3 Festive Christmas Party Games for Kids

How can you add even more fun to your family, school or any other Christmas party? Holiday-themed games! If you're planning a party, check out these easy ideas that kids of all ages will enjoy. Christmas Tree Decorating Relay Create two teams. Give each team a small-sized Christmas tree to decorate and everything from tinsel to ornaments. You can use either real or faux trees. Time the teams to see which one can put the most ornaments on their tree or race to see who uses all of their decorations first. Holiday Bingo Cut card stock paper or cardboard into...

Easy Christmas Treat Ideas for the Whole Family

Whip up a batch of tasty treats for Christmas! Your kiddos can help out in the kitchen, creating colorful cookies and so much more. Don't worry if you aren't an expert baker. These holiday goodies are easy for everyone to make. Christmas Ornament Sugar Cookies Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe or a boxed mix. If you don't have the time to whip up a batch of your own cookies, buy ready-made treats. Just make sure the cookies aren't decorated yet. Use red, green and white frosting to cover the cookies, creating ornaments. Add snowy white crystal sugar to...

Santa Claus Christmas Paper Bag Puppet Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a fun-filled way for the kiddos to celebrate the Christmas holiday? If your creative kids are into crafting, check out this Santa Claus paper bag puppet art activity! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A lunch-sized paper bagScissorsMarkers or crayonsClear-drying school glueRed and white craft feltCotton balls How-To Art-Making Steps Place the bag with the flap facing out and up towards the top.Draw Santa's face onto the bag's flap using markers or crayons.Cut a triangle out of the red felt to make Santa's hat and a large rectangle to create his coat.Glue the triangle to the...

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...

World Philosophy Day Activities for Families

November 18 marks World Philosophy Day. Celebrate this holiday with your family in a very special way. Even though your littles can't fully philosophize, they can still take part in a day of themed activities. If you're not sure what to do or how to involve younger kids in a Philosophy Day celebration, check out these easy ideas! Read Books Choose a few of your favorite philosophers and find age-appropriate books to share with your kids. Stage a family story time and read the books interactively. Ask your children questions and give them plenty of time to respond. Take this...

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...

Veteran’s Day Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a few fun family-friendly Veteran's Day activities? From research reports to artsy explorations, your kiddos can learn and create on this very special holiday, Check out the easy ideas that can help your child to learn more about their country and the amazing vets who have kept it safe! Write a Report Your child can learn more about historical veterans during this research-packed activity. Read about vets from different U.S. wars and ask your child to choose one. Continue the research online or check out books from the local library. As your child reads, help them...