Layered Color Yogurt Pops

Cooking for Kids It’s still hot outside and nothing cools kids off quicker than a healthy and delicious yogurt pop. Adding colors to the yogurt and layering the colored yogurt makes enjoying the cool treats even more fun. Here’s how to make this super easy treat. You Will Need: Vanilla Yogurt Food Coloring Pastry Bag […]

Disney “Dole Whip”

Cooking for Families This is a refreshing, light, low calorie, and low-fat dessert your whole Nanny Family will enjoy during the summer months. If you love Dole Whip (a Disney Park fan’s favorite frozen treat), you’ll love this super-refreshing, dairy-free dessert with the texture of soft serve found on the epicurious web site. You will […]

Trace Kids with Sidewalk Chalk Self Portraits

Creative Wednesdays Every child I have ever cared for while working as a nanny has loved being traced. My youngest Nanny Kid giggled happily as it tickled a little as I traced her with sidewalk chalk on her driveway this week. Then I let her color her portrait with sidewalk chalk. She even gave herself […]

Sea Shell Crafts

Creative Wednesdays Who doesn’t love summertime and days spent at the beach with the kids? I love taking walks down the sandy beaches of the Jersey shore collecting shells, smooth pebbles, and sea glass with my Nanny Kids. We have made photo frames, shell hair clips, and painted the nautical treasures we find. When painting […]

Summer is Summer by Phillis and Davis Gershato

Weekly Trip to the Library If the kids say they are bored this summer, visit the library and borrow Summer Is Summer by Phillis and Davis Gershato. The main characters in the book don’t need expensive vacations, video games, iPads, or cell phones to to enjoy the summer. The children enjoy all the basic summer […]

Solar S’mores

Cooking with Kids Nothing says summer like s’mores. I can’t make campfires with the kids in their backyard. So, I used the power of the sun with the this kids to make their favorite summertime treat. Little did I know when making the s’mores that this past Wednesday was actually National S’mores Day as well. […]

Sea Shell Painting

Creative Project Wednesday The kids I care for and I love to collect a few pretty sea shells to take home as souvenirs when we visit the beach. We have made photo frames, shells hair clips, and simple necklaces with shells. This week we painted the shells to look like animals and balls. For younger kids […]

Creative Relay Races, Obstacle Courses and Sack Races

Summer Boredom Busters Most of us don’t have burlap sacks on hand to have traditional sack races so have the kids make up their own variations of group races in the grass. You can use the ideas below to plan the races for the kids, but let them come with ideas of their own too. […]

Making Vacation Journals with Kids

from familyeducation.com Writing, Drawing, and Painting Help Record Trips and Outing with Kids Journaling can be a wonderful part of a family vacation or outing. Writing and drawing foster a connection with the natural world around you, while creating a lasting memento. With a flexible interpretation of what journaling is, children of all ages can participate. […]