Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving desserts of pumpkin and apple pie. So I found these adorable and delicious turkey cookies to make for the children I care for at CrazyLittleProjects web site for Thanksgiving. Let the kids help you make and decorate these cute cookies. The link to buy […]

“Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister and Project

Weekly Trip to the Library The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic children’s book. The Rainbow Fish is vain and thinks he’s better than the other fish because he is so beautiful. He is lonely and without admirers until a wise female octopus advises him to give away his scales. The […]

Cherry Pork Tenderloin

Cooking for Families This is the most impressive and easy main dish to make for families for the winter holidays. Frozen cherries are the star in this beautiful, vibrant, and delicious sauce. It is moist and delicious and highly recommend making it for your Nanny Family and your own family often. You Will Need: 1 […]

Pizza Counting Puzzle

Creative Wednesdays Children love pizza so why not let kids practice counting with this super easy counting puzzle. Have children help you paint and cut the paper plates if they are old enough. It’s also fun for older siblings to help make this pizza counting puzzle for their younger sisters or brothers. You Will Need: […]

“Snakes” by Gail Gibbons and Hanging Pattern Snake

Weekly Trip to the Library There are about 3,000 kinds of snakes. Snakes by Gail Gibbons shares information about the different functions of these cold-blooded animals’ physical characteristics. Snakes teaches children how they live, how they give birth (most lay eggs, some give birth to live babies), and how they eat (they swallow their prey […]

Tomato Soup with Croutons

Cooking for Families Instead of serving processed and highly salted cans of soup Nanny Family likes this tomato soup that is easy for me to make. I don’t add hot sauce, or arugula since the kids don’t like those ingredients. The croutons can be made one day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature. You Will […]

Hot Glue Rubbings

Creative Wednesdays Use this activity to hide lower case and upper case letters or messages on pieces of construction paper with a hot glue gun. Have the kids put a piece of paper over the hot glue messages and rub them just as they would when making leaf rubbings to uncover their message. Using a […]

“Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson and Finger Puppets

Weekly Trip to the Library Room on the Broom is one of the most loved children’s books. In Room on the Broom a witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, […]

Rice Krispy Ghosts

Cooking with Kids Kids love Halloween and rice crispy treats. So combine their love of Halloween and sweets to make these easy rice crispy mummies. To make it easier for myself I just bought a box of Rice Krispies Bars at the store. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes but I think regular […]

Halloween Bingo

Creative Wednesdays If you have a printer at work or at home you can print this adorable Halloween Bingo Game to play with your Nanny Kids. Make this a fun afternoon project by printing out the black and white Bingo boards and allow your Nanny Kids to color their Bingo board themselves. If you laminate […]