Category Archives: Crafts

Grab your umbrellas…. It’s that time of year again!

The weather forecast shows nothing but that little rain emoji. Your umbrella becomes your best (and most necessary) accessory, and the fear kicks in as you remember those energetic two year olds that you’re going to have to entertain ALL DAY! You think about going to an indoor child friendly café. Brilliant idea! Unfortunately, it […]

Puzzles: Entertainment to Focus On

Summer is here and getting outside is easy.  Trips to the park, the beach, or waterpark abound and every day gives the opportunity for a new adventure.  And although the sun makes it hard to think about the rain and snow returning, staying in can be just as much an adventure.  While dress-up and make-believe […]

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

Summer is upon us! And with that a delicious variety of sweet, juicy fruit is in season. These fruit kebabs are an absolute hit amongst kids! Offer your children a plain banana and it’s likely that they’re not hungry. But, offering them one of these and you’ll all of a sudden have similar cooking skills […]

Play dough Recipe

When my children were little we used to love making this recipe. The best part is watching the mixture change from a goo to a solid ball of play dough. The kids played with it right out of the pot and enjoyed the warmth on their hands as they kneaded it out. Give them some […]

Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Kool-Aid Lip Gloss

Peek Inside Nanny Gina’s Nanny Bag

My nanny kit is my go-to introduction toolkit. Most kids love new things, and especially new toys. What is in my nanny kit you ask? Well, let me tell you. I have magnetic blocks, a lego duplo set, some minimobiles, puzzles, books, games, and cars. Everything that I have is washable (yay nursing), and nothing has small pieces, just in case a little one gets in there. I have to say the biggest hits are usually the legos and the mini mobiles. I like to ask kids questions like “Which one is the yellow one?” and “where is the puppy?” as they like to show off their skills. Parents also really like it when I bring in a nanny kit, because new toys are so much cooler than old toys. 🙂

Forest Tails – Montessori & Waldorf Inspired Creations

I am the founder and owner of Forest Tails a small business making and selling all natural handmade Montessori and Waldorf inspired Creations. (www.foresttails.com)

Exquisite Corpse: Simple, creative fun!

“Exquisite Corpse” is a fun and simple game that has been around since at least 1925. Invented by the surrealists, the game requires nothing but two artists, a piece of paper, and a drawing implement. The paper is folded in half “hamburger style,” or horizontally. With the paper folded, the first artist does the upper […]

‘Tis the Season!

The holiday season is now upon us, and holiday-themed baking, crafts, and activities are the perfect excuse to get creative and have fun with your little ones! We have been updating our Pinterest recently, and have compiled a fantastic stash of holiday-themed ideas for nannies and families to try with the kids. Check it out by […]

Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

Here is fun, great tasting cookie recipe to make with the little ones during the holidays.