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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...

Children’s Books for World Day for Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd marks the World Day for Persons with Disabilities. Understanding what a disability is and means isn't always easy for the young child. In honor of this very special day, read a book that focuses on the subject. These picture books can help the young child to develop awareness of disabilities today and on any other day! Don't Call Me Special: A First Look At Disability, by Pat Thomas and Lesley Harker: Written by a counselor, this children's read looks at what disabilities are and how people who have them can lead full lives. This pick also includes a...

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...

Election Day Books for Children

Help your child to understand the importance of Election Day with an easy read. Instead of lengthy lectures or super-serious discussions, highlight this day with picture books that explain the political process in simple to understand terms. E is for Election Day, by Gloria M. Garvis and Shawn McCann. Your preschooler is learning their A,B,C's. Well, now they can add in an Election Day activity to their alphabet lessons. This letter-based book is perfect for kids under age five. Today on Election Day, by Catherine Stier and David Leonard. Your pre-k kiddo will enjoy the child-centered stories in this Election...

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 Food Day Kids’ Art and Awareness Activity

Help to end food scarcity by celebrating World Food Day. This October 16th day points out hunger-related issues, giving global life to the cause. While teens and adults can easily understand the issues surrounding hunger, younger children may need help to get the message. Why is it important for young children to understand hunger-related issues? Starting early helps the child grow into an adult who is compassionate and cares about global causes. If you're not sure where to start, check out this crafty activity that will help preschoolers and young children to get a better grip on what hunger is...

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,...

Halloween Safety Activities for Kids

With Halloween quickly approaching you have plenty to do. The kids need costumes, you have to stock up on candy and there might be a holiday party to plan. Along with the festive fun, you also want your Halloween to be a safe one. With that in mind, check out these must-try safety activities for kids. Look Both Ways Trick-or-treat night is a time-honored tradition. Even though the neighborhood is packed with kids walking the sidewalks, your trick-or-treaters shouldn't assume that every driver is aware. Discuss looking both ways before crossing the street, practicing on a non-Halloween day. Get Glowing...

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