This Saturday is Dr Seuss’ birthday. Dr Seuss is an icon of love for reading and children. You can turn his birthday into a fun celebration with your kids and help them appreciate and love reading!Read More
Valentine’s Day is a day of love, but sometimes it can become a day of hurt if receiving Valentine’s Day cards becomes more of a popularity contest. These 3 simple tips can help you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your kids.Read More
Election Day can be a confusing day for children, but with this fun, easy activity you can teach your child a little about our Presidential elections and why it is such a privilege for us to be able to vote.
What you need:
- Poster Board
- Non-toxic markers
- Favorite toy
- Paper for Ballots
- Big spoon
- Tupperware or a box for the secret ballot box. You can decorate the box to make it more fun and festive.
- Optional – Balloons, tissue paper or newspaper cut up in squares (scissors for adult use only) for the party.
Ahoy, me hearties! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day, so grab your lads and lassies and teach them a few phrases that pirates be saying these days!
We have a little joke for ye lassies:
How could the pirate acquire the ship so cheaply?
Because it was on sail!!
Yo ho ho! So, there be so much to do with your lads and lassies, but we favorite activity involving pirates or privateers is making pirate hats.
How to make a wee little pirate hat with your lads and lassies:
- Take out a piece of paper.
- Fold the sheet of paper in half.
- Fold the top corners down towards the center of the page. Your paper should be in a rough triangle shape.
- Lift the front bottom flap and fold that up.
- Flip the paper over, then lift the bottom flap and fold it up; your pirate hat should be complete!
And remember, talk like a pirate today! Arggh.
To help ye out on this fine day, we will share some great pirate phrases with ye:
Ye – you
Me – my
Ahoy, me hearties! – Hello, my friends!
Thar she blows! – Whale sighting
Seadog – old pirate or sailor
Savvy? – do you understand and do you agree?
Privateer – government-sponsored pirates
Jolly Roger – a pirate’s flag including the white skull and crossbones of a black field
Avast ye – stop and pay attention
Doubloons – coins, or coins found in pirate stashes
Complete your day reading a kid’s pirate book!
We all have that one toy that acts or acted as our companion on various occasions when we needed them the most. On September 9th we celebrated Teddy Bear day – a day to remember the teddy bears we once had or to celebrate our children’s teddy bears that they tightly hold for comfort.Read More
It’s National Tooth Fairy Day! It’s a great day to celebrate your child’s healthy smile with these fun activities!
- Happy Food for Healthy Teeth – Talk to your child about healthy eating and the special foods that the Tooth Fairy eats – vegetables, fruit, milk, etc. Sugar takes a bit of sparkle away from the tooth fairy! Make the Tooth Fairy sparkle by eating only happy food for healthy teeth today!
- Color a Happy Smile – Print out these Tooth Fairy coloring pages and talk about healthy smiles while you color the Tooth Fairy!
- Sing and Brush – Sing a brushing song while your child brushes his teeth. We like these easy-to-sing brushing songs.
- Keep Yourself in the Know – Most toothpaste brands have tips on their sites about caring for your child’s teeth. Be sure you are in the know!
- Think Outside the Bank – Some people think the Tooth Fairy needs to leave behind a small dowry. The excitement is not in the amount of money left in the pillow, but in the celebration of hitting another milestone. Other ideas besides leaving money are: leave a congratulatory certificate, a letter from the Tooth Fairy, a shiny penny from the year your child was born, a gift certificate to do one of your child’s favorite activities with her or a scavenger hunt to find the gift left from the Tooth Fairy.
Use your imagination, celebrate your child’s healthy smile and enjoy National Tooth Fairy Day!