Heart Animal Valentine’s Cards

Creative Wednesdays Kids love making and receiving Valentine’s cards for Valentine’s Day on February 14. Make plenty of Valentine’s Day cards for family, classmates, and friends. We traced different sized heart-shaped cookie cutters on holiday colored construction paper to make these animal Valentine’s cards. Have the kids use their imaginations to use the different sized hearts to create animals. […]

Symmetry Valentine’s Heart

Creative Wednesdays Symmetry can be used to make Valentine’s Cards at an early age with this very simple art project. Explain to the little ones that if you cut something in half and both sides look exactly the same, they are symmetrical. Allow the children to experiment using different sized drops of paint and spaces […]

Healthy Heart-Shaped Treats and Paper Snowflakes for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Here in the northeast of America we are having a very snowy Valentine’s Day. Spending the bulk of our days indoor, as snow has been falling heavily outdoors, the kids and I made a beautiful paper snowflake garland with hearts in many of the snowflakes yesterday. If you have cabin fever and […]

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 […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Cooking With Kids: Valentine’s Day When I think of Valentine’s Day I always think of chocolate covered strawberries. There are few treats as delicious as chocolate covered fruits. I found Dolci Frutta Hard Chocolate Shell at the grocery store in the produce aisle and the kids and I made these chocolate covered strawberries in less than […]

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 […]

Secret Valentines

Wednesdays with Whitney  Valentines Day is only two weeks away and that means the little ones are going to be busy bees making special cards for every single person they know. You never realize just how many people that is until Valentines Day comes around! But making the perfect valentine every year is a difficult, […]

Making a Valentine’s Stenciled Sign with Kids

Wednesdays with Whitney By Whitney Tang Valentine’s Day is only a month away and the aisles are already stocked with meaningless boxes of cardboard valentines. Don’t be distracted by the cute candy hearts this year. Instead, make the kids you care for something that they will cherish for a lifetime. Make them a stenciled sign […]

How Many Hugs Do You Give Your Charges Each Day?

photo from health-family.net Are You Practicing Love?By Lynn Wariara, Author of How To Get The Best Out Of Your Nanny As we share love in this special month, (Valentine’s Day was yesterday), it’s very important, as parents and caregivers to give love to the little one’s that surround us. Love is a medicine like no other; […]

Don’t Spend a Dime Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Kids

What Are You Doing With Your Charges This Valentine’s Day? Nannies and au pairs can have a lot of fun with their charges without spending a dime of their own money. Although some in-home caregivers like to buy their charges presents and cards I am not even spending my own money on gifts. Instead, I […]