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Updated: March 2, 2021

Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Young girl pasting tissue paper to paper Christmas tree

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by: Cynthia Thayer

5 Activities for Kids During the COVID Pandemic

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COVID-19 is here with us for a bit longer. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still make this winter season a fun one.

Parents are reporting their children’s screen time has increased by 60% with remote learning and the use of social media. It’s a challenge we’re all facing, and we may see a further increase this winter, so activities that don’t always involve more screen time can be a great option.

Updated: February 12, 2020

3 Cute and Quick Valentine's Day Crafts

Valentine's Day Yarn Wreath Craft

Making Valentine's Day crafts together is a perfect way to spend time with your little love! These three easy Valentine's Day crafts can be done in less than a half-hour each and create keepsakes that can be treasured forever.

1. Wrapped in Love

This activity will keep kids focused and busy for at least a half hour, and is also a great way to practice their fine motor skills. Sarah from HowWeeLearn.com describes this simple craft:

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How to Display Your Child's Crafts

Hang it!

Look for ingenious ways to hang things. Using the same kind of hooks you would use to hang a houseplant, suspend a three-dimensional project from the ceiling. Again, a special corner could be reserved just for this in a room shared by the family.

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Updated: June 28, 2021

10 Fourth of July Activities That Are Fun for the Whole Family

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Do you dream of an old-fashioned celebration with a parade, block party, and other Fourth of July activities? It's easy and fun to get everyone into the spirit of the holiday—and it can be inexpensive, too. Add in a little history lesson while participating in kid-friendly activities to get the whole family engaged. Here are 10 suggestions for an unforgettable, but easy 4th.

Halloween Arts and Crafts Activity: Wicked Welcome

Halloween Arts and Crafts Activity:
Wicked Welcome

A welcoming witch for your door.
A welcoming witch for your door.

Scare away the goblins on trick-or-treat night by hanging this bewitching Halloween decoration on your front door.

Level: Moderately difficult

Time involved: Two to three hours

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Updated: December 19, 2021

30 Holiday Crafts for Preschoolers in 2021

Preschool Crafts

The holidays are a time of fun, joy, and creativity and are an excellent time to engage little ones in arts and crafts. These crafts make excellent keepsakes, used as holiday decorations, or can be given as gifts to loved ones and grandparents.

To help you sort through all the creative crafts out there, we have compiled a list of 30 of the best ideas for kids and DIY holiday and winter crafts you can make at home with the whole family.

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Host the Perfect Halloween Party

Food

You can transform average party food into a real Halloween party spread with a little imagination and help from the kids. For extra-frightening fare, turn that macaroni salad into a "bowl of brains" and set out a dish of peeled grapes or olives for "mummy's eyeballs." Eww! Any kind of goop or glop will help add to the horror (think "blood and guts" salsa, guacamole, and hummus). Ask your children to get creative with naming the terrifying treats.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Overload: How Much Is Too Much?

St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks

When you were a kid, St. Patrick's Day likely felt like nothing more than a small blip on the radar — a bit of fun drawing shamrocks and wearing green in between making President Lincoln hats and dying Easter eggs. If you were Irish, maybe you also ate corned beef and cabbage that night. Now, however, the day seems to have morphed into a holiday that requires hours of prepwork to come up with detailed recipes or intricate creative projects. Sound familiar? Here are a few signs that your family's St.

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Ingredients for Gift Making

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Fabrics, Trims, and Sewing Aids

Seasonal Sense

Foam sheets can be used in craft projects to replace construction paper. They are made of a foam composite material that can be cut, glued, and stapled like paper. However, foam sheets are more versatile and more permanent than construction paper. You can buy these sheets with a sticky backing for covering projects. You can also buy bags of foam cut-outs at craft stores that include seasonal shapes, letters and numbers, and fun designs.

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Updated: July 22, 2019

Kids’ Party Idea: How to Throw The Ultimate Curious George Birthday Party!

Kids at a Curious George birthday party

Whether you’re looking for birthday party ideas, want to organize a fundraiser with a twist, or just need to perfect your playdate one-up-momship, we’ve got just the thing. Inspired by our favorite little monkey, here is our guide to throwing the ultimate Curious George pizza party for young children. You’ll find all of these ideas and more on the Curious World app, the #1 early learning app for igniting curiosity.

Updated: April 25, 2022

Creating Christmas Traditions

Girl decorating Christmas tree

Gift giving

Gift giving can be full of tradition-worthy moments as a family develops its own quirky habits. Embrace your family's oddities and turn them into yearly practice. If Grandpa Ed refuses to tear the wrapping paper on his gifts, and instead uses a letter-opener to preserve the precious stuff, make it a family custom. Start labeling the white side of the wrapping paper with the year and recipient info, and reuse the paper next year.

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Updated: July 7, 2021

The Best Outdoor Activities for Kids

Summer Activities

Summer break has arrived and it’s time to get the kids out of the house and into the busy outdoors. The sun, fresh air, and physical activity should make for some happy and tired kids at the end of the day. Taking a break from the screens and playing outside can ramp up the imagination, increase activity level, and get your kids some much-needed Vitamin D.

Updated: June 28, 2021

A Summer Activities Bucket List for Kids & Families

kids summer bucket list activities

It’s finally summer! Your kids have anxiously been awaiting a season of fun, and there are a string of long, empty days ahead just waiting to be filled. If you need a little inspiration, here’s a list of activities to keep your whole family busy and entertained no matter what kind of day you are looking to have.

More: Summer Crafts Kids Can Make

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Craft Projects with Food

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Project: Gingerbread House

Level: Easy to medium

Age: 6 and up

Materials needed:

  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups light or dark molasses
  • 9 cups all-purpose flour
  • icing cement (see recipe below)

To make gingerbread:

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Keys to Crafting Success

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5. Pick a Quick and Easy First Project

I say this with some reservations, since I can only speak from my own experience and I don't always reflect the norm. I sometimes learn best when I'm making something I really want to make, even if it's a little more difficult than a beginner's project. I may need help at various stages, but I'm more likely to stick with something I'm really excited about.

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