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Fireworks Paper Plate Hat

Independence Day celebrations on the Fourth of July in America are celebrated with firework displays. So I made this simple fireworks hat for a girl in my care to wear to the fireworks display this Fourth of July. Click here to see how to make an American flag hat for the Fourth if July.

You Will Need:

Paper Plate
Pencil
Scissors
Crayons


What to Do:

1. Use a pencil to draw stars in center of paper plate. You may need to help younger children draw the stars.

2. Use scissors to cut out the stars. Make sure the inside of the paper plate is cut out for the child’s head (see photo).

3. Allow the child to color in the stars.

4. You can cut and tape the back of the hat to fit the child’s head if needed.

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Teaching Phonics to Children

By ChildrenLearningReading.com Phonics is a necessary part of any good method of teaching children to read. Teaching children phonics and helping them develop phonemic awareness is the key to mastering words, which is the first key step toward successful reading. Children need to develop a knowledge of the letters, the sounds represented by the letters, […]

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5 Children’s Books to Teach Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as understanding the emotions of those around you. If you have ever cared for an extremely reactive child that seems unable to control their emotions, or reacts inappropriately towards others, you know that emotional intelligence is one of the most important […]

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Rhubarb Muffins

It is fun trying new recipes. I never made rhubarb muffins before until I found this rhubarb muffin recipe at allrecipes.com. Children love baking! The children absolutely loved the muffins. So be sure to allow the children in your care to help gather the ingredients, measure, mix, and pour as much of the recipe as […]

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Butterfly Suncatchers

This recycled craft is a simple and clever way to teach children about primary and secondary colors while recycling empty paper tubes. I allowed the children to decorate the craft sticks and choose what colored wings they wanted on their butterflies. But I used a glue gun to make all the wings without the kids […]

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7 Children’s Books for Juneteenth

Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. It is a holiday that is celebrated on June 19 celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States on June 19, 1865. Here are seven children’s books to share with your Nanny Kids about the topic. […]

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I’m Nuts About You Dad

I love helping my Nanny Kids make Father’s Day Gifts for their Dad and Grandfathers. I don’t have to spend a dime to help the children make a card or gift to celebrate their father. I found these free labels at tarywhiteaker.com. Here’s how to make this simple tribute for your Dad Boss. You Will […]

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“Mister Seahorse” by Eric Carle and Craft

“Mister Seahorse” by Eric Carle is a classic children’s book which makes a great gift for children and their fathers. Its perfect gift for Father’s Day. It’s a great story showing how fathers take care of their young. “Mister Seahorse” is a stunning book with acetate pages that hide fish behind rocks and reeds. As […]

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Flag Day Hat

Today is Flag Day in the USA. Although there are seven red stripes on the American flag to represent valor, six white stripes to symbolize purity, and 50 stars — one for every state — the kids don’t need to make a perfect American flag. Just a representation is fun to wear as a hat. […]

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