Gustavo the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago

Gustavo, the Shy Ghost is the winning debut picture book from Mexican artist Flavia Z. Drago about finding the courage to make friends is perfect for the spooky season —- or anytime. In Gustavo, the Shy Ghost Gustavo is good at doing all sorts of ghostly things: walking through walls, making objects fly, and glowing […]

Spider Web Pancakes

Children love both pancakes and Halloween. This is such a fun and easy way to combine your Nanny Kid’s love of their favorite breakfast for Halloween. Homemade pancakes with fresh ingredients taste so much better than using a pancake mix, but the kids aren’t likely to care which recipe you use. Don’t forget to visit […]

Halloween Spider Web Craft

Creative Wednesdays While many people decorate the outside of their homes with stretched cotton to look like spider webs on their bushes I like making this easy spider web craft with my Nanny Kids to decorate the inside their house for Halloween. Let the children help with every step of making this easy project. Preschoolers […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky by Jory John and Pete Oswald

The main character of The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky is a sunflower seed in a cranky mood because he can’t seem to find the perfect Halloween costume. Despite trying to ruin the holiday for the whole field he ends up learning some positive lessons from a kindly neighbor and […]

Chicken Witches Fingers for Halloween

Some kids would eat homemade chicken fingers every day if I would make it for them. To add a Halloween vibe to baked chicken fingers I just added almond slices to the tips of chicken and told the children they are witches fingers. Allow the kiddos to dip their witches fingers into ramekins of blood […]

Hanging Bat

This is such a fun Halloween craft to make with your Nanny Kids I found at the buggy and buddy web site. Make many of these and hang them up by their feet as the bats hang upside down all over the children’s playroom and bedrooms. You can make them in other colors like orange […]

The Color Monster

Halloween has a lot of scary characters but the monster in The Color Monster by Anna Llenas is not scary at all. The Color Monster helps children identify emotions and feel more in control. One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, […]

Read “Too Many Pumpkins” and Make a Pumpkin Using Scissor Skills

It’s pumpkin season! I used an orange marker to make dashes on orange paper for the kids to practice using their scissor skills. Then, we made these little pumpkins with the orange strips of paper. Be sure to read Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White with the children while they make these pumpkins. You Will […]

“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, […]

Rice Krispy Ghosts

Cooking with Kids Kids love Halloween and rice crispy treats. So combine their love of Halloween and sweets to make these easy rice crispy mummies. To make it easier for myself I just bought a box of Rice Krispies Bars at the store. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes but I think regular […]