We're all probably thinking the same thing -- What can I do with my nanny kids that celebrates the fall season while also following COVID-19 guidelines? The simplest answer is: anything outside! Here are some suggestions in the Denver Metro area that will hopefully inspire some ideas in your own hometown. Keep in mind, most… Continue reading Fall Activities You Can Still Do During A Pandemic
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
Every year popular Denver attractions offer free days through the SCFD for anyone to come and enjoy the many museums, parks and cultural centers through out the Denver Metro area. Since I was late to sharing these dates with you last year, I thought I'd carry on the tradition, so although you may have missed… Continue reading 2020 Denver Metro Free Days
I seriously can't believe 2019 is almost over! Maybe it's just me, but this year went by way too fast. This decade went by way too fast. I hope the 2020s bring you all things wonderful, and that you...
There are so many wonderful things about winter -- holidays, traditions, community events, and snow, just to name a few. It isn't the cold and the snow that makes winter so great, it's the celebrations that go along with it. Here in Colorado, we don't let the weather keep us from the outdoors, but we can't exactly expect our toddlers to play at a park in 30 degree temperatures. For that reason, I have composed an inexhaustive list of...
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
We are entering into sweater weather! 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 amount of time there is to do… Continue reading Creative Outings in Denver and Boulder: Fall
At one point in my nannying career, I homeschooled preschool. It was unlike any nanny job I had had, and still have had. I loved the opportunity to intentionally teach those four young girls each day, creating lesson plans that followed weekly themes and educational standards. It was a lot of fun, but also a… Continue reading End Summer Boredom with Free* Educational Worksheets, and More
"Hey! It's summer! Be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now‑y!" ~Terri Guillemets It's almost officially summer! Now is the time to go, go, go. With so many fun and adventurous things to do in Denver and Boulder during the sunny months of summer, there is no excuse to sit inside all day.… Continue reading Creative Outings in Denver and Boulder: Summer
Today is my second day at the Boulder house where my nanny-family moved after a few years in Denver. Since the weather has been slightly depressing (Snow in mid-spring? C'mon, Colorado!), we haven't had a chance to explore any parks or trails just yet. I am definitely looking forward to that! Along with parks and… Continue reading Can’t Wait to Explore Boulder