I’m Bored! Take a Hike, Have a Scavenger Hunt

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs: “I’m Bored!” by Suzy Barratt and Polly Beard   I’m Bored: Over 100 Inspiring & Imaginative Ideas for Hours of Fun With Your Kids is a detailed guide to more than a hundred games, all of which could be played using day-to-day household items. The book […]

Flag Day for Nannies and Au Pairs

What Are You Doing for Flag Day? Flag Day recognizes the June day in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the official flag of the United States. Flag Day is always June 14th. The red color symbolizes hardiness and courage, white symbolizes purity and innocence, and blue for vigilance and […]

Flag Jell-O Mold 

Products Nannies and Au Pairs Love Kids love jell-o. Use this JELL-O American Flag Mold to make a great dessert for any  American federal holiday.  What to Do: 1. Add 1-1/2 cups boiling water to dry berry blue gelatin mix in medium bowl. Stir at least 2-minutes until gelatin is dissolved. Dissolve dry red gelatin mix […]

Make the Trip to the Zoo a Summer Learning Experience

Once at Home from the Zoo All this week we shared fun ways to help kids learn when taking a trip to the zoo this summer. Once back at home from the zoo, allow the kids to finish their Zoo Books. Ask the kids what were their favorite animals at the zoo and help them […]

Preventing Summer Slide at the Zoo

Be a Zoo Detective Using Zoo Checklists and Zoo Scavenger Hunts We have been discussing ways to make going to the zoo with the kids this summer a learning experience. First, we recommended reading books about the zoo and a corresponding art project. Next, we suggest visiting the zoo web site and print out maps […]

Making a Zoo Book

Preventing Summer Slide The kids love it when I help them make a Zoo Book to take with us when we take a trip to the zoo. I print out free coloring pages, checklists, and scavenger hunts from educational web sites for free. I staple the pages together or punch three holes down the left […]

Children’s Books about the Seashore

Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs The past week we discussed activities to do with children at the shore. It is a good idea to visit the library with children every week. Here are some children’s book suggestions on the topic. By the SeashoreBy Maurice Pledger, Illustrator A.J. WoodAges Infant to […]

Having Fun with Kids in Tides and with Seaweed

More Fun for Au Pairs and Nannies to Have with Kids at the Beach This week we have been discussing going to the beach with children. Below are more fun activities to do at the beach with children. The following ideas about ocean tides and seaweed are from the Kids’ Nature Book by Susan Milford. […]

Fun With Sand

Activites for Nannies and Au Pairs to do with Children at the Beach Most children are content to play in the sand at the beach. All they need is a shovel, bucket, and their imagination to make tunnels and castles in the sand. Here are some more activities to do with sand with children: Swinging […]

Beach Crafts for Kids

Seashell Crafts for Nannies and Au Pairs Yesterday we discussed how to protect children at the beach. Today we share seashell crafts for nannies and au pairs to do with kids. These crafts will also become keepsake memories of the trip to the beach. If you aren’t visiting the beach you can still purchase inexpensive […]