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  • Getting kids excited for the holidays is a perennial problem. Here's a fun way for kids who love arts and crafts to prepare for Sukkot if you don't have a real sukkah for them to decorate.

    How to Build a Model Sukkah | Sukkot Craft for Kids

    How to Build a Model Sukkah | Sukkot Craft for Kids

    by Brainy Bunny22

  • Enjoy these rocking tunes from a Memorial Day playlist used for indoor cycling class. These songs will get your heart pumping and your holiday cookout off and running.

    Memorial Day Playlist for a Cookout or Workout

    Memorial Day Playlist for a Cookout or Workout

    by Marcelle Bell3

  • Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season. Here is a simple plan to build your own manger to display in your yard. It fold down and stores flat.

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    How to Build an Outdoor Manger

    by Eric Cramer49

  • Santa Claus is the iconic image of Christmas, instantly recognisable to children and adults alike. Yet Santa Claus has changed and transformed over the years, leaving behind a few skeletons in his cupboard.

    Five Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Santa Claus

    Five Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Santa Claus

    by Sophie Jackson2

  • This site contains templates that are easy to print for units and celebrations about Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig. The sheets have Chinese characters along with pinyin counterparts. Pinyin is a system devised for representing the sounds of the Chinese language with an English alphabet.

    Printable Coloring Pages for Year of the Pig: Kid Crafts for Chinese New Year

    Printable Coloring Pages for Year of the Pig: Kid Crafts for Chinese New Year

    by Adele Jeunette0

  • More than 220 versions of The Little Drummer Boy have been released around the world since it was first composed in 1928. After some some show biz hanky-panky in the 1940's-50's 'Carol of the Drum' (original title) became a huge hit as the' Little Drummer Boy' - in the early 60's. Since then artists as varied as Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Cranberries and Bing Crosby - even Marlene Dietrich have sung this popular Christmas carol.

    History of Christmas Carols: Little Drummer Boy

    History of Christmas Carols: Little Drummer Boy

    by Penelope Hart15

  • It's the time for monsters, witches, and skeletons once again! Helping your little ones enjoy the Halloween season, creepy children's songs are a great activity for Halloween parties, school classrooms, and Trick or Treating.

    Creepiest Kids' Halloween Songs

    Creepiest Kids' Halloween Songs

    by Jennifer B0

  • A special article for all of those who have lost their Moms and are facing the dismal prospect of Mother's Day without her. Offering hope and consolation for this painful occasion.

    Mother's Day for Those Who Have Lost  Their Mom

    Mother's Day for Those Who Have Lost Their Mom

    by Sharilee Swaity92

  • These excerpts from Christmas lyrics by Caribbean singer/songwriters are from the secular part of their celebration. The common theme is contentment with and pride in what is distinctly Caribbean.

    Christmas Lyrics and Laughs From the Caribbean

    Christmas Lyrics and Laughs From the Caribbean

    by Dora Weithers56

  • The shamrock is a plant that is known as the unofficial symbol of Ireland. Kids and adults can discover some fun facts on this popular Irish motif in time for St. Patrick's Day.

    10 Fun Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

    10 Fun Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day

    by Marie2

  • Basic charades game play, along with ways to make the game more interesting and to give it some Halloween appeal. You'll also find charade word suggestions and tons of Halloween-themed charade ideas.

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    How to Play Halloween Charades

    by Candace Bacon7

  • Every child's halloween party should be full of imagination and fun. Here are some great, sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, Halloween Games!

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    Fun Halloween Party Games for Children

    by Angela Michelle Schultz8

  • Haunted houses can be elaborate commercial ones, homemade basement events, or even at a campground. Big or small, all need fresh ideas to scare the guests. Here you'll find many ideas!

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    101+ Ideas to Create a Scary Haunted House

    by Virginia Allain71

  • Do you have bells in your craft room and no idea what to do with them? Turn them into beautiful ornaments, wreaths, garlands, elves, and more!

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    44 Best Jingle Bell Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • The Manx holiday Hop-tu-Naa is an October 31st holiday that pre-dates modern Halloween. It has connections to the old Celtic pagan holiday Samhain, the New Year in the Celtic calendar.

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    Hop-tu-Naa: Halloween on the Isle of Man

    by Carolyn Emerick8

  • Halloween party dessert recipes include fun and frightening roach-infested popcorn, gory cake ball brains, chocolate cookie dough rats, zombie and spider cupcakes, cute werewolf snack cakes, and more.

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    11 of the Best Scary Halloween Dessert Recipes

    by Margaret Schindel25

  • Find out how Christmas in France is celebrated. Learn all the French Christmas traditions, customs, and everything else there is to know about celebrating the holidays!

    French Christmas Traditions & Customs

    French Christmas Traditions & Customs

    by Melanie Palen38

  • Whether you're celebrating Halloween, creating a spooky haunted house scene for your next video, or just want to have some fun, these quick and easy PowerPoint animation ideas will give you chills and thrills!

    Spooky Haunted House PowerPoint Animation Ideas

    Spooky Haunted House PowerPoint Animation Ideas

    by Amelia Griggs0

  • Although Easter is celebrated much the same everywhere, Honduras does Semana Santa in her own traditional and colorful way.

    Easter Traditions in Honduras

    Easter Traditions in Honduras

    by Lew Marcrum0

  • Painting windows in Las Vegas has been my favorite way to celebrate the holidays. Find out what materials to use and how to create these beautiful window paintings yourself!

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    So, You Want to Paint Holiday Windows?

    by Maria Burgess113

  • A black cat perched on the fence post, a ghostly wind blowing through the crackling trees, a glaring Jack O' Lantern standing guard at your front door. These are symbols and traditions of Halloween as we know it today, but where did this Halloween symbolism come from?

    Halloween Symbols and Their Origins

    Halloween Symbols and Their Origins

    by Kitty Fields16

  • The International Day of Peace is September 21st of each year. Many around the world gear up for this day in many ways - there are many ways to celebrate!

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    Ideas for Celebrating Peace Day

    by Cynthia Calhoun19

  • Add short and sweet sentiments and sayings to your seasonal Holiday cards with this Christmas card quotations page. As someone who loves making handmade crafts, I put together this handy resource.

    Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

    Short Christmas Quotes and Sayings for Cards

    by Marie13

  • Are you looking for something different in Christmas music this year? Celebrate the season with fresh, new offerings from contemporary Christian music artists.

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    10 Contemporary Christian Christmas Songs

    by Annette R. Smith21

  • If Santa photos are a holiday tradition, then why are some tiny tots so terrified of the jolly old man in red? Learn the answer and see lots of funny photos of kids who can't get away fast enough.

    Terror in Toyland:  Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    Terror in Toyland: Why Are Kids Scared of Santa?

    by FlourishAnyway80

  • Don't throw away those old holiday greeting cards. Instead, save them for future craft projects. Learn three ways to make crafts with Christmas cards.

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    Three Ideas for Recycling Christmas Cards

    by Deborah Neyens75

  • While we give thanks for our family members, let us not neglect to express thanks to them. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give the proverbial flowers. Here are some ideas to inspire gratitude.

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    Remembering to Thank Family Members at Thanksgiving

    by Dora Weithers88

  • On this page you'll find fun things to do at your Halloween party. Game ideas: Eyeball Race, Capture the Witch, Mummy Wrap, Jack-O-Lantern Decorating, Costume Contest, and more. Lots of photos.

    7 Fun Things to Do at Your Halloween Party

    7 Fun Things to Do at Your Halloween Party

    by Faye Rutledge3

  • Make your own stacked pumpkin topiary to decorate for Halloween and the fall season! You can use real or fake pumpkins and putting these topiaries together is easier than you think!

    How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Decoration for Fall

    How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Decoration for Fall

    by Donna Herron39

  • I had lots of ideas about how to use temporary tattoos to create fabulous Halloween costume effects (a glam zombie, a cracked porcelain doll, a Día de los Muertos sugar skull, tribal queen, and more) and I share them with you here.

    Halloween Makeup Effects With Temporary Tattoos

    Halloween Makeup Effects With Temporary Tattoos

    by Gina Welds Hulse0

  • This article is filled with great, and sometimes gross, party snack ideas. Find recipes for appetizers, desserts, snacks, and party ideas for kids.

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    23 Easy Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer32

  • The lesser known lore of ale, beer, and food in British festivals, celebrations, and holidays.

    British Ale Celebrations

    British Ale Celebrations

    by James Slaven0

  • Alone for Thanksgiving? Make it great and don't feel alone or left out. Follow these tips for having a great solo Thanksgiving from one who knows the ropes, and have a wonderful holiday.

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    How to Enjoy Being Alone on Thanksgiving

    by Roberta Kyle38

  • One of the most important ethnic festivals in the city state, Chinese New Year in Singapore is a dazzling display of lights, food, and auspicious well wishes.

    Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

    Celebrating Chinese New Year in Singapore

    by Kuan Leong Yong4

  • Polish Easter traditions in a Polish American family are a blend of old and new. Baking babka and chrusciki (bow tie cookies), spring cleaning, hot-cross buns and traditional Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki) are some of the Polish traditions that pass from grandmother to granddaughter.

    Polish Easter Traditions From Babka to Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki)

    Polish Easter Traditions From Babka to Polish Easter Eggs (Pisanki)

    by Stephanie Henkel28

  • Driving around looking at beautiful Christmas light displays is a fun pastime in Texas. This is a directory of some of the best.

    Best Christmas Lights in Texas

    Best Christmas Lights in Texas

    by KRC153

  • Out of all four seasons, fall is the best one. The trees change color, there's constant family-time, and the weather is perfect. It really doesn't get much better than that.

    Reasons Why Autumn Is the Best Season

    Reasons Why Autumn Is the Best Season

    by Carrie Smith61

  • Fathers are extremely important, especially to their daughters. The instrumental role he plays in the life of a daughter leaves a mark that can't be changed. Those with great fathers are truly lucky.

    10 Reasons Fathers are so Important to their Daughters

    10 Reasons Fathers are so Important to their Daughters

    by Kathleen Odenthal24

  • The Carnival of Venice is an extravaganza of color, Masks and entertainment. held each year this Italian celebration brings back to life renaissance Italy. Includes the History of the Masks.

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    City of Masks - The Carnival of Venice

    by Nell Rose62

  • Arbor Day and Earth Day are two holidays in April with a focus on trees, conservation, and caring for the Earth. This list of recommended fiction and nonfiction children's picture books will help supplement your library story hour or preschool circle time with a STEAM focus for the spring.

    Best Children's Picture Books About Trees for Arbor Day and Earth Day

    Best Children's Picture Books About Trees for Arbor Day and Earth Day

    by Carolyn Augustine2

  • Different versions of Santa Claus and his companions including the real St Nicholas, Sinterklaas and Black Peter, Pelznickel, the Krampus, Ded Moroz and Old Father Christmas

    7 Versions of Santa Claus: Saintly and Dark

    7 Versions of Santa Claus: Saintly and Dark

    by Marianne Sherret0

  • Tutorials on how to create exceptional Christmas ornaments out of items you have around the house. Beautiful DIY holiday ornaments.

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    Tree-Worthy DIY Christmas Ornaments

    by iZeko0

  • Celebrate Groundhog Day on February 2nd! Here are 10 fun ways to celebrate Groundhog Day for kids and adults. From the naturalist to the movie buff to the gourmet cook, there's something for everyone. Check out this article for ideas, recipes and Groundhog Day trivia.

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Activities, Movies and Food

    10 Ways to Celebrate Groundhog Day with Activities, Movies and Food

    by Stephanie Henkel113

  • Wearing a costume to work is a fun way to celebrate Halloween at the office. But make sure that you follow a few simple costume guidelines so that everyone at work feels safe and respected.

    Tips for Wearing a Halloween Costume at Work

    Tips for Wearing a Halloween Costume at Work

    by Sally Hayes2

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