Posted on September 30, 2013 by JumpStart
Fall is officially in session and there is nothing better than a Holiday season to begin fun and festive family traditions with the ones that you care about most. Holiday activities like the ones listed below give parents the ability to teach their kids about the history behind certain times of year through memorable and fun activities that embody the spirit of the season.
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How does your family prepare for the Halloween season each year? If you are looking for ways to revamp this annual occurrence by starting a few family traditions of your own, look to our list of popular Halloween traditions that you might want to start in your home:
Pumpkin Carving Contest: A fun activity that results in having a number of beautiful décor items for your home. Nothing quite represents this fall holiday quite like gathering with friends and loved ones to carve a classic Jack – O-Lantern. Some cities and communities take it a step further by hosting festive carving contest that result in intricate and detailed designs that are sure to impress!
Cookie Decorating Party: Kids and adults alike would get a kick out of this family friendly activity. All you need to get started are a few plain sugar cookies, icing, sprinkles, and any preferred decorating tools. From bits of candy to chocolate frosting, cater to your family’s tastes but also provide a few Halloween themed items like pumpkin shaped cookies or spooky sprinkles.
Halloween Movie Night: Family movie nights can get a whole new feel when it comes to the Halloween season. During this spooky time of year, parents can share some of their favorite family friendly Halloween films with their kids. Additionally, movie snacks and other sweet treats can be themed around the holiday or scenes from the film that you’ll be screening.
Candied Apple Decorating: For many, fall is often seen as apple season, so when looking for new uses for this fall food, don’t forget about the classic candied apple! Simply gather a few of your kids favorite sweet treats and snacks and have them start decorating a Halloween themed treat. Make sure a parent or adult is there to supervise when it comes to heating up and dipping the apples in caramel or melted candy.
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Posted on September 21, 2011 by JumpStart
Update: The results are in. JumpStart won 1st Place and was the Editor’s Choice in the Best Website for Kids category! Thank you to all those who voted for JumpStart in the SheKnows Parenting Awards and to SheKnows for this wonderful opportunity!
Do you often find yourself chatting with your kids about “mythies,” “quests,” “petz,” or “Jumpeez?” Then you must be a JumpStart fan! And we have some great news for you, parents. JumpStart.com has been nominated for a SheKnows Parenting Award!
Vote for JumpStart.com in the Entertainment Category’s Favorite “Website for Kids”
Every year, the SheKnows Parenting Awards program selects the leading products available to parents in a multitude of categories—from baby gear to eco-friendly gadgets, and everything in between. This year JumpStart.com has been honored as a nominee for the top “Website for Kids” in their entertainment category!
We are beyond thrilled to have received the nomination, but now we need the help of JumpStart fans like you! So spread the word and help support JumpStart by voting on the official 2011 SheKnows Parenting Awards page. Voting is open to everyone so please let SheKnows know how much you and your kids love JumpStart’s virtual world of ridez, charms, and endless activity! The voting results will be announced on October 31, 2011!
A little background on the SheKnows Parenting Awards: “The goal of the awards is to give SheKnows readers all the information they need to make educated decisions in their everyday lives—particularly when it comes to their kids! Nominated products are reviewed by the SheKnows team of editors and hand-picked for quality, functionality, convenience and more.” –SheKnows
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