Father’s Day Gifts Activities For Kids and Family
Father's Day 2012 is Sunday, June 17th. Making a gift for dad, can be fun and is guaranteed to be be highly valued. Here's how you can make a car tag for special Dads and Granddads.
Gift To Make: Father’s Day Car Tag
Father's Day Car Tag Gift, Materials :
- License plate frame
Veterans Day Honors Those Who Serve
Veterans Day Holiday History
Formerly Armistice Day, Veterans day is a holiday observed annually in the United States in honor of all those, living and dead, who served with the U.S. armed forces in wartime.
Some states observe the holiday on November 11 and other on the fourth Monday in October. Armistice Day, the forerunner of Veterans Day, was proclaimed in 1919 to commemorate the termination (at 11 am on November 11, 1918) of World War I. On the first anniversary of the truce, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation eulogizing fallen Allied soldiers and referring to November 11 as Armistice Day. It became a holiday in the U.S., France, Great Britain and Canada.
The holiday acquired its present name and broadened significance in the U.S. in 1954. In Canada it is known as Remembrance Day, and in Great Britain, as Remembrance Sunday.
Labor Day History How The Holiday Began
Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the official closing of the summer season. While you are enjoying the long weekend, pause to ponder the original significance of Labor Day and how it has changed through the decades.
In the late 19th century terrible working conditions were the norm in America’s industrial cities. The average factory worker put in twelve hour days, seven days a week just to meet basic family expenses. And young children were not exempt from the grueling routine. Labor groups, craft guilds, and trade groups were formed for the goal of improving conditions, raising wages, and protecting children. In that time Labor Day was a time of fiery rhetoric and parades.
Labor Day Family Fun Safety Tips
Are you and your family off to the beach or pool this Labor Day weekend? Find that great water proof beach bag with lots of pockets or get a new one. You can even make your own as a family craft activity using plastic trash bag, duct tape and cord. Once you have the bag, you will need to research the beach, pool and surrounding areas.
Once safety research is completed, you will need to go over safety tips with your child. The beach and the pool are can be excellent place to build those special moments with your family. It will take some preplanning. Most of all, you will want to make certain that your loved ones are safe.
Kid Friendly New Year's Activities
Have your children at the stroke of midnight find out what time it is in other cities around the world. Some city suggestions are:
Have kids make their own calendar for the new year.