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  HOLIDAY CRAFTS AND SPECIAL DAYS: LESSONS & ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Lessons are always adaptable.


SPRING - March, April, May

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CRAFTS
Follow the rainbow to find cool crafts. We have yummy recipes, fun masks, pot of gold sculptures and this great shamrock puppy. Also, find out how you can download St. Patrick's Day coloring pages. read more

EASTER CRAFTS
Kids can learn how to dye Easter eggs, make Easter baskets and bake Easter treats. More than thirty ideas in all! Also, find out how you can download Easter coloring pages. read more

EARTH DAY CRAFTS
Earth-friendly crafts and art lessons including lessons that promote the idea of reduce, reuse and recycle. It's a chance to celebrate Mother Nature and all of her gifts. Its also a chance to learn about how things grow & how we can take care of the earth. read more

CINCO DE MAYO CRAFTS
Cinco de Mayo ( which means, "The Fifth of May" in Spanish) is a national holiday in Mexico. Celebrate by making maracas, metal tooling, ponchos and yarn paintings. read more

MOTHER'S DAY CRAFTS
Over 30 great crafts kids can make for Mom or Grandmother or a favorite aunt. read more

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SUMMER - June, July, August

FATHER'S DAY CRAFTS
Over 30 great crafts kids can make for Dad or Grandfather or a favorite uncle. read more

CANADA DAY CRAFTS
Find fun things to do to celebrate the day. [read more]

INDEPENDENCE DAY CRAFTS
Find fun things to do to celebrate the day. [read more]

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FALL - September, October, November

BACK TO SCHOOL
Articles, lesson plans and activities to help you start the school year. [read more]

AUTUMN CRAFTS & ART LESSONS
Find fun things to do to celebrate the turning of the leaves and the changing of the seasons. [read more]

HALLOWEEN CRAFTS
Over 135 different Halloween ideas including costumes, treats, crafts and 100 things to do with a pumpkin! Also, find out how you can download Halloween coloring pages. read more

THANKSGIVING CRAFTS
Find great crafts for kids to help celebrate the beginning of the holiday season! read more

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WINTER - December, January, February

HANUKKAH CRAFT - Menorah
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrating religious freedom. During this festival, a candle is lit at the end of every day. In the year 2007, Hanukkah takes place from December 5-12. read more

POSADAS CRAFT - Pinata
Posadas (Pasadas) is celebrated from December 16th to 24th in Spanish and Mexican communities. read more

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
Over 40 activities for kids of all ages. Celebrate the Christmas season by starting with our Santa countdown calendar! read more

KWANZAA CRAFT - Kinara
Kwanzaa is a 7 day festival that begins on the 26th of December and it celebrates the ties that bind traditional African customs to the cultural history of African American and Canadians. read more

NEW YEAR'S CRAFTS
Start the new year off with fun crafts! Celebrate the incoming year by musical instruments, shakers and other fun crafts including these cool hats. read more

VALENTINE'S DAY CRAFTS
Here we have lots of gift ideas for kids to make including these great "I give you my heart" cards. Also, find out how you can download Valentine's Day coloring pages. read more

MARDI GRAS CRAFTS
Celebrate this colorful holiday by creating music makers and lots of masks, just like these razzle dazzle ones! read more

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Kids Celebrate
by Maria Bonfanti Esche, Clare Bonfanti Braham
Skipping the typical green shamrocks and orange paper pumpkins, here are 100 days to remember with 200 related activities for children and grownups.

Kids Holiday Fun
by Penny Warner, Kathy Rogers
This year-round guide provides fresh new ideas, month by month, for holiday activities the whole family can enjoy together. Ideal for busy parents, the guide organizes every holiday clearly, with detailed "what-you-need" lists and time guidelines for each activity.