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    Activities and Crafts
    5 Fun Pirate Themed Activities, Crafts and Recipes
    Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! The new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie will be opening next week. So how about some pirate themed activities with your kids? Below are a few of our favorites. Aye aye, captain! 1. ...
    Laura Richards
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Drawing and Painting
    Corn Rolling
    Corn Rolling Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: 1 dried ear of corn Tempera paint Shallow pie tin Light-colored construction paper This simple painting activity produces a unique ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Activities With Food
    Marshmallow Sculptures
    Marshmallow SculpturesThis is an easy, clean activity that even adults will enjoy. It'll keep your child occupied for a long time. Materials Toothpicks Miniature marshmallows Directions Make three-dimensional sculptures by joining toothpicks and ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Activities With Food
    Harvest Bowling
    Harvest Bowling Activity for an individual child or a group Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Materials: 5 small dried gourds Masking tape 1 or 2 small round pumpkins Help develop your child's motor skills while exposing h...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Activities With Food
    Apple Prints
    Apple Prints Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes Materials: 1 apple Knife Paper towel Tempera paint Shallow pie tin Light-colored construction paper Celebrate harvest time with a bounty of fr...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Imaginative Play
    Marvelous Menus
    Marvelous Menus Required:> Drawing supplies Food pyramid diagram We have some good news—your child has just been hired as a chef at a world-famous restaurant. Now the bad news—the patrons are tired of the outdated menu and are demanding that...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Activities
    Hot Potato
    Hot PotatoThis game is best played with five or more players. Materials PotatoDirections Have the players sit cross-legged in a circle. One player sits in the middle of the circle; this player is the leprechaun. The leprechaun starts the game by ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
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    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • Entertainment and Activities
    Activities With Food
    Craft Projects with Food
    Craft Projects with Food I know, I know. Adults always told you not to play with your food, but hey, this is craft time. What's great about playing with kids is that we adults have an excuse to do the fun things kids get to do. Here are some sim...
  • Spaghetti Dance Activity for Kids
    Dance
    Spaghetti Dance
    Spaghetti DanceDirections Lie down on the floor with your child very stiff and straight. Imagine you are uncooked spaghetti and roll over and over. Now imagine you are being put into hot water to cook. Feel your bodies getting softer and softer. ...
  • Food and Nutrition Printables
    African Recipes
    Prepare some traditional African foods with your students. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Drawing and Painting
    Starch Painting
    Starch Painting Materials Bowl Liquid starch Liquid detergent Paper or plastic cloth Powdered tempera paintDirections Mix a small amount of detergent with liquid starch in a bowl and pour the mixture onto a painting surface, such as a tabletop, p...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Rock Candy Science Activity for Kids
    Science Activities
    Kitchen Chemistry: Rock Candy
    Kitchen Chemistry: Rock CandyMaterials Clean 1 quart glass jar with wide mouth Kite string Paper clip Pencil Sugar Boiling water Directions Fill the jar with sugar. Slowly pour the boiling water into the jar while stirring with a long-handled spo...
  • Raisin Bubbles Science Activity for Kids
    Science Activities
    Bouncing Raisins
    Bouncing RaisinsMaterials 6 raisins Glass tumbler Vinegar Baking soda (or Alka Seltzer tablet) Directions Pour a cup of water into the glass jar. Add one teaspoon of baking soda and stir until dissolved. Gently add one-fourth cup of vinegar and w...
  • Egg in a Bottle Science Activity for Kids
    Science Activities
    Bottled Egg
    Bottled EggMaterials Egg, hardboiled and in its shell Vinegar Water Milk bottle Directions Soak the egg in vinegar until the shell becomes soft. Lay the bottle on its side. Gently squeeze the soft egg through the neck of the bottle and let it sli...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Drawing and Painting
    Corn Rolling
    Corn Rolling Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: 1 dried ear of corn Tempera paint Shallow pie tin Light-colored construction paper This simple painting activity produces a unique ...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • Egg Drop Science Activity for Kids
    Science Activities
    Egg Drop
    Egg DropMaterials Raw egg (and a few extra) Packing materials String or tape Directions The object of this activity is to wrap up an egg so that it won't break when dropped from a height. The recommended height is 12-15 feet. Design a container ...