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Help Kids Appreciate the Planet for Earth Day and Arbor Day

April 22 is Earth Day and April 29 is Arbor Day! Signs of spring are popping up everywhere, and kids are eager to get outside and play in the sunshine. Help them appreciate our beautiful planet and celebrate two great holidays with these activities! Science and Sensory Play Go play! Squish mud, run across the grass in a yard or playground, feel the rough bark of tree, listen to the wind and the birds. Kids who experience nature can better learn to

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Make an Acrostic Poem to Honor Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month traces its origins to a 1978 event in Sonoma, California, that included presentations, a parade and an essay contest, according to History.com. In the spirit of that first celebration, here’s a fun writing project to help kids honor the women in their lives with a creative gift. It’s inspired by Emma Nielsen, Imagine’s training program lead, who made an amazing acrostic poem for her mom in fourth grade. Check out her poem, plus some other examples from family and

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Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! It’s time to celebrate this delicious and versatile pantry staple that many kids — and grown-ups — love. Try a Tasty Treat Make no-bake peanut butter oatmeal balls to add a burst of energy in a long, slow afternoon. A few colorful sprinkles on top add fun. Peanut butter banana snacks are simple, fresh and packed with healthy fruit, fiber and protein. Kids can help assemble these adorable kitty cats made with rice cakes,

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Creative Crafts for Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day 2022, try out these silly, messy art ideas that will get kids thinking creatively! For Little Kids Encourage recycling and use up all your felt, fabric and foam scraps with Textured Heart Art. Who says Valentines have to have hearts? Try these adorable Prehistoric Splotch Creatures. Toddlers and preschoolers will love the feel of paint squishing between their fingers when they make a colorful Messy Heart Painting. For School-Age Children Future engineers will get creative when they build these

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Four children peek out from behind a tree in a forest, laughing and playing

Help Kids Appreciate the Planet for Earth Day and Arbor Day

April 22 is Earth Day and April 29 is Arbor Day! Signs of spring are popping up everywhere, and kids are eager to get outside and play in the sunshine. Help them appreciate our beautiful planet and celebrate two great holidays with these activities! Science and Sensory Play Go play! Squish mud, run across the grass in a yard or playground, feel the rough bark of tree, listen to the wind and the birds. Kids who experience nature can better learn to

Read More

Make an Acrostic Poem to Honor Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month traces its origins to a 1978 event in Sonoma, California, that included presentations, a parade and an essay contest, according to History.com. In the spirit of that first celebration, here’s a fun writing project to help kids honor the women in their lives with a creative gift. It’s inspired by Emma Nielsen, Imagine’s training program lead, who made an amazing acrostic poem for her mom in fourth grade. Check out her poem, plus some other examples from family and

Read More

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! It’s time to celebrate this delicious and versatile pantry staple that many kids — and grown-ups — love. Try a Tasty Treat Make no-bake peanut butter oatmeal balls to add a burst of energy in a long, slow afternoon. A few colorful sprinkles on top add fun. Peanut butter banana snacks are simple, fresh and packed with healthy fruit, fiber and protein. Kids can help assemble these adorable kitty cats made with rice cakes,

Read More

Creative Crafts for Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day 2022, try out these silly, messy art ideas that will get kids thinking creatively! For Little Kids Encourage recycling and use up all your felt, fabric and foam scraps with Textured Heart Art. Who says Valentines have to have hearts? Try these adorable Prehistoric Splotch Creatures. Toddlers and preschoolers will love the feel of paint squishing between their fingers when they make a colorful Messy Heart Painting. For School-Age Children Future engineers will get creative when they build these

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