Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving desserts of pumpkin and apple pie. So I found these adorable and delicious turkey cookies to make for the children I care for at CrazyLittleProjects web site for Thanksgiving. Let the kids help you make and decorate these cute cookies. The link to buy […]

Pizza Counting Puzzle

Creative Wednesdays Children love pizza so why not let kids practice counting with this super easy counting puzzle. Have children help you paint and cut the paper plates if they are old enough. It’s also fun for older siblings to help make this pizza counting puzzle for their younger sisters or brothers. You Will Need: […]

Printable Halloween Puppets

Creative Wednesdays I found these hand puppet templates online to print for my Nanny Kids. There are options to print color or black and white puppets. I printed them without color so the kids could color their puppets how they choose. We printed a Frankenstein, Monster 1, Monster with Teeth, Dracula, Pumpkin, Mummy, Sugar Skull, […]

Craft Stick Halloween Characters

Creative Wednesdays It’s October so time to start preparing for my Nanny Kid’s favorite holiday — Halloween. They look forward to dressing up and pretending to be spooky characters. Here’s an easy craft to start the silly holiday season off with your nanny kids. We made a Frankenstein, Mummy, Jack-O-Lantern, Ghost, and Black Cat. You […]

Cardboard Tube Building Blocks

Creative Wednesdays You don’t need expensive toys to have a fun afternoon with your Nanny Kids. Collect cardboard toilet paper and paper roll tubes to use for projects with Nanny Kids. To make cardboard tube building blocks simply use a pair of scissors to cut half-inch cuts into the ends of the empty cardboard tubes. […]

Homemade Kazoos

Creative Wednesdays A kazoo is a very simple musical instrument, made up of a hollow pipe with a hole in it. They may be simple, but these little noisemakers are a great way to explore sound with kids. In this activity have the kids investigate how kazoos work by building their own. Thin plastic, waxed […]

Craft Stick Puzzles

Creative Wednesdays I found this idea on Instagram. It is an easy puzzle to make and keep to use over and over again. I trimmed colorful craft sticks into different sizes to see if the kids can line up the colors and sizes together with these homemade crafts stick puzzles. You Will Need: Multi-Colored Craft […]

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 […]

Story Cubes

Creative Wednesdays Story cubes are similar to dice with various images on them. Their primary goal has been to help writers to come up with story ideas. But they can be used in various ways to build creativity, story-telling skills, and to role-play. My Nanny Kid and I used them to make up our own […]

Craft Stick Patterns

Creative Wednesdays This is an inexpensive project to make for toddlers and preschoolers that just takes a few minutes to make. I start with making simple designs of triangles, squares, and rectangles for toddlers and make designs more complex as the children grow and develop their matching skills. Just google craft stick pattern ideas for […]