugary stash, check out these ideas! Donate the Halloween Candy Do you want or need to get the treats out of the house? Ask local food pantries, your child's school or other community organizations about the possibility of donation. If these places won't take candy donations, talk to a friend or host a second...

Kids’ Haunted House Halloween Craft

How can your creative kiddo turn a plain old cardboard box into a haunted Halloween house? Search your space for a used appliance, moving or large electronics box. Make sure the box is sturdy and has all four sides. After you find the just-right box for this kids' crafts, your little artist is ready to upcycle the cardboard into an imaginative haunted house! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need One large cardboard boxMarkersTempera paintPaintbrushesScissorsCard stock paperGlue sticks How-To Art-Making Steps Cover the floor/workspace with flattened cardboard or a painter's tarp to protect the surface. Open one side of the box...

Halloween Party Games for Kids

Your family's Halloween party isn't complete without a few fun-filled, kid-friendly activities. You have the menu set, bought plenty of treats and planned spooky standout costumes. Now what? It's time to come up with a few creative games and other entertaining ideas to keep the kids busy! If you're not sure where to start, check out this ghostly ghoulish ideas. Ghost Tag Magically transform into floating ghosts for this game. Your kiddos and their gets will need to get creative, moving like ghosts as they try to tag the other players. Not only are the players who get tagged out,...

Kids’ Halloween Ghost Card Game Craft Activity

Combine math and a fun-filled holiday game into one not-so-spooky Halloween kids' activity! This ghost card number game is a craft that kiddos in preschool and up will enjoy making and using. Even though the cards have a Halloween theme, your family can continue to use them year-round. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White card stock paper or large plain note cardsScissorsMarkersA piece of cardboard-reuse an old cereal or packing boxGoogley eyesClear-drying school glue How-To Card-Making Steps Draw a ghost template onto the cardboard. Make the ghost roughly the size of an adult's hand. Cut the ghost out and...

Spooky and Sweet Halloween Marshmallow Pops

Are you looking for a special treat that's easy to make? You're in Halloween party planning mode. And, this means you're on the hunt for tasty goodies to add to your dessert buffet. Forget about the tricks and focus on this marshmallow treat! You can customize these sweet pops to meet your needs or let your kiddo design their own themed party desserts. What You'll Need Marshmallows Thin Wooden skewers with flat/blunt endsChocolate- Choose a variety, including dark, milk and whiteOrange and black sprinklesOptional: Halloween themed sprinkles, such as pumpkins or ghostsCandy eyesCherry sauceWax paper How-To Marshmallow Pop Steps Push...

Kids’ Glow In the Dark Halloween Ghost Art

Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year with a glowing ghost art activity! Your kiddo can get creative this Halloween, explore science and make a completely cool display. This glow in the dark art idea is and easy artsy exploration for grade school aged children and their parents. Materials You'll Need Black poster board paperCardboard- Reuse an old cardboard boxScissorsClear-drying school glueWhite chalkCotton ballsTonic water- You must use "tonic water," and not sparkling or any other type of soda water. Only tonic water can create a glow in the dark art.A paintbrushA black light- You can find black light bulbs...