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 […]

Reindeer Mask

Creative Wednesdays I found this cute reindeer mask on Shutterfly. I recommend using heavyweight paper but if you only have regular printer paper go ahead and use it like I did. I printed the reindeer templates on regular printer paper then just pasted it to another piece is regular printer paper. You Will Need: Paper […]

Elf on the Shelf

Great Christmas Tradition and Gift Children around the world adore the tradition of a Elf on the Shelf who comes to visit and delivers nightly reports to Santa throughout the Christmas season. It’s how Santa crafts his Nice List! Each morning the Elf on the Shelf lands in a new spot in your home, creating […]

Poppyseed Roll

Cooking for Families My Nanny Kids’ Grandmother comes from Poland and makes this tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. It’s a wonderful and impressive treat for the holidays. Your Nanny Family or personal family will love this. You Will Need: ½ pound poppy seeds ¾ cup white sugar […]

Holiday Cardboard Picture Frames

Creative Wednesdays I typically buy a wooden frame for the children to decorate and put a photo in for a winter holiday gift for their parents. But this year I wanted to try to make the frames myself by recycling cardboard boxes from deliveries. If you care for older siblings this is a great project […]

“Oh Holy Night” Polish Apple Cake

Cooking for Families This is my favorite recipe from my Nanny Kids’ Grandmother’s cookbook. The inside of the cake is more like a pie than a cake, but it isn’t syrupy or sticky like a pie filling. The cake doesn’t require a top crust but if you have extra dough just roll it out and […]

Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Creative Wednesdays While simple, this is a wonderful activity where kids will create some crafty Christmas magic. Allow the children to give these popsicle stick Christmas trees as gifts or to decorate their Christmas tree or hang in a window or on a door knob in their home. You Will Need: 3 Green Popsicle Sticks […]

Snowflake Ornament or Decoration

Creative Wednesdays All children love snowflakes. This is an easy decoration to make with your a Nanny Kids during the winter months. Any home can proudly display the beautiful snowflakes made by their children. Families that celebrate Christmas can hang the snowflakes on their Christmas tree. You Will Need: Popsicle Sticks Hot Glue Gun Glue […]

Reindeer Food for Rudolph and Kids

Christmas Eve Fun Many families leave cookies and milk for Santa, but what about his reindeer? Be sure to take this magic reindeer food and sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve. On Christmas, Santa’s reindeer travel miles before the dawn. The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way. And […]

Cranberry Chews

Cooking With Kids I try baking a new recipe with my Nanny Kids each holiday season. The kids love gathering the ingredients needed, greasing the baking dish, measuring the ingredients, and mixing the recipe. This year I tried a recipe found on the back of a fresh “Top Crop” fresh cranberries. I love the tartness […]