Archive for the "National Holidays" Category

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...

Paint Print Christmas Card Crafts for Kids

Before you send a store-bought greeting, check out the cute Christmas cards your kiddo can create! Whether you're a Pinterest-ing crafter or your child just enjoys anything that involves art, these paint-covered projects are perfect for the holidays. Santa Print Card Pour a pool of red paint onto a piece of scrap cardboard, a paper plate or wax paper. Have your child make a fist to dip into the paint. Press your child's paint-covered fist onto a piece of snowy white card stock paper to make Santa's red coat. Add a face with crayons or markers and a hat with...

Thanksgiving Turkey Finger Paint Art for Kids

Are you looking for a fun-filled, creative art activity that your toddler can try? Do you want an idea that's also Thanksgiving Day themed? If you're not sure where to start, this textured finger painting idea is an easy (but messy) option to try for the holiday. And bonus, it also doubles as a sensory science exploration too. Art Materials You'll Need Finger paint in fall colors (brown, yellow, red and orange) Colorful craft sand (also in fall colors) Gold or orange glitter Soft modeling clay Poster board or card stock paper Scissors (for you) Glue or a glue stick...

Thanksgiving Activities to Keep the Kids Busy

How can you keep the kids busy during your family's Thanksgiving celebration? Even though the tasty treats and main meal will fill some of their time, your children (and other young guests) needed added activities. If you're not sure what the kids should do, check out these easy holiday activities. Thanksgiving Bingo Make basic bingo boards with cardboard or poster board paper. Add holiday-themed pictures or words on the spaces. Use stickers or have the kids draw small-sized pictures onto the boards. Play the game before the meal as a way to ease into dinner or afterwards to keep the...

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Ideas

The Thanksgiving feast doesn't end on the holiday. If you have leftover turkey, potatoes and other tasty treats, check out how you can turn the rest of your menu into after-the-day meals—for breakfast. So go ahead and treat your family to the best post-Thanksgiving breakfast they could dream of. Turkey Egg English Muffin Turn yesterday's turkey into a tasty breakfast sandwich. Pull apart pieces of turkey, shredding or dicing it. Toast an English muffin, layer turkey, an egg (choose your/your child's favorite style) and cheese on top. Sneak extra veggies into your kids' sandwiches and add a slice of tomato,...