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Try These 9 New Year Activities for Kids: Games for a Night of Family Fun

Here are 9 fun New Year Activities for Kids for a night of family fun and games! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Are you staying home with the kids? Looking for fun games and activities to play on New Year's Eve? Try these 9 ideas to celebrate and have a great party with kids. Enjoy!


Try These 9 New Year Activities for Kids: Games for a Night of Family Fun.
New Year's Activities for Kids.





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3 FREE Disney Phineas Ferb Pumpkin Carving Stencil Printable Pages Activities for Kids

Disney Phineas and Ferb Activities and Pumpkin Carving for Kids 

Phineas and Ferb! We've got 3 cool Pumpkin Carving Template Patterns from Disney! You'll have a blast carving a Perry the Platypus pumpkin with this traceable pattern from Disney. Click the link below for a free Phineas and Ferb activity and coloring book. Enjoy!

Disney activities for kids from Phineas and Ferb:Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Perry the Platypus coloring activities for kids.

Click to highlight the images below to find and print Disney Phineas, Ferb, and Perry the Platypus Pumpkin Carving Stencil Template Patterns! These are the perfect patterns for little Disney fans to use for a DIY Disney Pumpkin or print and use as a coloring sheet!







Free Ferb Pumpkin Carving Template Coloring Page Stencil Pattern
Ferb Pumpkin Carving Template.



Free Perry the Platypus Pumpkin Carving Template Coloring Page Pattern
Perry the Platypus pumpkin stencil.




Phineas pumpkin pattern template stencil
Phineas pumpkin pattern template stencil.


Recommended Reading:


Free Pumpkin Carving Online Game


How to Make a Perry the Platypus Costume

Phineas and Ferb Laughapalooza Joke Book *


Make a Phineas Mask for Halloween

Spooktacular Joke Book (Phineas and Ferb) *



 *I receive tickets to the show for sharing these goodies with you. We do not share your personal information with others. Third parties may collect information through cookies when you click into their sites. The Walt Disney Company is neither a sponsor nor an endorser of this giveaway.




Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday Fun Traditions and Activities

Mardi Gras is also called Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday: Activities for Kids

In America, New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its Mardi Gras Celebration. It is also known as Fat Tuesday. Grown ups go crazy in the streets dressed in costumes, face paint and beads. Everyone loves a Parade and Baby Jesus gets baked inside a King cakeWhy? We found some fun traditions and activities for Mardi GrasEnjoy!

Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday Activities.
Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday Activities.
You might also like this Parakeet Bird Mask with Feather
(perfect for preschool) or this Phineas or Pende African Art Mask.


Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi, Dimanche


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

I asked some fellow bloggers to share their Mardi Gras ideas and was surprised to learn that America's famous Fat Tuesday is also known as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day in the U.K.  

In Indianapolis, an after-school group holds a parade in the downtown Arts District. The year I participated, my students chose an "Under the Sea" theme.

We made giant fish and seahorse patterns from those huge school scrolls of paper, decorated the sea creatures with glitter, stuffed with newspapers, stapled closed, and added dowels so the kiddos could march with them. One of our parents even rented a walrus costume to join us. I enjoyed everything about this parade except for the cold February in Indiana!

So, after reviewing the posts about this fun February Tuesday, I decided to combine the two ideas. We're making Mardi Gras King Pancakes to celebrate. What's more fun than finding a baby Jesus in your pancake? 


From Mom 2 Posh Lil Divas in the U.S.
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Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday: Masks and Activities for Kids
Mardi Gras Masks and Shakers.

Mardi Gras Cupcakes.


From Nurture Store in the U.K.
Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday Activities for Kids
Pancake Day with Mask Template for Mardi Gras.


Recommended Reading:

Chinese Dragon Glitter Craft and Pattern

Mardi Gras Bird Mask

Wikipedi Mardi Gras Info







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Valentine's Day Ladybug Activity for Preschoolers: Tic-Tac Toe Game

Cute Ladybug Craft for Valentine's Day for Preschoolers

This adorable ladybug paper craft was made by Mama Mia (she no longer blogs). It is a fun paper project to make with preschoolers or a buggy Valentine to make for your little ones. Get them involved in the process for some hands on learning and fine motor skills. Enjoy!


Ladybug Valentine Paper Craft for Preschool Kindergarten
Ladybug Valentine Paper Craft for Preschool Kindergarten.


Companion Lesson

Draw one heart and one square to use as a template. Have preschoolers trace squares and hearts and then let them cut them out. This focuses on hand eye coordination and fine motor skills.

As the children glue the legs on, discuss the differences between spiders and insects. How many legs does a ladybug have?

How to Make Ladybug Tic Tac Toe Game

2 large sheets of red construction paper (or craft foam).
1 large sheet of black construction paper (or craft foam).
1 scrap or half sheet of pink construction paper (or craft foam).
2 googly eyes
1 glue stick

Cut 2 tiny hearts for  the antennae
Cut 5 pink and 5 red hearts for game pieces
Cut 6 long strips of black for legs. Cut these straight and then fold as shown above.
Cut 2 long strips of black for the antennae.
Cut 9 Squares for game board.
Cut 1 half moon from black paper for head.


Recommended Reading:

Ladybug Girl Party Ideas

Preschool Circle Time Ideas

The Grouchy Ladybug*

Ladybugs by Gail Gibbons*













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*We also use affiliate links, if you make a purchase we get a tiny commission. Kids Creative Chaos participates in the Amazon LLC Associates Program*, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a mean for blogs to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon properties, including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. We also offer Tapinfluence, Google Adsense, SoFab, and Izea ads here. Thanks so much for helping us keep the lights on! :)


Chinese New Year Craft for Kids make a Glitter Dragon

Chinese New Year Dragon Craft Pattern Activity

To make this easy Dragon Chinese New Year's Craft for Kids, we took a simple coloring page, cut it out, glued it to a piece of cardboard (empty cereal box), cut that out, then glued and glittered. Enjoy!

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The last part takes some patience but the results are worth it. 


Lay out your glitter. Add one color at a time and let dry. For example, take a bottle of school glue and fill in all the areas on the pattern that you would like green. Sprinkle on green glitter. Allow to dry completely. Shake off excess glitter. Repeat until all colors have been filled.


Chinese New Year Glitter Dragon Craft Activity for Kids
Chinese Dragon Craft Stencil with Glitter and Glue.

Happy Chinese New Year!  



















Chinese New Year Dragon Printable Pattern Coloring Sheet
Chinese Dragon Printable Pattern Template or  use it as a Coloring Page.


Right click on image of glitter pattern to copy and print.  





Tip: 
Trace your image with a pencil or light colored crayon so the lines do not show through the glitter. Reverse the image and make your Chinese Dragon double sided, and hang it from the ceiling.


Recommended Reading:


Bringing In the New Year (Read to a Child!)*

Chinese Dragon Lanterns

Chinese New Year Activities*






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*We also use affiliate links, if you make a purchase we get a tiny commission. Kids Creative Chaos participates in the Amazon LLC Associates Program*, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a mean for blogs to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon properties, including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. We also offer Tapinfluence, Google Adsense, SoFab, and Izea ads here. Thanks so much for helping us keep the lights on! :)