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 […]

Giant Bubbles

Summer Fun: Boredom Buster Nannies all across America keep asking me for fun activities to do with their nanny kids as summer camps have been cancelled due to coronavirus this summer. I highly recommend making Giant Bubbles with little and big kids. I simply bought WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Wands Kit and WOWMAZING Giant Bubble Refill […]

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 […]

Patriotic Balloon Paper Plate Paddle Games

Creative Wednesdays I’m always looking for new games to play with the kids in their backyard in the summertime. So I had the kids decorate paper plates to make paddles to play with balloons. Have children decorate the paper plate paddles in red, white, and blue for Independence Day. Have the kids make up games […]

Trace Kids with Sidewalk Chalk Self Portraits

Creative Wednesdays Every child I have ever cared for while working as a nanny has loved being traced. My youngest Nanny Kid giggled happily as it tickled a little as I traced her with sidewalk chalk on her driveway this week. Then I let her color her portrait with sidewalk chalk. She even gave herself […]

Matching Lower Case and Upper Case Letters Game

Creative Wednesdays Here’s a quick and easy project I made with my Nanny Kids. We simply recycled a cardboard egg carton and used plastic spoons they had left over from a party their family had last summer. Since it was a huge egg carton with more than 26 eggs I added some numbers to the […]

Cookie Painting

Creative Wednesday All kids love to paint and all kids love cookies. Combine these two loves by having the children paint cookies. These cookies can be made year round for any reason. Don’t forget to let the kids measure the ingredients, mix, sift, roll out the dough, and use cookie cutters before painting the cookies. […]

Cardboard Roll Shadow Puppets

Creative Wednesdays Making shadow puppets is a quick and easy boredom buster. Although, I have always found it a little tricky to use my hands to make shadow puppets, this is an easier way to make shadow puppets with paper silhouettes tapes to cardboard rolls. You Will Need: Cardboard Rolls Safety Scissors Clear Packing Tape […]

Paper Plate Masks

Creative Wednesdays If you have some paper plates and a printer at work this is a fun project to do with kids this week. I let my Nanny Kids pick out which animal masks they wanted to make from preschoolactivities.com. Then let the kids use their imaginations to play with the animal masks. We made […]

Sidewalk Chalk Obstacle Courses

My Nanny Family has been staying at their home during the pandemic but I still try to get the children outside to get fresh air and exercise daily. This week I made a sidewalk chalk obstacle course for one of my Nanny Kids in her driveway and she said it was tons of fun. We […]