Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

World Environment Day Activities for Children

June 5th marks World Environment Day. If you're looking for a way to celebrate with your family, check out these eco-friendly kids' activities. Make Recycled Art Reuse what you already have at home! Go on a scavenger hunt around your house and look for anything the kids can turn into mini masterpieces. Cut old pieces of fabric or clothes and create a collage with glue, build a sculpture with washed and dried plastic yogurt containers and bottles or upcycle the cardboard from old boxes into a base for a mural. Go On a Nature Walk You don't have to stage...

Can’t Get Out of the House? At-Home Mother’s Day Activities

Your annual Mother's Day brunch out was cancelled this year. Now what? You don't have to skip this special day. Even though your plans for a day out with mom are on hold for now, your family can still celebrate mom with these fun-filled activities at home. Spa Day Make face masks out of fruit and yogurt, paint mom's nails for her or give her a new hair style. Even though she can't go to a real salon, the at-home version is the perfect way to spend her Mother's Day! Dinner Out—In If you can't go to a favorite eatery...

Earth Day Decor Ideas for Outdoor or Indoor Parties

Throw an awesome Earth Day party in your backyard! If you can't go out to clean a local park or stage a community-wide recycling drive, you can still mark this very special day. Help your kids to understand the importance of the environment and celebrate Earth Day with an at-home bash the whole family can enjoy. Earth Day Party Area Where should you hold your family's party? The ideal area is outdoors! Get festive in nature and use your yard for this fun family event. If you don't have a yard, a porch or even your living room can double...

Earth Day Ideas for the Whole Family

How are you celebrating Earth Day? If you're looking for a way to mark this holiday with your children, check out these fun family Earth Day ideas! Plant a Tree Add to the greenery in your yard and plant a tree together. If you don't have room for a tree, choose a smaller plant, flowers or start a container vegetable garden. Upcycle an Everyday Object Collect glass jars, plastic yogurt containers or other similar items from around the house. Give each family member a choice of everyday items and hold a contest to see who can upcycle their pick in...

How To Make Natural Easter Egg Color

Your kids are ready to dye Easter eggs. But there's a problem. You don't have the colorful dye tablets you use every year—and your don't want to go out to a store to buy them. What can you do now? Even though the ready-made tablets and other egg dyes are easy options, you can still color eggs without them. Check out the everyday items that you can use as alternative Easter egg coloring and how to use them. What Can You Use to Color Easter Eggs? There are a variety of food, beverage and everyday items to try as Easter...

World Meteorological Day Activities for Kids and Families

March 23rd marks World Meteorological Day. Celebrate this weather-related day with a few fun-filled family activities. If you're not sure where to start, check out these creative ideas for kids of all ages! Today's Weather Painting Take an easel outside and "record" the day's weather. If you don't have an easel, don't worry. Unfold an old cardboard box and place it on the ground. Put a piece of paper on the cardboard—or paint directly onto the cardboard! Ask your child to observe the weather and paint what they see. If it's actively raining, bring an umbrella outside to shield the...

World Poetry Day Family Activities

March 21st marks World Poetry Day. Help your child to celebrate this special day, and learn more about the written word, with a few fun family activity ideas. Poetry Reading Stage a poetry reading—in your living room! Ask each family member to choose their favorite poem or a series of poems written by a beloved poet. Clear a space, create a stage area and give everyone their own chance to express themselves dramatically. After the reading is over, discuss the poetry together as a family. Poetry Painting Ask your child to turn their favorite poem into a 2-D piece of...

St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Party Ideas

Are you planning a St. Patrick's Day party for your child and their friends? If you're not sure where to start, check out these easy (and fun!) kids' holiday party ideas. Holiday Treats Serve the kids a buffet of shamrock-shaped baked goods. Make a cupcake cake in the form of shamrock, use green icing to draw shamrocks onto sugar cookies or make your very own pot of gold to fill with mini muffins. Holiday Eats Along with the sweet treats, give your guests plenty of holiday-themed healthy picks. Make a green salad with different types of lettuce, serve a patch...

Artsy Ideas for Read Across America Day

Get ready to read! March 2nd marks Read Across America Day—and in celebration you can pick some of your kiddo's favorite titles to page through. Even though reading is the main event, you can also add to this special day with a few creative crafts. If you're not sure where to start, check out these book-based art ideas for kids in preschool and up. Book-Making Craft Kids can create their own books to read on this day and every day after. Simply stack a few sheets of white construction paper inside a colorful piece of card stock (make sure the...

Read Across America Activities for Toddlers

How should you celebrate Read Across America Day with your toddler? On March 2nd you can help your little learner to start a lifetime love of literature with a book-themed activity. If you're not sure where to start, read on for easy ideas that will entertain and educate your child. Make Your Own Book Use cardboard, construction paper and a few family photos to create your own picture book. Cut the board and paper to the same size, glue or tape the photos on each page and write words to accompany the pictures. tell the tale of your family's history,...