This simple idea is a great way to re-use all those plastic eggs the Easter Bunny may leave behind. All you need is a permanent marker to turn those eggs into these learning games. There are so many different ways to make this game fun for your child. You can practice uppercase and lowercase by drawing the letters on each side of the egg and matching them. Or, you can discover compound words by writing each half of the compound word on each end of the plastic Easter egg and see how many words you can create. Get some hands-on experience with word families by writing the endings on one half of the egg (e.g. "op") and writing the letter choices on the other half of the egg (e.g. "h", "p", or "m".) Twist the egg to create all the words in the family.
It’s time for kids in Boston to break out the Easter baskets, because it's egg hunting season! We’ve rounded up some options for Easter egg hunts that take place in diverse locations - both indoors and outside - including parks, farms, the zoo, local businesses, and even a carousel.
Most of the egg hunts are for little ones only, but there are plenty of other festive activities for older kids and parents, like games, crafts, refreshments and visits with the Easter Bunny.
Why should Christmas have all the fun? Forget the Polar Express and hop on the Easter Express! Five NJ railroad museums not only offer you a fun glimpse into the historic past of railroads and trains, but kids of all ages can also catch a train ride and enjoy an on-board visit with the Easter Bunny himself. Some rides even include a trip through the museum or Easter Egg Hunt at the final destination. Of course, photo ops and Easter treats for all. Easter bonnets not required.
The Easter Bunny, in the weeks leading up to Easter (on April 5 this year), keeps as busy as Santa in December. We’ve tracked down some of the places in the Boston area where kids can hop on in, dressed in their Easter finest, to meet the Easter Bunny and get their pictures taken, play some games or share a meal with him. Depending on the activity, only professional photographers may be permitted to take pictures, but be sure to bring your camera for great photo ops just in case!
While some kids can think of nothing but Easter bunnies and scrambling to fill their baskets with eggs this time of year, children who celebrate Passover have plenty of ways to mark the holiday. Even some of the youngest members of the family can participate in Passover celebrations in a meaningful way.
Through stories, music and hands-on activities hosted by Boston-area organizations, children learn about the history and traditions of Passover.
For well over a hundred years, Bostonians have been celebrating St. Patrick's Day at the South Boston Parade. But, if the parade crowds are too much for your little ones, there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate all things Irish in and around Boston. We've rounded up story times, craft activities, performances, and other celebrations for families with young children. From leprechauns to traditional Irish dance, we're betting the whole pot of gold that you'll find a fun way to get your green on this March. Erin go bragh!
Where do all those missing socks go? Instead of getting frustrated, turn those unpaired socks into snowmen in just three easy steps. This no-sew craft recycles unmatched socks into adorable snowmen. Add a couple buttons, a pipe-cleaner nose, and those mismatched socks will be transformed into this friendly little Frosty. Next time you are asked, "do you want to build a snowman?" you can smile, sort through the laundry, and say, "yes!"
If you're on the east coast you may be a little sick of the real snow, but we can never get enough of snow globes. For those times when the wind is blowing a little too much outiside, you can shake up a little winter magic of your own indoors. Create an entire winter wonderland by adding bristle brush trees and small plastic figurines, toys or whatever you imagine. Blizzards in a jar only take a few minutes to make, in three easy steps, but are a huge hit.
Let the kids shake up a storm of their own with this easy project.
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