Archive for the "National Holidays" Category

July 4th Crafts for Kids

Celebrate the Fourth of July with plenty of fun-filled family-friendly crafts! Your creative kiddo can mark the holiday and get artsy with these easy ideas. Glitter and Glue Fireworks Re-create July 4th fireworks in glitter. Your child can design their own holiday display, drawing a firework design with clear-drying school glue. Pour the glue onto a paper plate or a piece of scrap cardboard. Your child can use a toothpick or a thin paintbrush to draw the firework lines onto a piece of black card stock paper. Sprinkle different colors of glitter onto the glue and shake off the excess....

Flag Day Red, White and Blue Berry Cake

Your kids have crafted Flag Day art already. But what about a holiday snack? Celebrate the American flag with this red, white and blue dessert idea! Your children can help you to make a berry-filled flag-themed cake that’s perfect for a family picnic or backyard barbecue. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—Use your favorite recipe or a boxed mix.White frostingStrawberriesRaspberriesBlueberriesA popsicle stick How-To Cake-Making Steps: Bake a rectangle-shaped cake. Use your family’s own recipe or mix a ready-to-use boxed version. This is the perfect opportunity to involve your kids in the baking process. Not only will your kids...

Red, White, and Blue Kids’ Crafts for Memorial Day

Are you looking for a red, white, and blue Memorial Day art activity? Your kiddos crave crafting—and that means you’re always on the hunt for new project ideas. As the holiday approaches, check out these easy artsy ideas! Red, White, and Blue Finger Paint This project is perfect for toddlers and young preschoolers. Not only will your kiddo enjoy the art aspect of this activity, it can also help them to build their fine motor skills. Start with small pools or red, white, and blue tempera or finger paint. Pour the paint onto paper plates or thick cardboard. Let your...

Egg-stra Special Ways to Color Easter Eggs

Are you looking for a new way to color Easter eggs this year? If you’re tired of plain one-color eggs, check out these easy, artsy ideas for kids! Double Dip Eggs Create perfect halves of color. Ask your child to pick their two favorite hues. Add egg coloring or food coloring to water and pour the mix into a shallow cup. Dip the hard boiled egg halfway into the dye. Hold the egg in place for a few minutes. Take the egg out and let the excess drip off the sides. Turn the egg around and repeat with the other...

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a heartfelt, and heart-themed, breakfast. The kids can help you to create this family morning meal—with a sweet holiday style! From pancakes to breakfast sandwiches, these ideas are easy to make and tasty to eat. Mini Heart-Shaped Pancakes Making heart-shaped pancakes is an art. But that doesn't mean you need to practice creating perfect hearts from raw batter. Instead, simply make the traditional type of circle-shaped breakfast treats. Use a heart cookie cutter to make mini Valentine's Day pancakes. Cover the cakes with a layer of sweet syrup and red, white and pink sprinkles. Valentine's Breakfast...

Valentine’s Day Heart Art Ideas for Kids

Does your artsy child enjoy anything that has to do with paper crafts? Stock up on Valentine's Day red and pink colored paper, break out the scissors and cut heart after heart after heart. With a handful of hearts or more, your child is ready to make all kinds of holiday themed art. Check out these easy Valentine's heart projects for children of all ages! Hearty Garland Punch a hole on each side of the hearts. String the shapes together with festive heart-printed, glitter-covered or red and pink ribbon. If you don't have ribbon at home, use yarn instead. Alternate...

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...