Witch Fingers

Cooking for Kids In preparation for Halloween treat your little tricksters to some really good finger food. Kids love chicken fingers and making them into witch fingers will get in the holiday mood. Dipping the witch fingers in ketchup or barbecue sauce will make every bite bloody as well as delicious. You Will Need: 1 […]

13 of Our Favorite Halloween Projects and Treats

Creative Wednesdays There is nothing more fun than making spooky Halloween projects and treats with the nanny kids to build their anticipation for the holiday. Store bought desserts, games, and decorations just don’t cut it like the homemade versions. Allow even the youngest nanny kids help make these simple projects by having them mix, bake, and […]

11 Best Halloween Children’s Books

Weekly Trip to the Library Most of our nanny kids with be dressing up in costumes, walking in school parades, and trick-or-treating next week for Halloween. It’s always fun to help build anticipation for any holiday by reading books with children. Here are some of my nanny kids’ favorite Halloween books. You can purchase any […]

Witches Hat Ring Toss

Creative Halloween Project This ring toss game was a hit at our elementary school Harvest Festival. Use a colored foam board or wooden plank for the base. Then make witches hats from construction paper or jut buy some party hats at the party store and paint them black. Keep the ring toss to use every […]

You’ve Been Ghosted!

Anonymous Halloween Fun In preparation for Halloween, have the children help you play this fun game with their friends and neighbors. Fill a gift bag with Halloween treats or the Nutter Butter Ghost Cookies we made (see recipe below). Or, try these cute ghost cookies we made last year. You can add anything related to […]

No Bake Pumpkin Bites

Cooking With Kids October so it’s officially time to make Halloween treats for the kids. These no bake peanut butter bites are great for kids that don’t like the taste of pumpkin. They are super sweet so make them small. I’m sure you can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, hazelnut butter, or sunflower seed butter […]

Painted Pumpkin Donuts

No Cut Jack-O-Lanterns You don’t have to use knives to cut messy jack-o-lanterns to decorate pumpkins with the kids to prepare for Halloween. These cute pumpkin donuts are easy to decorate and really do look like the real thing and good enough to eat. You Will Need: 6 Mini, Flat Pumpkins Paint Brushes Paint (Light […]

Ghost Halloween Cookies

Cooking with Kids More and more kids are allergic to peanut butter so I didn’t want to risk getting friends sick by making my annual ghost cookies out of Nutter Butter cookies. Instead, I simply replaced Nutter Butter cookies with ghost-shaped sugar cookies the kids helped me bake this year. Allow the kids to help […]

Halloween Tins

Creative Projects While at a playdate with another nanny and her charges we made these adorable little tins. We simply removed the paper from soup cans and decorated them with construction paper and Halloween themed foam stickers you can find at nearly any craft store this time of year. Use them as pencil holders, as goody […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

Cooking With Kids Pumpkin pancakes make a great breakfast for Autumn holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. I made both plain and pumpkin pancakes for my little ones this morning. If you don’t have pumpkin handy you can always just add any flavor the kids like to the pancakes such as pumpkin spice or cinnamon and use […]