“The Lights in the Church” by Marilee Joy Mayfield

Merry Christmas! The Lights in the Church is a children’s books about the true meaning of Christmas. When a brother and sister get lost in the park, they stumble upon a curious sight; a church in the middle of the forest. As they walk closer, the doors won’t open, but as hymns are heard they […]

Gingerbread Houses Christmas Eve Tradtions

I work for a Nanny Family that makes a gingerbread house every Christmas Eve. Here are photos of some of the gingerbread houses I have made with kids over the years and a great gingerbread house cookie kit to use to use. There are several pre-baked Gingerbread House Kits such as this Gingerbread House Kit […]

Paper Plate Angels

Angels are a beloved symbol of Christmas that kids love. This is a super easy and fun Christmas angel project I found on the craftyjournal web site. My crafty Nanny Kid shrieked with joy at the beauty of her angels that she made out of paper plates. You Will Need: 2 Paper PlatesWhite GlueScissorsStaplerMarkers and […]

Holiday Cards Made with Baby Safe Ink Pads

I used Baby’s Touch Baby Safe Ink Pads and ReignDrop Ink Pads to make these thumbprint holiday string lights Christmas cards. I love the Baby’s Touch Ink Pads and ReignDrop Ink Pads. They are non-toxic, acid free, and easy to clean up. They are baby safe inks to create keepsake imprints of a baby’s hands […]

‘Twas Nochebuena by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

‘Twas Nochebuena is a bilingual retelling of “The Night Before Christmas.” The story takes readers into the home of a Latin American family during their Christmas Eve feast of Nochebuena. This family story conveys strong family bonds and traditions while offering non-Spanish speakers a way to learn some basic Spanish vocabulary. In ‘Twas Nochebuena the […]

Salt Dough Ornaments

Making salt dough ornaments is an easy holiday craft with impressive results. They look like cookies that are good enough to eat, but they are Christmas decorations and gifts. All you need is all-purpose flour, salt, water, and some decorations. Just mix, cut, bake, and decorate! You Will Need: 4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup table […]

Handmade Button Christmas Cards

Children love making and giving holiday cards. Their friends and family love receiving the handmade tokens of love as well. I helped a seven-year-old I care for make Christmas cards using buttons this year. We made Christmas tree shapes but you can make snowmen, candy canes, or any holiday shape the child wants to create. […]

“The Girl Who Saved Christmas” by Matt Haig

Weekly Trip to the Library The Girl Who Saved Christmas is a great Christmas book for your older Nanny Kids (about eight- to 12-years-old). Books always make a great, and inexpensive, holiday gift for children as well. In The Girl Who Saved Christmas Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present. […]

Snowman Advent Calendar

Creative Wednesdays I made this snowman advent calendar for my Nanny Kid to build excitement for Christmas. We started in November so I added days from November on this advent calendar but most advent calendars start on December 1. You can purchase the supplies needed for this project by clicking the links below or visiting […]

Paper Chain Christmas Tree

Creative Wednesdays Making paper chains is one of the easiest decorations to make with children for the Christmas season. I found this paper chain Christmas tree craft on the internet at makesandtakes.com. You can help the kids tape or staple paper strips around one another in the form of a paper chain Christmas tree. I […]