Craft a holiday diorama
Fourth- and fifth-graders bring favorite seasonal stories to life with a miniature set.
Make a family cookbook
Your child can practice valuable skills and you can make a memorable gift when you create a family cookbook together.
Make your own Play-Doh
Help your kindergartner master measurements with this pliable project.
Learn from spice cookies
Teach preschoolers or kindergartners about the origin of spices by baking fragrant goodies.
Easy homemade holiday gifts
Whether it's a family photo book or a batch of freshly baked cookies, a homemade gift truly comes from the heart. Try these simple and fun projects with your child.
How to find family volunteering opportunities
Taking time for family volunteering can instill generosity in your children and give your family valuable time together.
Toy story: best & worst presents
500 parents tell all on the best and worst toys for the holidays.
Cringe-worthy Halloween costumes
Princess or assassin? Gory zombie or sexualized pop star? You may cringe at your child's Halloween costume, but here's why the most wince-worthy outfits make developmental sense.
All-time best book series for kids
A great book series can turn even the most reluctant reader into a life-long book-o-phile. Here are our top picks for kids of every age.
Worksheets and activities for winter break
Keep 'em sharp over winter break with these 18 fun, brain-boosting worksheets and activities for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.
Make a holiday calendar
Help your first-grader discover the meaning (and math) of December.
Map out spice routes
Give middle-schoolers a geography lesson by mapping the spices in their favorite recipes.
Saying thanks to your child's teacher
Parents share a wealth of ideas for teacher gifts, from gift cards to spa days to lunches honoring the whole school staff.
FAQs for parents about teacher gifts
Creative solutions to common questions about teacher gifts.
Fun activities for the holiday break
When you hear "I'm bored," try one of these engaging activities this winter break.
Goblin granola for a healthy Halloween
Instead of offering sugar-packed holiday recipes, we offer a hearty nutritious granola snack or breakfast cereal as an antidote for the trick-or-treaters in your family.