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New Year’s Day Goal Art Activity for Kids

Help your child to set goals for the next year with this New Year's Day craft activity. Before you get to the art-making, discuss resolutions and goals. Your child may not necessarily have "resolutions," but they can create goals or objectives to accomplish in the next calendar year. Talk about what changes they want to make or what they want to do in school or another area of their life. After they create a list, they're ready to take the next step! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board paper- Choose a light color or white paper. This will...

New Year’s Eve Crafts for Kids

Celebrate New Year's Eve in a crafty way this year! If your artsy kiddo is looking for holiday projects, check out these themed ideas. Try a craft or two during the day or set up a full artwork buffet for a group of pint-sized Picassos at your NYE party. Fireworks Painting Splatter paint a festive fireworks design. Whether you plan to watch the fireworks IRL or on TV, your child can create their own paint and paper display. Start with a deep night sky blue or black piece of card stock paper or poster board. Pour small pools of brightly-hued...

New Year’s Buffet Ideas for Your Family

Start the year of right with a stand-out homemade New Year's Day breakfast or brunch! Your kiddos can help out in the kitchen, mixing, measuring, decorating and putting together creative treats. If you're not sure what to make or where to start, check out these easy ideas for your fam's holiday breakfast/brunch-time buffet. Pancakes with Toppings Mix up a batch of your favorite pancake recipe or buy a boxed option. Even though your littles can't actually cook the cakes, they can measure the different ingredients and mix them up in a big ol' bowl! Add a special surprise and sprinkle...

New Year’s Resolution Kids’ Book Craft

What are your New Year's Resolutions? Help your children to learn more about what resolutions are--and create a few of their own! This easy holiday activity will get your kiddos thinking about their goals, objectives and more for the next year. And bonus, this New Year's Day activity doubles as an awesome art project that your family can cherish for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the sides of an old cardboard box instead of buying new boardScissorsA hole punchYarnCrayons, pencils or markersTempera paintPaintbrushesGlitter8x10-inch card stock paper How-To Steps Discuss resolutions. Help your child to...

Toast New Year’s Eve With These Family-Friendly Mocktails

The colorful cocktails you favor just won't due when it comes to your family's New Year's Eve celebration. Instead alcoholic beverages, mix up a batch of kid-friendly mocktails! These holiday-themed sips are perfect for everyone in your fam and easy enough for your kiddo's to help you make. Choose one recipe, create a few or check out the mocktail buffet bar idea. Fizzy Berry Blitz Start with sparkling seltzer. Mix in your family's favorite berry juice. You can use bottled juice or make your own. Choose cranberry, cheery, raspberry, blackberry, blueberry or a mix of a few. Instead of a...

3 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

You spent the entire holiday cooking the biggest turkey you could find. The family sat down for a Thanksgiving dinner and ate most of your kitchen creation. But you still have some turkey leftover. What can you do with the rest of the bird? Check out these post-holiday recipe ideas that the whole family will enjoy! Turkey Sandwich Bar Turkey sandwiches are a no-brainer. Up your leftover game and set up a family-friendly buffet bar. Slice the turkey and warm it in the oven before serving. Add a few different types of bread, cheese choices, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled veggies, hummus,...

Thanksgiving Cookies for Kids to Decorate

You don't need to wait until Christmas to bake holiday cookies. Your kids can get creative in the kitchen and help you to bake a batch of Thanksgiving treats. Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use a boxed mix. After the cookies are completely cool, you're ready to decorate! Check out a few fun-filled decoration ideas for your fam's Thanksgiving desserts. Turkey Cookies How can you use the rest of your candy corn from Halloween? Transform the tri-colored corn into turkey feathers! Frost the cookies with chocolate icing. Draw a turkey face onto the center of each treat....

Kids’ Thanksgiving Turkey Portrait Art

Create cute crafts for Thanksgiving. Celebrate the holiday with a turkey portrait that your pint-sized Picasso can paint! This art activity is ideal for preschoolers, kindergarten-aged children and other younger kids. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side of an old box instead of buying new board. Choose a box without lettering or damage.MarkersTempera paintsPaintbrushes Tissue paperClear-drying school glueScissors How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a turkey onto the cardboard using the markers. If your child isn't sure where to start, ask them what shapes they see in a turkey. Start with a circle or oval for the body...

3 Pumpkin Pie Alternatives for Thanksgiving

Forget about the same plain old pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Your kiddos can help you in the kitchen and create pumpkin-themed treats. Instead of the traditional pie, try out these pumpkin-y picks. The whole family can get in on the cooking, and eating, action! Pumpkin Pudding Pies Make individual pumpkin pies with mini crusts and pudding. Start with ready-made mini crusts. Whip up a batch of boxed pumpkin flavored pudding. The kids can help to measure and mix the ingredients. Spoon the pudding into the pie crusts and refrigerate for two to three hours, or until firm. Top the pies...

Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Craft for Kids

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a kid-created turkey craft! This activity is the perfect way for your preschooler to add art into their day, while making a cute holiday decoration. Use the completed craft as a kid-created place mat, hang the art on the wall or put it on the fridge with a magnet. Not only is this easy art idea an ideal way to mark the holiday, it also helps young children to develop creativity and fine motor skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x11-inch card stock paperCrayons or markersTempera paintsPaintbrushesScissorsConstruction paperClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Start with a...