Posts Tagged "kids"

Kids’ Halloween Ghost Card Game Craft Activity

Combine math and a fun-filled holiday game into one not-so-spooky Halloween kids' activity! This ghost card number game is a craft that kiddos in preschool and up will enjoy making and using. Even though the cards have a Halloween theme, your family can continue to use them year-round. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White card stock paper or large plain note cardsScissorsMarkersA piece of cardboard-reuse an old cereal or packing boxGoogley eyesClear-drying school glue How-To Card-Making Steps Draw a ghost template onto the cardboard. Make the ghost roughly the size of an adult's hand. Cut the ghost out and...

Kids’ Glow In the Dark Halloween Ghost Art

Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year with a glowing ghost art activity! Your kiddo can get creative this Halloween, explore science and make a completely cool display. This glow in the dark art idea is and easy artsy exploration for grade school aged children and their parents. Materials You'll Need Black poster board paperCardboard- Reuse an old cardboard boxScissorsClear-drying school glueWhite chalkCotton ballsTonic water- You must use "tonic water," and not sparkling or any other type of soda water. Only tonic water can create a glow in the dark art.A paintbrushA black light- You can find black light bulbs...

Halloween Fall Festival Activity At Home

Don't have time to visit a pumpkin patch or fall festival? Make your own pumpkin-filled activity in your own backyard. Celebrate Halloween with this family-friendly at-home idea! You can magically transform into a fall fantasy, filled with pumpkins and so much more. What You'll Need Pumpkins- Buy a variety of sizes from your local grocery store or other retailer. You can also include a few fun fall gourds. Hay balesCorn stalksMaterials to make a scarecrow- Cardboard, scissors, markers, an old flannel shirt, a broomstick, glue and hay.Permanent markers How-To Steps Place the hay bales. Create a maze for your kids...

Halloween and Fall Pumpkin Ideas for Families

It's time for pumpkin everything! Celebrate fall and Halloween with these fun-filled, family-friendly pumpkin ideas. From crafts to cupcakes, your kiddos will enjoy these easy activities. Pumpkin Painting Your young children can't carve a pumpkin yet. Instead of doing the knife-work for your kids, let them create their own jack o'lanterns- with paint. Start with a pumpkin and tempera or craft paints. Pour the paints onto a paper plate or a piece of scrap cardboard. Your child can paint a spooky face onto the pumpkin, add an abstract pattern or use a paint splatter technique. Mini Pumpkin Pies The kiddos...

World Teacher’s Day Apple Card Craft for Kids

Celebrate World Teacher's Day with an "A is for Apple" card! Your child wants to give their teacher an apple. But a real piece of fruit just won't do. Instead, mark this day with a cute and crafty apple card. After your child creates this artsy apple, they can gift it to their favorite teacher. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need White poster board paperScissorsMarkers or crayonsA large bowlRed tempera paintSpongesGreen tissue paperClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Hold the poster board paper from top to bottom. Place the bowl upside down on the poster board. Line the top of...

Sukkot Model Craft for Kids

Are you looking for an imaginative Sukkot art activity? Your child can build their own mini table top sukkah! Instead of a full building, this architecture craft is a pint-sized version of the real thing. This gives your creative kiddo the chance to learn about the holiday, art/architecture and basic math concepts such as size, scale and measurements. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need A shoe boxScissorsClear-drying school glueClear tapeCard stock paperMarkers, crayons or colored pencilsTempera paintYarnModeling clay How-To Art-Making Steps Start with a sukkah blueprint. Your child can draw a design onto a piece of card stock paper, using...

World Heart Day Kids’ Activities

World Heart Day helps to bring attention to cardiovascular health. Even though your child may not think about the issues surround heart health often, they can still mark this special holiday. Check out the easy ideas that can help your child to celebrate World Heart Day and learn more about the cardiovascular system. Heart Health Fun Run Your kiddos can learn more about the heart-healthy benefits of exercise with a family fun run. Create your own mini marathon track around the neighborhood. Run the race together, timing each family member. Craft medals using cardboard, ribbon and kitchen foil or metallic...

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...