kids page
  • One of the most important patrons of ACNS are kids!

  • This page is created to help teachers, parents and other people who like to work with kids.

    These web sites and solutions will hopefully help you to expand kids creativity and give you ideas for activities that will make them understand American culture trough celebrating traditional American Holidays.

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  • Useful web sites for kids, teachers and parents

  • Kaboose is the largest independent, family-focused online media company in North America and one of the top-five most visited family destinations online. From pregnancy to parenting, birthday parties to scrapbooking, and entertainment to education, Kaboose has the content and applications to help parents plan and share their family life. Kaboose owns some of the world's leading online properties targeting families, including Kaboose.com, BabyZone.com, ParentZone.com, AmazingMoms.com, BirthdayInABox.com, TwoPeasInABucket.com, BubbleShare.com, Funschool.com, and Zeeks.com, and helps the world's leading brands reach this highly coveted audience.
    Visit by fallowing this link.

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  • Some of the links that can help you organize activities for important American Holidays

  • Halloween section
    Craft: Turkeys made from paper cups link<<<
    Ideas for Halloween costumes and directions for how to make them link<<<
    Pumpkin Carving and different pumpkin crafts link<<<
    Thanksgiving games, crafts, recipes, etc. link<<<

    Section of thanksgiving crafts link<<<
    Christmas Section link<<<

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  • Movies for kids

  • One part of the Kaboose.com website has a list of movies for children with a search area where you can select what kind of movie you want. Here is the list of some of the most popular movies for kids in US:
    - Cinderella - Sleeping Beauty - Snow White - The Lion King - Where the Wild Things Are - Up - Shrek - Harry Potter - Pinocchio - A Bug's Life - Space Jam - Toy Story - Finding Nemo - The Incredibles - Monsters Inc. - Finding Nemo - Narnia - Pocahontas - Peter Pan - The Little Mermaid - Lilo and Stitch

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  • Books and music for kids

  • By fallowing this link you can find lists of books and music for holidays.
    You can also sign up to get a free newsletter via email from this website.

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  • Popular Children's Authors (and some of their books)

  • Sharon Creech ("Love That Dog" and "Heartbeat")
    Judy Blume
    Sandra Boynton
    Roald Dahl (author of "James and the Giant Peach")
    Richard Scarry
    Barbara Park ("Junie B. Jones" books)
    Maurice Sendak ("Where the Wild Things Are" and thee "Little Bear" books)
    Shel Silverstein ("The Giving Tree")
    Dr. Seuss ("The Cat in the Hat" and "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish")
    Arnold Lobel ("Frog and Toad" books)
    Stan, Jan, and Mike Berenstein ("The Berenstein Bear" books)
    E. B. White ("Charlotte's Web")
    Margaret Wise Brown ("Goodnight Moon")
    H. A. Rey ("Curious George")
    Beverly Clearly ("Mouse and the Motorcycle" and "Dear Mr. Henshaw")
    Chris Van Allsburg ("Jumanji" and "The Polar Express")

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  • What usually children do for American Holydays?

  • Christmas:
    -bake cookies
    -go to church
    -buy Christmas tree and decorate it with ornaments and lights
    -leave cookies and milk for Santa
    -sing Christmas carols
    -exchange presents
    -decorate the house
    -create nativity scene
    -drink eggnog

    Some ideas for Christmas tree decoration:
    paper snowflakes
    stringing popcorn

    Thanksgiving:
    -cook and eat a lot of food
    -turkey is eaten, as well as cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pie, etc.
    -be thankful for good things in your life

    Kids can: make paper turkeys and say the prayer of thanks at the table

    Easter:
    -go to church
    -Easter egg hunt
    -Easter bunny brings candy
    Kids can: dye hard-boiled eggs; hunt for eggs

    Ideas for dying eggs

    Valentine's Day
    -show love for one another
    Kids can: give each other small cards or candies; give out candy hearts

    Halloween:
    -dress up in costume
    -go from door to door saying "Trick or Treat" and the families give candy
    -pumpkin carving
    Kids can: dress up; paint their faces; make masks; carve or paint pumpkins

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