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5 Chinese New Year Children’s Books

Celebrating Chinese New Year is a festive way to help your child learn about a different culture. If you're not sure where to start, check out these holiday books that are perfect for pint-sized learners. Try reading interactively, allowing your child to ask and answer questions as you go along. Ruby's Chinese New Year, by Vickie Lee and Joey Chou: Your kiddo can learn about the animals of the Chinese zodiac with this sweet picture book. Follow the story of Ruby as she delivers a holiday gift to her grandma — with the help of a few furry friends! Emma's...

Martin Luther King Jr. Visual Timeline Activity for Kids

Help your child to better understand the contributions of one of the most historical significant Americans on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Make a timeline of Dr. King's life, adding pictures to create a visual biography. This activity is perfect for kids in kindergarten through grade school. Conduct Background Research Start with some research, reading books about Dr. King or finding fact-based articles on the internet. Take note of points in time that are memorable, historical or in some other way significant. Have your child write the dates and something special about them. Younger children may only have the writing...

Groundhog Day Prediction Activity for Kids

With winter in full-swing, Groundhog Day is a time to celebrate the season and find out if it will continue. Whether you're completely into the winter weather or you're hoping for an early spring, Punxsutawney Phil will make his appearance and his predictions. Help your kiddo to mark this day with a Phil prediction chart. This is a fun-filled way to celebrate the day, learn about history and build basic skills (such as making comparisons, counting and graphing). Materials You'll Need Poster board Markers or crayons How-To Steps Position the poster board vertically. Write the years, starting with the present one,...

New Year’s Eve Kids’ Math Activities

The countdown is on! It's almost New Year's Eve and you're looking for a few fun-filled activities to entertain the kids. Whether you're having a family party for the holiday or are just looking for a themed way to spend the day, New Year's is the perfect time to play a math game. Use the countdown theme as a starting point for these New Year's Eve ideas. Backwards Hop Countdown to midnight (or try your countdown at an earlier, kid-friendly time) with this movement-based children's activity. Mark a start line on the floor with a piece of tape or a...

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...

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...