Patriotic Layer Cake

Cooking for Kids It’s almost the Fourth of July and I lucked out and found Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix and Duncan Hines Blue Velvet Cake Mix which are a limited edition mixes to make a patriotic layer cake for Independence Day. Duncan Hines also has a limited edition cake mix called Summer Velvets […]

Painted Fireworks

Creative Wednesdays Fourth of July means fireworks in America. Read “The Night Before the Fourth of July” by Amy Wummer then have your Nanny Kids make painted fireworks. To help keep the colors separated we made one toilet paper roll for each color of paint, (red, white, and blue). This craft is great because it […]

Patriotic Cake Roll

Cooking for Families Memorial Day is this upcoming Monday. It’s a federal holiday and a day off from work to honor and mourn the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. I made this red, white, and blue dessert for my Nanny Family to enjoy on the long weekend. […]

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 […]

Fourth of July Crafts

Independence Day Fun In the United States is America the 4th of July is filled with parades, barbecues, and fireworks to celebrate the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Here are some easy crafts I made with my nanny kids  to bring with them to their local holiday parade. The finished projects may look […]

Fireworks and Kids: Reactions May Vary

Are the Kids You Care For Afriad of Fireworks? By indystar , click here for article Fireworks are one of the community events that go hand in hand with Fourth of July. Knowing how your child is likely to react based on their dominant sense, can help make the event smooth and memorable. Tactile children will […]

Today Should Be a Paid Holiday!

Nannies, Is Today a Paid Holiday for You? What Paid Holidays Do You Get Off? We have been posting articles about the new “New York Nanny Law.” Click here to see the article stating that Gov. Paterson will be pleased to sign the bill. Click here to see comments from the article entitled “Wake-Up Call […]

Fourth of July Crafts

Independence Day Crafts for Nannies and Au Pairs to do With Their Charges There are many great web sites that list Fourth of July crafts, activites, games, and printables to do with children. We like Kaboose.com. Click here to see link to kaboose.com:Uncle Sam Hat Treat HoldersBy Amanda FormaroWhat you’ll need:Styrofoam cupRed and blue feltRed […]