“Elmer’s Friends” by David McKee and Puppets

Creative Wednesdays David McKee’s most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is published in more than 40 languages. In Elmer’s Friends we learn about the spotty, stripy, tall, and long elephant named Elmer and meet all of Elmer’s very best friends! This chunky board book with easy-grip toddler tabs on every page is […]

“Prickly Hedgehogs!” by Jane McGuiness and Hedgehog Puppet

Creative Projects Read Prickly Hedgehogs! by Jane McGuiness and make a cute little hedgehog puppet who goes in and out of a cardboard toilet paper tube log. In Prickly Hedgehogs! by Jane McGuiness the sun has set, and Hedgehog’s day has only just begun. She’s out and about, snuffling through layers of leaves and twigs […]

“Memoirs of a Goldfish” by Devin Scillian with Fishbowl and Puppet Craft

Creative Wednesdays One of my favorite projects to with children is creating projects that correspond to their favorite books. The little girl I am currently caring for loves the adorable book, Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian. So I helped her make a paper plate fishbowl and puppets of the characters in the book. […]

EggMazing Easter Eggs

Products Nannies Love The Original EggMazingis a fun way to make Easter Eggs. My six-year-old Nanny Kid was literally jumping up and down with excitement anticipating making these vibrant Easter Eggs. She would have used the The Original EggMazing for hours more if we had more eggs to decorate. Simply place a hard-boiled egg in […]

Easter Egg Paper Plate and Chick

Creative Wednesdays Here’s a fun project to do with children as they prepare for Easter. Allow kids to decorate paper plates anyway they want to resemble an Easter egg. Then let them play with a paper chick when the pretend to open the cracked Easter egg. Please click here to visit my storefront to purchase […]

Shamrock Lacing Cards

Creative Wednesdays It is Saint Patrick’s Day! We are making these shamrock lacing cards today to celebrate the Irish holiday. I used cardboard but you can use heavyweight craft paper too. Try using different sized Shamrocks for the little ones to lace as well. You Will Need: Cardboard Box Shamrock Cookie Cutter or Template Utility […]

Follow the Leprechaun Footprints

Creative Saint Patrick’s Day Fun Here’s a fun activity the kids will love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All you need to do is cut out foot prints from green construction paper or spray your footprints in the snow with green water. Then hide small treasures of gold coin candy around the house or yard. Sprinkle the footprints as a trail […]

“How to Catch a Leprechaun” and Make a Leprechaun Trap

Weekly Trip to the Library Irish folklore describes leprechaun as little fairies. Legend says they keep pots of gold at the ends of rainbows. Every Saint Patrick’s Day my Nanny Kids and I make leprechaun traps along with thousands of kids around the world. How to Catch a Leprechaun is a perfect children’s book for […]

Cardboard Tube Shape Matching

Creative Wednesdays I save toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes to make free, quick, and easy projects for my Nanny Kids. This is an easy activity to let older siblings help make for their younger siblings. The shapes pictured might not look perfect because my Nanny Kid’s brother enjoyed drawing the shapes for his […]

New Year’s Eve Noise Maker

Creative Project 2020 used to be the term that meant perfect vision. Now, for many, it will be remembered as one off the toughest years of their lives. This week I’m helping my Nanny Kids get ready to ring in a new year by making crafts and hats (stop by to see how to make […]