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International Youth Day Book Craft

Celebrate International Youth Day with a fun-filled book-making activity! Your child can learn more about notable young people from history with this research project. Start by choosing a historical youth figure. This can include any young person your child is interested in learning more about from any time period, country or culture. After they select a historical young person, your child can start the research process online or at the local library. Materials for the Book-Making Activity • Cardboard- reuse an old cardboard box • Scissors • A hole bunch • Yarn • Construction paper • A ruler • Crayons,...

National Aviation Day Party Recipe Ideas

Celebrate National Aviation Day with airplane themed snacks! Mark this special day with a kid-created party. Your children can help to whip up flight-y treats for their friends and family. Start with some research—and help your children to learn more about the history of aviation. Read non-fiction books or look up info online. After you’ve researched the subject, create a buffet of these plane party treats and sweets. Airplane Hoagies Turn regular sub sandwich roles into cute airplane hoagies. Slice six-inch hoagie buns in half. Fill the sandwiches with anything your child wants. Add deli meat, sliced cheese, lettuce and...

Parents’ Day Drawing and Photo Art

Are your kids looking for a creative way to celebrate Parents’ Day? Mark this special day with a sweet family portrait project. Choose from hand-drawn portraits, photos or a combination of the two! Hand-Crafted Parents’ Day Portraits Your child can draw their heart out for Parent’s Day. Start with a family photo or draw from real life. Use colored pencils, markers, oil pastels or crayons and card stock, poster board or construction paper for this parent-themed project. Take the drawing a step farther and add a sweet message to the top. The kiddos can also add a date and their...

World Friendship Day Globe Craft for Kids

Get crafty and celebrate World Friendship Day at the same time! Your kids can show off their artsy side with this paper project. Create a paper mache globe and add pop up people. These special friends will circle the globe in a sculptural 3D way. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Paper mache paste- Either use a boxed mix or make your own with equal parts flour, clear-drying school glue and water.A ballConstruction paperScissorsTempera paint- In green and blue.A paintbrushClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayons How-To Art-Making Steps Blow up the balloon to create a mold for the globe.Cut or tear...

Parent’s Day Party Ideas for the Whole Family

How can you celebrate Parent’s Day with the whole family? A multi-generational party is a fun-filled way to gather your entire group together and mark this special day. Before the holiday arrives, check out these easy party ideas! Generations of Family Recipes Ask each parent who will attend the party for a recipe. This could include grandma, great-grandma, mom, dad, grandpa, or great-grandpa. The guests can either bring their fully cooked recipes for a potluck or you can create generations worth of party menu options. Type the recipes or write them out onto separate pieces of paper. Staple the papers...

World Friendship Day Party Ideas

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. Celebrate this special holiday with a friend-filled party! If you’re not sure where to start, check out these fab, fun, friend-themed ideas! Favorite Friend Snacks, Sweets and Treats Serve your party gets a smorgasbord of sweet treats. Start with each friend’s favorite food. If you don’t already know each of your guests’ top picks, ask ahead of time. Create a sampler-style meal or build a BFF buffet that features the number one choices of each party guest/friend. Friends Themed Arts and Crafts Your kiddos are creative—and so are their friends. Add an artsy activity...

Parent’s Day Book Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a way to mark Parent’s Day? Your child can create their own book to celebrate this very special holiday. Not only is this kids’ craft a fun-filled way to spend time together as a family, it’s a cute keepsake that you can treasure for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- Reuse an old cardboard box. Open and flatten the box. Cut 8x10-inch pieces from the board.ScissorsA hole punchYarn8x10-inch card stock paperMarkers, crayons or colored pencils How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a parent-focused theme. Your child can select anything that has to do with...

July Fourth Pancakes for the Whole Family

Start your Fourth of July holiday off with a red, white and blue pancake breakfast. Bake your favorite pancake recipe or use a boxed mix—then check out these easy options to add a special holiday flare to your family’s meal! Food Coloring Separate the batter into three bowls. Drip a few drops of red food coloring into one bowl, blue into another and leave the third plain. Now you’ll have a stack of red, a stack of white/plain and a stack of blue pancakes. Use these as a base for other holiday-themed accents and additions. Red and Blue Berries Add...

July 4th Tablecloth Craft for Kids

Dress up your July 4th barbecue or family picnic party table with a kid-created cloth. This tablecloth craft is easy, artsy and fun for children in preschool and up. Gather together the materials your kiddos need and start the holiday fun right now! Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need A plain white table cloth or twin-sized white bed sheetCardboard- Reuse a cardboard boxRed and blue craft paintPaintbrushesRed and blue fabric markers How-To Art-Making Steps Flatten the cardboard. Use the board to protect your work surface. If possible, let the kids paint outside in the yard. This can help to minimize...

How To Celebrate Parents’ Day As a Family

How should you celebrate Parents’ Day? If you’re looking for a way for your family to mark this special day, check out these fun-filled activity ideas! Backyard Olympics Set up an obstacle course, choose teams, and create your own backyard Olympics. The kids can make medals to hand out at the end of the games. Cover cardboard in kitchen foil, punch a hole at the top and thread a ribbon through to make special Parents’ Day Olympics awards. Family Movie Night Choose movies that feature a Parents’ Day theme. The flicks should focus on parents, children and families. Set up...