Holidays & Seasons Activities

Throughout the year there are many reasons to celebrate. From the changing of seasons to national and religious holidays, we have all kinds of ideas that will help your young learner get in a celebratory mood. While creating, gaming, and crafting kids will learn more about the holidays and the times of year that have cultural significance. Our holiday activities are also a great way to introduce your child to more obscure holidays as well as holidays that are widely celebrated around the world.

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.... Then it's as simple as drawing the straight lines with pen. Once the grid has been created, have him write some or all of the words he thought up into the grid...
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...This recipe's a snap! It's so easy in fact your child can do all the prep work himself, with very little mess and having lots of fun. Who doesn't like oatmeal...
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... a guideline, your child can make a larger set by drawing around those shapes about half an inch wider all the way around. Have him cut those out and set them aside...
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... and drawing until all groceries are listed and drawn out. Now she should double check that the number of food items and the ingredients required to make the...
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...Created from felt, these easy-to-make stockings are sure to keep all treats nice and cozy for Christmas morning. This no-sew Christmas stocking helps you celebrate...
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...This sweet and tangy homemade barbecue sauce is a great way to introduce kids to the culinary arts. Your child can learn all about the barbecue business by making...
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... into the milk carton over the ice cubes and glitter – use an oven mitt; wax is hot! Once all the wax has been poured, let the candle set overnight. Then...
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...Celebrate spring with a cute cut-out bug button your child can make out of colorful felt and markers! Spring is here and your child can learn all about the bugs...
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... hammer a nail into each mark on both circles. When the nails are all in, its time for some colorful string! Have him cut a length of string and tie it around a nail...
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...: Combine all ingredients except the wrappers and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl. Pour some water into a small bowl and set it near your workspace...
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... back of one of the large hearts. Secure it with clear tape. Repeat this for all three hearts. Next, take the folded white paper (your zigzag accordion card) and...
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..., or they can all be the same size. Let her take the lead. Encourage her to paint the domes using gold and a variety of jewel tones. Let them dry. Now it's time...
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... printing until her design is complete. Finally, follow the directions on the fabric paint to set the paint. When the tablecloth is all done, put it on your...
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... olive oil mixture. Next, ask her to dredge the chicken strip in the breadcrumb mixture, making sure all sides are well-coated. Lay the strip on a nonstick baking...
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... a cup of hot cocoa. Feel free to add any additional vegetables you have on hand—carrots, red bell peppers, corn, zucchini, and yellow squash all work well in...
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... variety breaded baked chicken. Best of all, it's simple enough that the kids can help, too! What You Need: ½ cup sweet rice flour 1 teaspoon salt...
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... see through. The purpose of the smelling station is to challenge people’s noses! If they can see what they are smelling, it takes all the fun away! Before...
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... weather. This may be a good time to introduce the definition of a horizon line, which is a line that separates the sky from the grass. She can now color in all of...
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... simplicity fool you. There are lots of skills at work here–fine motor, measuring, and patterning, and they're all skills your child will use in kindergarten...
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... all kinds of creepy crawlers. This is a great project to create after a trip to the zoo or while learning about science. This variation on finger painting will be a...

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