Mondrian Sidewalk Chalk Art

Creative Wednesdays Known for his Modernism abstract paintings, Piet Mondrian used the simplest combination of straight lines and right angles, creating geometric shapes of bold primary colors. After showing the kids paintings by Mondrian and reading “Coppernickel Goes Mondrian” go outside to make similar art using sidewalk chalk. Of course on a rainy day you […]

Layered Color Yogurt Pops

Cooking for Kids It’s still hot outside and nothing cools kids off quicker than a healthy and delicious yogurt pop. Adding colors to the yogurt and layering the colored yogurt makes enjoying the cool treats even more fun. Here’s how to make this super easy treat. You Will Need: Vanilla Yogurt Food Coloring Pastry Bag […]

Disney “Dole Whip”

Cooking for Families This is a refreshing, light, low calorie, and low-fat dessert your whole Nanny Family will enjoy during the summer months. If you love Dole Whip (a Disney Park fan’s favorite frozen treat), you’ll love this super-refreshing, dairy-free dessert with the texture of soft serve found on the epicurious web site. You will […]

Berry Frozen Yogurt Pie

Cooking for Kids This is a refreshing dessert or snack to serve to the children on hot summer days or anytime of the year. It’s much easier to make and to serve than ice cream cake. This pie can hang out in the freezer for weeks as long as it’s well wrapped. Just thaw it […]

4th of July Paper Plate Hats

Creative Wednesday July 4th is Independence Day in the United States of America. Here is a very inexpensive, fun, and easy craft to make with your Nanny Kids to wear this weekend to help celebrate Independence Day. Although there are seven red stripes on the American flag to represent valor, six white stripes to symbolize […]

35 Quick Summer Activities

Keeping Kids Busy on Long, Hot Summer Days During the long, hot days of summer nannies don’t need to rely on electronics and video games to entertain the kids. Here are more than one month’s worth of easy activities to do with the kids. 1. Find an object in the house that begins with each letter […]

Sea Shell Hair Pins

Creative Wednesdays Who doesn’t love summertime and days spent at the beach with the kids? Part of each day spent at the beach my charges scan the shore for sea shell treasures. These nautical hair pins are easy and inexpensive to make but don’t let little kids use the glue. Let your favorite mermaids pick out their […]

End of Summer Water Fun

Sprinkler Games Even if kids don’t have a pool in their backyard there is still time to get them outside and play in the water to cool off during the end of summer heat and humidity. Running through the sprinkler is tons of fun but adding these fun games will engage the kids for hours. […]

Painting With Colored Ice

colored ice finger paint Colors and Creativity Flow With Exciting New Art MaterialsBy Scholastic Children use fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and creative expression as they paint with colorful ice cubes. Invite children to help you make frozen paint-brushes. Fill two to four ice-cube trays with warm water. Using different colors, add a teaspoon of powdered tempera […]

Are You Taking the Kids to Any Museums This Summer?

Keep Learning this Summer Keep the kids learning all summer long by visitng the library and taking field trips.Together, you and the child can decide on weekly themes and try these ideas. Borrow a library book about the child’s favorite topics such as oceans or outer space. For example, you might read The Ocean Alphabet […]