Halloween Kids’ Glitter Paper Crafts

Get creative this Halloween with a cute kids' craft! Your little artist can add a special sparkle to favorite holiday characters and symbols, such as bats, ghosts and pumpkins. This art activity is the perfect way for your preschooler to celebrate the holiday or prep for a Halloween party. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x10-inch card stock paper in black, white and orangeScissorsMarkersClear-drying school glueGlitter How-To Art-Making Steps Spread a flattened piece of cardboard or garbage bag across the work surface. This can help to reduce the mess.Draw flying bats, ghastly ghosts or oval-shaped pumpkins on to the card...

Easy Halloween Party Treats

Are you planning a Halloween party for your kids? Celebrate this spooky holiday with a few easy to make treats! Not only are these Halloween goodies tasty options for a dessert buffet, your kiddos can help you to whip up the recipes. Rice Cereal Ghosts Turn a batch of plain rice cereal bars into ghastly ghosts. Melt half a stick of butter on the stove. As the butter melts, mix in one bag of regular or mini marshmallows. You should do the melting/cooking steps yourself. Never allow your child to use a heated kitchen appliances. Remove the melted mix from...

Sukkot Garland Craft for Kids

Celebrate Sukkot and decorate your family's sukkah with these easy kids' crafts. Your child can help you to deck out this outdoor area with harvest-themed garlands that they make from scratch! Not only is this an awesomely artsy way to learn more about the holiday, the garlands will also help your child to build problem-solving, spatial reasoning, and fine motor skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paperTempera paintPaintbrushesScissorsCrayons or markersA hole bunchYarn or ribbon How-To Steps Choose one type of fruit or harvest veggie for each garland or combine the foods into one project.Draw the fruit or...

National Grandparents Day Memory Game Craft

Create a crafty card game to celebrate National Grandparents Day. This easy art idea is the perfect way for your creative kid to build new skills and so much more. Not only will your child enjoy crafting this cute card game, they'll absolutely adore playing it with grandma and granppa. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Card stock paperMarkers or crayonsPhotos of your children and all of their grandparents- Each person should have a baby picture and a current photo.Clear-drying school glueScissorsA ruler How-To Steps Cut each piece of card stock into equal parts. Use the ruler to make straight...

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Fall is in the air and it's time to start planning your family's Halloween festivities. If your kiddos can't wait to have a holiday party this year, check out the easy activity ideas to try out on the big day! Halloween Tag Ask each guest to pick a spooky Halloween creature or character, such as a ghost, vampire, or witch. The players will act out their chosen character as they play tag. Ghosts can try to stealthily move around the game-play spaces, vampires can turn into bats and "fly," and witches can use "magical potions" to tag the other players....

Last-Minute Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

Are you planning a family holiday weekend? If you're not sure what to do this Labor Day, check out these fun-filled ideas that your whole gang will enjoy! Create a Backyard Beach Labor Day weekend is the perfect time for a beach vacation. But this doesn't necessarily mean your family can take an impromptu ocean-side trip. If you can't go to the beach, bring this type of holiday getaway to your backyard! Fill a children's inflatable or paddling pool with sand. Use a second pool to create a mini ocean. Add shells and sea-life-like toys to both pools, place a...

International Talk Like a Pirate Day Puppet Craft for Kids

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! How can you celebrate this "day" in a super-fun family-friendly way? Check out this easy pirate-themed puppet craft that's sure to get your creative kiddo talking. Talking like a pirate, that is. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Lunch-sized paper bagMarkersConstruction paperScissorsClear-drying school glueYarn How-To Art-Making Steps Flatten the paper bag and place it with the flap side facing up and to the top. Your child can draw the pirate's face onto the flap of the bag. Cut yard and glue it to the flap to create a beard and hair...

End-of-Summer Labor Day Party Ideas

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. The local pool closes, school starts again and your family is ready for the fall! Celebrate Labor Day with a special end-of-summer backyard bash. Check out these easy ideas for family-friendly recipes, decor and more. Labor Day Party Recipes Keep your family and end-of-summer party guests happy and full with a buffet of goodies. Get the grill going and barbecue burgers. Let the kids help you to pick out toppings, such as veggies, cheese and condiments. Add in grilled eggplant, zucchini or other vegetables for vegetarian family members and guests. Your kids...

National Grandparent’s Day Kids’ Card Crafts

How can you celebrate National Grandparent's Day? If you're on the hunt for an artsy way to mark this special day, check out these crafty card ideas! Portrait Card Help your child to paint their own portrait of grandma and grandpa. Give your creative kiddo an 8x10-inch piece of card stock paper. Position the paper vertically and fold it from top to bottom. Choose a favorite family photo that features your child's grandparents. Ask your child to draw what they see with colored pencils or crayons on the front of the card. After your child draws the portrait, they can...

Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast Meal Ideas

How do you plan to break the Yom Kippur fast? If you're looking for family-friendly ways to create a post-holiday "break the fast" breakfast, check out these ideas. Even though your kiddos may not have fasted for the holiday, they can still help you to make this meal and enjoy the tasty treats! PB and Babka Whether your family prefers a cinnamon babka or the classic chocolate, you can dress up this beloved bread and turn it into a break-the-fast sandwich meal. Add peanut butter or another nut butter to thick slices of babka. Keep the sandwiches open-faced and dress...