Category Archives: Games

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 […]

Game of Observation

As a nanny fun does not have to cost money. This a great game that can be played anywhere, costs nothing and can be played with little preparation. It helps to develop children’s observation skills and their ability to recall information. The children will never know you have created a teachable moment.

The Snow is Here.. now what?

While snow can mean shoveling, treacherous driving and figuring out childcare for parents, for children, it can be fun, fun, fun! Here are some fun outdoor activities in the snow! Tobogganing / sledding / tubing Building a snow fort Going snowshoeing Building a snowman Maple Syrup Taffy (see instructions below) Making snow angels Skiing / […]

Alligator Snap!!

My husband had the best game for the children when I needed a few minutes to do something or get supper actually on the table after both of us staggered in the door from work.

Toddler crafts that require no setup!

My little guy is such a typical toddler – oodles and oodles of energy and a cute little attention span that lasts no more than a few minutes per activity!

DYI Idea: Make Your Own Goop

This DYI idea comes courtesy of nanny Kirstin from Calgary. It’s called goop (no relation to Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog) and a has texture similar to nutty-putty. It’s soft and squishy, bounces and when left on a table, will melt into a puddle. You can colour on it with markers and make designs or play with […]

Animal Game: Predator and Prey

This is a great game to play if you are with a group of kids who need an outside tag-type game. You can choose a food chain relationship, do a craft to create the props, and get into character! It’s fun to act like an animal! While you could try this with as few as two people, the more the better.

What’s in your nanny bag – Part 2

Previously we shared that part of what makes a Nannies On Call nanny extraordinary is that she (or he) always arrives at bookings prepared. When it comes to keeping our little ones entertained, a little magic helps, along with a well-stocked nanny bag.

Seasonal Winter Decor with Nature Scavenger Hunt

With winter on its way, wouldn’t it be nice to have the kids help with the decorating? How about starting it with a scavenger hunt! Bring baskets, bags and scissors or pruners (carefully), and go on a little walk, whether in the backyard, the park, or the forest.
(Scavenger list may change depending on flora in your area and your decorating desires).

How to create an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts can be a fun, creative way to have your young kids playing and learning at the same time. For an Alphabet Scavenger Hunt create your own pictures or cut outs of items that are around your house or easily obtainable, such as: