Posts Tagged "kids"

National Aviation Day Party Recipe Ideas

Celebrate National Aviation Day with airplane themed snacks! Mark this special day with a kid-created party. Your children can help to whip up flight-y treats for their friends and family. Start with some research—and help your children to learn more about the history of aviation. Read non-fiction books or look up info online. After you’ve researched the subject, create a buffet of these plane party treats and sweets. Airplane Hoagies Turn regular sub sandwich roles into cute airplane hoagies. Slice six-inch hoagie buns in half. Fill the sandwiches with anything your child wants. Add deli meat, sliced cheese, lettuce and...

World Friendship Day Globe Craft for Kids

Get crafty and celebrate World Friendship Day at the same time! Your kids can show off their artsy side with this paper project. Create a paper mache globe and add pop up people. These special friends will circle the globe in a sculptural 3D way. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Paper mache paste- Either use a boxed mix or make your own with equal parts flour, clear-drying school glue and water.A ballConstruction paperScissorsTempera paint- In green and blue.A paintbrushClear-drying school glueMarkers or crayons How-To Art-Making Steps Blow up the balloon to create a mold for the globe.Cut or tear...

Parent’s Day Party Ideas for the Whole Family

How can you celebrate Parent’s Day with the whole family? A multi-generational party is a fun-filled way to gather your entire group together and mark this special day. Before the holiday arrives, check out these easy party ideas! Generations of Family Recipes Ask each parent who will attend the party for a recipe. This could include grandma, great-grandma, mom, dad, grandpa, or great-grandpa. The guests can either bring their fully cooked recipes for a potluck or you can create generations worth of party menu options. Type the recipes or write them out onto separate pieces of paper. Staple the papers...

World Friendship Day Party Ideas

July 30th marks World Friendship Day. Celebrate this special holiday with a friend-filled party! If you’re not sure where to start, check out these fab, fun, friend-themed ideas! Favorite Friend Snacks, Sweets and Treats Serve your party gets a smorgasbord of sweet treats. Start with each friend’s favorite food. If you don’t already know each of your guests’ top picks, ask ahead of time. Create a sampler-style meal or build a BFF buffet that features the number one choices of each party guest/friend. Friends Themed Arts and Crafts Your kiddos are creative—and so are their friends. Add an artsy activity...

Parent’s Day Book Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a way to mark Parent’s Day? Your child can create their own book to celebrate this very special holiday. Not only is this kids’ craft a fun-filled way to spend time together as a family, it’s a cute keepsake that you can treasure for years to come. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Cardboard- Reuse an old cardboard box. Open and flatten the box. Cut 8x10-inch pieces from the board.ScissorsA hole punchYarn8x10-inch card stock paperMarkers, crayons or colored pencils How-To Art-Making Steps Choose a parent-focused theme. Your child can select anything that has to do with...

How To Celebrate Parents’ Day As a Family

How should you celebrate Parents’ Day? If you’re looking for a way for your family to mark this special day, check out these fun-filled activity ideas! Backyard Olympics Set up an obstacle course, choose teams, and create your own backyard Olympics. The kids can make medals to hand out at the end of the games. Cover cardboard in kitchen foil, punch a hole at the top and thread a ribbon through to make special Parents’ Day Olympics awards. Family Movie Night Choose movies that feature a Parents’ Day theme. The flicks should focus on parents, children and families. Set up...

July Fourth T-Shirt Craft for Kids

Create your own holiday t-shirts to celebrate the Fourth of July. This easy art activity is perfect for preschoolers and old children. Make this year’s Independence Day celebration a family event with matching shirts that you create together. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need Red, white and blue fabric paintPaintbrushesPlain, washed and dried t-shirtsLetter stencilsCardboard- Reuse an old boxScissorsMasking tape How-To Shirt Art-Making Steps Cover the work surface with flatten cardboard.Cut smaller pieces of cardboard. Place the board inside each shirt. This will prevent the paint from seeping through from one side to the other.Use the stencils to spell each...

Father’s Day Colorful Cupcake Recipe for Kids

Give dad a treat this Father’s Day! More specifically, bake dad a treat. The kids can help you to bake a batch of cupcakes to celebrate a special guy on his special day. Check out this easy to follow recipe idea that’s fun for the whole family. Not only will dad get a delish dessert, but the kids will get the chance to learn about math, science, and art in this kitchen activity. Ingredients You’ll Need: Vanilla or white cake mix—or your favorite recipeWhite icingFood coloringSprinkle-in dad’s favorite color How-To Steps: Let your child help you to measure the ingredients...

Father’s Day Glitter and Glue Banner Craft

Give dad the greeting he deserves with an over-sized artsy Father’s Day banner! This creative craft is perfect for preschoolers or older kids. Add the finished banner to a dad’s day celebration or display it outside on a sunny Father’s Day for the whole neighborhood to see. Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need: Butcher paper or plain gift wrapMarkers or crayonsClear-drying school glueA paintbrushGlitterScissors How-To Art-Making Steps: Unroll the paper. Choose a length that makes sense for the space. If you have a larger area, unroll more paper.Cut the paper. Use heavy books or another similar item to hold down...

June Solstice Art Activities for Kids

The June Solstice marks the start of a new season—summer! Even though this holiday is more science than celebratory, you can still mark the special day. If you’re on the hunt Solstice ideas, check out these easy art activities for kids of all ages. Sunshine Puppet Create a cute crafty puppet to celebrate the June Solstice. Start with a paper plate and yellow tempera. Pour a small dollop of paint onto the plate and let your kiddo spread the tempera around. Wait for the paint to dry. After the tempera is completely dry, your child can glue on two googley...