• Supporting Our Troops, troops in uniform holding giant US flag
    Memorial Day
    10 Simple Ways to Support Our Troops
    If you're looking to honor our troops on Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any day, check out this list of easy but meaningful gestures. From donating cell phones and calling cards to making crafts and quilts, there are many ways to thank U.S. soldiers...
    Erin Dower
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    Patriotic Activities
    Patriotic Craft Activities for Kids
    Kids can celebrate Presidents' Day, the Fourth of July, and other civic holidays in style with our great patriotic decorations. They'll learn about America, its history, and the holidays, while creating colorful crafts. ...
  • Fourth of July Printables
    Printable: Original American Flag
    Print, color, and cut out this original American flag to celebrate the Fourth of July. ...
  • Fourth of July Printables
    Printable: Original American Flag
    Print, color, and cut out this original American flag to celebrate the Fourth of July. ...
  • Fourth of July Printables
    Fourth of July Word Search
    Celebrate America's independence with this printable Fourth of July word search. ...
  • Fourth of July Printables
    Fourth of July Maze
    Celebrate America's independence with this printable Fourth of July maze. ...
  • Supporting Our Troops, troops in uniform holding giant US flag
    Memorial Day
    10 Simple Ways to Support Our Troops
    If you're looking to honor our troops on Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any day, check out this list of easy but meaningful gestures. From donating cell phones and calling cards to making crafts and quilts, there are many ways to thank U.S. soldiers...
    Erin Dower
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Patriotic Activities
    Patriotic Service
    Patriotic Service Impress your family and friends by serving refreshments on this serving tray with a flag motif. You might want to make one of these for a hostess gift for that upcoming Fourth-of-July barbecue. Holiday Hints You could customiz...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Patriotic Activities
    Country Candleholders
    Country Candleholders Holiday Hints If you liked the look of the country candleholders, try making them with a different holiday theme. For example, you could make a summer theme by using ivy or flower stencils, a Christmas theme using red and ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Patriotic Activities
    Fireworks Printing
    Fireworks PrintingMaterials 3 plastic scouring pads (1 for each color) Red, white, and blue liquid tempera paint Black construction paper Directions Pour the paint into three flat containers. Dip a plastic scouring pad into one of the paint conta...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
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    Activities and Crafts
    5 Easy Fourth of July Crafts
    Flags, fireworks, and barbecue -- oh my! The Fourth of July is exciting for the whole family, especially for children. Along with all the festivities, celebrate this Independence Day with your little ones by making these 5 easy Fourth of July cra...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Patriotic Activities
    Stars and Stripes Sponge Painting
    Stars and Stripes Sponge PaintingMaterials Star- and stripe-shaped sponges Red and blue liquid tempera paint White construction paper Directions Dip the star- and stripe-shaped sponges into red and blue liquid tempera paint. Press onto a piece of...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book