“Too Many Carrots,” Origami, Carrot Cookies, and Worksheets

Lesson Plans Too Many Carrots is such a cute story about kindness all children love. Rabbit loves carrots and that’s a big problem! In this phenomenal bestseller, Rabbit loves carrots a little too much. In fact, his carrots are crowding him out of his cozy burrow. When his animal friends offer to help, they’re just […]

Hamentaschen

Cooking for Families Hamantaschen cookies are popular treats for the feast of Purim, which joyfully celebrates the Jews’ deliverance from the detested Haman. When making cookies for the holidays you will want a tray of hamantaschen for your family and your Nanny Family. To make the perfect, golden-delicious hamantaschen use this recipe I found on BonAppetit […]

Rainbow Cookies

Cooking for Families Rainbow cookies are a common Jewish deli dessert, as they are pareve. As Jewish refugees from Eastern Europe settled in New York at the turn of the 20th century, they often settled in areas that also had an Italian population. They make an impressive dessert for any holiday or celebration. Here’s how […]

Witch Hat Cookies

Cooking With Kids I have seen photos of these witch hat cookies all over social media for years and I don’t know what took me so long to make them. It is the easiest Halloween treat I have ever made and I will definitely be making it each year for my Nanny Kids. I’m sure […]

Cookie Painting

Creative Wednesday All kids love to paint and all kids love cookies. Combine these two loves by having the children paint cookies. These cookies can be made year round for any reason. Don’t forget to let the kids measure the ingredients, mix, sift, roll out the dough, and use cookie cutters before painting the cookies. […]

Snickerdoodles

Cooking With Kids I spend most of my work days making sure the kids eat nutritious snacks and meals. But sometimes kids just need a sweet treat to nibble on. Snickerdoodles are a perfectly simple, light, and crunchy cookie. Kids love baking snickerdoodles so let them gather the ingredients, mix the dough, and roll the dough […]

Lemon Cookies

Baking with Kids The kids I care for love everything lemon. Since we bought way too many lemons to make lemonade last week we decided to bake some lemon cookies. An important tip is not to soften the butter in the microwave or oven or the cookies won’t rise. Just be patient and let the […]

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Eve Traditions?

Leaving Cookies for Santa On Christmas eve, the night before Christmas, children expect a visit from Santa and stockings are hung by the fireplace to collect gifts from Santa. It is customary to read children some Christmas stories to complete their evening. The classic The Night Before Christmas is by far, the most popular short […]

Christmas Cooking With Kids

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs Most kids love cooking and baking, and I think most nannies do too! For the past two-weeks, building up to Thanksgiving, we discussed how to help kids be grateful and thankful for all they have. One of our suggestions was to get the kids involved […]

President’s Day

The Story of the Cherry Tree and Cherry Thumbprint CookiesPresident’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February to honor two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Today is a great day to remind children of the story of George Washington and the cherry tree. After telling children the story be […]