The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky by Jory John and Pete Oswald

The main character of The Bad Seed Presents: The Good, the Bad, and the Spooky is a sunflower seed in a cranky mood because he can’t seem to find the perfect Halloween costume. Despite trying to ruin the holiday for the whole field he ends up learning some positive lessons from a kindly neighbor and […]

Chicken Witches Fingers for Halloween

Some kids would eat homemade chicken fingers every day if I would make it for them. To add a Halloween vibe to baked chicken fingers I just added almond slices to the tips of chicken and told the children they are witches fingers. Allow the kiddos to dip their witches fingers into ramekins of blood […]

Hanging Bat

This is such a fun Halloween craft to make with your Nanny Kids I found at the buggy and buddy web site. Make many of these and hang them up by their feet as the bats hang upside down all over the children’s playroom and bedrooms. You can make them in other colors like orange […]

The Color Monster

Halloween has a lot of scary characters but the monster in The Color Monster by Anna Llenas is not scary at all. The Color Monster helps children identify emotions and feel more in control. One day, Color Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, […]

Read “Too Many Pumpkins” and Make a Pumpkin Using Scissor Skills

It’s pumpkin season! I used an orange marker to make dashes on orange paper for the kids to practice using their scissor skills. Then, we made these little pumpkins with the orange strips of paper. Be sure to read Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White with the children while they make these pumpkins. You Will […]

“Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson and Finger Puppets

Weekly Trip to the Library Room on the Broom is one of the most loved children’s books. In Room on the Broom a witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, […]

Rice Krispy Ghosts

Cooking with Kids Kids love Halloween and rice crispy treats. So combine their love of Halloween and sweets to make these easy rice crispy mummies. To make it easier for myself I just bought a box of Rice Krispies Bars at the store. I used mini chocolate chips for the eyes but I think regular […]

Halloween Bingo

Creative Wednesdays If you have a printer at work or at home you can print this adorable Halloween Bingo Game to play with your Nanny Kids. Make this a fun afternoon project by printing out the black and white Bingo boards and allow your Nanny Kids to color their Bingo board themselves. If you laminate […]

“The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” and Matching Shape Game

Weekly Trip to the Library The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a rhyming story about a pumpkin patch wherein all the pumpkins are round, except for one square pumpkin. The night before Halloween, there is a storm, and pumpkins are rolling off the vine and into the bay. Spookley has to work hard […]

Witch Hat Cookies

Cooking With Kids I have seen photos of these witch hat cookies all over social media for years and I don’t know what took me so long to make them. It is the easiest Halloween treat I have ever made and I will definitely be making it each year for my Nanny Kids. I’m sure […]