These how-to guides, recipes, crafts, and project ideas
make learning new skills exciting
Host a used book sale
Families that like reading might have books at home that they no longer need. Holding a book sale can ensure that these books will continue to be enjoyed by others, while benefiting a cause with the money raised.
Make watermelon panzanella
Cubed bread soaks up all the flavors from fresh fruits and vegetables, feta cheese, and a white balsamic dressing in this colorful, chunky salad. Fresh basil garnishes the top.
Go camping outdoors
Camping is a great way to take an affordable vacation, appreciate nature, and spend time with family and friends. Here are some suggestions for getting started.
Make a painted paper bookmark
These custom bookmarks will make summer reading even more fun. They are also an excellent gift for people who like to read.
Start a kids' book club
Reading can be even more fun and entertaining when it's done with a book club, a group of people who get together to discuss what they thought of a book. Here’s how to get started.
Blend up a sweet slushie
There's no need for a gas-station slushie when these frosty refreshers are on the menu. Fresh fruit is the star, blended with ice and just enough sugar to make it a treat.
Have fun with Ping-Pong
More than 16 million people in the US play table tennis, a sport that is enjoyable to play and easy to learn. Here are some tips for getting started.
Make berry ricotta toast
This sweet toast is so delicious, it's hard to believe it's made up of healthy ingredients like fresh berries, sliced almonds, and whole-wheat bread. Other fruits can be substituted for the berries.
There are many ways to be an artist, and photography is one that allows people to express their creativity with a camera. Here are the basics on how to get started, along with instructions for entering our photo contest..
Pick your own fruit
Biting into a fresh, juicy peach or a sweet strawberry is a refreshing treat, especially when these fruits are in season. Here are some tips for going fruit picking at a local farm.
Make old sunglasses new
With just a little imagination, an old pair of sunglasses can turn into a fun, stylish accessory. We have instructions for creating color-splashed, painted, or bedazzled shades.
Train to run in a race
Running and jogging are great ways to be active and enjoy the outdoors, and a competition can add a goal to aim for. Here's how to get started.
Make a fun marble maze
This craft turns a recycled pizza box or shipping box into an amusing, customizable maze game. An online maze generator can help inspire the design.
Find out about architecture
Architecture is the science and art of designing buildings, including homes, schools, offices, and museums. Here’s a guide to exploring different types of architecture and identifying the style of a building.
Make easy mac and cheese
Who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? This simple but satisfying recipe makes it easy to cook up a flavorful version of the classic dish.
Make eco-friendly crafts
Jodi Levine, a professional crafter, specializes in creating art from items she finds around her home. Here, she offers ideas for creating eco-friendly crafts.
Create cardboard tube animals
Leftover paper towel and toilet paper tubes turn into lions, snakes, and elephants in this fun and creative craft activity.
Earth Day 2022
Is your child interested in protecting the planet? If so, we want to hear about it! Download and print our form for your child to fill out, and then email it to us for a chance for their thoughts and artwork to be featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine. Send all forms to email@example.com.
100 books from 100 issues!
To celebrate The Week Junior’s 100th issue, have your child check out this list of 100 books that have been featured in the magazine since the first issue in 2020. From historical fiction to graphic novels to fantasy, every book is a top pick. Ask your child to see how many books they recognize. They can write to us about a book they enjoyed and include a photo of themselves if they wish. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a wish for the world
The world is an amazing place, but there are also many challenges. One great way to kick off a new year is to think about positive changes that could make the world better. Have your child fill out our Wish for the World form and email it to us at email@example.com. It may appear in a future issue!
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