“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. […]

Mother’s Day Flower Craft

Creative Wednesdays I like assisting my Nanny Kids in making Mother’s Day cards or gifts for their Mothers each year. This year one of my Nanny Kids wanted to use her pretty craft paper scraps to make pretty flowers for her mother. Here’s how we made this paper Mother’s Day Flower Craft. Please click here […]

Scissor Skills and Practicing Cutting

Creative Wednesdays It’s easy to make cutting worksheets on your own for your nanny kids. The photo shows some cutting strips I made myself. I simply drew lines, dashes, and dots on colorful paper with a permanent marker to draw lines where the kids should cut the paper. But if you prefer to print out […]

“Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book” and Puppet Project

Creative Wednesdays Through a hole in the book’s cover of Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book, by Britta Teckentrup, an owl invites us inside to meet a majestic tree and all its forest inhabitants during the changing seasons. With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals a new set of animals playing and living in the […]

Hanging Seasonal Trees

Creative Wednesdays It is spring here in the NorthEast and the trees are changing. Discuss how the trees look different in the changing seasons with the children in your care. The bare trees of winter are currently changing to have buds in the spring, which will grow leaves and fruit in the summer. As the […]

Read “Waiting for Wings” and Make Coffee Filter Butterflies

Creative Wednesdays The little ones I care for absolutely love making butterflies out of coffee filters. It’s one of the best boredom busters ever as they want to do this over and over for hours of fun. Plus, it is fascinating to learn how a worm-like caterpillar turn into a delicate creature with wings reading […]

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 […]