Archive for Category: Kids Activities

fall

Bookworm Kids: Harvesting Some Good Reads for Fall

This month’s fall reading list is brought to you by the Elkins Public Library. The library is located at 352 N. Center Street, directly behind Chambers Bank and adjacent to the Elkins Elementary School. In the Middle of Fall By Kevin Henkes Grades: Pre-K to 2nd The colors...

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slime

Spooky Halloween Slime

Here at Official Kids Mag, we believe you can never have enough slime, especially at Halloween. The slimier, the better! Making slime is actually chemistry… and playing with it is fun, fun, fun! Ingredients •Elmer’s glue (most kinds of white craft glue will work – try glitter glue for...

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fairies

Pinecone & Acorn Forest Fairies

There’s not a lot blooming in the garden in the fall, but there are plenty of treasures to be found. You can use them to create cute little forest fairies. Just collect some pine cones, acorns, colorful leaves, twigs and other bits from your yard or garden. Then make...

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halloween

Quarantine-O-Ween: Celebrating Halloween Safely

You might be celebrating Halloween by staying safely at home this year, or some activities might be cancelled due to COVID-19. But fear not, there are plenty of ways to still have fun! Just keep these four things in mind: Is it safe to trick or treat with friends?...

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titanic

Remembering the R.M.S. Titanic: The world’s most famous shipwreck

The Titanic was a British cruise ship that sank on April 15, 1912 during its first voyage from England to New York. More than 1,500 people died. Only 700 escaped to safety on the lifeboats. When the Titanic left England, it was the largest ship in the world. It...

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halloween

Recycled Halloween Crafts

Hey kids! Here are two great crafts to make using recycled materials that might otherwise end up in the trash! Do your part to clean up the earth and make some fun decorations for Halloween at the same time! Recycled Paper Pumpkins Supplies Old magazines or catalogs Toilet...

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book

Reading List: Find the Perfect Book to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

This month’s reading list is brought to you by the Springdale Public Library. The library is now renting books by appointment only. They are offering online story times in English and Spanish, craft tutorials, S.T.E.A.M. videos and more, posted every weekday on their Facebook page. In celebration of Hispanic...

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swimming

Making Waves: Safe Swimming Tips

What did you do this summer? Maybe you went swimming! Swimming is super fun and great exercise for kids and grown-ups too! Swimming is good way to release for all that energy you build up through the day! Lots of kids in Northwest Arkansas are learning to be safer in...

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flowers

Make Paper Flowers (Flores de Papel) for Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making these colorful flowers! To make a one flower you will need: 1 green chenille stem/pipe cleaner 3 sheets (12-by-6-inch sheets or larger) of colored tissue paper. We used white, blue & pink. Ruler & scissors  Prepare the tissue paper. Take the tissue paper out...

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fairy garden

Lilly’s Fairy Garden

Last spring, Official Kids Mag told you about creating a fairy garden, or a tiny habitat you can make for imaginary fairies. Lilly M., 5, has built an amazing fairy garden in her yard, and she wrote to tell us about it and sent us pictures of her magical...

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