How Can You Protect the Earth?

Earth Day Project Earth Day will be celebrated this Friday, April 22 and this weekend in communities throughout the world. Some simple and tangible ways to help the kids in your care protect the world is by recycling; not wasting water; walking or biking to school and activities; turning off lights; and not littering. In […]

Finger Paint Daddy Sign

Father’s Day Gift Father’s Day is coming up this weekend. Rather than spending money on your Dad Boss spend time with your charges and help them make him a gift. You and the kids can’t go wrong giving a hand painted gift. Even the youngest toddler can finger paint this sign for their father made […]

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and Projects

Weekly Trip to the Library A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is a great book for teaching individuality. This teaches kids that it is okay to be yourself, to like things that other people may not like, to be good at something that other people may think is strange or different and to not […]

Fingerprint Flowers

Creative Wednesdays It’s officially Spring and the first flowers are starting to sprout in my neck of the woods. In preparation for Mothers Day, or just as a Springtime craft, make these cute hand and fingerprint flowers with the kids. We used washable paint to make our plants, but you can also use washable ink pads. […]

Teaching Kids Opposites

Creative Wednesdays Teach children opposites to help them understand that not everything is the same. Go to the library and borrow the children’s books about opposites, sing the opposite songs, and play the opposite games for preschoolers we have listed below. Once they have a grasp on the concept of opposites, help kids make an opposite […]

Peppermint Ornaments

Creative Fun By Mary Alger A nanny Mary Alger shared this quick, easy, adorable peppermint candy ornament project on a Facebook nanny group and is sharing it with our readers as well. She simply picked up some inexpensive peppermint candies at her local pharmacy. Here’s what to do: You Will Need: • peppermint candies • […]

Have a Taste Test

Fun Way to Get Kids to Eat Healthy Produce A fun way to get kids to eat healthy foods is to have a taste test. Use at least two types of food that are similar but slightly different tasting such as: cantaloupe and honeydew melon, red and green apples, or broccoli and cauliflower. We used three different colored types […]

Making Rainbows: Rainbow Sun Catcher

Science Fun: Wednesday Projects A long time ago, people referred to rainbows as magical bridges across the sky full of colors. Children and adults still find them quite magical today as well. Explain to the kids in your care that when the sun’s rays shine upon the raindrops they are refracted or “scattered” into the colors […]

Paper Airplanes

Boredom Buster It only takes about one-minute to make make a paper airplane and it’s a great way to give bored kids something to do. Making paper airplanes teaches kids attention to detail, since the more expertly they fold the paper, the better it flies. Here’s a super simple way to make a quick paper […]

Weigh Away: Light, Lighter, Lightest

Making a Balance Scale Make a simple balance scale with the help from the children. Once completed provide the children with the opportunity to independently weigh toys and other household objects. Encourage children to gather an assortment of items and test predictions about which things will be heavier or lighter. To make the activity more challenging […]