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Tu B’ Shevat Recycled Cardboard Tree Art for Kids

Does the cold February weather make it tricky, if not impossible, for your child to plant a tree in honor of Tu B' Shevat? Even though the ground is frozen and the mercury has dipped too low to support a sapling's growth, you can still celebrate the Jewish "new year for trees." This easy kids' art activity gives your child the chance to design and craft their own tree—without having to brave the cold! Art Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Instead of buying new board, save money (and the environment) with an upcycled box. Scissors Markers Tempera paints- Green and brown...

Tu B’ Shevat Tree Art for Kids

Celebrate the Jewish "New Year for Trees", Tu B'Shevat, with a few creative crafts for your kids. Help your little artist to explore their crafty side and learn more about the holiday with these easy ideas! 3D Trees Craft three-dimensional mini trees with reused cardboard tubes, tissue paper and paint. Your child can paint a paper towel tube brown, creating a trunk. When the paint dries, add fluffy green tissue paper to the top to make leaves. Tree Prints Use real tree bark to print tree shapes onto construction paper. Search for fallen bark outside in your yard, a park...

How To Make Hanukkah Dreidel Cookies

Make a dreidel—out of sugar cookies! This Hanukkah holiday treat is easy to make, even if you aren't an expert baker. Gather the family in the kitchen for a cookie-making activity that everyone can enjoy. Read on for the how-to steps and creative cookie gift ideas. What You'll Need You have a few different options when it comes to dreidel decorated cookies. If you have a favorite sugar cookie recipe, bake the treats from scratch. If not, or if you prefer something simple, start with refrigerated dough. After the dough is ready to go, you'll need two cookie cutters—a square...

DIY Hanukkah Wrapping Paper Art for Kids

Kids can craft their own Hanukkah wrapping paper for eight nights of fun-filled gift-giving. This easy-to-make art activity is perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners or your grade school-aged child. Kids' Craft Materials You'll Need Plain white or light-colored wrapping paper Tempera paint Paper plates Art-Making Steps for Kids Unroll the paper or cut it into flat sheets. Cutting the paper may make it easier for younger children to create their own art. Pour different colors of tempera paint onto paper plates. Make pools that are large enough to fit your child's entire finger in. Add one pool of yellow paint (for...

Kids’ Fruit Crafts for Sukkot

Celebrate Sukkot with a kids' craft project. These artsy explorations help your child to better understand the holiday, spend time with the family and experiment with different art-making processes. Paper Mache Fruit Decorate the sukkah with pretty paper mache fruit. Blow up balloons, cut strips of construction paper and mix up a batch of your favorite paper mache paste recipe (or use a store-bought paste from a craft supply store). Dip the strips into the paste and cover the balloons. After the paste dries, paint the paper mache to turn the spheres into apples, oranges, limes, lemons and other types...

Sweet Breakfast Noodle Kugel Recipr for Yom Kippur

Break the fast with this Yom Kippur breakfast kugel. This sweet, noodle-filled treat is the perfect way to start your day, break your fast or just snack! This pudding-like part of your holiday meal plan is easy to make—for the whole family. Cooking is an ideal activity if you want to bring everyone together and help your children to learn about traditions, science and so much more. Ask the kids to help you to measure and mix the ingredients, while you do the baking yourself. Ingredients You'll Need 1/2-pound egg noodles 1 cup cottage cheese 2 cups sour cream 1/2-cup...

Sukkot Kids’ Fruit Craft

Celebrate Sukkot with a fun family craft! Decorate the sukkah with faux fruit that your kiddo creates using paper. These holiday garlands are easy to make, perfect for kids of all ages and a perfect way to spend some quality time together. Craft Materials You'll Need Construction paper Paper mache paste (you can make your own with clear-drying school glue and water- mix until it feels like a thick paste). Balloons Scissors Yarn Green tissue paper How To Art-Making Steps Cut the paper into strips. Use apple colors, such as red, yellow and green. Blow up the balloons. Make as...

Challah Sandwich Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

Your family baked their favorite challah bread recipe in celebration of Rosh Hashanah. Keep the Jewish New Year's fun going with a few easy-to-make challah sandwich ideas. These are perfect for your kids' lunches, an impromptu holiday gathering or an outdoor picnic adventure (provided the fall weather cooperates). Apples and Honey Apples and honey are a holiday staple for the Jewish New Year. Combine this sweet selection with your freshly-baked challah and make a completely kid-friendly sandwich. Remove the skins from the apples and slice them. If your young child doesn't enjoy the crunch of an apple slice (or you...

Rosh Hashana, Apples & Honey and Your Family: Ideas for Kids

Apples and honey are a traditional Rosh Hashanah treat. Before you slice and pour, check out what your child needs to know about this tradition and how you can create your own sweet New Year's version. Why Do We Eat Apples and Honey On Rosh Hashanah? The sweetness of apples and honey symbolizes the wish for a sweet new year. Make this holiday treat into an annual tradition! Read on for more information on fun, family-friendly ways to add apples and honey into your Rosh Hashanah celebration. How Can You Prepare Apples and Honey for the Holiday? The easy answer...

Kids’ Easter Table Topper Crafts

Combine a cute kids' craft with DIY décor! These Easter table toppers will add a special something to your holiday meal and keep the kiddos busy in the hours leading up to it. Cardboard Bunnies Reuse old cardboard paper towel rolls, turning them into bunny table toppers. Cut each tube into three or four segments. Your child can paint the outside of the tube with temperas. Let the cardboard dry. As the paint is drying, cut out circle shapes from card stock paper. Add two small ovals to the top as ears. Your child can decorate the circle (the bunny's...