Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft

This is a super easy dinosaur craft to make with girls and boys with a paper plate and toilet paper roll. Be sure to read “How to Catch a Dinosaur,” “Danny and the Dinosaur,” “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight,” and “Dinosaur” while making this simple craft. You can purchase the children books and supplies needed […]

Dutch Oven Apple Butternut Squash Soup

This soup makes the perfect Autumn dinner and a great Thanksgiving recipe. I like using two different types of apples for this soup. I also like to chop up and add a carrot and even some left over bell pepper to this soup. I used to make this soup in an instapot for families but […]

“Elmer the Elephant” by David McKee and Craft

Children love the Elmer the patchwork elephant book series by David McKee. I love the Mini Mad Things blog. After reading “Elmer’s Colors,” “Elmer and Butterfly,” “Elmer and the Rainbow,” and “Elmer’s Special Day,” by David McKee I let the child in my care use paint and pastels to decorate a cardboard Elmer. It might […]

Bat Cupcakes

Here is a cute dessert to make for your Nanny Kid’s Halloween party. My Mom Boss actually made these adorable Bat Cupcakes made with Oreo cookies for their Halloween party. You Will Need: CUPCAKE: 1 cup all-purpose flour½ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon salt¾ teaspoon baking powder½ cup hot milk or boiling water (the milk will […]

Halloween Sun Catchers

This is an easy project to make with children of any age for Halloween that is not scary. You can purchase the supplies needed for this project by tapping the links below or by visiting my Amazon storefront by clicking here. You Will Need: Construction PaperWhite and Orange Tissue PaperScissorsClear Contact PaperPencil What to Do: […]

Jack-O-Lantern Quesadilla

This is an easy, healthy, and fun Halloween snack or lunch to make for your Nanny Kids. My Nanny Kids just love these super cute Jack-O-Lantern Quesadillas. You can add shredded chicken or veggies to these quesadillas as well. You Will Need: 6 flour tortillas 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, or pepper jack) Salsa […]

Elmo and Cookie Monster Jack-O-Lanterns

These are cute jack-o-lanterns a little girl and I made to resemble some of our most beloved Sesame Street characters — Elmo and Cookie Monster. Check out how to make cute painted pumpkins that look like donuts by clicking here. You Will Need: 2 Small or Medium-Sized PumpkinsRed and Blue Spray PaintRound and Oval Styrofoam […]

Hot Wheels and Matchbox Car Storage

A mother recently asked me to store her children’s Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. To determine what were the best storage products I first had the children help me count how many toys cars they each have. Then, each child was allowed to determine if they want their cars displayed in their bedrooms or playroom […]

Eyeball Meatballs and Spaghetti

This is a fun and easy way to serve spaghetti and meatballs to children for Halloween. You Will Need: 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti½ cup grated Parmesan cheese⅓ cup panko bread crumbs1 large egg2 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon parsley flakes1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon dried oregano1 pound lean ground beef1 tablespoon olive oil8 black olives, […]

Watercolor Spider Webs

One child I care for has a phobia of spiders so badly that the child has nightmares about arthropods. Children’s books always help kiddos when they have issues or are anxious. I bought “Mrs. Spider’s Beautiful Web” by Beverly Randell and “Spiders” by Gail Gibbons to help the child learn about how amazing spiders can […]