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 […]

Leaving Social Distancing Chalk Messages for Friends

Sidewalk Chalk Messages of Love We have to keep 6-feet distance between people and cannot have playdates due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of just relying on FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype consider spending a morning or aftwenoon walking or riding bikes around town and leave sidewalk chalk messages on friend’s driveways and sidewalks. It’s a […]

Paper Airplane Targets

Creative Wednesdays If you and your nanny kids are stuck inside during the coronavirus pandemic — like most of the world — have some fun today by having paper airplane target practice. I had the kids help me make all different kinds of paper airplanes. Then I made a paper airplane target by cutting out […]

Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets

Creative Wednesdays Even the most creative nannies need to go online to find resources for projects to do with the kids sometimes. This week I visited abcteach.com to find templates for leprechaun paper bag puppets to make with the kids. Just click this link to print four leprechauns and accesories includeing a harp, shamrock, and pot […]

Paper Plate Shamrock Hat

Creative Wednesdays It’s March so time to start preparing for Saint Patrick’s Day with your Nanny Kids. This is one of the easiest crafts to make with your Nanny Kids for popular Irish holiday. To make several hats for a St. Patty’s Day party you can just use green paper plates. But I think the […]

Egg Carton Card Holder

Creative Wednesdays My Nanny Kids and I love playing card games. But it’s difficult for little kids to hold cards in their small hands. So we recycled egg cartons to use as card holders. The children can add or remove cards without messing up the rest of the cards. Although the card holder pictured in […]

New Year’s Countdown Goodie Bags

New Year’s Eve Fun with Kids Grab a few party favors from the party store to give to the kids each hour on New Year’s Eve. Or, write an activity you would like each child to do on a piece of paper and place an activity inside each bag. I have listed some ideas below. […]

Make Your Own Match-It Game

Creative Wednesdays This is the easiest Match-It Game to make at home. Simply gather household items and toys from around the house. Place them on a piece of cardstock and trace them with a marker. Then have the child match the objects to the outlined objects on the paper. Older kids will enjoy making them […]