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 […]

Popsicle Stick Menorah

Creative Wednesdays The religious celebration of Hanukkah begins Sunday at sundown. The center of the celebration is the candelabra called a menorah. Hanukkah celebrates a miracle. After the Seleucid desecration of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, there was only enough sealed consecrated olive oil left to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one […]

10 Best Children’s Books for Hanukkah

Weekly Trip to the Library Books may be the best quality gift caregivers can give to the children in their care. Not only will the children and their parents enjoy the book, they are affordable for nannies or au pairs on a budget. Books are quality gifts because a love of reading increases academic success. […]

Latkes for Hanukkah

Cooking with Kids: Everyone Loves Potato Pancakes Many families are still celebrating Hanukkah. Latkes, or potato pancakes, are the traditional Hanukkah dish for Eastern European Jews. But, all children like latkes so all nannies and au pairs should consider making the children latkes during Hanukkah, even if the kids in their care don’t celebrate Hanukkah. […]

Making Paper Dreidels for Hanukkah

Wednesdays with Whitney This week, as you celebrate the Festival of Lights you might find that your home needs a little extra touch of festivity. So if you have a few moments to spare, today’s Hanukkah craft idea we found in the Huffington Post yesterday from Design Megillah, is an easy craft to do with […]

Hanukkah Arts N Craft

Does the Family You Work for Celebrate Hanukkah? Hanukkah starts tomorrow and I found this quick art project to do with my toddler courtesy of her preschool. Simply buy some big chunky foam stamps at the local arts n’ crafts store or below to have some holiday decorating fun. You Will Need: Newspaper Craft sticks Big chunky foam stamps […]

The Tzedakah Box: Spirit of Giving for Hanukkah

No Matter Their Religion, Teach Kids About Charity: Make a Tzedakah Box With Hanukkah starting this Tuesday at sundown, this is the perfect time to make tzedakah boxes with your charges. In modern Hebrew tzedakah refers to charity – giving to those in need. Giving tzedakah in Judaism is not voluntary, it’s considered an act of […]

How Much Do You Spend on Holiday Gifts for Your Charges and Their Parents?

How Much Nannies Spend on Gifts for the Family They Work For We started of this week with our suggestions of what to give as gifts to the family you work for in our 2011 Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Holiday Gift-Giving Guide. Today we share the results of a holiday gift-giving survey on how […]