70 fantastic facts that will blow your kids’ minds

By Grace Walsh for goodto.com Turn these fun facts into a learning game and challenge the kids to search for their own amazing facts. Kids these days, they know a lot, don’t they? They’re little sponges – always thirsty for more knowledge or a fun knock-knock joke to share amongst friends. Well, now it’s your turn to be the smarty pants and…

9 Kid-Friendly New Year’s Eve Party Ideas

By Megan Cooley for thespruce.com Since midnight is past most kids’ bedtimes, they can’t participate in the Champagne toasts of New Year’s Eve. However, there are still plenty of ways kids can celebrate the new year. Savor the holiday with just your family, or, if you love an extra loud crowd, let a few of of their friends join in on the…

How Christmas is celebrated around the world

By Lisa Andrew for stacker.com Cultures around the world have celebrated the midwinter end of the season’s darkest days and rebirth of new life for centuries. Now, in much of the world, it’s simply known as Christmastime. While much of the West celebrates Christmas with nativity scenes, church services, candy canes, and Santa Claus, the world is filled with a seemingly endless…

19 Things to Do During Christmas Break

By Laureen Miles Brunelli for the spruce.com As crazy as the days leading up to Christmas can be, it’s easy to let the time slip away without capitalizing on all the extra hours with your children. Simply keeping your kids busy while you work at home may be one important goal, but these ideas will help you also get the most out of…

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50 Festive Christmas Activities to Make Your Day Even Merrier

BY JULIANA LABIANCA AND LIZZ SCHUMER for Good Housekeeping No matter how old you are, there’s just something about the magic of waking up on Christmas morning that makes even the most Scrooge-hearted among us feel like little kids again. But the lead-up to the big day? It can be more stressful than holiday shopping season in Whoville. Before you start worrying about the cleaning…