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August 19, 2015

National Aviation Day

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 8:38 pm

August 19th is National Aviation Day, which happens to be Orville Wright’s birthday. It was established in 1939 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to celebrate the development of aviation. Here are some crafts and activities to celebrate with your kids: http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/transportation/national-aviation-day.htm

August 17, 2015

It’s Cupcakes Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 8:21 pm

Happy Cupcakes day! Baking cupcakes with kids is such a fun activity for families or friends to enjoy. Let’s try these recipes and celebrate Cupcakes day together!


August 12, 2015

Learn to Sew!

Happy Sewing Machine Day!  Start one of these simple sewing projects with your kiddos to help strengthen their fine motor skills and encourage creativity.  No sewing machine necessary!  Get Sewing!


July 23, 2015

Make Your Own Vanilla Ice Cream!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 11:08 am

It’s vanilla ice cream day.  Here’s a great recipe to make your own vanilla ice cream at home, with only 15 minutes of prep time (and about 3 hours of waiting time).   What are your favorite toppings for vanilla ice cream?



July 17, 2015

Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s Birthday

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 2:39 pm

July 18th would have been Nelson Mandela’s 97th birthday.  Mandela stood for many things, and was dedicated to making change for the better, all across the world.  He believed every person (and child!) could make a difference.  Learn more about Mandela Day here:http://www.mandeladay.com/

And learn more about the man here: http://www.timeforkids.com/news/nelson-mandela-1918-2013/97361

July 15, 2015

Creepy Crawly Mud Cups for Gummy Worm Day!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 1:51 pm

It’s Gummy Worm day.  If everyone’s favorite sugary worms aren’t gross looking or wriggly enough for you, how about making some creepy crawly mud cups?  Food.com has a great recipe to make delicious food that looks gross!


July 9, 2015

Make Sugar Cookies…now!

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 3:18 pm

To continue the parade of yummy food days this month, today is Sugar Cookie Day!  Here’s a fun and simple recipe to make some delicious and sugar-y cookies now! 



July 8, 2015

Video Games Can Help Your Kids in School!

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips — Erin @ 2:05 pm

It’s video games day.  Did you know that there can be a lot of benefits to playing some video games?  Video games can be used as educational tools, and here are 7 Ways Video Games will help your kids in school. 



July 6, 2015

Yummy Recipes for Fried Chicken Day

Filed under: Family Activities — Erin @ 10:59 am

If your 4th of July celebrations didn’t bring enough deliciousness to you, how about some ?  Just in time for National Fried Chicken Day, here are 21 kid-friendly fried chicken recipes from Martha Stewart that you can make together:


July 1, 2015

What Makes Children Laugh?

Filed under: Family Activities,Parenting Tips — Erin @ 10:44 am

It’s international joke day!  So tell your kids some silly jokes.  But what does make your children laugh?  Read about the science of humor and laughter in this article about the developmental changes in children’s humor: http://www.laughterremedy.com/articles/child_makes_laugh.html

And here are some silly ideas to make your kids laugh!  http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/27677/kids-laugh



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