3 Ways to Use Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers

You spent the entire holiday cooking the biggest turkey you could find. The family sat down for a Thanksgiving dinner and ate most of your kitchen creation. But you still have some turkey leftover. What can you do with the rest of the bird? Check out these post-holiday recipe ideas that the whole family will enjoy! Turkey Sandwich Bar Turkey sandwiches are a no-brainer. Up your leftover game and set up a family-friendly buffet bar. Slice the turkey and warm it in the oven before serving. Add a few different types of bread, cheese choices, lettuce, tomatoes, grilled veggies, hummus,...

Thanksgiving Cookies for Kids to Decorate

You don't need to wait until Christmas to bake holiday cookies. Your kids can get creative in the kitchen and help you to bake a batch of Thanksgiving treats. Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe or use a boxed mix. After the cookies are completely cool, you're ready to decorate! Check out a few fun-filled decoration ideas for your fam's Thanksgiving desserts. Turkey Cookies How can you use the rest of your candy corn from Halloween? Transform the tri-colored corn into turkey feathers! Frost the cookies with chocolate icing. Draw a turkey face onto the center of each treat....

Kids’ Thanksgiving Turkey Portrait Art

Create cute crafts for Thanksgiving. Celebrate the holiday with a turkey portrait that your pint-sized Picasso can paint! This art activity is ideal for preschoolers, kindergarten-aged children and other younger kids. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need Cardboard- Reuse the side of an old box instead of buying new board. Choose a box without lettering or damage.MarkersTempera paintsPaintbrushes Tissue paperClear-drying school glueScissors How-To Art-Making Steps Draw a turkey onto the cardboard using the markers. If your child isn't sure where to start, ask them what shapes they see in a turkey. Start with a circle or oval for the body...

World Philosophy Day Activities for Families

November 18 marks World Philosophy Day. Celebrate this holiday with your family in a very special way. Even though your littles can't fully philosophize, they can still take part in a day of themed activities. If you're not sure what to do or how to involve younger kids in a Philosophy Day celebration, check out these easy ideas! Read Books Choose a few of your favorite philosophers and find age-appropriate books to share with your kids. Stage a family story time and read the books interactively. Ask your children questions and give them plenty of time to respond. Take this...

3 Pumpkin Pie Alternatives for Thanksgiving

Forget about the same plain old pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Your kiddos can help you in the kitchen and create pumpkin-themed treats. Instead of the traditional pie, try out these pumpkin-y picks. The whole family can get in on the cooking, and eating, action! Pumpkin Pudding Pies Make individual pumpkin pies with mini crusts and pudding. Start with ready-made mini crusts. Whip up a batch of boxed pumpkin flavored pudding. The kids can help to measure and mix the ingredients. Spoon the pudding into the pie crusts and refrigerate for two to three hours, or until firm. Top the pies...

Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Craft for Kids

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a kid-created turkey craft! This activity is the perfect way for your preschooler to add art into their day, while making a cute holiday decoration. Use the completed craft as a kid-created place mat, hang the art on the wall or put it on the fridge with a magnet. Not only is this easy art idea an ideal way to mark the holiday, it also helps young children to develop creativity and fine motor skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need 8x11-inch card stock paperCrayons or markersTempera paintsPaintbrushesScissorsConstruction paperClear-drying school glue How-To Art-Making Steps Start with a...

Veteran’s Day Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a few fun family-friendly Veteran's Day activities? From research reports to artsy explorations, your kiddos can learn and create on this very special holiday, Check out the easy ideas that can help your child to learn more about their country and the amazing vets who have kept it safe! Write a Report Your child can learn more about historical veterans during this research-packed activity. Read about vets from different U.S. wars and ask your child to choose one. Continue the research online or check out books from the local library. As your child reads, help them...

Kids’ Activities for World Science Day

November 10th is World Science Day! If you're searching for a way to celebrate this special day with your kiddos, check out these exciting and educational explorations. DIY Volcano Kids can make their own volcanoes in the kitchen. Cover the work surface with newspaper, cardboard or a thick table cloth. Place a slim cup at the center of the work space. Give your child modeling clay and help them to build a mountain-like volcano structure. Next, ask them how they think they can make the volcano erupt. Fill the bottom of the cup with two to three tablespoons of baking...

3 Ideas for Leftover Halloween Candy

What should you do with leftover Halloween candy? Whether you bought more treats than you had trick-or-treaters or your kiddos just couldn't eat their whole haul, you need to find a way to use up the candy. If you're not sure what to do with the sugary stash, check out these ideas! Donate the Halloween Candy Do you want or need to get the treats out of the house? Ask local food pantries, your child's school or other community organizations about the possibility of donation. If these places won't take candy donations, talk to a friend or host a second...

Kids’ Haunted House Halloween Craft

How can your creative kiddo turn a plain old cardboard box into a haunted Halloween house? Search your space for a used appliance, moving or large electronics box. Make sure the box is sturdy and has all four sides. After you find the just-right box for this kids' crafts, your little artist is ready to upcycle the cardboard into an imaginative haunted house! Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need One large cardboard boxMarkersTempera paintPaintbrushesScissorsCard stock paperGlue sticks How-To Art-Making Steps Cover the floor/workspace with flattened cardboard or a painter's tarp to protect the surface. Open one side of the box...