Heart-Shaped Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Cooking With Kids When I found Rold Gold Heartzels Heart Shaped Pretzels at the grocery store I knew my nanny kids would love making heart-shaped chocolate covered pretzels for Valentine’s Day. These adorable pretzels make a great Valentine’s Day gift or just a holiday themed treat for your nanny kids. Click here to see how […]

Marbleous Valentine’s Magnets and Pendants

Creative Wednesday All of the children I have cared for love Valentine’s Day. This year we made marbled hearts pendants and magnets using red and white Model Magic™ for my nanny kid’s friends. The children enjoyed rolling the Model Magic with a rolling pin, cutting out the hearts with cookie cutters and scissors, and then […]

Valentine’s Day Puzzle

Valentine’s Day Project Kids love Valentine’s Day, puzzles, and learning to count. Combine the love of the holiday and learning with this super easy project. You Will Need: Popsicle sticks Duct tape Red and black markers Heart cookie cutter Straight edge What to Do: Line up 10 popsicle sticks with a ruler or straight edge. […]

12 Best Baby and Toddler Books for Valentine’s Day

Weekly Trip to the Library It is vital that nannies and au pairs read to children of every age to help develop their love of reading. Since the baby’s brain is equipped to absorb enormous amounts of information from birth to two-years-old it is critical that caregivers read to little ones to encourage their language […]

I Love You to Pieces

Valentine’s Day Project Here is a super easy project to let your nanny kids of any age make for their parents and friends for Valentine’s Day. You Will Need: White, red and pink paper White glue Paint brush Marker What to Do: 1. Tear up pieces of red and pink shades of paper. 2. With […]

Heart Animal Valentine’s Cards

Creative Wednesdays Kids love making and receiving Valentine’s cards for Valentine’s Day on February 14. Make plenty of Valentine’s Day cards for family, classmates, and friends. We traced different sized heart-shaped cookie cutters on holiday colored construction paper to make these animal Valentine’s cards. Have the kids use their imaginations to use the different sized hearts to create animals. […]

Symmetry Valentine’s Heart

Creative Wednesdays Symmetry can be used to make Valentine’s Cards at an early age with this very simple art project. Explain to the little ones that if you cut something in half and both sides look exactly the same, they are symmetrical. Allow the children to experiment using different sized drops of paint and spaces […]

Healthy Heart-Shaped Treats and Paper Snowflakes for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Here in the northeast of America we are having a very snowy Valentine’s Day. Spending the bulk of our days indoor, as snow has been falling heavily outdoors, the kids and I made a beautiful paper snowflake garland with hearts in many of the snowflakes yesterday. If you have cabin fever and […]

Making A Tissue Paper Valentine’s Bouquet

Doing Arts n’ Crafts with Kids Kids love Valentine’s Day and it doesn’t have to cost a lot to celebrate the holiday with the kids. Use tissue paper to make a lovely bouquet to decorate the house with the kids or to give as gifts to their family. As a cognitive activity, make a group […]

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Cooking With Kids: Valentine’s Day When I think of Valentine’s Day I always think of chocolate covered strawberries. There are few treats as delicious as chocolate covered fruits. I found Dolci Frutta Hard Chocolate Shell at the grocery store in the produce aisle and the kids and I made these chocolate covered strawberries in less than […]