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Arbor Day Party Snacks and Treats

Are you looking for a tasty treat to add to an Arbor Day celebration? Help your kids to learn more about this special day with an event at home. Along with crafts, games, and educational activities, you can also help your child to create a few tree-themed recipes. If you’re not sure where to start, read on for a few fun-filled ideas. Fruit Tree Pie What’s your family’s favorite fruit? Choose apples, pears, plums, or another fruit from a tree to use as the centerpiece of an Arbor Day pie. If you don’t have time to bake a pie from...

Mother’s Day Pizza Buffet Ideas

Make mom’s day special with a fun-filled family pizza party! Celebrate Mother’s Day at home this year, whipping up a pizza-themed feast that’s all for mom. Instead of ordering in, the kids can help to hand-craft a buffet of pizza treats for mom to try. If you’re not sure where to start, or aren’t an expert pizza maker, use a refrigerated or frozen crust. Check out these topping ideas that will turn plain cheese and sauce pies into fab foodie finds. Chicken and Pesto Forget about tomato sauce and replace the old standard with pesto. Slather on the pesto, add...

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cupcakes for Kids

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a cute cupcake kids’ cooking activity! Your kiddo can explore science, math and art—all while whipping up a batch of tasty holiday rainbow themed treats! Ingredients You’ll Need Your favorite cupcake recipe or boxed white cake mixFood coloringWhite frostingGreen sprinkles How-To Steps Mix the cake better. Let your child measure the ingredients. This helps them to better understand basic math concepts, such as numbers and quantities.Separate the batter into equal parts. Again, this also helps your child to explore math. Pour the batter into bowls. Add one to two drops of food coloring into each...

Hamantaschen Galette Ideas for Purim

You’ve already baked hamantaschen cookies for Purim. Now you’re ready to expand your holiday baking repertoire. Instead of a dozen or so small triangle-shaped cookies, make one larger galette. Choose a sweet or savory galette—and serve the tasty treat to your family as part of a holiday meal or as dessert. If you’re not sure what to fill your hamantaschen galette with, check out these flavorful ideas! Fruit Galette Fruit adds a sweetness to this Purim treat. When it comes to fruit filling, you have an array of awesome options to choose from. These include, but are certainly not limited...

How To Plan a Family Valentine’s Day Party at Home

Will your kids miss their usual in-school Valentine's Day party this year? Whether they're learning remotely or the school cancelled the typical festivities, check out how you can create a similar type of fun—family-style at home! Make Your Own Valentines Your kiddo won't get the chance to hand on hand-drawn cards to their friends at school this year. But this doesn't mean they can't craft their own cards at home. Cut 8x10-inch pieces of card stock or construction paper into squares or rectangles. Your child can draw a picture on one side with markers or crayons. Turn the card over...

Groundhog Day Cupcake Recipe

Bake a batch of cute cupcakes to celebrate Groundhog Day! Your creative kiddo can help you to whip up these chocolatey treats in honor of Punxsutawney Phil. Don't worry if you aren't an expert baker. You can use a boxed mix for this easy, and kid-friendly, recipe. Serve up these sweets at a holiday party or while you wait and watch for Phil to see his shadow. Ingredients You'll Need Chocolate cake mix or your favorite chocolate cake recipe Cupcake baking tin/pan Solid-colored cupcake tin liners Chocolate frosting Chocolate sprinkles Mini marshmallows Candy eyes Chocolate chips How-To Baking Steps Mix...

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...

Inauguration Day Dessert Recipe Ideas

Celebrate the new president with an Inauguration Day meal! Even though your at-home buffet may not look like the spread at the White House, your family can whip up a few few foods to mark this special day in America's history. And bonus—the kids can help you to put together some of these easy dessert recipes. White Chocolate House Cupcakes Bake a batch of your favorite white cake cupcakes. Top the cakes with white frosting and white chocolate shavings. Ask your kiddo to arrange the cupcakes in a White Shape on a large serving tray or your dining room/kitchen table....

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...