holiday activities

  1. Activities for Kids

    St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt ideas

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    Whether you're sending little ones on a treasure hunt indoors or letting older children collect items from well-known neighbors,...
  2. Mom & Dad

    How kids with deployed parents can embrace the holidays

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    While it's not always easy, adults can understand deployments and manage their challenges. For kids, however, it can be harder to...
  3. Christmas Crafts & Decorating

    Courtney's Corner: Decorating your home for Christmas

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    Short on space but want to make a big statement for the holidays? Interior designer and lifestyle expert Courtney Lake shares his...
  4. Family Activities

    Fun holiday baking time with your kids

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    Remember how when you were a kid, everything in the kitchen was so amazing during the holiday season? Why not bring a bit of that...
  5. Crafts

    DIY Holiday sew-man

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    Holiday crafts needn't be complicated to be fun. With just a basic blanket stitch, some colorful felt and a handful of simple...
  6. Christmas

    25 creative Elf on the Shelf ideas for a busy mom

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    The game of Elf on a Shelf is all about imagination and fun. Keep your kids excited to search for Elfie with a few creative ideas...
  7. Christmas

    Teaching your kids about Hanukkah

    This year, Hanukkah begins at sundown on Nov. 27 (the night before Thanksgiving). Here are some fun ways to introduce your children...
  8. Party Planning

    Hot holiday party themes to shake up the season

    Pot lucks and Secret Santa gift exchanges aren't the only way to gather groups of friends and family this season. Shake things up...
  9. Crafts

    6 Easy menorah crafts for kids

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    Help your child make her own menorah this Hanukkah season. We've rounded up easy, cute crafts to make with your child.
  10. Party Planning

    National Pie Day and 17 others we wish were real holidays

    Imagine having an entire day to celebrate your hairstyle, chocolate or pies. Here are 18 holidays we wish we had time off from work...
  11. Preschoolers

    How to create a shorter Seder

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    Young kids have short attention spans during a regular dinner, so we can't always expect them to sit still for a Seder. But with a...
  12. Bargains, Savings & Shopping Tips

    Flirty Valentine's Day dates that won't break the bank

    Valentine’s Day has gained a reputation among some for being less about love and more about getting couples to shell out cash. We're...
  13. Mom & Dad

    How to wind down from Christmas overload

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    The holidays are a festive time for making happy memories, but they’re also a source of stress for the entire family. Learn how to...
  14. Special Needs

    Helping children with sensory challenges enjoy the holiday season

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    While the holiday season is supposed to be joyous, family gatherings and holiday decorations can actually be quite stressful for...
  15. Activities for Kids

    The perfect holiday play date

    We expect our children to have fun, play well with others and share their toys, but a lot more goes into the perfect play date,...
  16. Family Activities

    Involve grandparents in holiday celebrations

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    The holidays are a perfect opportunity to gather your extended family. Give your parents and in-laws a chance to be involved in your...
  17. Entertaining How-tos

    How to host a holiday cookie exchange

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    Holiday cookie exchanges are the yummiest way to celebrate the season. Host a fun gathering that gives everyone the gift of...
  18. Tweens, Teens & College

    4 Holiday volunteering opportunities for teens

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    Get your teens involved with holiday giving this season. Volunteering offers teens a rewarding, enriching way to make the most of...
  19. Bargains, Savings & Shopping Tips

    Best times to shop during the holidays

    Holiday shopping is probably one of the most stressful events of the year. If you weren’t able to demolish your list during the...
  20. Super Moms Guide: Family Activities

    Bendable Elf on the Shelf: How to make your Elf posable

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    We met our Elf on the Shelf for the first time this year, only to realize that Sparkle the Elf had a major problem and would soon...