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Beaded Candy Canes

This is a quick boredom buster to make a holiday craft with children. Simply have the children string holiday colored beads on chenille stems to make a candy cane decoration for the holiday season. You can always purchase the supplies needed by tapping the links below or by visiting my storefront by clicking here.

You Will Need:

Holiday Colored Beads
Holiday Colored Chenille Stems

What to Do:

1. Bend one side of a chenille stem so that the beads won’t fall off the chenille stem.

2. Allow the child to put beads onto the pipe cleaner leaving at least half an inch without beads.

3. Bend the top of chenille stem so the beads won’t fall off.

4. Bend the beaded chenille stem into the shape of a candy cane.

Cranberry Orange Scones

It’s cranberry season and the children I care for and I love cranberries. That’s why my eldest Nanny Kid chose this cranberry orange scone recipe we found on the Taste of Home web site. I always allow the children to help with every step of making a recipe from collecting the ingredients, measuring, and mixing […]

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Could Dough

I love making different types of homemade play dough with the kids. Could dough is a great boredom buster anytime of the year. But, I pulled out the Christmas, Hanukkah, and snowman cookie cutters for the kids to play with this batch of dough to prepare for the winter holidays. I used baby lotion and […]

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Corn and Broccoli Casserole

This is my favorite vegetable dish for the winter holidays. My grandmother and mother used to make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My Nanny Kids love it anytime of the year. You Will Need: 2 cans cream style corn10 ounces broccoli, cooked, fresh or frozen1 large egg , beaten1 small brown onion, choppedĀ½ teaspoon saltĀ¼ […]

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Thankful Wreath for Thanksgiving

Each year I have my Nanny Kids make a Thankful Wreath. Teaching children to be thankful, generous, and kind is a lifelong process, and one that involves many friends and family to help. You can purchase the supplies needed for this project by tapping the products needed below or by visiting my storefront by clicking […]

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“Thanksgiving in the Woods” by Phyllis Alsdurf

Thanksgiving in the Woods by Phyllis Alsdurf is a great gift for kids for Thanksgiving. It is based on the true story of a family in Upstate New York who has hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving feast in the woods on their farm for over 20 years. Every year a family and their friends gather in […]

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Wild Rice with Cranberries, Apples, and Pecans

You might want to volunteer to bring this wild rice pilaf side dish I found on Carlsbad Cravings to Thanksgiving this year. But you and your Nanny Family deserve to enjoy the deliciousness any day of the week. Don’t forget to visit my storefront to purchase all my nanny essentials. You Will Need: 1 1/2 […]

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Turkey Brown Paper Bag Puppet

Thanksgiving Craft I found this super easy Thanksgiving puppet project to do with the kids on hugsarefun blog. You can cut out the shapes to make the turkey for little kids or let older children trace and cut out the shapes themselves. Here’s what to do: You Will Need: Brown Paper Lunch Bag Pencil Safety […]

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“I Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids” by Sheri Wall

Learn about the true spirit of gratitude and Thanksgiving with “I Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids” by Sheri Wall. “I Am Thankful” teaches children about coming together with their loved ones and to give thanks for all that they have. “I Am Thankful” is an adorable, rhyming storybook that follows three different families […]

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Cranberry, Cherry, and Bourbon Sauce

I love homemade cranberry sauce. This year I tried a new recipe with cherries and bourbon that my Nanny Family loves found on the Epicurious web site. You Will want to bring it to your Thanksgiving feast. Click here to see other cranberry sauce recipes I have made over the years. This cranberry sauce made […]

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