“The Leaf Thief ” by Alice Fleming and Nicola Slater

Be sure to make leaf rubbings after reading The Leaf Thief: (The Perfect Fall Book for Children and Toddlers) by Alice Fleming and Nicola Slater with the children in your care. The Leaf Thief is a funny picture book that teaches kids about autumn, adapting to change, and the seasons. The main character is Squirrel […]

Twirling Hanging Leaves

Creative Wednesdays Autumn is my favorite season. I have so many Autumn leaf projects on my blog. Click here to see some of my favorite leaf projects. This year I wanted to try something new so my Nanny Kid and I made this pretty project that allows the leaves to twirl. We cut out paper leaves […]

“My Leaf Book” by Monica Wellington and Making Leaf Rubbings

Weekly Trip to the Library One of the most visible indicators of autumn are falling leaves. In My Leaf Book a little girl gathers leaves. She uses the leaves to create prints and rubbings and adds them to her own leaf book. My Leaf Book is a delightful way to encourage children to identify leaves. […]

Cranberry Apple Crisp

Cooking With Kids There is no better treat to make with the kids during the autumn harvest season then Apple Crisp. My Nanny Kids also love cranberries. So, I decided to add a cup of fresh cranberries to add just a bit of color and tartness to this easy dessert that I originally found from […]

Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Weekly Trip to the Library Prepare kids for fall nature walks with this bright, informative celebration of leaves by Ken Robbins. Acclaimed photographer Ken Robbins lets the blazing colors of 13 North American deciduous trees shine without technical assistance. Robbins provides life-sized reproductions of leaves, shown clearly against a white background, making it easy to […]

Fresh Apple Pie

Autumn Apple Picking and Apple Pie It’s apple season. Apple picking is fun, easy, and inexpensive. After apple picking it’s fun to make a fresh apple pie. I have a little trouble making crust so I simply bought premade crust at the grocery store. Here’s how we made an easy apple pie with our fresh […]

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

Weekly Trip to the Library Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky is a great book to share with the children this Autumn. It captures the atmosphere and activity at a pumpkin patch. As the family takes a hayride through the pumpkin patch they point out many different […]

Thankful Leaf Wreath

Thanksgiving Arts N’ Crafts As nannies one of our most important roles is to help the kids in our care develop positive self-esteem and self-worth. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s no better time to help kids appreciate all they have. We should make an effort to make thankfulness the topic of conversation during […]

Autumn Hand Print Tree

Creative Wednesday There is no better time to do crafts with the kids then in Autumn. All you have to do is take the kids outside and collect brilliant red and orange leaves that have fallen from the sugar maples trees to use in crafts. If you live in an area in which the leaves […]

Fall Tree and Leaf Hanging

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang Getting toddlers to practice fine motor skills can be difficult – most kids just aren’t interested in holding a pencil correctly at the age of three. Why not stretch those motor skills in something a little bit more fun, seasonal, and interactive? This tree and leaf activity allows children […]