Have leftover Valentine’s Day candy? Make cookies, trail mix, or truffles with your kids! Find ways to use up extra goodies here.
Activities of the Week
DIY Kinetic Sand!
Use regular household items to mix your own kinetic sand for playtime. Check out the recipe here.
Cards to Show You Care
With Valentine’s Day coming up, take this time to make a few cards for friends or family to show you care. Brighten someone’s day with this activity here.
Message in a bottle.
Collect empty bottles and have family members write kind notes to friends and neighbors. Stuff the bottles and leave them anonymously on doorsteps or in mailboxes with a note that says “Messages from a friend to brighten your day! Fill this bottle for another, then give it away!” See more here.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this guessing game asks everyone to list five ways to help a person, place or thing without specifying who they want to help. After writing down ways to help, everyone guesses who is being helped. Access the game here.
Act now to stop bullying in your child's life.
Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, check out these resources and tips from stopbullying.gov.
Stuck inside on a rainy day?
This fun (and educational) indoor activity from FamilyFun magazine walks you and your child through making a balloon-powered zeppelin!
This week marks the first official day of fall. Celebrate with this colorful Puzzle Tree craft from PBS, which gets kids to paint puzzle pieces to look like autumn leaves falling from a tree.