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By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian When you think of Halloween, the next word that comes to mind usually isn’t “healthy,” but it wasn’t always that way. Historically, Halloween involved bonfires and costumes to ward off evil spirits in Ireland. When first celebrated in the United States, it involved stories, song and dances about the harvest […]
This year, Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. This day was created to spread awareness, information, and support of environmental protection across the world. It is the perfect chance for you to talk about recycling, saving water and energy, protecting plants and animals, and reducing pollution. It is important to teach our children how to […]
Make these adorable paper hats for your cute little love bugs this Valentine’s Day! Materials · White, pink and red construction paper · Glue stick · Tape · 2 white pipe cleaners · 2 red pom poms · Hot glue gun Instructions 1. Cut two strips out of the pink construction paper for […]
Parents, here are some friendly reminders to help ensure your ghouls and goblins have a great Halloween this year. Stay Close to Mom and Dad – Young children should always have adult supervision when trick-or-treating. If you can’t go with them, see if another parent can take them. Kids should never go into a stranger’s house […]
Let’s face it: It’s all too soon before your child only wants a store-bought, pop culture-character-of-the-moment Halloween costume. So, quick, before they get too old, dress them up in adorable coordinated costumes with their sibling(s), classmates, or even your entire family. (You’re never too old for a good Halloween costume.) Inspiration is everywhere: your family’s […]
Today is National Potato Day! After all, how could there not be a day dedicated to them? Here are 5 fun facts about these tasty tubers!
How many of these intergalactic facts do you know? Click the image to view printable PDF.
Go green this Earth Day and make adorable turtle herb planters using recycled empty fruit cups! Materials: Cleaned empty fruit cup Green paint Paintbrush Potting Soil Hot glue gun Green pom poms (one large, four small) Wiggly eyes Herb seeds Instructions: Paint inside of the fruit cup green Using hot glue, place the large green […]
Happy World Tennis Day! Did you know these interesting facts about tennis? Click the image below to view the PDF version!
Watch your groundhog puppet pop in and out of his burrow with this simple Groundhog Day craft! Materials: Styrofoam cup Popsicle stick Green, brown, black and white construction paper Wiggle eyes Glue Instructions Cut a medium-sized heart shape and two small rectangles with rounded tops out of the brown construction paper. Cut a small heart […]
Forget about those old resolutions. This year, be bold and adventurous. Take the opportunity, as a family, to grow your horizons, to explore new experiences, and discover what’s out there. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Have fun creating your own list at home with your family. Be sure to try everything, […]