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. […]

Cardboard Roll Shadow Puppets

Creative Wednesdays Making shadow puppets is a quick and easy boredom buster. Although, I have always found it a little tricky to use my hands to make shadow puppets, this is an easier way to make shadow puppets with paper silhouettes tapes to cardboard rolls. You Will Need: Cardboard Rolls Safety Scissors Clear Packing Tape […]

Paper Plate Masks

Creative Wednesdays If you have some paper plates and a printer at work this is a fun project to do with kids this week. I let my Nanny Kids pick out which animal masks they wanted to make from preschoolactivities.com. Then let the kids use their imaginations to play with the animal masks. We made […]

Covid-19 2020 Time Capsules

Creative Wednesdays Natalie Long, a mother of two from Alberta, Canada, created a free, downloadable time capsule workbook to help her 8-year-old Olivia and 3-year-old John sort through their feelings during the coronavirus pandemic. The workbooks for both children and adults have gone viral. Although the mother has an Etsy site Long Creations in which […]

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Courses

My Nanny Family has been staying at their home during the pandemic but I still try to get the children outside to get fresh air and exercise daily. This week I made a sidewalk chalk obstacle course for one of my Nanny Kids in her driveway and she said it was tons of fun. We […]

Leaving Social Distancing Chalk Messages for Friends

Sidewalk Chalk Messages of Love We have to keep 6-feet distance between people and cannot have playdates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of just relying on FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype consider spending a morning or aftwenoon walking or riding bikes around town and leave sidewalk chalk messages on friend’s driveways and sidewalks. It’s a […]

Paper Airplane Targets

Creative Wednesdays If you and your nanny kids are stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic — like most of the world — have some fun today by having paper airplane target practice. I had the kids help me make all different kinds of paper airplanes. Then I made a paper airplane target by cutting out […]

Paper Plate Shamrock Hat

Creative Wednesdays It’s March so time to start preparing for Saint Patrick’s Day with your Nanny Kids. This is one of the easiest crafts to make with your Nanny Kids for popular Irish holiday. To make several hats for a St. Patty’s Day party you can just use green paper plates. But I think the […]

Egg Carton Card Holder

Creative Wednesdays My Nanny Kids and I love playing card games. But it’s difficult for little kids to hold cards in their small hands. So we recycled egg cartons to use as card holders. The children can add or remove cards without messing up the rest of the cards. Although the card holder pictured in […]

New Year’s Countdown Goodie Bags

New Year’s Eve Fun with Kids Grab a few party favors from the party store to give to the kids each hour on New Year’s Eve. Or, write an activity you would like each child to do on a piece of paper and place an activity inside each bag. I have listed some ideas below. […]