Archive for the "National Holidays" Category

Inauguration Day Activities for Children

Celebrate Inauguration Day with family-friendly activities that focus on presidential history. Whether your child is a history buff or you just want them to learn more about the presidential office, check out these Inauguration-themed ideas to try! Presidential List Create a visual list of every past present. Start with a large sheet of paper, butcher paper or plain rolled gift wrap. Position the paper vertically and start with the first president, George Washington, on the bottom. Add each president and the year of their Inauguration until your child gets to the top. They can also glue photos or portraits of...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activity Ideas for Kids

How can you celebrate Martin Luther King Day with your kids? If you're looking for creative ways to help your child to learn more about one of the most famed figures in U.S. history, check out these these easy at-home activities! Dream Cloud Craft Reuse a piece of cardboard from an old box and turn it into a cloud-shaped template. Draw a large cloud on the cardboard and cut it out with scissors. Your child can trace the cloud onto construction paper or poster board. Repeat to make multiple clouds. Ask your child to add their dream for peace or...

3 New Year’s Eve Mocktails for Kids and Families

Celebrate New Year's Eve, or "Noon Year's Eve," with a family-friendly mocktail. If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy to make recipes. And bonus—the kids can help you to whip up these non-alcoholic mock cocktails! Pineapple Lime Sparkler Turn a chilly winter New Year's evening into a tropical getaway with this sparkling holiday mocktail. Combine one-quarter cup of pineapple juice (either freshly squeezed or store-bought) with one-half cup of a sparkling lime soda. Add a squeeze of lime and garnish with lime and pineapple wedges. Berry Dazzling Mocktail Add a dash of your family's favorite berry...

Easy Christmas Meal Ideas the Kids Can Help With

How can the kids help you to prep or cook Christmas dinner? Even though your littles can't chop vegetables or use the stove, you can still find plenty of ways for them to pitch in. Check out the easy holiday recipe ideas children can help with. Christmas Salad Get in the holiday spirit with a green (and red) salad. Not only will this festive starter add cheer to your Christmas dinner table, it's also a healthy menu option. Choose your family's favorite greens and help your child to wash and dry them thoroughly. Put the greens in a large salad...

Kids’ Finger Paint Coloring Mixing Christmas Tree Craft

Start celebrating Christmas right now with a fun-filled family-friendly craft! This easy tree art activity is a creative way for your kiddo to practice fine motor skills, learn about the colors and make their own holiday decor. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper Finger paint- in the primary colors (red, yellow and blue) and white Paper plates How-To Art-Making Steps Pour each color of finger paint onto one paper plate. If you don't have paper plates, use pieces of recycled cardboard from the front or sides of an old box. Your child can mix colors to...

Kids’ Thanksgiving Photo Collage Craft

Are you looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving craft? Get into the holiday spirit and help your creative kiddo to get artsy with this easy holiday project. Make a cute collage that features family holiday photos from each Thanksgiving celebration. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Photos of family Thanksgiving celebrations Extra pictures of turkeys, cranberry sauce or anything else with a holiday/holiday meal theme Scissors Clear-drying school glue Poster board paper Markers Optional: Glitter How To Art-Making Steps Choose family photos from Thanksgiving holidays past. Select a few extra holiday themed pictures. If you can't find pictures online or from...

Smaller Thanksgiving? Try These Starter, Side and Dessert Options

Will Thanksgiving 2020 look different than every other year's holiday? If your meal went from a buffet for dozens of family members to your immediate family, you won't need as many starters, sides and desserts. Even though you've cut your holiday menu in half, you can still make the meal special. Check out these easy ideas for a smaller Thanksgiving dinner. And bonus, the kids can help with the meal prep too! Thanksgiving Starter: The Cheese Ball The smaller meal means you won't need an array of apps. Instead of four or five choices, let the kiddos help you make...

Thankful for Thanksgiving Kids’ Craft

What is your family thankful for? Celebrate Thanksgiving with a thankful tree craft. Your creative kiddos can get artsy, while learning about gratitude. After the crafting is complete, use the tree as a centerpiece for your holiday meal table or as home decor! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paper in fall colors- orange, red, light brown and yellow Scissors Yarn in fall colors A hole bunch Markers Twigs- search for fallen twigs in your yard A large clean mason jar Ribbon in a fall color Tissue paper in fall colors How-To Art-Making Steps Cut the card stock...

Thanksgiving Craft Felt and Feather Napkin Ring Kids’ Art

Set the Thanksgiving table with crafty kid-made napkin rings. Start a holiday tradition and make a different set of rings each year. Try this kids' crafts right now and choose a different art-making process next year—and every year after. Write the year inside to keep track of these usable annual art activities. Along with Thanksgiving napkin rings, you can also repeat this craft for other holidays. Make Christmas, Easter or any other type of ring for each family meal. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard tubes- reuse old paper towel tubes Scissors Craft felt- choose fall colors, such as...

Thanksgiving Meal Activities for Preschoolers

Even though your preschooler can't cook the turkey, they can help with the Thanksgiving meal. If you're looking for a way to let your littles pitch in, check out these easy family-friendly options! Make a Menu Your young artist can get creative and draw their own artsy menu. Talk to your child about traditional Thanksgiving meal ideas—such as the turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes or yams. Show your child the items or (if you haven't started cooking) pictures of the foods. Your child can draw each item onto a piece of paper to make their own holiday menu. Repeat...

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