Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets

Creative Wednesdays Even the most creative nannies need to go online to find resources for projects to do with the kids sometimes. This week I visited abcteach.com to find templates for leprechaun paper bag puppets to make with the kids. Just click this link to print four leprechauns and accesories includeing a harp, shamrock, and pot […]

Rainbow Toast for St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, which means that those sneaky leprechauns are on their way! Perhaps you can keep them from tearing through the house with a colorful snack which will catch their eye. This rainbow toast is a great distractor for those tiny green disasters, […]

Children’s Books About Saint Patrick’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library Crafts For St. Patrick’S Day (Holiday Crafts for Kids by Kathy Ross, Illustrated by Sharon Lane HolmTwenty easy craft projects including a shamrock bird, leprechaun face mask, a shillelagh, a rainbow bracelet, and a pot of gold table decoration. Irish Night Before Christmas and A Leprechaun’s St. Patrick’s Day by […]

What are You Doing with the Kids for Saint Patrick’s Day?

Here are some of our suggestions of what you can do with kids for Saint Patrick’s Day. How to Make Corned Beef and Cabbage by Stephen Block You Will Need: “Flat Cut” Brisket, 5 Carrots, 2 bunches Leeks, 5 Parsnips, 1 bunch Celery, 1 head Cabbage, 6 Yukon Gold Potatoes, 1 Point Cut” Brisket, ½ Cup […]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Recipe

Mulligan Stew Each year I cook corned beef, cabbage, and scones with the children I care for on St. Patrick’s Day. But this year I wanted to try a new Irish dish. This speedy stew simmers in less than an hour, is named for the Irish, and can be enjoyed all year round. Mulligan stew […]

Arts N’ Craft for St. Patrick’s Day

Shamrock Necklace You Will Need: Green and white construction paper Scissors Hole punch Shoelaces, ribbon, or yarn for stringing Cut several sizes of shamrocks from green and white construction paper. Punch a hole in the top of each shamrock. Give the child a shoelace (or length of ribbon, or yarn with masking tape wrapped on […]

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt for Nannies and Au Pairs

Pot of Gold Scavenger Hunt from familyeducation.com Scavenger hunts are so much fun. Have the children help you make a treasure chest. Then the nanny or au pair can make the clues to lead the children to their pot of gold. You Will Need: Newspaper Unfinished wooden or cardboard treasure chest (You can buy a […]

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

Activities for Nannies and Au Pairs to do With Children We recommend kaboose.com for Saint Patrick’s Day activities. There are recipes for traditional corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and plenty of fun projects. Here’s one we like. http://holidays.kaboose.com/saint-patricks-day/ Leprechaun Hat for Chips [This is] a fun table decoration that can be used to […]