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A Child-Crafted Father’s Day Gift Dad Will Actually Use

Father's Day is fast approaching. Have you decided on a gift to celebrate the main man in your child or nanny-kid's life? Is it just me or are men harder to shop for? The Mother's Day gift we created this year for my nanny mom was an easy decision, but I find that dads want… Continue reading A Child-Crafted Father’s Day Gift Dad Will Actually Use

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Easter Activity for Kids: Marbled Easter Eggs

Every Easter when I was a kid, my family used our dyed Easter eggs to play a game we called Christo Anesti. Every year, we dyed our eggs using the same store-bought dye with the wire egg-holder and the cheap stickers. You, too, could do that again this year, or...you could mix things up by… Continue reading Easter Activity for Kids: Marbled Easter Eggs

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids: Four-Leaf Clover

Supplies: Cardstock PaperBlack Marker (or printout of four-leaf clover)ScissorsSchool GluePaintbrush, optionalGreen Glitter Instructions: Draw or print a four-leaf clover on a piece of cardstock paperDrizzle the glue over the paper or use a paintbrush to create a pattern with the glueGenerously sprinkle glitter over the paperGently tilt the paper into a trash can (or container,… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Craft for Kids: Four-Leaf Clover

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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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Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids

Whether you've got toddlers or school-aged nanny kids to entertain during Winter Break, I've got some simple, some not-so simple, and some delicious Christmas-themed activities for you to try! Gingerbread House Kids LOVE decorating gingerbread houses! It could have something to do with that fact that they have direct access to a surplus of candy,… Continue reading Christmas Crafts and Activities for Kids

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High-Altitude Sugar Cookie Recipe

Baking sugar cookies was a great Christmas memory I shared with my mom, but when I moved away to Colorado that tradition ended. Although we don't bake the cookies together anymore, I still wanted to carry on the tradition with my nanny kids. The only problem was...

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Five Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Thanksgiving is approaching! (I can't believe it's already November!) 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,… Continue reading Five Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers