December 21st is the first day of Winter or Winter Solstice. Did you know there is a reason for each season? What are the traditions and activities and meaning behind the celebration of the Winter Solstice? Find out the answers to these questions of the darkest day of the year!
Activities of the Week
December 21st is the first day of Winter or Winter Solstice
Celebrate National Gingerbread House Day
Celebrate National Gingerbread House Day on December 12 with your kids! Gather the family together, bake some gingerbread and start building and decorating your very own gingerbread house. You could even have a contest to see who can make the most unique gingerbread house! Check out this recipe to see how to make your own gingerbread house.
December 2 is National Mixed Breed Dog Day!
December 2 is National Mixed Breed Dog Day! This day is all about embracing, saving and celebrating mixed breed dogs. Celebrate this day by visiting your local animal shelter and volunteering with your kids to walk some mixed breed dogs.
National Game and Puzzle Week!
Thanksgiving week is also National Game and Puzzle Week! Break out those family games and jigsaw puzzles to play with the kids. Check out this website for classic family board games.
It's the week before Thanksgiving
It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and what better time to choose some recipes for the Thanksgiving meal that kids can help prepare? Check out this website for some tasty and nutritious recipes that will make your budding chefs proud and feel part of the Thanksgiving Day meal.
November is National American Indian Heritage Month
November is National American Indian Heritage Month, which celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers, and settlers of the United States. Check out this website for children’s books on Native Americans/American Indians.
Fall activities! November brings cooler weather and lots of opportunities to get kids on their feet. Check out this website to do some fun things with kids of all ages to keep them moving.
Talk through safety tips with your children before Halloween night to make sure they have fun and stay safe.