Give thoughtful holiday gifts
It’s always special for kids to surprise someone they care about with a gift for Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa. But how do they decide on a present they’d be proud to give? Try these tips to help them find meaningful presents for family and friends.
Discuss the US election
We surveyed kids across America to find out what they think of Election 2020 and the issues that matter most. Read and talk about the results with your kids!
Understand the Electoral College
The Electoral College can be confusing even for adults! Our clear explanation—including a map with the electoral votes in all 50 states—simplifies it and sparks discussion.
Boost drawing skills
Whether they want to sketch nature scenes or comic strips, these easy tips will help kids learn to draw in creative ways.
Find a way to volunteer
Any day is a good day to volunteer. But readers and their loved ones can celebrate Family Volunteer day by giving back and helping those in need.
Make slow-cooker corn pudding
This creamy corn pudding makes a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving, but kids can cook it anytime!
Go on an eagle watch
Late fall and winter are a great time to spot this amazing bird, which is the national symbol of the United States.
Make an autumn decoration
Kids can bring a little bit of nature and the beautiful colors of fall indoors with this craft project.
Start a podcast
Listening to podcasts is fun, but readers can also learn how to record a show that other people can listen to. Here’s how to get them started.
Make a pumpkin pie smoothie
This quick smoothie makes a delicious breakfast or snack, and has all the flavor of pumpkin pie without the baking. Plus canned pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients.
Help your kids learn origami
The ancient Japanese art of folding paper is a fun way to make animals and more. While they can look detailed, many aren’t difficult to make. Here’s how to get your kids started.
Make broccoli cheddar soup
Rich cheese, healthy vegetables, and crunchy bread make this dish a fall delight the whole family can make together.
Give a great speech
It’s important for kids to learn to speak up and speak out to express their opinions to other people—and gain confidence. Here’s how to get them started.
Make crispy monster treats
Readers can turn a favorite snack into a ghoulish creature the whole family will enjoy. But beware: They may be too cute to eat.
Create a treasure hunt
Families can work together to make this activity even more fun and challenging. Think up puzzles to solve and hide clues for others to find. Here’s how to plan a treasure hunt.
Make a triple-decker tortilla pie
Feed the whole family with this delicious one-pan dish kids can easily assemble and cook. The recipe is sure to be a hit.
Learn to play an instrument
Making music is a great hobby for kids. Playing an instrument helps them express themselves, and it even helps some do better in school, feel less stressed, and be more confident.
Make animal-face cupcake toppers
Start with cereal boxes and paint, add some creativity and inspiration, and soon readers will have adorable animals to decorate their sweets.
Train for a 5K race
Taking part in a 5K is challenging, rewarding, and fun. By following this five-week program to train for the 3.1-mile race, kids—and grown-ups!—can learn to stick to a plan and achieve goals.
Paint a wall mural
Let kids use their creativity to personalize their space, without buying new furniture or decorations. Here’s how to paint one or two walls of a room with a mural or a design.
Bake warm blueberry muffins
Readers can whip up these golden, fluffy, and fruit-filled muffins in no time. They’re great for breakfast, or even an afternoon treat.
If you think grandparents deserve their own holiday, don't miss National Grandparents Day on September 13. Here’s how kids can show how much they care.
Make roasted vegetable wraps
Who knew veggies could be so tasty? Kids can roast them up, add some chickpeas and lemon, wrap it all together—and feed the whole family.
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