Category: holidays

Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

Family Tradition: DIY Advent Calendar

[ 0 ] November 26, 2014 |

Our DIY Word Advent Calendar has become one of my family’s favorite holiday traditions. I made the envelopes ages ago and now only swap out the words every couple of years to keep up with the my boys’ growing vocabulary. Although I’m reusing our word calendar, there are so many other Advent options out there. […]

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Trot off your Turkey

Trot off your Turkey

[ 0 ] November 25, 2014 |

It’s that time of year when the leaves fall, the weather gets cooler and our waistlines tend to expand from all of the delicious seasonal faire. The average person, will in fact, pack an extra 10 pounds onto their frame this holiday season and consume a massive 3,000-4,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner alone. Instead of feeling […]

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Tree of Thanks

Tree of Thanks

[ 2 ] November 20, 2014 |

First published in 2007, but still one of my favorite Kidoinfo projects and love seeing how others have adapted it over the yeas. This project has become a Thanksgiving tradition in our house. It’s a way to celebrate fall and remind us of the many relatives and friends we have to be thankful for. This […]

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Make it a SAFE Halloween!

Make it a SAFE Halloween!

[ 0 ] October 29, 2014 |

As we prepare our kiddos for a fun day or evening of trick-or-treating, let’s also help make it safe for them. The American Red Cross offers us some common sense safety tips worth repeating (and if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween activities in the area this weekend and even on Halloween Day, take a look […]

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Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014 |

By Dorothy Chin Gerding Every year around this time, my father and mother gather themselves up and make the pilgrimage to Boston for supplies to make Jung, and celebrate a surprisingly unique holiday, Tuen Ng Jit or Double Fifth festival (thus named because it takes place May 5th of the lunar calendar). As with most […]

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A Day for Daddy

A Day for Daddy

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014 |

This Sunday is Father’s Day!  Quick!  Panic!  Dads can be some of the trickiest people to think of when it comes to unique, useful gifts. Without resorting to the usual tie or pack of socks, check out the ideas we’ve compiled for a few last minute, cheap and easy ideas. Local Activities Poppas love breakfast! […]

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Celebrate Kids in Glasses at the 3rd Annual Great Glasses Play Day!

Celebrate Kids in Glasses at the 3rd Annual Great Glasses Play Day!

[ 1 ] April 29, 2014 |

Fun-filled event will connect families and raise awareness of childhood vision health. The 3nd annual Great Glasses Play Day will be held on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at Capron Park in Attleboro, MA from 1pm to 3pm. Celebrate children who wear glasses and early childhood vision health by joining parent-organized meet-ups taking place online and […]

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Family Friendly Fools!

Family Friendly Fools!

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

April Fools Day or ‘Joking Day’ comes but once a year but has its roots in ancient times.

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Gung Hey Fat Choy! Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Children!

Gung Hey Fat Choy! Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Children!

[ 2 ] February 1, 2014 |

Dorothy Chin Gerding of Smithfield, RI shares how she and her family celebrate Chinese New Year. Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! In China this is a month long celebration that brings families together from far and wide.  Here in the United States, my own family and friends will make long distance calls […]

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Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

[ 3 ] January 29, 2014 |

We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.

Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.

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