Breaded Whole Cauliflower

If you thought you didn’t like cauliflower, this recipe will change your mind. This whole cauliflower makes a beautiful presentation. It’s great to serve for company for a holiday or special occasion. You Will Need: 1 large head cauliflower½ cup seasoned bread crumbs2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese¼ cup margarine, melted⅛ teaspoon garlic powder⅛ teaspoon salt1!pinch […]

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Spring Blossoms

It’s spring and the children I care for have enjoyed finding the new blossoms of yellow forsythia, pink cherry trees, and white apricot trees. Here are some easy art projects for the children to make their own spring blossoms with tissue paper and popcorn. Click the links to see how to make the projects. Forsythia […]

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“A Hundred Thousand Welcomes” by Mary Lee Donovan

There are almost as many ways of making someone feel welcome as there are people on our planet. To welcome another is to give that person and yourself a chance at a new connection, a new friendship, and maybe even new eyes through which to view the world. Journey around the globe as A Hundred […]

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Kid-Friendly Stuffed Bell Peppers

Bell peppers come in green, red, orange, and yellow and my Nanny Kids love all of them. You can replace the beef with ground turkey or Beyond Beef plant-based ground beef to make this stuffed bell pepper recipe. You Will Need: 4 bell peppers (red or green)
1 pound of ground beef
1 cup of Monterey jack […]

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Perler Beads

As this photo shows, one of my Nanny Kids loves Perler Beads. She spends hours and hours making beautiful patterns. For children with great fine motor skills Perler Beads are the best boredom buster ever. The girl in my care used the Sunny Days Perler Beads Kit, Perler Beads Flower Madness, and Perler Sunny Days […]

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“How to Grow a Friend” by Sara Gillingham

How to Grow a Friend by Sara Gilmingham uses a lovely metaphor that teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom — just like growing a flower. “To grow a friend first plant a seed in good soil.” A page turn […]

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Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

Some of the great things about serving pork is it is lean, affordable, and very versatile. Children love cherries and cherries compliment the taste of pork. Families love this super easy cherry sauce found on the tasteofhome web site. You Will Need: 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot1 teaspoon olive oil1 cup fresh or frozen pitted […]

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Shamrock Cookies

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day. Here is a basic rolled out sugar cookie recipe to make shamrock-shaped cookies with the little ones in your care. Remember kids enjoy helping make cookies as much as eating them, so let them help make the cookies. You Will Need: 3 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 […]

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are marked with a cross on the top. I have always associated them with Saint Patrick’s Day but my research shows that they are traditionally served on Good Friday and Easter morning. Here’s how I made these buns I found on the Taste of Home web site. You Will Need: 2 packages […]

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Make Collages with “Perfect Square” by Michael Hall

Perfect Square is a square book about a square that undergoes many changes of shape and of color. The square starts out as a red, four cornered shape. However, in the pages it is cut into tiny pieces, ripped into strips, and painted a variety of colors. With each new challenge from the unseen force, […]

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