4th of July Paper Plate Hats

Creative Wednesday July 4th is Independence Day in the United States of America. Here is a very inexpensive, fun, and easy craft to make with your Nanny Kids to wear this weekend to help celebrate Independence Day. Although there are seven red stripes on the American flag to represent valor, six white stripes to symbolize […]

Patriotic Balloon Paper Plate Paddle Games

Creative Wednesdays I’m always looking for new games to play with the kids in their backyard in the summertime. So I had the kids decorate paper plates to make paddles to play with balloons. Have children decorate the paper plate paddles in red, white, and blue for Independence Day. Have the kids make up games […]

Dad Ticket Book for Father’s Day

Creative Wednesdays I love helping my Nanny Kids learn to enjoy giving gifts to their family. But there is no reason to spend money to help my Nanny Kids make gifts for their family members. I found these adorable Dad Tickets online to print out for my Nanny Kids to fill out to give their […]

Trace Kids with Sidewalk Chalk Self Portraits

Creative Wednesdays Every child I have ever cared for while working as a nanny has loved being traced. My youngest Nanny Kid giggled happily as it tickled a little as I traced her with sidewalk chalk on her driveway this week. Then I let her color her portrait with sidewalk chalk. She even gave herself […]

Matching Lower Case and Upper Case Letters Game

Creative Wednesdays Here’s a quick and easy project I made with my Nanny Kids. We simply recycled a cardboard egg carton and used plastic spoons they had left over from a party their family had last summer. Since it was a huge egg carton with more than 26 eggs I added some numbers to the […]

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 […]

Cupcake Liner Flowers

Mother’s Day Card Here’s a simple craft project to use as a boredom buster anytime of the year. These festive paper flowers are easy to make and inexpensive too. Kids will have fun trying to decide what centers (mini muffin liners) to pair with which petals (the large muffin liners). There really wasn’t a wrong […]

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 […]