It’s that time of year again! March rolls around and all you want to do is drink green beer, eat corned-beef and cabbage and celebrate your Irish roots (even if you don’t officially have any). But, are there any child-friendly St. Pat’s Day activities in NJ? You bet your lucky charms! Grab your little leprechauns and march on over to any of these great family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations for NJ kids and families or check out our March Go List with activities and events across the whole state.
Roses are red, violets are blue. We now have three kids, what are we to do? Right behind New Year’s, Valentine’s Day is the second most celebrated holiday around the world. Originally known for its romantic themes, parenthood gives new meaning to this holiday. If you're looking to go kid-free, we've already told you about great NJ Valentine's Day Drop-Off venues, but what if you want to go all-family on Love Day? Well, then, NJ offers many family-friendly alternatives!
I adore these cute little animals made from upcycled toilet paper or paper towel rolls. So simple to make, you can turn them into little favor boxes with treats inside, finger puppets, or just use them for imaginative play. We filled them with candy and glued hearts to the bottom of ours for a sweet Valentine's Day gift. What will you do with yours?
Over the years, I've learned that it's the little things that make a big impression on kids. Since Valentine's Day is all about making our loved ones feel special, it's the perfect time to surprise the with an out of the ordinary breakfast treat. This super easy Valentine's Day parfait will wow your kids and you can still get your beauty rest. And it's healthy enough to become a new morning staple.
As far as my son is concerned, school knows how to ruin everything, even love. Take how Valentine's Day is celebrated in school, for instance. Since many schools require kids to give every other student a Valentine's Day Card, it turns what should be a day of romance into another mundane obligation. Way to make young love feel like a 50 year old marriage, School.
Luckily, we've got a cute and easy way to pop out a few dozen unique Valentines Day cards, no artistic talent required. It might even warm the heart of my little Valentine's Day Grinch.
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