Thanksgiving Wreath

Creative Wednesday With Thanksgiving tomorrow there’s no better time to help kids appreciate all they have. Each year I have my Nanny Kids make a Thankful Wreath. When I first ask children about what they are thankful for they often just rattle off a list of all the toy. Being thankful for material possessions is a […]

Pizza Counting Puzzle

Creative Wednesdays Children love pizza so why not let kids practice counting with this super easy counting puzzle. Have children help you paint and cut the paper plates if they are old enough. It’s also fun for older siblings to help make this pizza counting puzzle for their younger sisters or brothers. You Will Need: […]

Hot Glue Rubbings

Creative Wednesdays Use this activity to hide lower case and upper case letters or messages on pieces of construction paper with a hot glue gun. Have the kids put a piece of paper over the hot glue messages and rub them just as they would when making leaf rubbings to uncover their message. Using a […]

“Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson and Finger Puppets

Weekly Trip to the Library Room on the Broom is one of the most loved children’s books. In Room on the Broom a witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, […]

Printable Halloween Puppets

Creative Wednesdays I found these hand puppet templates online to print for my Nanny Kids. There are options to print color or black and white puppets. I printed them without color so the kids could color their puppets how they choose. We printed a Frankenstein, Monster 1, Monster with Teeth, Dracula, Pumpkin, Mummy, Sugar Skull, […]

“Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon and Stick Puppet

Weekly Trip to the Library Bats don’t have to be scary as they are often portrayed for Halloween. The endearing book, Stellaluna, helps children see fruit bats as harmless and beloved creatures. Stellaluna, is a young fruit bat who gets lost and can’t find her mother. Not knowing how to get home, Stellaluna is befriended by […]

Swirling Paper Plate Ghost

Creative Wednesdays I found this super easy and inexpensive Halloween craft at easypeasyandfun. Depending on the age of the child they can make the project by themselves or you can help them where needed. But let them draw the expressions on the ghosts. Make a bunch of swirling ghosts and hang them on a porch, […]

Craft Stick Halloween Characters

Creative Wednesdays It’s October so time to start preparing for my Nanny Kid’s favorite holiday — Halloween. They look forward to dressing up and pretending to be spooky characters. Here’s an easy craft to start the silly holiday season off with your nanny kids. We made a Frankenstein, Mummy, Jack-O-Lantern, Ghost, and Black Cat. You […]

Cardboard Tube Building Blocks

Creative Wednesdays You don’t need expensive toys to have a fun afternoon with your Nanny Kids. Collect cardboard toilet paper and paper roll tubes to use for projects with Nanny Kids. To make cardboard tube building blocks simply use a pair of scissors to cut half-inch cuts into the ends of the empty cardboard tubes. […]

“The Keeping Quilt” by Patrica Polacco and Paper Quilt Activity

Weekly Trip to the Library In The Keeping Quilt Anna is a young girl and all she has from Russia is her dress and shawl which is called her Baboushka. When Anna’s dress gets too small, Anna’s mother invites all the ladies from the neighbourhood to help make a quilt. The story follows this quilt […]