Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

Thanksgiving Meal Activities for Preschoolers

Even though your preschooler can't cook the turkey, they can help with the Thanksgiving meal. If you're looking for a way to let your littles pitch in, check out these easy family-friendly options! Make a Menu Your young artist can get creative and draw their own artsy menu. Talk to your child about traditional Thanksgiving meal ideas—such as the turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes or yams. Show your child the items or (if you haven't started cooking) pictures of the foods. Your child can draw each item onto a piece of paper to make their own holiday menu. Repeat...

Halloween Mocktails for Your Family’s Holiday Party

Spice up your Halloween party with these spooky mocktails. If you're on the hunt for non-alcoholic drinks that sparkle, shine and spooky your pint-sized guests, check out these easy family-friendly options. And bonus—your kiddos can help to mix, measure, pour and concoct this delish drinks. Slimy Seltzer This drink may sound ooey-gooey and gross. But it's a lemon lime-flavored glowing green treat! Mix your favorite lemon lime soda with equal parts tonic water and a few drops of green food coloring. Add a black light to the room and watch as the tonic water gives off a spooky glow! Vampire...

World Tourism Day Collage Poster Craft for Kids

September 27 marks World Tourism Day. Even though your travels plans have been cut short this year, you can still celebrate this special day—in a child-friendly make-believe way! Help your kids to understand the value of travel with this tourism themed art activity! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Poster board Card stock paper Scissors Clear-drying school glue Markers Photos of places from around the world (use your own pics, print-outs from online reference sources or photos from travel magazines) How-To Art-Making Steps Ask your child to choose a few different places they'd like to visit. If they're not sure...

Halloween Pumpkin Candy Chute Craft

Halloween is on the horizon. But this year you may not want to put out the typical shared candy bowl. If you don't want the entire neighborhood dipping their hands into the same bowl of trick-or-treat goodies, check out this easy-to-make DIY Halloween candy chute craft! Materials You'll Need PVC pipe Hand saw (if you plan to cut the pipe) A folding table Balloons Paper mache paste (either use a store-bought mix or make your own with flour and water) Green and orange crepe paper Masking or packing tape Scissors Orange construction paper A black marker How-To Steps Measure the...

Rosh Hashanah Apple Activities for Kids

Dipping apples in honey is a Rosh Hashanah tradition your kids will eagerly enjoy. Instead of a simple snack, turn this edible holiday idea into a true sensory experience with these fun-filled family activities! Apple Taste Test Can your child tell the difference between a red delicious, gala, or other apples? Cut slices of several different apples and place each on its own plate. Ask your child to try a bite of each apple on its own—and then with honey. Discuss how each apple tastes. You may need to help your child use new vocabulary words (such as bitter or...

Grandparent’s Day Sandwich Recipe Ideas for Kids

How do you plan to celebrate Grandparents' Day? If you're not sure what to do for grandma and grandpa, help the kids to create a family-friendly sandwich-themed feast for everyone to enjoy. Sandwich Bar Set up a sandwich bar buffet for the grandparents to enjoy. Your child can interview grandma and grandpa, asking them to choose their favorite sandwiches. Use the answers to create the buffet. Plate loaves of bread, rolls or flatbread square. Add deli meat, cheese, sliced veggies and spreads (such as hummus) to the sandwich bar. Complete the buffet with ketchup, mustard or other condiments. Lettuce Roll...

Labor Day Letter Writing Activity for Kids

Celebrate first responders this Labor Day—or any day! Kids can write letters to first responders, thanking them for the work they do and the help they selflessly provide. This writing activity helps children to better understand and appreciate the things doctors, nurses, paramedics, the police, fire fighters and other first responders do for the community every day. Not only can your kiddo celebrate the holiday and learn more about what first responders do, they can practice their writing skills too! Materials You'll Need Notebook or lined paper A pencil, pen or marker Construction paper or poster board A glue stick...

International Literacy Day Activities for the Family

How can your child celebrate International Literacy Day? If you're not sure how to mark this book-filled holiday, check out the fun-filled family activities your kiddo will want to try! Family Read-a-Thon Who can read the most books? Kick off a family read-a-thon on International Literacy Day. Keep a log of each family member's books or make a poster for everyone to see. Set a time-table, such as a week or a month, and count the books to determine who wins. The winner gets a special prize—a new book! Book Themed Treats Whip up a few book themed treats to...

Airplane Games for National Aviation Day

August 19th marks National Aviation Day. If you're looking for a way to celebrate with your child, check out these air travel themed games, activities and other ideas. Airplane Movement Game Your kiddo can fly like a plane. Challenge your child to turn their arms into wings and fly through the air. Even though your child's feet will stay firmly planted on the ground, they can run through the yard making airplane noises and moving like they're in mid-flight. Airplane Pretend Play Magically transform a plain cardboard box into an airplane! Open the top of the box and fold the...

Labor Day Treats Kids Can Help to Create

Get ready for your Labor Day picnic with a few patriotic red, white and blue treats! These easy ideas aren't just kid-friendly menu picks. Your kiddos can also help you to whip up the delish delights. Labor Day Ice Cream Cake Cover a round cake pan in wax paper and add a thick layer of blueberry or blue raspberry ice cream. But the cake pan and the ice cream in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Crumble vanilla wafers and spread the cookies across the hardened ice cream. But the half-cake back in the freezer for an hour...