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 […]

Reading Tree

Creative Wednesdays Twenty years ago my Mom Boss gave me a craft book from Family Fun Magazine as a Christmas gift which has the idea of making a Reading Tree. Since then I have made a Reading Tree for each Nanny Kid in my care. With each new book they receive as a gift, or […]

Caterpillar Pencil Topper

Creative Wednesdays The teen I care for helped make this pencil topper for his little sister using a hot glue gun. I don’t recommend young children using hot glue guns. But, you can easily and safely use white glue instead if you are making simple pencil toppers. Hot glue works better than white glue when […]

Paper Plate Valentine’s Hat

Creative Wednesdays This is one of the easiest crafts to make with your Nanny Kids for Valentines Day. To make hats for a Valentine’s Day party you can use pink or red paper plates and won’t have to decorate the hats. But part of the fun is letting the kids decorate the hats. Listed below […]

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 […]

Thumbprint Fun

Creative Wednesdays By using the kids’ thumbprints as a starting point, come up with all sorts of silly art creations with your Nanny Kids. Draw eyes, ears, whiskers, tails. spots, legs, and antennas on finger prints. Try using the kids pinky or index fingers for fingerprints of different shapes and sizes. Be creative and have […]

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. […]