Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

How To Celebrate Read Across America Day

Are you ready for Read Across America Day? March 2nd marks this special book-filled holiday. If you’re not sure how to celebrate this day with your preschooler, check out these family-friendly options! Read and Cook Whip up tasty treats based on your child’s favorite books. Decorate a sheet cake to look like a book cover, carry a book’s color scheme into cupcake frosting décor, or bake book-shaped sugar cookies. Your child can also choose a recipe based on a book’s theme—such as a Read Across America Day breakfast with green eggs and a side of ham. Add a drop or...

How To Plan a Family Valentine’s Day Party at Home

Will your kids miss their usual in-school Valentine's Day party this year? Whether they're learning remotely or the school cancelled the typical festivities, check out how you can create a similar type of fun—family-style at home! Make Your Own Valentines Your kiddo won't get the chance to hand on hand-drawn cards to their friends at school this year. But this doesn't mean they can't craft their own cards at home. Cut 8x10-inch pieces of card stock or construction paper into squares or rectangles. Your child can draw a picture on one side with markers or crayons. Turn the card over...

Groundhog Day Science Shadow Activities for Preschoolers

Your preschooler can learn about science with a few fun-filled Groundhog Day shadow activities. Not only are these ideas ideal for celebrating the February winter-time holiday, but they can help your little learner to explore new concepts and build new skills! Shadows In the Morning, Afternoon and Evening  Punxsutawney Phil may see (or not see) his shadow early in the morning. But this doesn't mean your child can only explore shadows in the a.m. Take your kiddo for a walk at different times of the day. Look for the sun and try to cast a shadow. Ask your child to...

Tu B’ Shevat Tree Activities for Kids

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Tu B’Shevat with your kids? The new year or birthday for trees is a Jewish holiday that gives your children the chance to learn more about nature. Check out these fun-filled family-friendly Tu B’Shevat activities that will help your preschooler to develop new skills while learning about the holiday! Plant a Tree The winter chill may have left the ground frozen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t plant a tree—indoors. Start a seedling inside. Help your child to pick a tree, plant the seed, and care for it daily. When the spring arrives,...

Inauguration Day Activities for Children

Celebrate Inauguration Day with family-friendly activities that focus on presidential history. Whether your child is a history buff or you just want them to learn more about the presidential office, check out these Inauguration-themed ideas to try! Presidential List Create a visual list of every past present. Start with a large sheet of paper, butcher paper or plain rolled gift wrap. Position the paper vertically and start with the first president, George Washington, on the bottom. Add each president and the year of their Inauguration until your child gets to the top. They can also glue photos or portraits of...

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...