Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

Lincoln’s Birthday Penny Activity for Kids

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with a crafty coin activity! Start with a few pennies and discuss the presidential face the coin contains with your child. If your little learner doesn't know much about Lincoln, read an age-appropriate children's book about the famed historical figure or do some Internet research with your kiddo. After your child learns more about Lincoln, they're ready for the art-making. Materials You'll Need for the Art Activity PenniesPaper- Choose a thin paper, such as printer paper.Optional- Extra pieces of paper. Use different thicknesses of paper to explore and experiment with the coin rubbing concept. Crayons- Unwrap the...

Faux Rose Heart Kids’ Valentine’s Day Card Craft

Your child can get crafty and send a Valentine's Day greeting that's completely heart-felt! Instead of buying ready-made cards this year, help your kiddo craft their own rose-covered version. This arts and crafts activity is perfect for preschoolers and elementary school-aged children. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side of an old box.ScissorsMarkersRed and pink tissue paperConstruction paperClear-drying school glueA paintbrush How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a heart shape onto the cardboard. Cut the heart out. If the board is thick, you may need to cut out the shape for your young child.Cover each side of the heart...

World Philosophy Day Activities for Families

November 18 marks World Philosophy Day. Celebrate this holiday with your family in a very special way. Even though your littles can't fully philosophize, they can still take part in a day of themed activities. If you're not sure what to do or how to involve younger kids in a Philosophy Day celebration, check out these easy ideas! Read Books Choose a few of your favorite philosophers and find age-appropriate books to share with your kids. Stage a family story time and read the books interactively. Ask your children questions and give them plenty of time to respond. Take this...

Veteran’s Day Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a few fun family-friendly Veteran's Day activities? From research reports to artsy explorations, your kiddos can learn and create on this very special holiday, Check out the easy ideas that can help your child to learn more about their country and the amazing vets who have kept it safe! Write a Report Your child can learn more about historical veterans during this research-packed activity. Read about vets from different U.S. wars and ask your child to choose one. Continue the research online or check out books from the local library. As your child reads, help them...

Kids’ Activities for World Science Day

November 10th is World Science Day! If you're searching for a way to celebrate this special day with your kiddos, check out these exciting and educational explorations. DIY Volcano Kids can make their own volcanoes in the kitchen. Cover the work surface with newspaper, cardboard or a thick table cloth. Place a slim cup at the center of the work space. Give your child modeling clay and help them to build a mountain-like volcano structure. Next, ask them how they think they can make the volcano erupt. Fill the bottom of the cup with two to three tablespoons of baking...

Halloween Party Games for Kids

Your family's Halloween party isn't complete without a few fun-filled, kid-friendly activities. You have the menu set, bought plenty of treats and planned spooky standout costumes. Now what? It's time to come up with a few creative games and other entertaining ideas to keep the kids busy! If you're not sure where to start, check out this ghostly ghoulish ideas. Ghost Tag Magically transform into floating ghosts for this game. Your kiddos and their gets will need to get creative, moving like ghosts as they try to tag the other players. Not only are the players who get tagged out,...

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...