13 of Our Favorite Halloween Projects and Treats

Creative Wednesdays There is nothing more fun than making spooky Halloween projects and treats with the nanny kids to build their anticipation for the holiday. Store bought desserts, games, and decorations just don’t cut it like the homemade versions. Allow even the youngest nanny kids help make these simple projects by having them mix, bake, and […]

Dinosaur Feet

Creative Wednesday Who doesn’t like dinosaurs? Girls and boys of all ages love dinosaurs. Intense interests (like in dinosaurs) are a big confidence booster for kids. So if your nanny kids like dinosaurs encourage the passion. Make these easy dinosaur feet by saving some empty rectangle tissue boxes to use to make this project. You […]

Picture Crossword Puzzle

Creative Wednesday Make a fun crossword puzzle using pictures as clues instead of words. You don’t need to use a computer to make the crossword puzzle. Make the crossword puzzle using graph paper and markers. I found this project in 365 Art and Craft Activities. Depending on the age of your nanny kids include sight […]

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs

Creative Wednesdays I thought I had tried making all kinds of eggs working as a nanny for the past 25-years until I heard about melting crayons on hot boiled eggs. First, I let the kids sprinkle crayons shavings onto eggs. Then they used crayons to draw on hot eggs. Drawing on hot eggs works much […]

I Love You to Pieces

Valentine’s Day Project Here is a super easy project to let your nanny kids of any age make for their parents and friends for Valentine’s Day. You Will Need: White, red and pink paper White glue Paint brush Marker What to Do: 1. Tear up pieces of red and pink shades of paper. 2. With […]

Valentine Emojis

Creative Wednesdays For more than 23-years of making Valentine Cards with my nanny kids I needed a new idea I hadn’t tried before. The brilliant 7-year-old I care for thought of making these cute Valentine emojis. You Will Need: Yellow Card Stock Paper Red and Black Construction Paper Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter Safety Scissors Pencil Glue […]

Shaving Cream Marbleized Paper

Creative Wednesdays It’s winter here in New Jersey and I need to keep my six-year-old nanny kid busy indoors. We decided to make marbleized stationary to use for birthday cards and thank you notes. There are tons of different ways to marbleized paper but the kiddo I care for just loves playing with shaving cream […]

Thanksgiving Story Bracelet

Creative Project This is a bracelet for the kids to wear in which each bead represents a part of the Thanksgiving story. The bracelet is a visual cue to help the kids remember the first Thanksgiving. The colored beads will help them retell the story. You Will Need:Pipe Cleaners Beads: White – Represents Sails Blue […]

Turkey Brown Paper Bag Puppet

Thanksgiving Craft I found this super easy Thanksgiving puppet project to do with the kids on hugsarefun blog. You can cut out the shapes to make the turkey for little kids or let older children trace and cut out the shapes themselves. Here’s what to do: You Will Need: Brown Paper Lunch Bag Pencil Safety […]

You’ve Been Ghosted!

Anonymous Halloween Fun In preparation for Halloween, have the children help you play this fun game with their friends and neighbors. Fill a gift bag with Halloween treats or the Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies we made (see recipe below). Or, try these cute ghost cookies we made last year. You can add anything related to […]