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Labor Day Treats Kids Can Help to Create

Get ready for your Labor Day picnic with a few patriotic red, white and blue treats! These easy ideas aren't just kid-friendly menu picks. Your kiddos can also help you to whip up the delish delights. Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Cover a round cake pan in wax paper and add a thick layer of blueberry or blue raspberry ice cream. But the cake pan and the ice cream in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Crumble vanilla wafers and spread the cookies across the hardened ice cream. But the half-cake back in the freezer for an hour...

Patriotic Worker Collage Craft for Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day with a crafty kids' art activity! Your little artist can get patriotic and create a red, white and blue themed craft. Discuss the history of the American worker before you begin the art-making. Your child can research different types of jobs, American employee unions and how the workforce helps the country. Choose a few jobs (such as community helpers or healthcare workers) to focus on for this country community collage project. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers or crayons Magazines with child-friendly pictures of people working Tempera paint-in red,...

Memorial Day Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Memorial Day with a few creative red, white and blue crafts for the kids! Your child can show their artistic side with these holiday projects. Red, White and Blue Paint Print Pour red, white and blue tempera or finger paints into separate paper plates (or use scrap cardboard). Help your child to dip their hand in the first paint color. Coat their entire palm and fingers with paint. Press their hand onto a large piece of poster board or a plain white bed sheet. Repeat with the other two colors. Create a flag design, make a pattern or just...

Memorial Day Picnic Red, White and Blue Recipes for Families

Does your Memorial Day celebration include a red, white and blue family picnic or backyard party? If you're looking for easy recipe ideas for the whole family, read on for a few kid-friendly holiday ideas! Fruit Salad Sandwiches These sweet sandwiches are the perfect way to celebrate the day. Start with honey wheat bread and a smear of cream cheese. Add a rectangle of blue berries at the top left and make stripes with raspberry jelly and sliced bananas. Ice Cream Cones Give the kids a treat with red, white and blue ice cream cones. Dip the top half of...

President’s Day Puppet Project for Preschoolers

Are you looking for a crafty way to celebrate President's Day with your preschooler? Your creative kiddo can get artsy with an easy puppet-making activity. With a few simple materials your child can magically transform plain paper plates into presidential puppets. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Paper plates Card stock paper (8x10-inch sheets) Clear-drying school glue Masking tape Thick craft sticks Markers or crayons Scissors How To Art-Making Steps Pick a president. If your child doesn't know exactly what the president looks like, look through books or find images/portraits online. Your child can draw the president's face onto the...

New Year’s Day Family Brunch Ideas

How are you celebrating New Year's Day? If you have a family brunch planned, don't let yourself get stuck in the kitchen all morning long. Enlist the help of your kids and create a menu that they can whip up too! While young children can't use the stove or the oven, they can help with measuring, mixing, decorating and even some of the menu planning. If you're not sure what items to add to your holiday brunch menu, consider these tasty (and easy to make) picks. Egg Sandwiches You can handle making the eggs and the kiddos can out them...

New Year’s Firework Craft Cards for Kids to Create

Send a special New Year's greeting to friends and family with a homemade card. Your creative kiddo can break out the paints, crayons and more to craft this card, making a fireworks-themed work of art to celebrate 2020! Read on for the easy how-to steps your child can follow. Art Materials Needed to Make the Cards 8x10-inch card stock paper Tempera paints Paintbrushes Toothpicks Crayons or markers How-to Art-Making Steps Fold the card stock paper in half to make a card. Your child can create a book-style card or one that looks like a tent. Paint a New Year's Eve...

New Year’s Banner Art Activity for Kids

Are you looking for a New Year's Eve craft for the kids? If you need a project to keep your children busy during a holiday party or as the evening events approach, take a look at how you can get crafty, help the kids to get creative and spend a fun-filled holiday day making festive decorations! This New Year's banner art activity is perfect for kids in preschool and up. Art Materials You'll Need Card stock paper (choose a few different colors or use paper with a metallic sheen) Markers A hole punch Ribbon or yarn Scissors Clear-drying school glue...

New Year’s Foods for Good Luck

Start the New Year of right with a "good luck" meal! Some foods are symbols of good luck—especially when it comes to the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day holidays. If you're looking for a few good luck foods, check out these family-friendly options. Lentils With a shape that's believed to look like Roman coins, lentils are a symbol of wealth and prosperity for the New Year. Cook the lentils, let them cool and add them to a festive holiday day salad. Mix the lentils with greens (which are also a lucky New Year's food), add raisins or dried...

Snowball Paint Print Holiday Card Craft

With winter on the horizon, your kiddo is ready for a good old fashioned snowball fight. But there's no snow. Or maybe you it's just too cold to go outside. Celebrate the season and use paint, cotton balls and paper to create a cute winter craft. And bonus, this paint print art activity also doubles as a DIY holiday card! Art Materials You'll Need Tempera paint Card stock paper Markers or crayons Scissors Cotton balls How To Art-Making Steps Fold the card stock paper in half. Draw a semi-circle, starting at the fold. Cut along the line. Unfold the paper...