Making A Tissue Paper Valentine’s Bouquet

Doing Arts n’ Crafts with Kids Kids love Valentine’s Day and it doesn’t have to cost a lot to celebrate the holiday with the kids. Use tissue paper to make a lovely bouquet to decorate the house with the kids or to give as gifts to their family. As a cognitive activity, make a group […]

Sorting Games

Teaching Classifying, Comparing and Patterns Children benefit from having lots of experiences sorting, comparing, and classifying objects before participating in patterning activities. Provide opportunities for children to sort or group things by shape, number, color, or texture. As children play sorting games, vocabulary such as classifying, groups, sets, categories, same, different, fewer, longer, heavier, lighter […]

Cookie Painting

Cooking With Kids All kids love to paint and all kids love cookies. Combine these two loves by having the children paint cookies. These cookies can be made year round for any reason. Don’t forget to let the kids measure the ingredients, mix, sift, roll out the dough, and use cookie cutters before painting the […]

Thankful Leaf Wreath

Thanksgiving Arts N’ Crafts As nannies one of our most important roles is to help the kids in our care develop positive self-esteem and self-worth. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, there’s no better time to help kids appreciate all they have. We should make an effort to make thankfulness the topic of conversation during […]

Touch and Feel Balloons

Is this sand? Summer Learning: What Do You Feel? Summertime is a great time to head outdoors into nature’s classroom. Summer provides a perfect opportunity for kids to touch and feel new things. Kids love to feel and play in the sand, touch soft petals on flowers, play with mud (click here to see how […]

Follow the Leprechaun Foot Prints

Saint Patrick’s Day Fun   Here’s a fun activity the kids will love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. All you need to do is cut out foot prints from green construction paper or spray your footprints in the snow with green water. Then hide small treasures of gold coin candy around the house or yard. Sprinkle the footprints as a trail […]

Valentine’s Card Holder

Wednesdays with Whitney: Hungry Heart Holder By Whitney Tang If you care for children that go to school you know what that means…. It means hoards of Valentines coming home on the 14th of February. Make collecting those Valentines a little bit easier this year (and fun) by creating this Hungry Heart Monster with your […]

Boogie Bucket

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang This time of year everyone is getting sick. Whether it be the flu, a sinus infection, or just the common cold, kids everywhere are coughing and sneezing. Help the little ones you nanny do something special for their sick friends by making a Boogie Bucket. This twist on a […]

Showing Kids We are All the Same Inside

Great Egg Project to do with Kids on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day I love doing this simple and fun presentation on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Show the children eggs that have brown shells and other eggs have white shells. Separating the eggs by the color of their shells boil some eggs and scramble […]

Indoor Snowballs Even When You Don’t Have Real Snow

Wednesdays with Whitney Kids love snow. They love to sled in it, make snow angels, and build forts and snowmen with snow. But there are plenty of readers of this blog that don’t get any natural snow this time of year. You can still have fun with snow even if they don’t get a white soft blanket of the seasonal […]