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 […]

Paper Bag Pumpkin Project

Autumn Arts N’ Crafts Here’s a super easy project to do with any toddler or preschooler to use as a decoration for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Simply have the kids paint a large brown lunch bag with orange paint. Allow them to paint the top 3-inches of the bag with dark brown paint. Let the kids […]

Our Favorite Halloween Projects

More Ideas for Halloween There are still a few days to do Halloween projects with the kids. We have been posting some fun things to do on Wednesdays during the month of October. Now we are going to share the most popular projects we’ve shared in the past. Enjoy doing these fun projects and sharing […]

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Cooking With Kids It is pumpkin season and kids sure do love cookies. So, I combined the two loves this week and made this easy pumpkin cookie recipe I found on verybestbaking.com. The kids loved finding the ingredients in the pantry and fridge, measuring, pouring, mixing, and eating this easy project. I hope the kids you care for will enjoy making […]

Frankenfoot a Footprint Frankenstein

Creative Halloween Thanks to Heather Marinkovic, formerly a hard-working nanny and now a devoted mother, we have shared quite a few footprint crafts with our readers this year. For Halloween, she made this adorable footprint Frankenstein with her son. Here are her simple directions to do the craft with the kids in your care. You […]

Halloween Treats

Cooking With Kids I love allrecipes.com and they have some wonderful Halloween treats to make. Click here to see how to make these easy popcorn balls that are colored orange to make them look like pumpkins. Check out how to make cute mummy cupcakes by watching this how-to video by clicking here. See how to make adorable […]

Halloween Eggs

Creative Wednesdays It’s officially October so it’s time to start doing Halloween crafts with the kids. The family I work for had left over Easter egg dye kits sitting around the house so I used a Sharpie marker and orange and green egg dye we made some Halloween themed hard boiled eggs. You might not want really little kids using Sharpie markers. But, […]

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

Are You Taking the Kids Trick-or-Treating? Previously we shared safety tips for Halloween costumes and carving and displaying pumpkins and a safe home for trick-or-treaters. Here are safety tips for trick-or- treating tonight from the American Academy of Pediatrics. For Trick-or-Treating: A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If […]

Luminescent Frankenstein Lantern

Wednesdays With Whitney Yesterday was the 1st of October, which means Halloween fever has hit the nation! Everywhere you look there are pumpkins, witches, and ghouls…oh my! Get into the festive spirit with your little ones by making this original take on a classic Halloween figure — Frankenstein. Supplies: Empty jar Glow stick Black Marker […]