“Meet the Latkes” by Alan Silberberg and Latke Recipe

Your Nanny Family doesn’t have to celebrate Hanukkah to enjoy reading Meet the Latkes by Alan Silberberg and then share in making and eating latkes. When reading Meet the Latkes get ready for some wacky good fun with the Latke family of potato pancakes. Lucy Latke’s family is just like yours or mine. Except that […]

Paper Plate Menorah

My Nanny Kids loved making this paper plate menorah for Hanukkah. Let the kids paint the paper plate, candles, and flames themselves. Older children can cut out their own candles and flames. But you can cut the shapes for little kids and allow them to paste the candles to the back of the paper plate […]

Card Games for Family Holiday Gifts

Products Nannies Love I’m finding card games are a great boredom buster while the kids and I are forced to remain socially distant during the pandemic. Some of the most enjoyable memories I have are playing cars games with family and friend. Thats why I will be giving the inexpensive gift of card games this […]

“The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin” by Martha Seif Simpson and Make a Dreidel Craft

Weekly Trip to the Library The Dreidel that Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah is a folklore-inspired tale. In this story, a magical dreidel just won’t spin for greedy, spoiled children. The shopkeeper wonders: will it spin for another child — one who carries the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart? The Dreidel […]

Holiday Cardboard Picture Frames

Creative Wednesdays I typically buy a wooden frame for the children to decorate and put a photo in for a winter holiday gift for their parents. But this year I wanted to try to make the frames myself by recycling cardboard boxes from deliveries. If you care for older siblings this is a great project […]

Ultra Dash

Games Nannies Love This is one of the best gifts I ever gave to my Nanny Kids. I create different obstacle courses indoors and outside for my Nanny Kids. No two games are ever completely the same. Ultra Dash is a test of speed, agility, and reaction. As the kids get older I make the […]

Kugel for Hanukkah? By Gretchen M. Everin

Weekly Trip to the Library I love giving my Nanny Kids children’s books as gifts for the holidays. This makes a great book to give to children for Hanukkah but also fun to read to children of any faith. After reading this bright and cheerful book with your Nanny Kids make this noodle kugel recipe […]

Hanukkah Menorah Tea Light Craft

Creative Wednesdays Hanukkah, or Chanukah, begins this weekend. You and your nanny kids don’t need to be Jewish to enjoy making this holiday craft. Describe the symbolism of the menorah and why it’s used during Hanukkah. Explain to the children that In the second century BC the Jews rebelled against the Greek-Syrians who had denied […]

10 Best Hanukkah Children’s Books

Books Make the Best Holiday Gifts I think books are the best holiday gifts nannies can give to the children that are left in their care. Not only will the children and their parents enjoy the books, they are affordable for nannies or au pairs on a budget. Books are quality gifts because a love […]

Hanukkah Gingerbread Houses

Hanukkah Projects One of my favorite projects to do with the kids in the winter is decorate a gingerbread house. I never thought of gingerbread houses as religious but more of a winter project. But, typically nannies make them around Christmas time. If your nanny kids haven’t made a gingerbread house with you yet simply […]