Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

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 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...

Halloween Party Ideas for Kids

Fall is in the air and it's time to start planning your family's Halloween festivities. If your kiddos can't wait to have a holiday party this year, check out the easy activity ideas to try out on the big day! Halloween Tag Ask each guest to pick a spooky Halloween creature or character, such as a ghost, vampire, or witch. The players will act out their chosen character as they play tag. Ghosts can try to stealthily move around the game-play spaces, vampires can turn into bats and "fly," and witches can use "magical potions" to tag the other players....

Last-Minute Labor Day Activities for the Whole Family

Are you planning a family holiday weekend? If you're not sure what to do this Labor Day, check out these fun-filled ideas that your whole gang will enjoy! Create a Backyard Beach Labor Day weekend is the perfect time for a beach vacation. But this doesn't necessarily mean your family can take an impromptu ocean-side trip. If you can't go to the beach, bring this type of holiday getaway to your backyard! Fill a children's inflatable or paddling pool with sand. Use a second pool to create a mini ocean. Add shells and sea-life-like toys to both pools, place a...

End-of-Summer Labor Day Party Ideas

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. The local pool closes, school starts again and your family is ready for the fall! Celebrate Labor Day with a special end-of-summer backyard bash. Check out these easy ideas for family-friendly recipes, decor and more. Labor Day Party Recipes Keep your family and end-of-summer party guests happy and full with a buffet of goodies. Get the grill going and barbecue burgers. Let the kids help you to pick out toppings, such as veggies, cheese and condiments. Add in grilled eggplant, zucchini or other vegetables for vegetarian family members and guests. Your kids...

International Literacy Day Activities for Your Family

Celebrate International Literacy Day with a few fun-filled family activities! Your preschooler loves books! But you're not sure how to mark this special reading-themed day. Check out the art, drama, creative and cooking ideas that your kiddos can try on International Literacy Day. Book Poster Your preschooler can create their own poster to promote a favorite picture book. Give your kiddo the chance to browse books at home or at the local library. After they choose one, read the book together as a family. Discuss the book as you read it--talking about the characters and setting. Your child can turn...

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...

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...

Father’s Day Foodie Family Celebration Ideas

Is dad a serious foodie? Celebrate the special guy in your family with a fun-filled Father’s Day food fest. If you’re not sure where to start with the full-day party prep, check out these easy ideas! Create a Menu of Father’s Day Faves More specifically, create a menu of dad’s favorite foods. If the kiddos don’t know exactly what dad likes, kick off the celebration with a Q and A. The kids can ask dad what foods he enjoys and get more info on why these specific picks are his faves. After the question and answer session, the kids can...