Posts Tagged "kids’ activities"

Kids’ Noon Year’s Eve Party Ideas

New Year's Eve is a time to put on your fanciest outfit and celebrate until well after the clock strikes 12. That is, unless you're a child. Your kiddo wants to join in on the New Year's Eve festivities, but they're still too young to stay awake until midnight. Here's where a "Noon Year's Eve" party come in. Before the end of the year gets here, check out what you can plan for a pint-sized afternoon hour New Year's party! Cool Confetti Celebrate with a spray of confetti. While this may make a mess, the kids will completely enjoy this...

Screen-Free Christmas Eve Activities for Families

You've hung the stockings with care, left cookies out for Santa and...now what? It's Christmas Eve, the shopping is done, you've eaten your meal and the family is gathered around the TV watching the same old holiday shows they've watched for years. Turn the the television off and try some of these screen-free holiday activities for families! Christmas Play Forget about the ready-made shows on TV. Your family can put on their own Christmas-themed production. Pick a favorite holiday tale or create your own. If you're not sure where to start, pick a few beloved Christmas characters (such as Santa,...

Wright Brothers Day Kids’ Craft: Make an Airplane

December 17th marks Wright Brothers Day. Celebrate this very special day with a few flight-themed activities that the entire family can enjoy. Read picture books about the history of flight, make paper airplanes, and try this airplane art project. Your creative kiddo can let their imagination run free, designing their very own plane to magically 'fly'. Not only will this project help your child to learn about flight, but it also includes a simple science lesson too! Start by reusing an old cardboard box (look for one that's large-sized, such as an appliance or electronics box). Talk about how reusing...

Kids’ Hanukkah Menorah Puzzle

You're looking for a fun-filled way to celebrate Hanukkah with the kids. Combine art and problem-solving with this menorah puzzle project. And bonus, you can reuse everyday items to make this a recycled kids' craft! Gather together popsicle sticks (making sure to thoroughly clean and dry them first) to use for this Hanukkah activity. If you don't have enough on hand, you can buy craft sticks at an arts and crafts supply store. Materials You'll Need Craft sticks (you'll need enough to make the menorah's base and one for each night of the holiday) Water color or tempera paints Paintbrushes...

Universal Children’s Day Activities

November 20th marks Universal Children's Day. This day marks a celebration of children's rights — globally. How can make this day special for your child? Check out these Universal Children's Day activity ideas. Learn About Another Culture This holiday is a global event. Help your child to understand what life is like for children around the world by learning about different cultures. Specifically, learn about what children do for fun, wear every day or do at school. Search online for information or read books about other areas of the globe. Create Art Bring out the paints, crayons, markers, colored pencils...

Celebrate World Science Day with Slime

World Science Day is held annually on November 10th. Celebrate this day with your child by planning plenty of educational activities, such as slime-making! Making slime helps children to understand states of matter, basic chemistry concepts and allows them to explore through their senses. Basic Recipe The basic slime recipe is simple to make. Your child can always add to it, creating plenty of different varieties to explore and experiment with. Combine one-quarter cup of clear school glue with equal parts liquid starch and water. Keep in mind, this is not edible in any way and should not be used...

How-To Keep the Kids Busy While You Prep Thanksgiving Dinner

Keeping the kids busy while you prep the house for Thanksgiving isn't always easy. Instead of turning on the TV or setting up a video game marathon, try one of these easy options. Not only will the kids have fun, but you might even get a little help too! Kitchen Helpers Put your kiddo to work. The holiday meal prep isn't just for adults. Even though your young child needs to stay away from anything sharp (such as kitchen knives) or hot (such as the stove), they can still do some of the Thanksgiving dinner preparation with you. Younger kids...

What Can You Do With All of That Halloween Candy?

How much leftover Halloween candy do you have? After trick or treat night is over, your kiddos count their stash. And that's when you realize that there is absolutely, positively no way they can eat it all. Half the candy will get hard and crunchy before your kids can finish it, that is they don't gorge on it (which is never advisable). So what can you do with the mountain of Halloween candy? Well you could throw it out. But that might not go over well with the kids. Or you can try one of these creative candy-eating alternatives. Candy...

World Diabetes Day Awareness Ideas

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. November 14th marks World Diabetes Day. And that means your family has the chance to learn about this chronic condition and help to raise awareness. Even if you don't personally have diabetes, chances are that you know someone who does. Educating yourself (and your family) and raising overall awareness helps to build support for the growing number of people affected by this disease. How can you raise diabetes awareness? Support a Campaign Diabetes organizations across the country (and around the world) have various campaigns to raise both...

World Science Day Kids’ Activity Ideas By Age

November 10 marks World Science Day. This special day is the perfect time to help your young child to learn about STEM or STEAM concepts, explore the world around them and experience new concepts. And you don't need a biology or chemistry degree to do so. How can you help your child to learn about science? Try these easy explorations that are based on your child's age. Toddlers Use your tot's natural sense of curiosity to their advantage and try: A nature walk: Go outside and look for birds, bugs or different kinds of plants. A sensory bag: Place slime,...