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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.

Money Can Be an Emotional Issue

Money Can Be an Emotional Issue

Mary and Joe always fought about money. Mary tried to save every penny that she could. She would spend many hours clipping coupons for the grocery store each week, and she would never order dessert or beverages at a restaurant. Mary grew up in a household where there was never enough money, and now she wanted as much money in the bank as possible. Joe, on the other hand, loved to eat lunch out several times a week, including dessert and coffee.

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Funny Bunny

Funny Bunny

Help your kids to make their own bunny ears and then spend some time hopping down the bunny trail with them playing follow-the-leader. This would be a perfect opportunity to get them to eat some bunny food—especially something healthy such as carrots and celery with a veggie dip!

Level: Easy

Time involved: Half to one hour

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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

Food Count

Use an egg carton to play a fun counting game

Food Count


Materials

  • Empty egg carton
  • Pen or marker
  • Small food items (raisins, cereal, chocolate chips, candies)

Directions

  1. Write the numbers 1 to 12 on the individual sections of an egg carton.
  2. Have your child count out each number using small food items.
  3. Then have her fill the numbered section with the correct number of items.
  4. Once the sections are filled, work in reverse, having your child identify each number, count the pieces, then eat them!

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Positive Body Image: 5 Steps to Get There Now

Positive Body Image

Summer is upon us, which usually means bathing suits, tiny shorts and overuse of the phrase "beach body" by every fitness and diet commercial out there.

If you're struggling with body image issues, particularly after having a baby, summer can be pretty tough.

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Ensuring Balanced Nutrition on a Vegetarian Diet

Ensuring Balanced Nutrition on a Vegetarian Diet

All vegetarians can easily meet their protein needs. Protein doesn’t discriminate; it’s found in both animal and plant foods. Low-fat dairy and eggs can provide generous amounts of protein for vegetarians who dare to eat them, and the vegans in the crowd should become close pals with tofu, nuts, seeds, lentils, and tempeh.

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Caring for Your Toddler's Teeth

Caring for Your Toddler's Teeth

What's the point of taking good care of "baby teeth"? After all, they're only going to fall out anyway, right? True, but baby teeth do matter. They determine the placement and spacing of adult teeth and help to develop the jaw and a proper bite. So caring for your child's baby teeth is important.

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Expenses, Expenses, Expenses

Expenses, Expenses, Expenses

Groceries; clothing; electric, water, phone, and cable bills; tolls; and gas for the car. Daily expenses add up alarmingly fast and seem to increase continuously. And, if you're like many people, you're not even sure where your money goes.

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The ABCs of Exercise

Postpartum Fitness

The ABCs of Exercise

Few would deny that the pregnant body is glorious to behold. While it doesn't exactly match the description of Western culture's ideal form, the curvaceous body of a visibly pregnant woman draws admiring glances and compliments from many. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the picture of a woman about to bear a child is worth all of the words that seek to describe the miracle of new life coming into the world.

Do You Have a Nutritional Deficiency?

Do You Have a Nutritional Deficiency?

Ideally, you should be getting your daily supply of vitamins and minerals from your diet, not from pill-popping. What's more, food provides you with energy in the form of calories—something you don't get from pills. However, it's a good idea for most folks to take a daily multi-vitamin/mineral that supplies 100 percent of the RDA.

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Weaning Your Baby

Weaning Your Baby

Baby Doctor

If you breast-feed your baby, the gradual, one-meal-at-a-time reduction of her sucking will reduce the supply of milk produced in your body without causing as much discomfort. But be sure to wait until your breasts have adjusted to the elimination of one feeding before you try to cut out a second one.

MoreThe Best Foods for Baby-Led Weaning

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Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

Math and Science Do Matter for Girls

Throughout the past decades, society has expected boys to excel in the "harder" classes (science and math) and girls in the "easier" ones (language and social studies). The fact is all areas of study can be hard or easy, depending on the individual child and her attitude. Another fact is that when it comes to the job market, college graduates with a math or science background can usually find better-paying jobs in more abundance.

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Busy Fingers

Busy Fingers

Time

  • 5 to 10 minutes

Materials

  • Handful of unsweetened cereal pieces

Directions

This is an old stand-by but one that requires intense concentration with a built-in reward. It helps the baby to develop hand-eye coordination that is needed in so many upcoming tasks. Spread some cereal out on the high chair tray or other play area and let the baby pick up the pieces and pop them into her mouth.

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Updated: August 27, 2019

Staff Tips: 9 Morning Routine Hacks to Get Your Kids to the Bus Stop on Time

Morning Routine Hacks

It's 7:29am, the school bus is pulling up in front of your house, and your child has one shoe on, can't find the other one, her homework is still on the kitchen counter, and the contents of her backpack may or may not actually be what she needs to bring to school that day. The morning routine is way off course.

You open the front door and wave the bus driver away...looks like another day of driving your kid to school, being late for work, and generally watching your morning collapse in chaos. Or is it?

Lively Lunches

Lively Lunches

In our household, lunch is fairly straightforward. It's one of the easiest meals for me to prepare. Hannah and Hayley would eat the same sandwich every day for months on end without tiring of it. For example, we just finished a stretch of peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwiches, fruit, and milk. Much to my pleasure and surprise, they have recently begun branching out into tuna fish and grilled cheese.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Natural(ish) Parenting: A Lesson in Flexibility

mother and baby hugging

Before getting pregnant and having my son, I had a lot of plans for the kind of parent I wanted to be. When I thought about what my parenting philosophy would be, it would have been heavily categorized under the “natural parenting” label. Leave it to my strong-willed and life-lesson-teaching son to show me a thing or two about being flexible with my plans.

Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer

Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer

While the role of diet in cancer prevention is still a little murky, there is some promising news on the food front when it comes to these two killers.

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Women's Stress

Women's Stress

Stress is caused by the mental and physical response you have to overwhelming demands. Demands can be both positive, such as a qualifying for the Olympics, or negative, such as an injury. The response can be positive and productive, such as eating healthier, or negative and destructive, such as not sleeping. There can often be a fine line between the productive and destructive effects of stress. This line is different for everyone, just as stress and the effects of stress are different for everyone.
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