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Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: Thankful Turkey

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all of the good in our lives. Use this Thankful Turkey craft to share your gratitude and to help your kiddos do the same. Supplies: Toilet Paper Roll6 Colors of Construction Paper, including orange and redGoogly EyesSchool GlueScissorsBlack Marker Instructions: https://youtu.be/LQEShA6kWgQ Cut construction paper into feather shape using… Continue reading Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: Thankful Turkey

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Fall Craft for Kids: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Decoration

Fall is here! There are so many great fall crafts to do with your nanny kids, but this popsicle stick scarecrow is one of my favorites. Though it requires some adult assistance, it's a pretty simple craft using items you probably already have in your craft bin. Supplies: Popsicle Sticks (You can use any size… Continue reading Fall Craft for Kids: Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Decoration

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Five Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Thanksgiving is approaching! Kick off the festivities with some creative and colorful crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Handprint Turkey This colorful turkey requires adult help, mostly to guide the hands and feet onto the paper. Have fun getting messy! Supplies: Large square piece of white construction paperWashable Paint (brown, blue, yellow orange, red, and green)6… Continue reading Five Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Creative Outings in Denver and Boulder: Fall

It's fall! Fall -- my favorite time of year! The air is crisp and fresh; the trees turn to red and gold; and corn mazes are all-the-rage. We are so busy during the fall season because there is too much to do in the small amount of time there is to do it. We pack… Continue reading Creative Outings in Denver and Boulder: Fall

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Creative Outings Near Denver for Snowy & Rainy Days

We are fast approaching the winter holidays, which means cold weather is right around the corner. We've already felt glimpses of it here in Colorado, so be prepared for those rainy and snowy days with these fun and active places to play!

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Spring Craft for Kids: Easy Cupcake Liner Flowers

These cupcake liner flowers are fun, beautiful, and so easy to make! Design a whole garden for a great spring decoration! Supplies: Cupcake Liner (any color or pattern of your choosing)School GlueCraft StickGreen Paint and a PaintbrushCenterpiece of your choice (button, pom-pom, sticker, etc.)Green Construction PaperScissorsMarkers, optional Instructions: If choosing to decorate the cupcake liner,… Continue reading Spring Craft for Kids: Easy Cupcake Liner Flowers

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Ten $10 Birthday Gifts for 5 to 7 Year-Olds

My oldest nanny kid is turning SIX this month! He's wild and adventurous, extremely intelligent, quite the artist, and a talented gymnast. While he has numerous skills and interests, I've noticed clear aptitudes shine through. He's at a fun age where those interests and aptitudes are becoming one. Have you also seen this happen in… Continue reading Ten $10 Birthday Gifts for 5 to 7 Year-Olds

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Three LOVEly Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

I absolutely LOVE this time of year! It may have something to do with the fact that my birthday is around the corner... But seriously, I love February. I love that we're finally into the new year and the heavy food holidays are over. I love that...

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Winter Craft for Kids: Tear-Art Snowman

Kids love to destroy things! At least, that how we see it as adults... But there's really a very normal developmental phenomenon happening in those instances. They're learning about their own power, cause and effect, and what parts make up larger objects. Tear art is a great way to allow this type of learning and… Continue reading Winter Craft for Kids: Tear-Art Snowman

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New Year’s Family Activity: Wishing Jar

This year has been disappointing...to say the least. Whether you were personally victimized by the coronavirus or felt only its psychological effects, this year didn't turn out the way you had hoped. It's hard to believe 2021 won't be better, won't bring about positive changes, won't offer hope, but with whatever the new year brings,… Continue reading New Year’s Family Activity: Wishing Jar

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Help! What Do I Gift My Employers for Christmas?

Regardless of whether you or your employers celebrate Christmas, it never hurts to offer up a token of your appreciation for their family. It just so happens that the holiday season is the perfect time for that. The only question is: What do you get for the people who trust you with their children, treat… Continue reading Help! What Do I Gift My Employers for Christmas?

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Indoor Christmas-Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids

This Christmas will look very different for many of us this year. Most of us will be home stuck inside because of the chilly winter weather. I know we're all getting a little impatient with each other and feeling on-edge. To help keep you and your kiddos sane, I've got some simple, some not-so simple,… Continue reading Indoor Christmas-Themed Crafts and Activities for Kids

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Halloween Craft for Kids: Glittery Spiderweb Decoration (Plus, a Fuzzy Spider)

Halloween may be different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't create some spooky holiday decorations to display in our homes. These glittery spiderwebs and spiders are the perfect touch to any glamorous haunted house. Supplies: School glueWax paperGlitter Instructions: https://youtu.be/wDDpMVm-eJs On a sheet of wax paper, draw a spiderweb using glue. Make sure… Continue reading Halloween Craft for Kids: Glittery Spiderweb Decoration (Plus, a Fuzzy Spider)